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Mock Draft Tracker: Post-trade picks for Giants

The Giants, barring another deal, are on track to select two players in the first round for the first time since 1984.

They picked up two more draft choices when they sent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and linebacker Olivier Vernon to the Browns in exchange for safety Jabrill Peppers and guard Kevin Zeitler. The two selections the Giants received were the 17th overall and 95th overall (the 32nd pick in the third round), which Cleveland had acquired from New England. Including the sixth overall pick, the Giants now have 12 total selections heading into the draft, which will take place April 25-27.

Below is a look at the latest mock drafts:

No. 6: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan

Analysis: “Gary is far from a finished product, but his combination of size, strength and athleticism could make him a star as a versatile edge defender.”

No. 17: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Analysis: “Jones could be the perfect successor to Eli Manning based on the Duke product's pedigree (David Cutcliffe, who coached Manning at Ole Miss, coached Jones in Durham for the past four years) and unflappable demeanor.”

No. 6: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “Perfect spot for this prolific passer to land. With Haskins coming out as a redshirt sophomore, and landing in the N.Y. metropolitan area, it's not a bad thing for him to have time to acclimate behind Eli Manning.”

No. 17: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

Analysis: “The Giants find a building block for the O-line with this pick, acquired from the Browns in the OBJ trade. Dillard, who many believe is the best pass protector in the draft, can grow with their top pick, Dwayne Haskins.”

No. 6: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “Haskins is the top quarterback on my board this season. He's smart, tough, physical and can beat defenses from inside the pocket. He's accurate and poised, having shown that this year with monster games against good defenses like Michigan, Northwestern and Washington.”

No. 17: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson

Analysis: “After trading Odell Beckham, Jr. to the Cleveland Browns, the New York Giants own an extra pick in the first round. With Dwayne Haskins secured at No. 6 overall to play quarterback, the Giants' front office will likely look to bolster the defense. That's how general manager Dave Gettleman works. Right defensive end Clelin Ferrell can play with his hand in the dirt or standing up as an outside edge-rusher. Teams will love his length, burst and work ethic with a non-stop motor that allows him a number of effort sacks against top-tier blockers. Ferrell's ability to convert speed to power is eye-opening and could be everything the Giants are looking for in a top-tier defensive end to build around.”

No. 6: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “The makeover is officially underway with OBJ leaving town. Haskins has long seemed like the right guy for New York, given the value of an apprenticeship under Eli Manning. And GM Dave Gettleman's decisions to part with Beckham and S Landon Collins seem like a strong indication that he's less interested in winning now than setting this franchise up for the future. The Giants spurned the chance to draft a passer in Round 1 last year, but that seems unlikely now.”

No. 17: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

Analysis: “He might be a top-five pick with a clean résumé, and that kind of value might be too good for Gettleman to pass up (even if Simmons' 6-4, 301-pound build isn't quite at Hog Molly specs) as he restocks New York's ailing defense.”

No. 6: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “The former Buckeye is a prototypical pocket passer with a big arm and the confidence to sit back and pick apart a defense. Odell Beckham Jr.’s gone, but with Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, and Saquon Barkley around him, there’s a nucleus in place that makes taking a quarterback here the logical move.”

No. 17: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson

Analysis: “He’s a game-ready three-down defensive end who’s strong against the run and highly disruptive against the pass. Mixing an explosive first step with a collection of trusty pass rush moves, the former Clemson star has a high floor—and with a little refinement in his technique, he could develop into a double-digit sack producer.”

No. 6: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State

Analysis: “Sweat reportedly has a pre-existing heart condition, according to NFL.com, and it's unclear how it might affect his draft stock. If NFL teams clear Sweat, who dominated the Senior Bowl and dominated the combine (the man ran a 4.41, which is faster than Julio Jones, Odell Beckham and Antonio Brown) he will be an impact player, particularly in New York, who shipped Olivier Vernon to the Browns.”

No. 17: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama

Analysis: “They traded for guard Kevin Zeitler, and Williams can play right tackle in the NFL and even kick inside to guard if needed.”

No. 6: Jawaan Taylor, OL, Florida

Analysis: “Taylor seems like the precise type of offensive tackle Dave Gettleman would draft this high to fortify the blocking for Eli and Saquon.”

No. 17: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

Analysis: “Giants GM Dave Gettleman drafted both Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess in Carolina. Butler is another huge target with more athletic capabilities than those veteran pass catchers.”

No. 3 (Mock trade with Jets): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “The Giants trading their best wide receiver only to move up for a quarterback a year after passing on a quarterback at No. 2 overall so they could continue with the Eli Manning experiment for another year (or two) sounds about right.”

No. 17: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Analysis: “He's no Odell Beckham but the Giants need somebody to catch the ball.”

No. 6: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State

Analysis: “The Giants miss out on Haskins, so they go ahead and grab some much-needed edge rushing help after shipping Olivier Vernon to Cleveland. Sweat dominated the combine to improve his stock into a potential top-10 pick.”

No. 17: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Analysis: “The Giants pulled off a shocking trade with the Browns involving this pick, shipping away their star receiver. Are they finally acknowledging it's time for a rebuild? Metcalf is the likely top prospect at his position after dominating the combine, and this could be a bit of a value pick with many expecting him to go in the top 15.”

No. 6: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “Haskins isn't as electric as Kyler Murray, but he's a big (6'3", 231 lbs), accurate pocket passer who should fit right into Pat Shurmur's offense. He racked up 4,831 yards passing and 50 touchdowns in 2018 alone, which should give you an idea of just how well he can sling it.”

No. 17: A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi

Analysis: “Brown has an excellent combination of size (6'0", 226 lbs) and quickness (4.49 40), plus he's a tremendous route-runner. He isn't quite the burner Haskins had in Parris Campbell at Ohio State, but he is a receiver defenses will have to account for.”

No. 6: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

Analysis: “Taylor (6-5, 312 pounds) offers agility, smarts and technique to handle most athletic edge-rushers. He has been rising up boards as scouts have realized he is not just relegated to right tackle; he can thrive better than anyone else in this class on the left side.”

No. 17: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Analysis: “Williams is a long, lean corner (6-2, 185 pounds) who has rare speed, quickness and agility for his size. He is not the most physical player, but he is fundamentally sound in coverage, and he uses his length at the line of scrimmage to break up routes.”

No. 6: Devin White, LB, LSU

Analysis: “Quite obviously Dave Gettleman doesn't care about positional value, and White might be the type of guy who is worth ignoring the position, too. He's got crazy range and a perfect modern game for a linebacker.”

No. 17: Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson

Analysis: “I think the Giants would prefer an elite edge rusher here, but I also think that Dave Gettleman could fall in love with Dexter's size and strength and speed and ability to disrupt on the interior. Adding Lawrence and White and Rosen would be a pretty nice first-day haul for the Giants, not to mention sorely needed positive publicity.”

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