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GiantsGab Mock 2

 

UPDATE: So the Giants have now acquired Keith Rivers for a 5th round pick, which seems to be a pretty good deal. Of course, that makes the Lavonte David pick pretty useless. As a note, WordPress allows me to schedule posts. So I can write a post today that will publish tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. I wrote this mock over the weekend. At that time, Rivers was not on the radar. So, I stand by David as a good player, but right now, he won’t be a Giant. So, the first round pick will have to change. Also, the Giants won’t have a 5th round pick, so we’ll have to account for that.

We’re in the swing of draft season. We have prospect profiles. We’ve had one mock. Here’s our second. Again, this is just a stab at what we think the Giants might do. This time, it will be 7 rounds.

WITH THE 32ND PICK IN THE 2012 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

KEVIN ZEITLER, G, WISCONSIN

The Giants aren’t a flashy team. Zeitler isn’t a flashy player. He fits a huge need at guard. He can start right away, too. And, as a nice bonus, stay for 10 years. Zeitler is a nasty run blocker. Needs some work at pass pro, but is close. The Giants have shown interest in him. He’s a good fit. It’s not a sexy pick. But it’s the kind of pick that makes teams better. The Giants are already pretty good. This just makes them better. His profile is here.

WITH THE 63RD PICK IN THE 2012 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

DWAYNE ALLEN, TE, CLEMSON

With Martellus Bennett, the Giants don’t need a tight end. But Allen has the tools to be a really good one. He’s a decent fit; he’s more of a traditional tight end but has some of those new tight end skills. Can go out and catch the ball. The consensus early on in the process was 1st round pick, but he’s been slipping and I think he’ll be there at 63. At 63, it’s a good value pick. Bennett and Allen would form a nice duo. Allen would be the long-term starter at tight end. His profile is here.

WITH THE 95TH PICK IN THE 2012 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

BILLY WINN, DT/DE, BOISE STATE

The Giants need defensive line depth, with Rocky Bernard and Dave Tollefson headed elsewhere. Billy Winn is a guy who can multiple positions. 3 technique, defensive end. He’s athletic. Quick. Good burst. Can get after the passer. Needs to bulk up a bit and work on technique, but Winn can play multiple positions right away and thus will become a valuable depth guy. Winn may never be a starter, but his versatility is key.

His prospect profile is here

WITH THE 127TH PICK IN THE 2012 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

JURON CRINER, WR, ARIZONA

The Giants need a wide receiver to replace Mario Manningham. Preferably, they want a big, strong possession receiver so that Cruz can stay in the slot. That’s Criner. He’s not a burner, and he needs to improve his route running. But he has the size to be great in the short-to-intermediate passing game, as well as in the red zone. He can play on the outside and keep some attention away from Cruz and Nicks. He has some work to do, but has enough skill to step in and make some meaningful catches early on.

His profile is here

WITH THE 131RD PICK IN THE 2012 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

VICK BALLARD, RB, MISSISSIPPI STATE

I’m really high on Ballard, perhaps more so than others. But I feel that Ballard can fill the Jacobs role. Tough, physical. Can run inside. Has enough speed to reach the second level. Runs hard. Falls forward. He’s not a feature back, but I think he’s someone who can get 600+ yards and a bunch of touchdowns. To me, he is the perfect number 2 back. Combine him with Da’Rel Scott’s speed, and you have a nice rotation behind Bradshaw. Some like Terrance Ganaway of Baylor better. That’s fine. That’s what draft time is all about. But I like Ballard. A lot. And I think he will surprise.

WITH THE 201ST PICK IN THE 2012 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

MICAH PELLERIN, CB, HAMPTON

Micah Pellerin is a tall, small-school corner prospect. 6-1. Lots of talent. Physical. Fluid. Has a jump in competition to make. But he has the size the Giants like in their cornerbacks. The Giants need depth, plain and simple. Pellerin can be brought along slowly, but has the talent to contribute pretty quickly.

You can read a scouting report here

WITH THE 239TH PICK IN THE 2012 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

VONTAZE BURFICT, LB, ARIZONA STATE

Vontaze Burfict is a super talented linebacker prospect. Early round talent. Late round character. Has all the physical tools. Plays hard, sometimes too hard. Physical. Good range. But has just bombed the pre-draft process. His stock has fallen tremendously. The 7th round is not a time to look for starters. It’s for developmental guys. Burfict has a lot of work to do on his character. He needs a strong locker room. The Giants have that. The Giants can afford to take a risk on Burfict. They have a strong locker room. If he works out, and becomes what he can be, then great. If not, it’s a 7th round pick. There is no risk here. Burfict is the type of guy the Giants can take a chance on. It might pay off too.

His profile is coming soon!


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11 Responses to “GiantsGab Mock 2”

  1. Jason says:

    I had a dream the Giants took Lavonte David in the 1st round crazy lol . but Burflict in the 7th round is a steal if the Ravens or Stealers dont take him he needs a strict coach like Coughlin to hammer him in . He can become a superstar its all about controlling his emotions on the field . He could be a Ray Lewis number too or another James Harrison .

  2. Big Daddy says:

    If Reese makes those picks I will buy you a new house and a car(just kidding), seriously those are some none Reese picks if I ever saw one.

    I don’t know who will be drafted and what round but I doubt if any of those players are on Jerry Reese’s board. I’d be shocked if they were.

    Jeremy I usually agree with the things you say but that Mock is a shock. Sorry my fellow blogger, I just say it as I see it. I wish I could agree with you but I don’t like one pick.

    Especially the Burfict, we already had the same type of guy who I thought would overcome his slow feet in camp at linebacker and he sucked. He was a power hose in college, I can’t remember his name but it taught me a lesson on how important that 40 time really is.

    All the scouts say no but they do think it’s very important otherwise it would not be so critical in how players move up and down the boards and get drafted. Anybody who does not have the word lineman next to his name has to run under a 5.00 40, and any linebacker who can’t break 4.7 will never make it in the NFL.

  3. Michael S says:

    They are NOT taking Lavonte David in the 1st… They are on the verge of trading for Keith Rivers of the Bengals. He’d be our Will, Boley moves too Mike and Kiwi stays at Sam although I think he’d be better off on the D-line and they stop moving him back and forth.

  4. Michael S says:

    Pretty nice mock! Good job! If Fleener was there at 32, I’d take him in a heartbeat and then take an o-line in the second. And you really think burfict is gonna drop to the 7th round? I thought he was being looked at as a 1st round prospect not too long ago.. A slow 40 and off field concerns drops him that far you think?

    • Jeremy Fuchs says:

      I thought about Fleener at 32, but I just can’t see Reese taking a tight end at 32. Allen was a stretch too, but you can’t pass him up at 63.

      As for Burfict, I think he will. I think teams don’t want to deal with him. Awful football character. But skill set is there. And the Giants don’t need to worry about him ruining the locker room. They have some pretty strong leaders. So its a risk, but a low one, with a high reward.

      • Michael S says:

        Alright cool. I guess we’re gonna just wait and see what happens.

      • Jason C. says:

        The future of the NFL is a high-powered offense, and to keep competitive with teams like the Saints and Packers, they need a versatile/talented TE. Reese knows this, just as he knew getting to the QB is the most important dynamic in a defensive gameplan going forward. They got the latter covered, as far as the former, Fleener, if available, will be the pick.

  5. Big Daddy says:

    That looks better….

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