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Giants Now: CBS Sports' 7-round Giants mock draft


CBS Sports' 7-round Giants mock draft

The clock is ticking as only 13 days remain until the start of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Draft experts continue to update their first-round predictions as we inch closer to the start of the draft.

CBS Sports' Jared Dubin recently released a seven-round, Giants-only mock draft. Here are Dubin's predictions:

Pick for Round 1, No. 25: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

Analysis: "Banks measured at 6-foot-0, 197 pounds, and while he doesn't have ideal length (31 3/8-inch arms), he did blaze through the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds and jump out of the building in both the vertical (42 inches) and broad jump (11 feet, 4 inches) portions of the combine. His closest comparables in Relative Athletic Score are Byron Jones and Marshon Lattimore, a pair of first-round cornerbacks whose athleticism allowed them to succeed over the long term. The bet here is Banks can do the same."

Pick for Round 2, No. 57: Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn

Analysis: "Hall also tested as a high-level athlete despite being a bit on the smaller side at 6-2, 254 pounds. He rated highly in my Weighted Overall Win Rating (WOW Rating) metric, which indicated that he made plays in the backfield about as often as the much-more-highly-touted Lukas Van Ness. Over the last two seasons at Auburn, Hall picked up 15.5 sacks and 24 tackles for loss, working as both a linebacker and defensive lineman. That type of flexibility, combined with his athleticism, make him a good fit for Wink Martindale, who likes to bring pressure from every conceivable angle."

Pick for Round 3, No. 89: Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

Analysis: "One thing Rice has that New York's current crop of wide receivers mostly doesn't: explosiveness down the field. Coming off a season during which he racked up 96 catches for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns, Rice was targeted on passes of 15-plus air yards more often than all but two players in the country. He hauled in 23 such passes for 678 yards and six scores, per Tru Media. Adding that type of downfield playmaking to what Waller, Hodgins, Shepard, Wan'Dale Robinson, Barkley and the rest of the Giants' weapons can do underneath would help open up the offense a bit, which is something they'll badly need to do in Year 2 of the Brian Daboll era."

Pick for Round 4, No. 128: Ronnie Hickman, S, Ohio State

Analysis: "The Giants saw versatile safety Julian Love leave for Seattle in free agency and replaced him with McCain, who is a nice stopgap starter who can hold things down while a draft pick gets ready to take over the job. Hickman lined up all over the place for OSU last season, taking 379 snaps as a box safety, 203 as a free safety and 164 as a slot corner, according to Pro Football Focus. He has the versatility to slide into that role in time."

Pick for Round 5, No. 160: Chandler Zavala, IOL, NC State

Pick for Round 5, No. 172: YaYa Diaby, EDGE, Louisville

Pick for Round 6, No. 209: Deneric Prince, RB, Tulsa

Pick for Round 7, No. 240: Alex Forsyth, IOL, Oregon

Pick for Round 7, No. 243: Nesta Jade Silvera, DT, Arizona State

Pick for Round 7, No. 254: Drake Thomas, LB, NC State

Analysis: "With the remainder of the Giants' Day 3 picks, we targeted help along the offensive and defensive lines (Zavala and Forsyth on offense, Diaby and Silvera on defense), while also taking swings at positions where the Giants may need contributors in the future but shouldn't necessarily be lining up to use premium picks, given their financial outlay at the position (running back Deneric Prince and linebacker Drake Thomas). If any of those players develops into rotational contributors, that's a win. If they become a starter, it's a home run."

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