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Our 2nd Giants Mock Draft

It’s that time again: Time to mock. Our first mock is here. This mock will be different. First, the picks will be different. Second, this will be the full draft. Let’s get to it.

WITH THE 15TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

ROLANDO McCLAIN, ILB, ALABAMA

I know there is some concern about McClain. He’s too slow. He prefers to play in a 3-4. He has Crohn’s disease. Well, he’s the best player at the position the Giants have the biggest need at. It’s as simple as that. While Sean Lee is a nice player, McClain is better. He’s the best middle linebacker in this draft.

Can McClain start right away? I don’t know. He was the leader of the best defense in college, but can he be the leader of a NFL defense from the first day? I don’t know. I do know that he will contribute right away, and make an impact right away. He’s good against the pass and the run. He’s the best linebacker in this draft.

The Giants can’t afford to not take him. He fills their biggest need. His prospect profile is here.

WITH THE 46TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

LAMARR HOUSTON, DT, TEXAS

Lamarr Houston is a very explosive, very productive defensive tackle. He’s a really good pass rusher, and an okay run defender. His main strength is his attacking ability, and he fits perfectly in a 4-3. He tends to be too aggressive, which is something the Giants will have to be wary of. But, he fits the Jerry Reese mold: Productive from a big time school. I think Houston will fit very well in a rotation with Canty, Alford and Bernard. His prospect profile is here.

WITH THE 76TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

MYRON LEWIS, CB, VANDERBILT

What do the Giants love? Tall, athletic cornerbacks. What is Myron Lewis? A tall, athletic cornerback. Lewis is 6-1 and change, and runs a 4.48 40. The Giants aren’t in desperate need of a top flight corner, but they do need depth, and Lewis is perfect as the nickel/dime corner.  You have Corey Webster, Aaron Ross, Terrell Thomas and Bruce Johnson. Lewis would compete with Johnson, whose play declined noticeably in the latter parts of the year. Lewis is described as a tremendous leader and hard worker. He seems like a Giant to me.

His prospect profile is coming. In the mean time, read the scouting report from Draft Countdown here

WITH THE 115TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

JAVIER ARENAS, CB, ALABAMA

Two corners in a row, I know, I know. But, hear me out. The Giants need a kick returner. Arenas is one of the best return men in the draft. He holds the SEC record for career punt return touchdowns. He’s a bit small, and he’ll have trouble at corner. But, that doesn’t matter. They took care of the corner depth issue with Lewis. Now, they get the best return guy in the country.  Anything he contributes at corner is a bonus.

His prospect profile is here

WITH THE 147TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

GREG HARDY, DE, OLE MISS

Hardy has the talent of a first rounder, but the attitude of a fifth rounder, and that’s why he’s available here. Best player available type pick for the Giants. Great pass rusher off the edge. Explosive. Incredible athlete. Played basketball at Ole Miss, even played a little wide receiver.  Has everything you want in a pass rusher. Problem? Doesn’t really take coaching well. Poor work ethic. Doesn’t always play up to his potential. This is a luxury pick for the G-Men. Hardy could either be a steal for them, or a headache. I’m not a huge fan of taking character risks, and neither are the Giants. But, his talent is so great.  I think the Giants can afford to take the risk. If Hardy works out, you have a first round talent at a fifth round price. If not, it was only a fifth round pick. Low risk, high reward. His prospect profile is on the way. In the mean time, read his scouting report from Draft Countdown here.

WITH THE 184TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

MIKE JOHNSON, OT/OG, ALABAMA

3 players from Alabama? They did win the national championship. Johnson is a versatile player, with experience at guard and both tackles. An All-American in his senior year, Johnson is not going to be a starter, but he’s a backup in the Grey Ruegamer mold. Can play all over and won’t embarrass you. Prospect profile is coming. Read his scouting report from Draft Countdown here

WITH THE 221ND PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

ZOLTAN  MESKO, P, MICHIGAN

They need to start preparing for LAF (Life After Feagles), and Mesko is the best punter in the draft. Actually saw him a bunch of times in person (My sister is a soon to be Michigan alum). He’s got a big leg, pretty accurate. And, besides, he gives Giants fans a chance to start a big “Z!!!!” chant every time he comes in. I mean, what’s better than that?


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15 Responses to “Our 2nd Giants Mock Draft”

  1. Steve B. says:

    Hands down McClain should be our number 1 pick. Everything else is up for grabs. Heck, Brian Price might be avil when the Giants pick in the 2nd round. And he was thought to be the 3rd best DT.

    I do like Arenas is the 4th.

    I think the Giants are just going to wait to grab Feagles son when he comes into the NFL. Feagles says that his son is actually a better punter than he is.

