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Our Fifth Giants Mock Draft

Draft Day is less than a week away. Very, very exciting time. Lots of talk about Braylon Edwards. Does he come to the Giants? If so, before the draft? Do they give up a first round pick? This will be our first mock that really explores what will happen if they trade for Braylon Edwards. For this mock, we envision the Giants giving the Browns a second rounder and a fifth rounder, as well as Domenik Hixon.  That being said, let’s mock:

1. (29) Now that there isn’t a pressing need for receiver, the Giants can focus on taking the best player available. Running backs tend to slide, especially with many good running backs coming in later rounds. That said, this running back is perfect value. Probably a top-1o based on talent, Knownshon Moreno, RB, Georgia, is a steal. Derrick Ward left in free agency, and we don’t know for sure if Ahmad Bradshaw can replace his 1,000 yards. Moreno will love running behind this offensive line, and could be a game breaker spelling Brandon Jacobs.

2. (60). The Giants gave up their first second rounder (45) in the hypothetical Edwards deal. However, I don’t think they keep this pick. With 10 picks before this hypothetical deal, there is simply no room for 10 rookies. The Giants should-and will- use those extra picks to select players that can come in and play right away. So they will trade the 60th pick and their fourth rounder (129) to select Clint Sintim, OLB, Virginia. The Giants don’t really have a proven strongside linebacker outside of Danny Clark, and there is debate about whether he is good enough to start. Sintim, who can play all linebacker spots, is probably best suited for the strongside. An impact player, his forte is pass rushing. To start, he can come in on passing downs. As he develops and matures, he can hold down the fort at strongside linebacker for years to come.

3. (91) Let’s face it: The Giants offensive line is great. One of, in not the best, in the league. However, there is  a startling lack of depth . Guy Whimper hasn’t turned out as expected, and Adam Koets has disappointed. The Giants need someone versatile who can play all spots on the line. That person is Fenuki Tupou, OL, Oregon. A left tackle in college who’s probably best suited for right tackle, can also play both guard positions. Tupou is big– 6-5, 314– and will fit in nicely blocking for Brandon Jacobs.

3. (100). With Sam Madison gone, the Giants need someone who can be the fourth corner, that guy is Victor “Macho” Harris, CB, Virginia Tech. Harris is a solid cover corner with the ability to contribute on special teams.

5. (164)If the Giants do lose Hixon in this hypothetical trade, someone will HAVE to take over as kick returner. Hixon has been the only reliable kick returner the Giants have had in recent memory. His replacement: Ladarius Webb, CB, Nicholls St. Webb is an outstanding kick returner, average 26 yards a return, and 16 yards a punt return. Although a work in progress in the secondary, Webb can come in and be the kick returner on day 1. If he turns out to be a nice corner, it’s an added bonus.

6. (200) Last year, the Giants picked Andre Woodson as their developmental QB. Based off his preseason action, he might be in development for awhile. David Carr can’t be the backup forever, and competition for Woodson would be nice. The  pick is Mike Teel, QB, Rutgers. The local product has QB size- 6-4, 220- and could develop into something special down the road.

7. (238) Even with trading away three picks, the Giants still have too many picks. For their last one, they will take a developmental guy, someone who is a long way away. That guy is Davon Drew, TE, East Carolina. A former QB, he has a ton of upside at a position he is just learning. Give him time, maybe he becomes something special.

Next week, we will have our final mock draft. That one probably won’t have a hypothetical trade for Edwards. So what do you guys think?

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3 Responses to “Our Fifth Giants Mock Draft”

  1. Bartolis says:

    I stil maintain that if the Giants get Braylon Edwards, they should just move their fifth round pick for Roscoe Parrish who I know can return punts and kicks instead of drafting someone I hope does.

    What do you think?

    The only thing that might not let this happen or should happen is that parrish would get paid more than a 5th round draft pick.

  2. AC says:

    Please not another QB. We wasted a pick with Woodson already. There are so many bust first round QBs around that we could get as back up. Carr, Boller, Grossman, Leftwich, Losman, Ramsay, etc. May not be starters but should be good for back-up and certainly better than these 6th round picks. Teel is more likely to be a bust than the next Tom Brady. use the pick to get another OL or another big WR like Carr or Covington who may pan out.

  3. i like the first few picks here, but the key will be the edwards deal…

    i think it’s important that if the giants do make them move, they make it on draft day, forcing the eagles to make a move with their first pick trading it for either boldin or using it on a receiver at 21 when their turn comes saturday. that way the eagles will almost assuredly pass on moreno and he falls in the giants laps as kenny phillips did last year.

    with the cowboys a mess and the redskins always behind the veil of uncertainty, both the eagles and the giants are poised for a season-long quest for nfc beast supremacy. last year the eagles made a steal with desean jackson in the second round, but he isn’t the possesion, run after catch threat donovan mcnabb needs to compliment his mobile brand of qb (remember how good they were with TO) and boldin seems to fit this mold much better.

    so I say jerry is playing this cooler than we may have even thought

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