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Posted Apr 27, 2017

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

The mock stops here.

It’s finally Draft Day, which means all the speculations, predictions, and projections officially become obsolete at 8 p.m. ET. As we count down the final hours until the first pick is made, he is a look at the final mock drafts:

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN
Pick: David Njoku, TE, Miami
Analysis: "The Giants struggled on offense last season, and New York is missing a playmaker at tight end. Njoku is one of the most athletic tight ends to enter the league in recent years. Eli Manning targeted Odell Beckham Jr. 169 times last season -- the second most in the league. Njoku, who turns 21 in July, could be a big-time weapon in the NFL."

Mike Mayock, NFL Network
Pick:
Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah
Analysis:
“When you protect Eli Manning, you win football games. Bolles comes in and competes at right tackle. He's the most athletic O-lineman in this draft.”

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

Todd McShay, ESPN
Pick: 
Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
Analysis: “
Bolles, who's the most athletic lineman in this class, has the ability to be a starting left tackle.”

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com
Pick: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
Analysis: "The Giants land their eventual successor for Eli Manning."

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
Pick: David Njoku, TE, Miami
Analysis:
 “Njoku could get taken earlier than anyone expects. He's still raw but it doesn't take much tape to see all that upside."

Peter Schrager, FOX Sports
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.”

Charley Casserly, NFL.com
Pick: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
Analysis: “Bolles will play left tackle, allowing Giants to move Ereck Flowers to his natural right tackle position.”

Rob Rang, CBSSports.com
Pick: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
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.”

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

Chris Burke/Emily Kaplan, Sports Illustrated
Pick: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Analysis: “A stud tight end would help, too, but it’s the deepest year for that position in nearly a decade, so New York can wait. Instead, Cook slips into New York’s lap at No. 23.”

Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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
Pick: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
Analysis: “They have to get tackle help and this 25-year-old would fit in nicely.”

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com
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
Pick: David Njoku, TE, Miami
Analysis: “Njoku gives Manning a threat like he hasn't had at tight end since early Jeremy Shockey. And Njoku isn't the question mark off the field that his fellow Miami alum was. He can immediately get safeties off Odell Beckham Jr. in coverage and will also open up routes for Brandon Marshall. If Robinson is off the board, Njoku is my pick.”

Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus
Pick: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
Analysis: “While McCaffrey’s playmaking should see him coming off the board even earlier, it’s all about finding a fit that will maximize his talents. New York’s 11-personnel heavy scheme will allow him to run in space, and he now adds a movable playmaker to an offense already loaded with options. McCaffrey brings wide receiver-like skills to the backfield, but he also has the patience and cutting ability to excel in any scheme as a running back. His 94.5 overall grade in 2015 is the second-best we’ve seen in three years of college grading.”

Will Brinson, CBS Sports
Pick: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
Analysis:
New York is thrilled to see the top tackle on the board land here, giving them an option to move Ereck Flowers to the right side of the line, where he would be more effective in run blocking.”