The New York Giants made six selections in the 2015 draft. Here's a closer look at how their picks have contributed:
2015 draft class:
On the cusp: Third-rounder Owamagbe Odighizuwa could be a contributor on the defensive line if he could remain healthy. The Giants had high hopes for him as an immediate contributor in run defense, and he flashed a bit early, but he's now on injured reserve and not eligible to return until Week 17 at the earliest. Sixth-rounder Geremy Davis has impressed on special teams and could be a replacement for Rueben Randle at receiver next year if the team doesn't re-sign Randle.
Undrafted free agents they like: Stony Brook's Will Tye was the team's starting tight end in Week 9 because of injuries to Larry Donnell and Daniel Fells. He's not currently a threat to usurp Donnell's starting role once Donnell is healthy, but the Giants believe they can use him even once Donnell's back, particularly in their two-tight-end packages.
My take on the class: Flowers and Collins have been pressed into more significant early duty than they should have been, because of the Will Beatty injury and the complete lack of other options at safety. They've both performed like rookies -- some good, some bad. Flowers looks as though he has the talent to be a starting left tackle in the league, and if so he's a great pick at No. 9. Collins doesn't look as though coverage will ever be his strength, and he might end up having to move to linebacker. The rest of the class is a mystery still, because of Odighizuwa's and Mykkele Thompson's injuries. Bobby Hart is a project lineman, and the Giants haven't done well with those lately.
Mel Kiper's take on the class: Collins has dealt with growing pains, but he was asked to take on a big role immediately, something we knew would happen when they drafted him. He has plenty of promise. They didn't expect Flowers to be thrust into the role he's in, and while he's struggled in spots, I think they're happier with him than they expected to be at this stage. The biggest question is whether Collins and Flowers can make strides and stay healthy? Get that from both, and you're pretty pleased with this class.