We are in the heat of draft season, and we here at the Gab couldn’t be happier. We love draft time; that’s why we’re committed to bringing you the best possible Giants-related draft content on the web. But the draft isn’t just about the Giants. It’s about every team looking to get better. So we’re going to do our first of a few NFL mocks. You ready? Let’s do this?
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
He’s the pick, and all signs point to him being a star. He might struggle early on, because the Colts don’t have too many weapons. But he has the skill set to succeed.
Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
They traded a lot to go up to this spot and take RG3. He has all the tools to be successful. If he’s not, the Skins will be paying for years.
Matt Kalil, OT, USC
Someone has to protect Christian Ponder and Kalil is the best one out there. Brother of Panthers C Ryan Kalil. Needs to bulk up a bit.
Morris Clairborne, CB, LSU
They wanted Griffin, but didn’t pull the trigger. Might trade down, look for Ryan Tannehill. If not, take the best defensive player in Clairborne, and have two stud corners with him and Joe Haden.
Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
Richardson is supposed to be the best running back prospect since Adrian Peterson. And he might. It’s awfully high for a running back. If he’s that good, it’s worth it.
Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
Rams trade down and take the guy they probably were going to take all along. Blackmon is NFL ready and gives Bradford a legit number one receiver.
Riley Rieff, OT, Iowa
Someone has to protect Blaine Gabbert, because he does not stand tough in the pocket.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
This shouldn’t be the pick, but they might have no other choice. The need a franchise QB and Tannehill has the tools to be one; but not right away. Expect some growing pains.
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Cam Newton is a star and he did it with an aging Steve Smith. Floyd brings a ton of talent at wideout and gives Newton another weapon.
Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
Probably a bit high, but they need to protect Fitzpatrick, and Martin is the best available tackle.
Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
The Chiefs hope he can turn into Haloti Ngata to anchor their 3-4. But he looks a lot better in shorts than he does in pads. Boom or bust.
Quinton Coples, DE, UNC
Coples is the best defensive end, but gives marginal effort. Pete Carroll is known as a motivator and could get a lot of Coples, who would add to an already good line.
David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
Their line is awful. DeCastro reminds a lot of people of Steve Hutchinson.
Melvin Ingran, DE/OLB, South Carolina
Ingram can line up all over and will give Rob Ryan a lot of versatility.
Luke Keuchly, LB, Boston College
Their linebackers were absolutely awful last season, and Keuchly can play from day one.
Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
The Jets need to get after the QB and Upshaw can be used in a lot of different ways for Rex Ryan.
Dre Kirpatrick, CB, Alabama
The Bengals never really replaced Jonathan Joseph, and Kirpatrick has the size and speed to be a star.
Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia
Glenn can play tackle and guard, and I think he’ll play left tackle for the Chargers.
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
I know the Bears traded for Brandon Marshall, but there still isn’t much behind him. Taking Wright opens things up for Marshall.
Nick Perry, DE, USC
Derrick Morgan didn’t pan out, so they look to Perry, who is really explosive off the snap.
Mark Barron, S, Alabama
Teaming Barron with his Alabama teammate Kirpatrick remakes and improves the secondary in one night for the Bengals.
Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
Fans will hate this pick, but teaming Mercilus with Jabaal Sheard provides the Browns with a potent pass rush duo.
Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
They need secondary help; Gilmore leapfrogs Janoris Jenkins, who is falling due to character concerns.
Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
The Steelers will be jumping for joy. Hightower has Steelers written all over him.
Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
They have Peyton, and they will need to add more weapons. But Cox is the best player available, and immediately upgrades an interior line that is lacking. Helps Von Miller too.
Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Hill blew up the combine. Can he play? Not sure, but Houston needs guys across from Andre Johnson and Georgia Tech has produced big time wideouts who are athletically gifted and played in that run oriented offense.
Michael Brockers, DE/DT, LSU
The red shirt sophomore fills a huge need and Belichick can get the most out of him.
Devon Still, DT, Penn State
Need a guy next to BJ Raji, and Still has loads of talent.
Peter Konz, C/G, Wisconsin
Replaces Ben Grubbs now, replaces Matt Birk later
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Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
Jim Harbaugh takes his old tight end and gives whoever is at QB another weapon. Defense, o-line and run game are set. Just need more weapons.
Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson
They probably trade this pick, but if they don’t, Branch gives them needed pass rush and can play standing up or with his hand in the ground.
Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
They need a right tackle and Adams could be the best one from this class.