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Mock Draft Tracker: Experts predict Giants draft pick

The Arizona Cardinals are on the clock.

The confetti raining down at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday night didn’t just mark the end of the 2018 season. That’s right, it’s mock draft time. Below is a look at what draft analysts are currently saying about the Giants, who hold the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft:

Pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “Haskins lacks the ideal mobility, but he's a pure pocket passer with excellent arm strength and accuracy.”

Pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “This is an easy call. The Giants need a quarterback, and Haskins is the best quarterback in the class. The Giants can't afford to put off the decision for another year, even if they bring back 38-year-old Eli Manning and let the rookie learn behind him. Haskins (6-3, 220) is far from a finished product -- he started only 14 games at Ohio State -- but he has an extremely high ceiling. One thing to watch is whether QB-needy teams get aggressive and try to trade up to get in front of the Giants.”

Pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “Imagine this big-armed signal-caller uncorking shots to Odell Beckham Jr. or finding Saquon Barkley in the flat. Sound fun? The one-year Buckeyes starter shows good touch and anticipation, and could be Big Blue's quarterback of the future. It makes perfect sense here, as long as another quarterback-hungry team doesn't hop the Giants via a trade.”

Pick: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Analysis: “This wouldn't be my selection if I were making the pick, but the Giants need a young QB to develop behind Eli Manning and Jones' ties to Duke head coach David Cutcliffe -- Eli's college coach and mentor -- might be all the Giants need to push Jones over the top on their board as they try to make a smooth transition under center.”

Pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “The New York Giants have to eventually move on from Eli Manning—or at least draft a viable young quarterback to take over in the near future. The NFL is buzzing right now about the result of the Kansas City Chiefs' plan to draft Patrick Mahomes and let him sit behind Alex Smith for a season. The Giants should follow that blueprint and strike now to get a quarterback of the future. Dwayne Haskins might not be a trendy fit for the Giants because of his status as a one-year starter at Ohio State, but his talent speaks for itself. He has poise in the pocket that most new starters do not and has shown excellent arm talent and ball placement. Perhaps most encouraging was his development throughout the season, as he played his best football late in the year.”

Pick: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

Analysis: “Williams has the best blend of fine-tuned technique, athleticism and power of any offensive tackle in this class.”

Pick: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Analysis: “We think Kyler Murray is the second-best quarterback in this class, but if GM Dave Gettleman is looking for a more conventional option, Lock could be his guy. He has the best arm in this class, is a good deep-ball thrower and is coming off a strong final two months of his college season.”

Pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “When Oregon’s Justin Herbert decided to put off entering the NFL for another year, Haskins became the No. 1 quarterback choice. Despite real concern over his limited experience as a starter, Haskins has all the physical gifts NFL teams look for in quarterbacks—height, arm strength and accuracy—and he has true franchise quarterback potential.”

Pick: Cody Ford, OT/OG, Oklahoma

Analysis: “The Giants have needs up and down the roster, including at quarterback. But it wouldn’t be a surprise if general manager Dave Gettleman opts to upgrade the trenches first and foremost. Ford is a wide-bodied bully who moves well, providing tackle-guard flexibility.”

Pick: Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma

Analysis: “The Giants have holes all over their defense, and on the right side of their offensive line. I love Ford as a pick for them, as he has the upside to be a stud right tackle opposite Nate Solder. If the Giants are unable to develop him at tackle, Ford could be a dominant guard in the NFL, where New York also has a massive hole. His traits and physical mentality are special.”

Pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “In a real scenario, it’s highly unlikely the Giants will be able to stay at this pick and still land Haskins, who is widely regarded as the top passer in this class. If they do, it would be the perfect match of need and value for a team that needs a successor for Eli Manning.”

Pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “Haskins made a great decision to come out early, because he should be the first QB off the board to succeed Eli Manning. Haskins cemented his stock late in the Buckeyes' season, when he had some jaw-dropping games with his big arm and downfield accuracy. He has ideal size as a strong pocket passer (6-3, 220 pounds) with the right dose of athleticism. That checks the right boxes for Dave Gettleman.”

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