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Giants Now: Matt Miller's 2-round mock draft


ESPN's Matt Miller releases two-round mock draft

The college all-star games have officially come and gone.

With the Shrine and Senior Bowls in the rearview mirror, analysts are updating their predictions for the 2024 NFL Draft.

ESPN's Matt Miller published a mock draft this week where he predicted the first 64 picks of the draft. The Giants currently hold pick Nos. 6, 39 and 47 in the first two rounds.

Here are Miller's predictions for the Giants' first three picks.

Pick at No. 6: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

"At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Odunze is a physical and aggressive player before and after the catch. He's a dominant option on both back-shoulder fades and breaking routes..." wrote Miller. "Odunze would immediately boost the Giants' offense."

Odunze was one of the top wide receivers in the country this past season as he caught 92 passes for 1,640 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound wideout registered 100 or more receiving yards in 10 out of 15 games, which led to him being named Consensus All-American in addition to first-team All-Pac-12.

It marked the second consecutive season in which he was selected first-team all-conference. As a redshirt sophomore, he caught 75 passes for 1,145 yards and seven touchdowns.

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah released his updated ranking of the top 50 prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Pick at No. 39: Graham Barton, G, Duke

"Barton, who played left tackle at Duke, is projected to slide inside to guard or center in the pros," said Miller.

Barton saw his first action as a freshman when he started the final five games of the season at center, which led to The Athletic naming him second-team freshman All-American. The following season, the 6-foot-5, 314-pound lineman started all 12 games at left tackle.

Barton really began to blossom as a junior, when he started all 13 games at left tackle and was named first-team All-ACC in addition to being the recipient of Duke's Offensive Lineman of the Year Award. He helped Duke register 31 rushing touchdowns, the school's single-season record, and helped anchor an O-line that allowed a conference-low 17 sacks and 51 tackles for loss on the season.

Barton played in nine games in 2023 and was once again named first-team All-ACC after allowing just two sacks and 11 total pressures, according to Pro Football Focus.

Pick at No. 47: Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

"Jenkins moved all over the Michigan defensive line and ended up playing more 5-technique in 2023, but his flashes of burst and power have me thinking his best football is still coming, once he's able to shoot gaps and make plays in the backfield," wrote the NFL analyst. "Despite not being freed up to attack as a pass-rusher, Jenkins still finished with 16 pressures and 2.5 sacks in 2023."

Jenkins appeared in 44 games with 32 starts for Michigan, but became a full-time starter as a junior in 2022 when he started all 14 games at defensive tackle. He led the team's defensive linemen with 54 tackles and added 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and two quarterback hurries that season and was named All-Big Ten honorable mention by both the coaches and the media.

The 6-foot-3, 305-pound lineman was voted a team captain ahead of the 2023 season and proceeded to put together a breakout campaign. Jenkins started all 15 games and recorded 37 tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, three quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Jenkins' performance in helping the Wolverines win the National Championship earned him a selection as third-team All-American by the Associated Press along with second-team All-Big Ten by the conference's coaches.

View photos of every NFL player selected with the sixth overall pick since the first draft in 1936.

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