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Mel Kiper makes final Giants Draft predictions

Pencils down. It's time to hand in final mockups because Draft Day is finally here, football fans.


Mike Mayock, NFL Media
Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
"Eli needs a buddy. The Giants were No. 28 in points scored, and Ebron is the most gifted tight end I've seen in a while as a vertical threat. If he's willing to work at blocking, he's a Pro Bowl tight end."

Mel Kiper, ESPN
Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
"The debate here comes down to Martin or Eric Ebron. In Martin, the Giants added a versatile offensive lineman in the first round last season, and Justin Pugh looks like he's going to be a good one. In Martin they get another versatile O-lineman, a player who can handle left tackle, but who could also be an exceptional guard. The Giants never touch linebackers in Round 1, so I'm not betting on a player like C.J. Mosley here, and Martin isn't a reach -- he's my No. 8 overall prospect entering the draft."

Todd McShay, ESPN
Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
"We've been pegging Donald for the Bears at No. 14 for a while now, but he might not last that long. He is in play for both the Bucs at No. 7 overall and Vikings at No. 8, and the Giants are another logical fit here. They need help at the defensive tackle position, and Donald is the best one in the 2014 class. He has elite snap anticipation and first-step quickness, and great finishing ability. LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. is still a possibility, but Donald could be too tempting to pass up."

Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange/
Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
The Giants are looking for better protection and big play targets for Eli Manning and could see Ebron as capable of helping in both areas. With new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo expected to feature the position in his attack, Ebron's athleticism could make him an instant hit.

Dane Brugler, Analyst
Zack Martin, OG, Notre Dame
The Giants drafted a versatile tackle/guard last year in the first round (Justin Pugh), could they do it again this season? If that player is Martin, then yes, the top offensive lineman on the board here.

Peter Schrager, FOX Sports
Zack Martin, OG, Notre Dame
The Giants could be looking at Taylor Lewan, the two top safeties, tight end Eric Ebron and Odell Beckham, Jr. if they're all on the board, here. But Martin is the guy. He could play either tackle, either guard, and can play center. Some sources around the league tell me the Giants aren't even sure he'll be there at 12. They hope he is.

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media Analyst
Zack Martin, OG, Notre Dame
Martin's stock has risen throughout the spring. He is capable of playing all five spots on the line.

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