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Our Third Giants Mock Draft

It’s been two things at GiantsGab recently: Plax and Draft. Today, we give you our third mock draft for the Giants. Last week’s focused on defensive depth, and playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. This week has the same flair, but with a twist. Here it is:

1. (29).  The Giants need wideouts. We know this. Jesse Bartolis has been campaigning for Kenny Britt. And I don’t blame him. His size and speed combination is very, very intriguing. He has the chance to be a Plax type player. So for the first round pick, we’ll go with Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers. He will probably step in on Day 1 and be the number one guy, however, he does need to cut down on the drop passes. Other than that, he’s ready.

2(45). With Derrick Ward gone, there is some issue as to who is going to replace his 1,000 yards. We’ve all seen Ahmad Bradshaw get those big runs. But can he sustain over a long season? I don’t know. I don’t want to take that risk either. That said, the Giants will select LeSean McCoy, RB Pttsburgh. Running backs tend to slide, and there’s good reason to believe he will be there at 45. He’s a good receiver, a tough, but fast runner. In fact, he reminds me a lot of Ward. He could thrive as Jacobs’ backup.

2. (60) Having depth on the offensive line is a great thing. Kareem Mackenzie is getting older. There’s speculation that Dave Diehl will move inside to guard. Either way, it’s a great luxury to have someone who can play almost all of the line positions. That person is Jamon Meredith, OL, South Carolina. We picked him last week as well. He can play every spot but center, and has the ability to play left tackle in the near future

3. (91). The Giants do need to address the defensive side of the ball, especially the strongside linebacker position. I’m a fan of Danny Clark, and thought he got better as the year went on. The pick here is Marcus Freeman, OLB, Ohio St. This was the same pick as last week. Freeman is a good athlete, good on special teams, and can be groomed to replace Clark in 2010.

3.(100). This is the compensatory pick the Giants received. We’re staying on the defensive side on the ball with this pick, and staying with the linebacker spot. Antonio Pierce, even though his leadership skills are still there, his play has been declining. A Middle linebacker needs to be forceful. Needs to be a tremendous leader. Needs to be the smartest defender on the field. I want guys who know how to tackle well. I want Scott McKillop, ILB, Pittsburgh. McKillop has been extraordinarily  productive at Pitt, with 288 tackles in the past two seasons. That production will translate well into the NFL.

4. (129). We stay on defense, moving to the secondary position. With James Butler leaving, the Giants need some more depth. The Giants don’t have enough playmakers in the secondary, not enough guys who can return an INT back to the house. That’s why Michael Hamlin, SS, Clemson is the pick. He had 19 picks at Clemson in his career, and can play right away on special teams.

5. (151) This is the second pick the Giants got from the Saints. We’re going back to the offensive side of the ball.Kevin Boss is a good receiver. But the Giants don’t have a second guy who can stretch the seam. Michael Matthews is strictly a blocking tight end. That’s why the Giants will select Travis Beckum, TE, Wisconsin. Based on talent, Beckum could go much higher, however he broke his left fibula towards of the end of last season. An All-American as a junior, Beckum projects strictly as receiving tight end. The Giants could get a steal here.

5. (164). I want to see the Giants have more depth in the secondary. That’s why they’ll select Morgan Trent, CB, Michigan. Trent, while probably not starting material, is good enough to replace Sam Madison as the fourth corner.

6. (200). The Giants are most likely going to pick the best player available from here on out.  That player is Sammie Lee Hill, DT, Stillman. This guy is huge– 6-4, 328. While he dominated at the lower level, there is a big jump to the NFL. He can learn on the practice squad.

7. (238). This pick doesn’t change from last week. It’s Thomas Morstead, P, SMU. The best punter available, he’s the punter of the future.

There you have it. We’re leaning more and more towards Britt in the first, sprinkled with offensive playmakers and defensive depth. Thoughts?

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5 Responses to “Our Third Giants Mock Draft”

  1. Jesse says:

    I like this draft i think these players can make a team impact right away

  2. Bartolis says:

    I like this one, buddy, you know I love Britt.

    I also really like adding a Running back, either Moreno, Wells, Brown or Mccoy early as well.

    And I love Marus Freeman and think he is underrated.

    Great draft here.

    I’m beginning to think though that the Giatns might trade some of their draft picks at sometime because they have so many, at the very least maybe they’ll send their early second rounder for a first rounder next year or like a 2nd and third next year-to look ahead when we have more guys coming of the books or something.

  3. Santa Fe Ray says:

    You’re forgetting about the FA signings – Reese signed Bernard and Canty so that he could trade Kiwanuka , Cofield and a #2 to Spag’s & the Rams for their #1. Remeber that Kiwi and Cofield know Spag’s system. With the Rams#1 Reese selects Michael Crabtree WR. With their own #1 Reese selects Kenny Britt WR Rutgers

  4. Kenny says:

    I like the notion of trading up for crabtree but if we take him then theres no need to take britt 29th if there not comfortable with bradshaw behind jacobs then that is where they should grab another running back but I would rather trade for boldin or edwards instead of the rams first pick for crabtree cause he might not be as good in the nfl an boldin an edwards are both great fits for are team an defense know that they are gonna have to double team these guys cause they have provine them selves to be a # 1 reciever

  5. John Maher says:

    Long time Giants fan here with my version of the 2009 Draft:

    1-(29) Clay Matthews -LB- USC
    2-(45) Kenny Britt -WR- Rutgers
    2-(60) Le Sean McCoy -RB- Pitt.
    3-(91) Fenuki Tupuo -OT- Oreg.
    3-(100) Travis Beckhum -TE- Wisc.
    4-(129) Chip Vaughn -SS- W.F.
    5-(151) Captain Munnerlyn -CB- S.C.
    5-(164) Anthony Parker -OG- Tenn.
    6-(200) John Phillips -TE- VA
    7-(238) Devon Moore -RB- Wyom.

    Note: Of the 3 USC LB’s ‘Matthews might just still be there, has the bllod lines n can play inside/outside,
    TE Phillips(Rd.6) is a solid player be protection for the injury factor on Beckhum,
    RB Moore(Rd. 7) is a game breaker on special teams.

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