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Peter King predicts Giants pick in new Mock Draft

Posted Apr 25, 2017

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


Draft Week is finally here.

The first round kicks off Thursday night in Philadelphia, and the Giants hold the 23rd overall pick. Giants.com will keep you updated as all the projections come down to the wire, but for now, here’s a look at where the mock drafts currently stand:

Peter King, MMQB (4/25)
Pick: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah
Analysis: “Three tackles have a chance to play as rookies. Giants really hope to get one of them.”

Peter Schrager, FOX Sports (4/25)
Pick:
David Njoku, TE, Miami
Analysis: “The next in line in the great tradition of Miami tight ends goes home to New Jersey where it all began. The 6-4, 246-pound athletic marvel is one of the youngest players in the draft and needs to be polished. But his sheer potential is through the roof. The Giants added Brandon Marshall already this offseason. I can see them adding the young tight end.”

Rob Rang, CBSSports.com (4/24)
Pick: David Njoku, TE, Miami
Analysis: “The Giants rushed for a miniscule 3.5 yards per carry in 2016 and scored a league-low six touchdowns on the ground and its tackles struggled with speed rushers. Adding former first round pick D.J. Fluker helps at guard but if an athletic left tackle like Bolles was still on the board, incumbent starting blindside blocker Ereck Flower could be moved to his more natural right side, potentially improving three positions immediately.”

Rob Rang, CBSSports.com (4/21)
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.”

Chad Reuter, NFL.com (4/21)
Pick:
 David Njoku, TE, Miami
Analysis:
The Miami tight end's promise as a playmaker on offense makes Eli Manning smile.”

Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated (4/20)
Pick: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
Analysis: “For as much as the Giants could use Zach Cunningham or Jarrad Davis, the pick here is Robinson because the drop-off from Tier 1 to Tier 2 at tackle is greater than at linebacker. In other words, the Giants can find a starting LB in Round 2 or 3. They need to pounce on the tackle spot here, and Robinson can plug in as a road grader. Backup plan: Roderick Johnson, OT, Florida State. Things just didn’t click for Johnson last season. Again, though, once teams get beyond Robinson/Garett Bolles/Ryan Ramczyk, there will be a scramble to find potential OT starters. Johnson won’t be that in 2017, but he could be down the line.”

Will Brinson, CBS Sports (4/20)
Pick: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
Analysis: “Protecting Eli Manning should be a concern heading into the draft.”

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN (4/19)
Pick:
Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
Analysis:
“I'm not sold on the Giants' offensive tackles, but for now, I'm going with a pass-rusher who can spell Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon. Harris is a versatile defender who could play for all 32 teams.

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”