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Our First Mock Draft for the Giants

The 2009 NFL Draft isn’t that far away, so it’s time to start mocking. The Giants have nine picks, and might have more when the compensatory selections are announced. I don’t think the Giants will use all nine picks. I think a trade is in order. With that teaser, here is Giants Gab’s first mock draft for the Giants.

1 (29). The Giants will trade this pick, along with their first second rounder, and a fourth to the Chicago Bears and the 18th pick to select Darius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland. Look, the Giants don’t need all their draft picks, and wide receiver is the number one need. Heyward-Bey is the guy after Crabtree and Maclin. 6-3, with a 4.3 40, he could step in right away and be the number one target.

2. (28) With the first second rounder traded to get Heyward-Bey, the Giants will use this pick to select Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma. Outside of Guy Whimper, the Giants don’t have a solid back up at offensive tackle. Loadholt, has all the potential in the world, but has to work on his character. What better place than New York. Loadholdt can sit for two or three years, and take over for Kareem MacKenzie. He can learn the mental part of the game.

3. (27) The Giants really have no needs, which makes mocking their draft that much harder. With that said, I would love to see some secondary depth, especially after the loss of James Butler, and Sam Madison. So the Giants will use this pick on Sherrod Martin, CB, Troy. The Giants love players from Troy (Umenyoria), and while Martin isn’t a finished product, he can provide depth and play on special teams as well as coming in on obvious passing downs.

(UPDATE: 8:38 EST)

I’ve been thinking. While it’s always nice to have corner depth, the Giants do have that. Maybe I’m not a fan of Kevin Dockery, but there is depth there. There isn’t enough safety depth. So rather than take Sherrod Martin, I’m changing this pick to Rashad Johnson, S, Alabama. I do like Martin, however, safety is the bigger need. Johnson excels in pass coverage. New signee CC Brown excels in run coverage. My hope is that they can play off each other, and add nice depth to a position that doesn’t have it.

I apologize for the last-minute change. But, after some thinking this makes more sense.

5. (15) This is New Orleans pick that the G-Men received in the Shockey deal. Speaking of Shockey, Kevin Boss was great last year. However, I think Eli could use another threat from the tight end spot. So the Giants will select Cornelius Ingram, TE, Florida. While Ingram might have a hard time falling here, if he does, the Giants will scoop him up fast. Ingram is really a wideout in a tight end’s body. He’s someone who can stretch the field and make plays after the catch. I think Eli would love that.

5. (28) Jeff Feagles won’t be around forever (although I wish he would be). With that in mind, the Giants need a punter of the future. The Giants will select  Thomas Morstead, P, SMU. This could be seen as early as a punter, but I feel that if you need a player you take him when you can. Morstead is the punter of the future.

6. (27). I’m finding it hard to find more positions the Giants need help in, because they don’t. The one thing the Giants don’t have is a guy with a lot of versatility. So the Giants will select Pat White, QB/WR, West Virginia. White could be used in a wildcat formation,as a wideout, running back, kick returner. He could thrive with the G-Men.

7. (29). I think the Giants will go simple here, and pick a practice squad player, because they don’t have a lot of room for many more players. Diyral Briggs, OLB, Bowling Green, is the pick. Let him develop on the practice squad and hope he can contribute on special teams.

There you have it. This is subject to many changes. But I’m liking this so far. What are your thoughts?

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10 Responses to “Our First Mock Draft for the Giants”

  1. Jesse says:

    I don’t think the Giants trade their first round pick, perhaps they do, but I’m not sure that they should.

    Hey Wood Bay is extremley athletic, but his production didn’t match his talent.

    The Giants could stay where they are and have a realistic chance of getting a player like

    Clay Matthews Jr, Kenny Britt, or perhaps even KnowShown Moreno or Brandon Pettigrew who had legal trouble early last year which could scare teams away, with the lack of need at running back Moreno or Wells will fall out of the top 20, I believe.

    Then with their early 2nd round pick (assuming they take Clay Matthews or Moreno), they can get a WR like Brian Robiskie, who is 6-3 and ran a 4.49 at the combine. He has the BEST hands in this draft. Or Kenny Britt who is 6-3 and had huge production at Rutgers and besides Maclin or Crabtee probaby has the most upside in the draft. He’d also complement or speed Receiver with his huge size. Percy Harvin who’s lack of height might scare teams away.

    And then at the end of round two they can get a player like CB Coye Francis, or even perhaps Phil Loadholt or Troy Kopang out of Tulane.

    I do like the Idea of the Giants getting OL depth in this draft, but they need a WR and a LB and a second running back (perhaps),this draf tis pretty deep and I hope they don’t trade their picks away for a WR I’m not even sure is as good as Kenny Britt or Brian Robiskie’s whose relative lack of production can at least be based on the fact that his team focused on running.

    I wrote more about it here:

  2. Jesse Cassel says:

    i like drafting Darius Heyward-Bey because hes tall and hes a speed reciever which the g-men could use desperatly but instad of a corner in the third maybe the giants should take a good recieving back for third downs something that they missed since the retirement of tiki barber, lets face it Brandon Jacobs has hands of stone and ahmad may have soft hands but u dont know that much info about it so if they could take a good recieveing back i think they would have a great offensive wepon

  3. Jesse says:

    not that I think Heywood bay is a bad option, but giving up extra draft picks for him makes no sense to me when I think Kenny Britt is the superior player to begin with.

  4. Jesse Cassel says:

    i think ur right i would go for kenny britt and save the picks but if this guy is ganna be an immediate impact player he may be worth it so i guess its up to jerry rese to figure out wats the better option

  5. murphy says:

    The giants top needs are wideout,and a future replacement for pierce, who has already started to slip. After that look for best players and depth at safety, OL, and LB. I don’t see how you have the giants taking a punter in the 5th round, but not picking an ILB anywhere.

  6. Mike says:

    Don’t know if giving up those picks to get Bey is the way to go. I’d like to see the G-men keep their picks and fill some needs. Those being WR, OFF. LINE,SAFETY,LB and as mentioned special teams, kicker and punter. Side note; G-men looking at Covington…6’4 220 This guy can jump, in the later rounds. My picks:
    Some mocks have the first two gone by pick 1 and Robiskie gone by pick 45.
    The rest of draft —BPA

  7. reggie says:

    what i hope is that the giant’s do not trade plaxico burress

  8. Joey Boots says:

    You are a total dummy. The Giants won’t even take Heyward Bey if he is available at 29, much less trade 2 extra picks to get him.

  9. Brian H says:

    I can’t see Jerry giving those two picks up to move 8 spots in the draft either, even if he loves Hey Bey ( which I doubt). I think they would much rather give up the 1 and 3 and take Edwards if they like him enough to make the much rumoured trade. I actually think the Edwards trade will happen on draft day.
    And the story just out about Crabtree being crossed off the Browns wishlist after coming in with an attitude is classic misinformation by the Browns to hope he drops into their laps IMO. Belichick taught Mangini well about using the press to his own advantage.

    • Brian H says:

      Sorry, amend that to moving up 11 spots, but I still think Jerry loves his 2 2’s too much to throw one in unless he has a shot at Macklin, which is highly doubtful. Beyond Crabtree and Macklin, the other top rated WR’s are not sure fire picks.

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