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Giants Now: Charles Davis' prospects to pound the table for


Charles Davis' prospects to pound the table for

As the famous song by the musical group Europe goes, "It's the final countdown."

The draft officially kicks off tomorrow night with the first 31 selections.

Throughout the week, experts have continued to update their first-round predictions ahead of this weekend's festivities in Kansas City.

NFL Network's Charles Davis recently published his list of prospects he'd pound the table for. The list features the players he feels most passionately about and contains prospects projected to be selected on all three days of the draft.

Here are Davis' favorite prospects, along with commentary from the analyst.

Andre Carter II, EDGE, Army

"Carter rose to prominence in 2021, when he posted a school-record 15.5 sacks and became a national sensation. The production declined last season (3.5 sacks), but I still believe in him... He's a bit of a project right now, but I think a patient team will be rewarded for its investment on Day 3 of the draft."

Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

"I am rooting for this young man, who has faced a great deal of adversity in his career... We know he is extremely talented, and I fully expect that talent to shine when he gets to the NFL, likely as a first-round pick."

Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green

"I was surprised Brooks didn't receive an invite to the combine. He recorded 46 tackles for loss in 52 games played for Bowling Green, and he had a terrific week at the Senior Bowl... Don't sleep on him sneaking into Day 2 of the draft."

Isaiah Moore, LB, N.C. State

"As we all know, inside linebackers aren't valued like they used to be in the pros. However, I couldn't take my eyes off of Moore when I watched him on tape... Don't count him out of becoming an NFL starter down the road."

Marte Mapu, LB, Sacramento State

"Mapu played his college ball at the FCS level, but underestimate him at your own risk... The big question for NFL decision-makers is figuring out where they want to play Mapu. He's played safety, but he'll most likely be asked to add some weight and play Will linebacker in a 4-3 defense."

Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane

"Allow me to introduce you to a tackling machine... Any team in the market for an off-ball linebacker on Day 3 of the draft should be pounding the table for the former Green Wave star."

Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU

"We've heard a lot about Hodges-Tomlinson's lack of size (5-8, 178), but when I watch him play, I see a guy who is sticky in coverage and battles every receiver he comes across... I expect Hodges-Tomlinson to be a late Day 2 or early Day 3 pick and make his living in the slot."

Sydney Brown, S, Illinois

"Brown was a first-team All-Big Ten selection after picking off six passes for Illinois last season, and then he took charge at the Senior Bowl... He might have to wait until Day 3 to hear his name called, but I see a starting job in the NFL in his future."

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Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

"If Hooker had not suffered an ACL tear last November, I have no doubt that he would be in the discussion for QB3 in this year's draft, along with Kentucky's Will Levis and Florida's Anthony Richardson."

Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State

"I know Vaughn's size (5-foot-5, 179 pounds) will be part of the conversation in his evaluation, but he has already proven he can carry a heavy workload, handling 335 touches for Kansas State last season."

Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue

"Jones saw a massive jump in production last year, going from a 21-catch campaign with Iowa in 2021 to a 110-catch season with Purdue in 2022 after transferring... He'll be a great find for a team late on Day 2 or early on Day 3."

Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa

"In a stacked tight end class, sometimes LaPorta is overlooked. I get it. His numbers last season (58-657-1) don't jump off the page, but he certainly stood out to me when I watched his tape and saw him work out at the combine."

Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

"I had a chance to watch Bergeron, a Quebec native, at the Reese's Senior Bowl, and I thought he improved every day against all-star competition... You had better believe I would be pounding the table for him on Day 2 of the draft."

Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern

"Skoronski is a top-10 pick all day... I know Skoronski's arm length (32 1/4 inches) isn't ideal for a left tackle, but that's the position he'd be playing for me until it's proven that it's not going to work on the blindside. Worst-case scenario, he becomes an All-Pro guard."

Andrew Vorhees, G, USC

"There is no question that Vorhees is a hard-nosed guy. Unfortunately, he sustained an ACL tear during his combine workout last month... He might go lower than we initially expected because of the injury, but when he recovers, I expect him to be an NFL starter."

Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin

"Now, I am not putting Tippmann in the same category as six-time Pro Bowler Jason Kelce, but I will say that the former Badger has some Kelce-like elements to his game, just in a taller package."

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