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**The Giants are officially off the clock. And as the dust settles on the 2014 NFL Draft,'s Michael Eisen, John Schmeelk, and Dan Salomone debate their favorite picks made by Big Blue.

PICK: Odell Beckham Jr.

First round choice Odell Beckham Jr, the wide receiver from LSU. Every year it seems the Giants enter the draft saying they're going to get weapons for Eli Manning. This year, they got one immediately. Beckham is a much-needed speedy receiver who will likely return punts and kickoffs. He is going to provide help in several areas where the Giants need it.

PICK: Weston Richburg

I thought it was essential the Giants got at least two starters out of this draft. With the 12th pick overall, no matter who the Giants took, a player that high on their board would have figured out a way to start. The second rounder can be a little trickier, but the Giants got the top center in the draft, and he will have every opportunity to compete with JD Walton and Dallas Reynolds to start at center. He is also versatile enough to play guard in case the team needs help there. He is another young piece added to this offensive line that can now grow together over the next few years. Eli Manning got his weapon in the first round, but he needs time to get him the ball. Weston Richburg will help make sure he does.

PICK: Weston Richburg

Favorite pick: Weston Richburg. As much as the pick itself, I like what it said. The Giants' 2014 class is full of proven players, full of captains, full of multi-year lettermen, full of experience. Richburg was a 50-game starter at Colorado State who the team thinks also has the mental makeup to handle all that the Giants ask of their centers, especially under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo. Aside from the intangibles -- which I can be guilty of overvaluing sometimes -- it filled a need on an overhauled offensive line. I look forward to seeing him compete.

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