    • Jeremy Fuchs says:

      Funny you say that about Price. Originally had him in the second, but didn’t think he’d get there. After his poor workout, he may. Just don’t think he will. Too talented

  2. CMH says:

    Lots of great stuff here. Some reactions:

    – would we really take 5 defensive players in a row?
    – I think Reese needs to look at O line guys like Calloway, Young and Tennant if they’re available 3-6.
    – Love the idea of grabbing a young P w a strong leg.
    – I’d be surprised if we didn’t take a flyer on a QB in the late rounds.

  3. Júlio César says:

    CMH:
    three years in a row wasting late round draft picks on a QB??? That doesn`t make any sense

  4. Chris says:

    Please, no more flyers on qb’s late rounds. Forget that. Pick up more lineman. There can be nice sleepers in the 6th or 7th. I’d be happy if the gmen picked all defense!

  5. Gmen says:

    I think that’s a little early for Myron lewis I think he’s more of a 4-5 rounder

  6. alex says:

    I doubt we only take 1 linebacker the whole draft we can’t depend on boley to go 16 games and we don’t kno whet were getting from sintim we need lb depth as much as cb depth imo.

    I like houston but I think the 3rd rounder will be a lb kind. Of like last year when we took wrz. I like micah johnson he is versatile and brings a lot more than our backups now do he should be ther in the 3rd even the 4th

  7. jeremy says:

    I don’t know about this one Fuchs. Seems like your throwing darts. And there has to be an offensive lineman worth taking in the first 3 rounds. And no way in hELL the Giants draft a punter. NO WAY!!!!
    At least having all those Bama players will keep this rookie class in good spirits. Though I do like the Guard Idea, because I believe Diehl will play RT not Guard. But this years Guard prospect wont start until next year. Unless we draft one in the first round.McShay has us taking Iupati in the first round I think thats interesting, but only if we trade down.

    Thoughts on Guard in the first round anyone?

  8. BIGPAPI360 says:

    ITS GOOD
    BUT I THINK THE G-MEN WILL TAKE A CENTER IN THE ROUND 3-4

  9. Jason C. says:

    You HAVE to KNOW that he will be able to start at MLB if he’s going to be drafted in the first round. What we have at the position leaves much to be desired and if you’re not ABSOLUTELY sure that someone is going to leap over the depth chart then he isn’t worth a top 15 pick. In that case we have to go with Gresham, I know he hasn’t been discussed much, but he is clearly the top TE in the draft and the only one that bests Boss at the position. Don’t get me wrong I’m coming around to McClain, but you have to be sure he’ll be the week one starter or he isn’t worth picking here.

    • jeremy says:

      if you draft a player in the first round and he doesn’t start that isnt necessarily a failure. But it does mean your current players stepped up. I dont want a rookie MLB starting day one any way. Now if its a 50/50 split rookie/vet I wouldn’t mind.

  10. Jason C

    I like Gresham

    but not at 15th overall, and more at the end of the first round.

    Do you really watn another player coming off a major leg injury?

    Don’t we have enough of those already?

    I’m with you on Boss though…we’re in the minority.

    He’s a solid player, but he’ll neve be an elite TE

    Travis Beckum has the ability to be an elite pass catching TE (not blocking though)

  11. Jared says:

    How could we not draft a dude with the name “Zoltan”… Sounds like a super hero already!

  12. CHUBBY T says:

    I think the Giants are set to take either CJ Spiller or Earl Thomas. Spiller will cause nightmares for anyone who has to defend him and his return ability will change field position the whole game.
    Earl Thomas is the best cover safety in this draft! Arron Ross has been injured the last 2 years and we need a reliable corner (which he also plays). Thomas is a lock down corner and in this league you can never have enough DB.
    He will also be insurance in the event Kenny Phillips is delayed coming back.

  13. Jeremy Fuchs says:

    Thanks for all the responses. Here’s a little more elaboration on my choices.

    McClain, Houston, kind of self-explantaory. Two of our biggest needs.

    As for Myron Lewis, to be honest, for the longest time I had Vladimir Ducassee, the UMASS OT/OG. He can be a big difference maker down the line. I changed it because I read a scouting report on Lewis and thought he would be perfect. Tall, athletic, that’s the type of corners the Giants. He can step in and be the 4th corner. You can live without getting a topflight offensive linemen. Beatty to left tackle, Diehl to left guard, Seubert to the bench, and that guy Mike Johnson as the backup.

    As for Mesko, first of all his name his Zoltan. Second of all, I thinking you need to start thinking about the future. Let Mesko develop under Feagles, and he’ll be ready to step in in a year

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