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Experts update Mock Drafts after Senior Bowl

Posted Jan 31, 2017

NFL Draft Experts make predictions following the Senior Bowl:

As the calendar turns to February, we’re less than 90 days away from the 2017 NFL Draft.

The chatter will grow only louder in that time leading up to the first selection on April 27 in Philadelphia. The New York Giants hold the 23rd pick this year, right behind the Miami Dolphins and ahead of the Oakland Raiders.

>> SENIOR BOWL RECAP AND HIGHLIGHTS

The NFL calendar culminates this Sunday with Super Bowl LI, but after that, the whole process starts over again. So now’s a good time to check the latest mock drafts for the Giants. Here is a look at what the draft experts are saying:

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Pick: David Njoku, TE, Miami
Analysis: “A freaky athlete, Njoku is a former high school high jump champion who should light it up at the NFL Scouting Combine. I'll leave him here for now, but I suspect he'll keep bouncing higher as the process plays out.”

Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange

Pick: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
Analysis:
“McCaffrey isn't a bruiser but his instincts, shiftiness and soft hands out of the backfield could make him an intriguing weapon for Big Blue.”

Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

Pick: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
Analysis:
“Charlton, who has some traits reminiscent of Justin Tuck out of Notre Dame, has all the ingredients of a NFL starter.”
Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated

Pick: David Njoku, TE, Miami
Analysis: “Njoku is raw, but he has the potential to be just that at the next level. The Giants’ WR corps frees up a lot of space in the middle of the field. Njoku has the downfield athleticism to take advantage.”

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN

(Before Senior Bowl)
Pick: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
Analysis: “Ramczyk, who has had an amazing path to the NFL, is a 6-6, 314-pound road grader with all the traits of an NFL starter, but he's not a talent on the level of former Badger Joe Thomas (who is?). New York could also target a pass-rusher or tight end (none are off the board so far).”

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com

(Before Senior Bowl)
Pick: Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama
Analysis: “Get to know this name. Everett has a lot of similarities to Jordan Reed and he would crush it in the Giants' offensive system, surrounded by Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard.”

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

(Before Senior Bowl)
Pick: O.J. Howard, OT, Alabama
Analysis: “After emerging as the best overall tight end at the Senior Bowl, Howard elevated his stock. The Giants could use another weapon in the passing game to alleviate pressure on Odell Beckham, Jr. on the outside.”