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Experts predict Giants pick in new mock drafts

Posted Apr 19, 2017

NFL Draft experts predict the Giants picks in the latest Mock Drafts:


With offseason workouts opening up around the league, that means we’re one week closer to the 2017 NFL Draft.

The league recently announced that 22 prospects will be in attendance when the first round kicks off April 27 in Philadelphia. Will the next Giant be one of them?

>> GIANTS OFFSEASON WORKOUTS BEGIN

Here is a look at the latest mock drafts for Big Blue at No. 23:

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com (4/18)

Pick: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
Analysis:
“The Giants might not be able to pass on a tackle early in this draft.”

Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange (4/17)
Pick: David Njoku, TE, Miami
Analysis: “Veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall gives the Giants a physically imposing pass-catcher to complement playmakers Odell Beckham, Jr. and Sterling Shepard but it is hard to imagine Eli Manning complaining if another set of hands was added to the mix. The 20-year old Njoku is still very much a work in progress but scouts are enamored with the 6-4, 246-pounder's ability to create mismatches in the passing game.”

Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com (4/17)
Pick: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
Analysis: “The Giants are ready to win now, but the allure of landing an exciting building block for the future might be too great to pass on a talent like Mahomes. There is obviously interest by the Giants, so this possible pairing can't be ruled out.”

Will Brinson, CBS Sports (4/17)
Pick: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
Analysis: “Protecting Eli Manning should be a huge priority for the Giants in this draft, even with several high offensive-line picks already on the roster. Adding depth and pro-ready talent in Robinson would benefit Manning.”

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports (4/17)
Pick: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
Analysis: “They have to get tackle help and this 25-year-old would fit in nicely.”

Chad Reuter, NFL.com (4/14)
Pick:
Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
Analysis:
“The Wisconsin lineman is a true left tackle, something the Giants desperately need.”

Todd McShay, ESPN (4/12)
Pick:
Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
Analysis:
The Giants have invested heavily in their front four and secondary the past few offseasons, and I like the idea of adding a playmaker to the second level. Davis still has room to grow in coverage, but he's an elite run defender, showing the ability to react and close on the ball in a hurry (much like Bucs LB Kwon Alexander).”

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com (4/11)
Pick: 
Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
Analysis“The Giants could use an athletic edge blocker with sweet feet and a nasty game to fill a void at OT.”

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (4/7)

Pick: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Analysis: “Three teams continue to spend a lot of time and resources looking at quarterback: the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs. Each team is set at quarterback right now but will be looking for a future starter. Don't be surprised if one of them grabs a quarterback in the first two rounds.”

Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus (4/5)
Pick: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
Analysis: “No, the Giants never draft linebackers this high, but Cunningham has the three-down skills to turn around their perennial position of weakness. He loves attacking blockers in the run game and his 56 run stops led all Power-5 linebackers, but he must cut down on his 34 missed tackles in order to live up to his potential.”

Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated (4/5)
Pick: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
Analysis: “The Giants have not drafted a Round 1 linebacker since Carl Banks in 1984, which might explain why we have to talk about them needing a linebacker every year. End the streak, take the three-down LB out of Vanderbilt, improve on defense. Plan B: OT Garett Bolles or OT Ryan Ramczyk. Both are still on the board (and one even falls out of the first round here).”

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com (4/4)

Pick: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Analysis: “Cook would be too good to pass up at this point in the draft. I like Paul Perkins but Cook is a far superior talent.” 

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com (3/27)
Pick: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
Analysis: “McDowell has a high ceiling and a low floor, but he has outstanding size and could become an extremely disruptive interior defender if he gets his motor right.”