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Bartolis Mock Draft (NY Giants): Version 1.0

You can see my big Board here.

Well this is my first official Seven Round mock draft for the New York Giants. I said I was going to use what the picks were in our visitor polls mock draft to give me first pick so let’s recap the visitor’s picks.

Rams-Bradford

Lions-Suh

Buccaneers-McCoy

Redskins-Clausen

Cheifs-Berry

Seahawks-Okung

Browns-Haden

Raiders-Campbell

Bills-Bulaga

Jaguars Derrick Morgan

Denver Broncos Dez Bryant

Miami Dolphins Rolando McClain

San Fran 49ers- C.J. Spiller

Seattle Seahawks-S Earl Thomas.

 
Well, This mock draft we had, for me is worst case scenario for the New York Giants. There are seven players I think that could realistically fall down to New York Giants that I would be completely happy with them taking. They are (in no particular order) McClain, Spiller, Haden, Thomas, Bulaga, Derrick Morgan, Bruce Campbell

I don’t think it’s likely that all of them will be there at 15th overall, but I do think it’s possible at least two are.

Now I’ve said time and time again that I think the Giants should consider an Offensive linemen but here’s what I said when I did Trent Williams prospect profile…

In other words I continue to be in favor of drafting an OL at 15th overall…just not this one.

But, this is what I think the Giants WILL DO at this juncture at the bottom where it’s in blue is what I would do…

I’ll also list players I think it’d be a mistake to choose and players I think the Giants will and should choose if they are available (but they probably won’t be at that spot)

Round 1 pick #15: OT Oklahoma Trent Williams

The more and more you see about league insiders is that Trent Williams is not only the 2nd best OT in the class, but on many teams boards he’s the Number 1 OT in this class. IF the draft shakes out this way and if the Giants evaluated him and believed him to be the 2nd best tackle in the class I think they’d pull the trigger. He’s very athletic and was excellent in 2008 on the right side of the line. In 2009 when he went to the LT position he struggled throughout most of the year. But if the Giants see him as the second best tackle in this class they won’t pass on him in this scenario.

What I would Do Under this scenario: OT Anthony Davis. Now remeber that I’ve listed six other prospects I’d rather grab than Davis (Spiller, McClain, Morgan, Campbell, Haden, Bulaga), but in this scenario Davis has the best potential. He could be THE Best LT in this draft, and I think at the very least he’ll be a dominating RT at the N.F.L. level.  Davis problem is that he might be immature, but he’s a young prospect and he still has time to grow up. Also he has the potential to, easily, be the best Tackle in this class. On top of that he weighs nearly 330 pounds, but is still athletic enough to be an elite pass blocker and is at many times dominating in the running game.

Crowd Pleaser Pick: LB Sean Weatherspoon

Worst Possible Pick: OLB Sergio Kindle. I think Sergio Kindle is closer to a round 2 prospect  anda player that is best suited for a 3-4 and I have no interest in seeing the Giants end up with him at 15 overall.

With the 46th pick in the N.F.L. Draft the New York Giants select CB/S Chris Cook

I know this is a suprise pick and you guys are going to HATE it, but that’s o.k. Everyone wants the New York Giants to go DT or LB here because those are our biggest needs, and the New York Giants might, but I think the Giants are still unhappy with their secondary. I think there are two ways to improve this: option A) draft a CB and move Aaron Ross to a CB/S combo where he plays like S whenever they are in Dime packages. Option B) draft safety depth and let Aaron Ross play CB permenantely.

Chris Cook has really boosted his stock during the pre-draft workouts becuase he showed off blazing straight line speed and has excellent size.

From NFL.com/combine “Cook has great instincts and feel for route progression to make plays on the ball” He ran a 4.46 at 6’2 and 212 pounds.

What is great about cook for the New York Giants is that he is extremely versatile and can play in zone coverage (if the Giants move to cover 2 where he is also aggressive in run support), man coverage (especially on the outside vs bigger receivers) or even at safety.

I think it might be a little early for Chris Cook (for my liking, but I think he’s climing boards), but I think the Giants want to add some depth to their secondary because Aaron Ross hasn’t stayed healthy.

Pray to God one of these players fall that far: Javhid Best, DTs Brian Price or Jared Odrick, S Taylor Mays, LB Sean Weatherspoon, TE Jermaine Gresham

What I would do if  there is no unexpected tremendous value here: Texas DT lamarr Houston  Or trade up for Brian Price if he makes it into the 40 range (assuming the players on my big board above him are already gone). Houston is a gap penetrating DT who played DE before and RB in high school. He has great athletiscm and was very productive this season. And showed up huge against Alabama where he had 10 tackles and a sack.  I would move up 6 or so slots to grab Brian Price who was at one time heavily favored to go to the Giants at 15th overall. There are a lot of people who also like Tyson Alualu, but I think he’ll be gone. Remember moving up 6 spots in Round two is not going to cost you and arm and a leg.

Too early to draft here: Jamar Chaney, Pat Angerer.  This would only happen if the Giants were desperate to get a ILB in the second round and reached for something crazy. Chaney might go in the 2nd round (not a fan in the second round) Angerer is just a crazy pick I’m throwing out there to show an example of a tremendous reach for need.

3rd Round with the 76th pick in the N.F.L. Draft the New York Giants select ILB Jamar Chaney.

This is a pick you can’t hate. Chaney has looked FANTASTIC in pre-draft workouts and he was also fairly productive during this past season as well with 89 tackles 2 sacks and 2 INT.

Chaney has speed to burn and is good in pass coverage if Fewell plays a lot of Tampa 2 than Chaney will be on the Giants radar.  I think it represents, fair but not great value in the third round.

