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We're one day away from the start of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, and pundits are taking a final swing at projecting the first round.

Here we look at MMQB's Peter King, who slotted Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff to the Giants at No. 9. As a senior, the 6-foot-5, 319-pound Hawkeye won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman and was voted first-team All-Big Ten.

"G-Men have a history of loving Midwestern offensive linemen high in the draft," King wrote. "Of the last six offensive linemen they've drafted in the top 40, five have been from Midwestern schools (four Big Ten, one Notre Dame). Scherff is the kind of versatile mauler the Giants could use inside for a couple of years before moving him outside, or they could keep him inside if Justin Pugh and Will Beatty are doing the job at tackle."

In King's mock draft, Scherff was the second offensive lineman taken after giving Stanford's Andrus Peat to the Jets at No. 6. King also had Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks Jameis Winston of Florida State and Marcus Mariota of Oregon going first and second off the board, respectively.

Meanwhile, here is what King projected for the Giants' NFC East rivals:

8. Washington (projected trade with Atlanta): Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

20. Philadelphia: Damarious Randall, FS/CB, Arizona State

27. Dallas: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

Check out photos of OT Brandon Scherff from the University of Iowa

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