After what the Giants have done in the first part of free-agency, their biggest draft need is at linebacker, but this isn’t necessarily the way the team will go.
This pick will pave the way for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to find a new home in 2018.
In the meantime, he’ll play in sub packages as a pure pass rusher while he works on his technique and becomes a more rounded player.
Eventually, he should be able to help give New York the best defensive line in their division, and perhaps the NFC.
Teaming up with Damon Harrison and Olivier Vernon will certainly accelerate Barnett’s production curve, and depending on what the Giants do with their second interior spot, he could get more play as a rookie than anticipated.