Hope to God one of these players makes it to the third round: ILB Sean Lee, Morgan Burnett, Dexter McCluster, Corey Wootton, RB Jonathan Dwyer, WR Arrelious Benn, OL Vladimir Ducasse,

What I would do: I think if the Giants don’t get McClain in the first they will get a ILB in the third or fourth round. Brandon Spikes might still be available here in the third round which’d be very enticing, remember he was a projection at 15 overall for the Giants during the latter part of the college football season.  Let’s assume he’s not based on where most people project around the 75 range I’ll say.

What I would do if no player of tremendous value falls I’d grab a S either Morgan Burnett/Chad Jones/ReShad Jones. There are a lot of safeties that are projected to go in the first two rounds, which I don’t buy. Teams don’t put a premium on safeties, but I’ve seen Eric Berry, Earl Thomas, Nate Allen, Taylor Mays, Chad Jones, Morgan Burnett, Major Wright, Chris Cook (CB/S), ReShad Jones/Darrell Stukcey. All projected to go in the first two rounds of the draft and I’m not buying that for a second. Safety is not a “great positional value” selection. OT, WR, CB, DL we’ll get a lot of picks but I think there will be one very good safety left in round three when the Giants pick and I think that’s the position where the BPA will be in the third round.

 Bad Pick. WR Riley Cooper. I saw this one mocked by a site I like and I don’t get this pick. First I don’t think Riley Cooper is that good and second the Giants won’t draft a WR and Should not unless one represents EXCELLENT value. I mean like a Arrelious Benn falls to the third round or something. (Benn was a project #1 Overall pick on some websites before the season started)

Fourth Round:

With the 115th pick in the N.F.L. Draft the New York Giants select C. J.D Walton

The Giants need to start thinking about an eventual replacement for Shaun O’hara. An injury to O’hara could derail the team. I think Jerry Reese wants to add a lot of depth this year. With this mock so far (Trent Williams, Chris Cook, Jamar Chaney) they have taken care of three positions of need. J.D. Walton could fall this far and would provide excellent value.

Hope they fall this far: DT Geno Atkins, DT Linval Joseph, Brandon Spikes, TE Aaron Hernandez, CB Javier Arenas,

I would: RB Joe McKnight

 He might not be available at the fourth round but if he is the Giants should pounce on it. McKnight is extremely explosive RB who can do two things for the Giants they need: Return and catch the ball out of the backfield. If you could tell me Andre Brown will be fine then it’s not a big deal and I might skip out on Joe McKnight (or another explosive pass catcher out of the backfield: Spiller, McCluster etc). But we don’t know what’s going to happen with him.

I would also be looking Linebacker here like the ones listed in the “hope they fall section”.  Like Brandon Spikes would be an excellent pick in the fourth round.

With the 147th pick the Giants select DE George Selvie

Reminds some of Osi Umeinyora with his build. Selvie had 14 sacks in 2007 and was the South Flordia’s Jason Pierre Paul before Jason Pierre Paul became jason Pierre Paul.

This pick is a shot in the dark at a player who has great potential as a pass rushing specialist.

I would pick Trevard Lindley DE Greg Hardy, DT Arthur Jones, OT Kyle Calloway, CB Amari Spievey (could go as high as round two), OT Jason Fox, WR Mike Williams, CB Donovan Warren (Some love him some hate him), S Myron Rolle

If the Giants don’t go CB early in the draft Trevard Lindley is a player I really like in the fifth round. He was a potential late first round pick if he had entered last year’s draft, but struggled this year and has dropped down into the 5 or 6th round range. He was super productive early in his college career, but had one bad year, which was this past year. Lindley could be a steal in Round 5.

Listed above are just a bunch of late 5th round options. I also like George Selvie who may have opened up things for Jason Pierre Paul this year.

With the 184th pick the Giants select RB Deji Karim

Karim has excellent athleticsm and was very productive (very simliar to Bradshaw) in his college career, especially this past season at Southern Illinois. He had a fantastic workout and opened up some eyes. He’d be a nice value/potential pick in round 6.

I would pick any of the players listed above in blue, or ILB Phillip Dillard, FB Rashawn Jackson, DT Corey Peters Kentucky, S Larry Asante, or Darrell Stuckey, DE Jermaine Cunningham (could go much higher), LB Micah Johnson, DT Sean Lissmore

With the 220th pick the Giants select DT Nate Collins

From Walterfootball.com

1/24/10: Had a whopping 77 tackles, 10.5 TFL and six sacks as a senior.

HUGE Production.

I would pick: DT Nate Collins. Dominating a game statistically like that from the NT position is reminsicent of Jay Ratliff.

Other players to keep an eye out for ILB Daryl Sharpton, DT Jay Ross, ILB Vincent Rey, RB LaGerette Blount (maybe earlier).

 

RECAP

What I Think the Giants might do something like:

1st round Trent Williams, 2nd Round Chris Cook,  3rd Round Jamar Chaney,  4th Round C J.D Walton,  5th Round George Selvie, 6th Round  RB Deji Karim,  7th Round DT Nate Collins

What I would consider doing:  (1st) Anthony Davis (ONLY in the scenario painted above), (2nd) DT Lamar Houston,  (3rd) S Chad Jones (or Burnett, or ReShad Jones), (4th) RB Joe McKnight, (5th) CB Trevard Lindley, (6th) ILB Micah Johnson, (7th) DT Nate Collins

 

Really, I’d pick Best Player Available in all round and hope I came away with something golden.

What are you guys thinking/feeling/hoping?

Have a nice day, everyone.

Don’t forget to tell me who I missed on my big board.


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One Response to “Bartolis Mock Draft (NY Giants): Version 1.0”

  1. Giants says:

    If McCLain and Spiller are off the board, the Giants are taking Mike Iupati.

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