“It was going to be receiver or cornerback for Giants in the first round, and after an unprecedented run on the wideout position, the G-Men snagged an ideal on-an-island defensive back for Wink Martindale’s super-aggressive scheme in Banks,” Trapasso wrote. “Schmitz is extremely high floor because of his experience, smooth movements in the run game and anchoring plus recovery skill in pass protection.”
In addition to Banks and Schmitz, the draft analyst also applauded the Giants for their selections of Hyatt and Eric Gray in the third and fifth round, respectively.
“He is stupidly fast on the field and will be relied upon early to provide the Giants another vertical threat,” Trapasso said about the rookie wide receiver. “I love his pairing with established downfield stud Darius Slayton. Gray was a sneaky-good grab later. He provides a delightful blend of power through contact and twitch to elude defenders. The former Oklahoma star is ready to be an asset in the pass game right away too.”