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Mock Draft Tracker 3.0: Pre-Senior Bowl picks

Draft season gets rolling this week in Mobile, Alabama.

That's the home of the Senior Bowl, which annually features the country's best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects. A month later, the football world gathers in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine, and then it's all systems go for April 23 in Las Vegas.

The New York Giants hold the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Bengals currently own the first overall selection, followed by the Redskins and Lions. The Dolphins pick directly after the Giants to round out the top five. will track the latest mock drafts coming in from around the country. Here's what the draftniks currently project for the Giants at No. 4:

Pick: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Analysis: "Dave Gettleman loves big, physical football players, and they don't get any bigger than Becton (listed at 6-foot-7, 369 pounds). He is a mauler in the run game, and he's shockingly nimble in pass protection."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Wills has been a rocketship up draft boards this season — and for good reason. Wills improved by leaps and bounds, even as the season went along. He allowed 11 pressures all season but only one in his last five games."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "New head coach (and former Alabama assistant) Joe Judge will receive plenty of intel from his friends in Tuscaloosa on Wills, my top-ranked tackle in the draft."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Analysis: "New coach Joe Judge seemed to be channeling general manager Dave Gettleman when he vowed the Giants would employ an "old-school, physical mentality." That mentality might push them toward Wills, a surprisingly fleet-footed protector who erases opponents in the run game."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Analysis: "New York gets one of the best and most versatile defenders in the 2020 class at No. 4 overall. I love Simmons' potential and that he can play literally anywhere. He lines up at linebacker, in the slot, and at single-high safety. He displayed great range on an interception in the College Football Playoff semifinals that shows he's not a normal LB."

View photos from the college career of Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons

Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "The top of the 2020 NFL draft board is becoming clearer by the day, with top underclassmen declaring for April's selection process. Ohio State's Chase Young and Jeff Okudah and Alabama's Jerry Jeudy are among the potential top-10 prospects who have already stated their intentions. Projected No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow is a senior. As is Oregon's Justin Herbert, who might be the second quarterback off the board."

View photos from the college career of Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy.

Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "While most casual fans are familiar with Tagovailoa by now, several may not be as familiar with Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. This isn't the case for fans who watched him in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day. Jeudy destroyed the Michigan defense, catching six passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. While this stat line may lead fans to believe that Jeudy is primarily a deep threat, his biggest asset may actually be his ability to generate separation with precision route-running. Even before Alabama's bowl game, Jeudy was trending as the top receiver in this draft class. He had little to gain by even playing in it, but his drive and determination should resonate with prospective NFL employers."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, S, Clemson

Analysis: "Typically we've had the Giants targeting an offensive linemen here but this team ranked 27th in defense, according to Football Outsiders, and they were 31st against the pass. Simmons is one of the most athletic players in the country. He can play linebacker, safety, line up in the slot and even take snaps at cornerback. New York would basically be getting three players in one with Simmons."

Pick: Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia

Analysis: "The Giants would miss out on [Chase] Young by two picks, but landing Thomas wouldn't be considered a bad consolation prize whatsoever. He has franchise left tackle everything."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, S, Clemson

Analysis: "Clemson's Isaiah Simmons can not be labeled as a linebacker or safety or slot cornerback. It would be unfair to his skill set. Fans witnessed his rare ability recently in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Simmons, who has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, can play a handful of positions, which is why he is so valuable to NFL teams."

Pick: A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

Analysis: "Epenesa (6-6, 280 pounds) is a powerful, explosive, big-bodied player. He can push blockers out of the way to get to the quarterback and also stands up strong against the run. He confirmed his top-10 status with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble against USC in the Holiday Bowl."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Analysis: "Slotting Isaiah Simmons is always a rather impossible task: You don't know exactly what position he's going to play or how it's going to look when he plays it."

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View photos from the college career of Ohio State CB Jeff Okudah.


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