— New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said Thursday he expects the team to trade its top draft pick in 2019 and a 2019 first-round draft pick for the No. 5 overall pick and a future first-rounder in 2020.
Reese made the announcement on Twitter.
“I’m confident that we can do it,” Reese said.
“This year we have two top draft picks and we’re building a strong core.
I think we’re getting a really good team at that spot.
I can’t wait to get out to Nashville to start this process.
I’m confident we can make a real good deal and have a really fun season.
We have the talent.”
The Giants will draft first in 2019.
They’ll have a first-year player in second round pick Josh Doctson and a third-round pick in 2020, according to the league.
The 2019 first pick and the 2019 second rounder will be trade chips.
Reese did not specify the trade value, but said the Giants would trade one of their first- and second-round picks and a second-rounder to the Titans in exchange for the 2019 first and a 2018 second pick.
Reese also did not say when the deal would be announced.
The Titans traded second- and third-rounder for a 2018 first- or 2018 second- round pick in March.
Reese said that trade would include first- round picks, and the Titans had the 2019 pick.
The trade value of the 2019 picks is $500,000, but Reese said it was determined the deal was worth $550,000.
Reese confirmed that the deal included first–round selection for 2018.
Reese has been aggressive in trading for picks since the beginning of the season.
The Giants have not traded a first round pick since 2010.
Reese traded first-, second and third round picks to the Bills and Titans in the 2017 draft, and he’s traded second and fourth round picks since then.
The two first-time draft picks were used to select quarterback Hunter Henry and defensive end Dante Fowler.
The Bills traded the 2021 first and 2019 second rounds to the Cowboys in the 2019 draft.
The 2018 first and the 2018 second round picks were traded to the Eagles in the 2018 draft.