Giants Mock Draft 2

This is the second of our Giants mocks. Check out our first one here.

WITH THE 19TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

ANTHONY CASTONZO, OT, BC

Pretty sure that I’m going to stick with this pick the rest of the way. It’s not sexy. But Castonzo can start at left tackle from Day 1, moving David Diehl to left guard, and instantly making this line much better. There’s not a linebacker worth taking at 19 (we’re not fans of Akeem Ayers). Castonzo is not the best run blocker in the world, but with some added strength and some time in a NFL weight room, he’ll get there.

His prospect profile is here

WITH THE 52ND PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

STEFEN WISNEWSKI, C, PENN STATE

Let’s face it. Shaun O’Hara isn’t getting any younger. And while he made the Pro Bowl, he wasn’t that good when he was healthy. Adam Koets, before he got hurt, filled in admirably, but I don’t think he’s starter material. The Giants offensive line in general needs to get younger, and Wisnewski will help with that. Can play either guard or center, but is better suited for center. Is smart, can make all the calls. He’s plug and play. If you have a line of Castanzo, Diehl, Wisnewski, Snee and McKenzie, that’s a heckuva line. Add in Will Beatty, Shawn Andrews and more as depth, as they are back to being one of the best.

His profile is here

WITH THE 83RD PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

K.J. WRIGHT, OLB, MISSISSIPPI STATE

The Giants need a strongside backer, with Keith Bulluck likely to leave. Wright may be the best SAM back in the draft. He’s athletic, physical, has sideline to sideline range, and was very productive at Mississippi State. Is he a Day 1 starter? I don’t know. But he will provide, at the very least, competition for Clint Sintim and good special teams acumen. Can’t go wrong with this pick.

His profile is here

WITH THE 116TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

DEMARCO MURRAY, RB, OKLAHOMA

The Giants are probably going to be without either Ahmad Bradshaw or Brandon Jacobs. They need a complementary, change of pace back. That’s DeMarco Murray. A Reggie Bush lite, he can catch out of the backfield, return kicks and be a dynamic weapon. The Giants don’t have guys like this. He could prove to be a very dangerous weapon. He’s had health issues, but if he’s not toting the rock 20+ times a game, that should be okay. Murray will fit in nicely

His profile is here

WITH THE 185TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

JALIL BROWN, CB, COLORADO

Giants need depth at corner. Brown would provide that. Not starter material, Brown will max out as a 3rd corner. Has the height and speed Giants look for in their corners. Aggressive and physical, Brown will make for good depth.

Prospect Profile coming soon!

WITH THE 198TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

IAN WILLIAMS, DT, NOTRE DAME

Barry Cofield is likely to leave in free agency (if there is one). They will need a replacement. Ian Williams is a stout run defender. That’s pretty much all he does, so as a rotational run stopper, he would fit in nicely. He’s a bit undersized, and won’t get a push in the pass rush, but as a run defender, you could do worse.

His profile is here.

WITH THE 202ND PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

DANE SANZENBACHER, WR, OHIO STATE

With a lot of uncertainty surrounding Steve Smith, a depth receiver is needed. Dane Sanzenbacher is a tough as nails, hard working receiver who will catch everything throw his way, and make an impact on special teams. Not the fastest, not the most athletic, but he consistently got the job done at Ohio State. Good in the slot, knows how to get open in the soft spots of zone coverage. Won’t be a downfield vertical threat, but will be effective across the middle and in the slot, in addition to being a star on special teams.

Profile coming soon!

WITH THE 222ND PICK IN THE NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

WILL HILL, S, FLORIDA

Will Hill could end up being the best safety from this draft class, if his character issues and immaturity don’t get in the way. An incredible athlete, Hill is rangy in coverage and is good in run support. He needs a disciplinarian type coach, one like Tom Coughlin, who will teach him how to work. Boom or bust. A first round pick on paper. A 7th in reality. But, as a 7th pick, Hill is not a bad gamble. If he falters, it’s a 7th round pick.k If he doesn’t, you have yourself a steal.

Profile coming soon!

 


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4 Responses to “Giants Mock Draft 2”

  1. sam says:

    Jeremy, If the first four rounds really go down. It’ll be a mind blowing draft on paper even if I would rather have R.Hudson in the second round it doesnt hurt his OL coach in FSU is a Military man and you know TC has wet dreams about Military men.Will Hill is an interesting pick but hes a wild dude.Dont know if JR is going to look past that stuff

  2. sam says:

    K.J Wright is a nice pick dont know if he’ll make it to us in the third but Jenkins out of Clemson would be a sick pick in the third round also

    and I’m with Anthony Castonzo all the way with you too.His footwork at the combine was sick and with Coach Flaherty and Coach Pope will TEACH him run blocking and like you said he’ll get stronger.

  3. jeremy P. says:

    i love the DANE SANZENBACHER pick!

  4. nycsportzfan says:

    i love the draft, but i don’t think alot of those guys will be on the board when u have em going.. I think Murray will be gone, in the Late 3rd, very early 4th range, will hill somwhere in the late 4th/5th range, and same with Jalil brown,and Ian Williams could go as high, as RD 3, ala Corey Peters from last yr..

    I’ve been big on Kj Wrigth for months now, and spoke highly of him in many diffrent areas on the web, and i truly believe, hes one of our best options for the SLB positon outta this draft, and Castanzo is a nice safe pick at 19th overall, all though, don’t be suprised if someone sneaks up and grabs him, as OT’s are always, super valuable come draft day… Sazenbacher makes sense, and i mocked him to us as well, once or twice… He is a blue collared kid, who helps in the return game, and could be a wes welker/jordan shipley type player for us, if given a chance, with added kick return ability… If Will Hills there in the 7th, u pounce on him, because hes got the upside, u can’t beat in that round… Again, i doubt he’ll be there…

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