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Updated NFL Mock Drafts predict Giants pick

Posted Apr 10, 2017

NFL Draft Experts make their predictions for the Giants' first round pick: 


We're another week closer to the 2017 NFL Draft.

The first round kicks off April 27 in Philadelphia, home of the inaugural draft held in 1936. The New York Giants hold seven picks this year, beginning with the 23rd overall selection. In the meantime, the team will report to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on April 18 for the start of the offseason workout program.

It’s a busy month in sports, so let’s get to it. Here are the latest mock drafts for the Giants:

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.”

Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange (4/6)
Pick: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
Analysis: “The Giants struggled to protect Eli Manning and rushed for a miniscule 3.5 yards per carry in 2016, scoring a league-low six touchdowns on the ground. Ramczyk has the feet to handle blindside duties and at 6-foot-6, 310 pounds, possesses the girth to move people in the running game, as well.”

Will Brinson, CBS Sports (4/6)
Pick: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
Analysis: “The Giants have several needs, but protecting Eli Manning is the biggest one on the board.”

Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com (4/6)
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.”

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN (4/5)
Pick: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
Analysis: “An ankle injury kept Davis out of workouts at the combine, but he had a spectacular pro day, running a 4.56 40 with a 38½-inch vertical. Kelvin Sheppard started 11 games at middle linebacker for the Giants last season, but he's a free agent, while 2016 first-round pick B.J. Goodson only played 14 snaps. The versatile Davis, my No. 2 inside linebacker, would slot in on Day 1.”

Todd McShay, ESPN (4/5)
Pick: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
Analysis: “McDowell is the most talented interior pass-rusher in the draft, but he didn't play with the same passion and toughness this past season, which is a red flag. The veterans along the Giants' defensive line can show him how to be a pro.”

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.”

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports (3/30)
Pick: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
Analysis: “The offensive line was a major issue last season. They need help at both tackle spots.”

Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated (3/29)
Pick: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
Analysis: “This pick has been reserved in prior mocks for Cam Robinson. Should the Giants feel he too closely resembles Ereck Flowers, though, they could turn to Ramczyk, a plug-and-play option on either side of the line.”

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.”

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com (3/20)
Pick: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
Analysis: “Giants add a rugged blocker who is capable of keeping Eli Manning upright in the pocket.”