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Our Second Giants Mock Draft

Our first mock draft got a ton of discussion and banter. And after reading all the comments, I think it’s safe to say that you guys don’t want to trade the first round pick. Also, a playmaking tight end, and depth at linebacker, secondary, and the offensive line are paramount. With that in mind, here is our second mock draft for the Giants.

1 (29). The Giants need more offensive weapons. With Plax in limbo, receiver seems the way to go. There are options. Kenny Britt? Brian Robiske? Hakeem Nicks? I like all those guys. I’ve really debated back and forth. I like Britt’s height and speed–he’s the closest to Plax in the whole draft. Robiske can step in right away and contribute. Nicks is a bit farther away, but has a chance to be a number one, Amani Toomer type for a long time. So, with the 29th pick, the New York Giants select Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers. He has great height and speed. And while he is known to be cocky and a diva, he can play. He can be a number one guy. He can stretch the field, as well as command double teams from smaller corners and safeties. He should step in and be a top target for Eli from day 1.

2 (44). This is the pick the Giants got from the Saints the Shockey deal. Speaking of Shockey, there seems to be a lot of debate about whether Kevin Boss can be the number one guy. Some people like him, some don’t. I think we can all agree that he’s not really explosive. He’s a great in the red zone. But he doesn’t stretch the seam. So with that in mind, the Giants will select Jared Cook, TE, South Carolina. This guy is fast. He’s been timed anywhere from 4.37 to 4.5, which, for a 6-5 guy is really impressive. Playing with a shaky QB system at South Carolina, Cook still put up solid numbers. He can make things happen after the catch. He can act as another receiver. Boss can be your underneath threat, while Cook stretches the field. With a tight end that can stretch the field, it opens up a lot of options for the offense, and keeps the defense in honest. Now, play action becomes effective. Defense can’t put eight men in the box to stop Jacobs, freeing running lanes for him. I do worry that Cook will fall into the Vernon Davis mold; fast, big, but is more athlete than football player. However, I think Coughlin and Co. will help him become a football player.

2. (60) As much as he brings as the defensive leader, Antonio Pierce is declining. The end of the year was not kind to him. The Giants need someone who can replace him in 2-3 years. Someone who is a leader would be nice too. So the pick  is Darry Beckwith, ILB, LSU. Beckwith is a great tackler. He is a downhill linebacker. He can also play weakside, which gives him nice versatility. Beckwith can spell Pierce, and in 2-3 years, take over as the defensive leader.

3. (91) There is growing sentiment that the Giants should pick an offensive tackle, so Dave Diehl can move inside to guard. I happen to like Diehl on the outside, and think Rich Seubert is perfectly fine on the inside. However, there is a need for depth. Kareem Mackenzie is getting older, and Kevin Boothe isn’t a suitable replacement. Someone who can play all spots on the line would be ideal. The Giants will take Jamon Meredith, OL, South Carolina. Meredith is capable of playing both inside and outside. Has played all position on the line except center. He’s quick, big and strong. He can provide solid depth, and, if need be, can replace Mackenzie or Diehl at tackle.

3 (100). This is the compensatory pick the Giants received. The Giants need someone who can take over for Danny Clark after this year. That person is Marcus Freeman, OLB, Ohio St. Overshadowed by James Laurinaitis, Freeman is linebacker who is capable of playing all three spots. Good special teamer, and player in a rough and tumble Big 10. He might not be ready for prime time yet, but when Clark moves on he can step in. In the meantime, he can contribute on special teams.

4 (129) The Giants need some depth in the secondary, especially at safety. Right now CC Brown is the only back-up. That’s why the Giants will select David Bruton, S, Notre Dame. A productive, great special teamer, aggressive player, Bruton can play in nickel packages, as well as excel on special teams.

5. (151) This is the second pick the G-Men received from the Saints. The Giants need a kick returner. Domenik Hixon is a good punt returner, but a kick returner is needed. The pick is Mike Wallace, WR, Ole Miss. A very productive receiver, Wallace is too small to compete with NFL corners, but his 4.3 speed will keep him in the league as a returner. He can also come in on obvious passing situations to stretch the D, and could be used in trick plays.

5. (164) Secondary depth is nice. We addressed the safety position, now it’s time address the corner spot. The pick is Keenan Lewis, CB, Oregon St. Lewis is a hard working, productive, and steady corner. He could thrive in a depth role.

6. (200) The Giants don’t have many needs to begin with, and 10 picks is almost way too many. So for the last two, the Giants should just pick the best player available, no matter the position. The pick is Roger Allen,OG, Missouri Western St. He’s probably ticketed for the practice squad, but it doesn’t hurt to take a flyer on a small school prospect.

7. (238) The Giants need a replacement for Jeff Feagles. He won’t be around forever (although I wish he would be) and a punter of the future is needed. The pick is Thomas Morstead, P, SMU. He has a big leg, could kick-off, and could succeed Feagles.

I really don’t think the Giants will keep all their picks. They don’t have the roster space. Will they trade for Braylon Edwards, or Anquan Boldin? Who knows. For now, we’re left to mock. Thoughts?


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5 Responses to “Our Second Giants Mock Draft”

  1. Jesse says:

    I LOVE the mock.

    The only problem I have is that I don’t think

    Jamon Meredith will be available best the middle of the 2nd round. I also don’t think Thomas Morstead will be available in the 7th, th best punters usually go in the 5th or 6th round, we might have to draft one then or just see who goes undrafted and bring some players in.

    OT stocks are always higher than other positions and he’s a top 10 OT, if he’s there though great pick.

    I love Britt much more than Nicks and hope Britt is the pick

    I like the Jared Cook pick depending on who’s left there.

    I’m so-so on the Beckwith pick

    I love the Freeman pick. I think he is underrated

    I love the Miek Wallace pick.

    If teh Giants get a #1 WR though Hixon could return to teh return games, he’s real good there.

    Good work, buddy

  2. Jesse says:

    The only problem I have with the draft is tha tI don’t think

    Jamon Meredit will be left in round three, I don’t think he makes it out of round two. I think that the Punter morstead will be drafted in round 5 or 6 as well

    I would love the Freeman pick, I think he is unerrated

    I’m so-so on the Beckwith pick. I don’t love him I love the concept of ILB, but we’ll see…

    I think an alternative direction for round two frthe Giants should possibly looking at Running back especiall if LeSean Mcoy’s stock is hurt by a pretty awful pro-day.

    I like Jacobs, I’m intrigued by Ware and Bradshaw, but I”m concerned that if Jacbos goes down (like he’s prone to do) and either Bradshaw or Ware has to man the #1 RB position.

    good work, buddy

  3. Jesse says:

    I like the draft except I think there are a few problems.

    The first is value. I don’t think Jamon Meredith will be their in the third round. I’m not sure he’ll make it past the Giants first pick in the second round.

    Same thng with Morstead, he’s the best Punter in the draft, so he might be gone by the late 5th or early 6th round.

    I love the Marcus Freeman pick, I think he is underrated.

    I’m so-so on the beckwith pick

    I’d rather address depth at the RB situation.

    Jacobs is awesome, Bradshaw and Ware might be, but if Jacobs gets hurt (like he’s prone to do) and we have to rely on Bradshaw as the number one pack for three weeks-that could potentially be a problem.

    perhaps LeSean Mcoy with the first 2nd round pick

    Or Javon Ringer with the non-compensatory third round pick?

    I love the Mike Wallace pick…unless We got someone like Braylon or Anquan Boldin, which would allow us to move Hixon to #2 or #3 WR and back to return duties where he is awesome.

    Godo work

  4. I agree with you completely that the Giants will never keep all of these picks. Jerry Reece knows that we cannot fit 10 players onto this roster. We WILL trade picks, whether it is to move up in the 1st round for a Clay Matthews or move up to the top of the 2nd round to get our WR.

    The Edwards option is always available, but i am starting to believe that Boldin is a stretch at this point. It appears that Hixon, a 2nd and a 3rd/4th could get us Edwards, and a draft netting us Edwards, Matthews, and OT depth in the 3rd round would put us at the top of the division again.

    If Edwards is not acquired: I LOVE Kenny Britt and really feel he is ready to become a #1 receiver in this league. I know that Mel Kiper has us taking him in the 1st round, but I am fairly confident that Heyward-Bey, Nicks, and obviously Maclin and Crabtree will all be taken before him. This could cause him to slip into the early 2nd round where we could trade up and grab him.

  5. Kenny says:

    I think if we draft another running back I will shot myself cause we always waste a pick on a runningback an then there a flop like ron dayne or wheatly where we need a reciever if were not gonna make hixon are #1 an in no way should he be in any trade packages for edwards or boldin if your gonna do something like that you got moss,smith,or evan toomer to put in the trade package

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