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Mock Draft Tracker: Updated 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 (No. 17 and No. 95 overall) 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. Including the sixth overall pick, the Giants now have 12 total selections heading into the draft, which takes place April 25-27 in Nashville.

Below is a look at the latest mock drafts:

No. 6: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “I'm sticking with Haskins to the Giants, even though they have a gaping void in their edge rush. I wouldn't be shocked if they didn't take a quarterback in Round 1, though.”

No. 17: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

Analysis: “I gave New York a quarterback at No. 6, which means it has to address its pass rush with its other first-round pick. Ferrell is a prototypical 4-3 defensive end.”

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: Rashan Gary, EDGE, Michigan

Analysis: “After trading Olivier Vernon, the Giants have a major need on the outside of their defensive line, and I can see GM Dave Gettleman falling in love with Gary's athletic talents."

No. 17: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Analysis: “The David Cutcliffe connection plays a big role in Jones landing with the Giants to be Eli's heir apparent."

No. 6: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

Analysis: “Giants GM Dave Gettleman stays true to his draft board and takes the best player available."

No. 13 (trade with Miami): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “The Giants jump ahead of the Redskins to get Eli Manning's successor."

No. 6: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan

Analysis: “Will the Giants take a QB here?! It's certainly possible, but Gary, who can also slide inside to defend the run and put pressure on the passer, is the selection here.”

No. 17: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Analysis: “After the OBJ trade to Cleveland, Giants fans are anxious to see how their extra first-round pick is used. The future successor for QB Eli Manning is plucked from the same tree, as both Manning and Jones were coached by Duke's David Cutcliffe.”

No. 6: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “This is a tough call, but you just have to think the Giants take a quarterback here. They do need pass-rushers, but I don't see them opting for Montez Sweat or Rashan Gary over taking care of their No. 1 problem.”

No. 17: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Analysis: “The versatile Wilkins would be a good start in rebuilding the unit.”

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: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Analysis: “There will be WFAN hysteria and message-board debates about this pick leading right up until the card is turned in. I do think the Giants will go quarterback, but not the guy everyone has pegged to them. Lock wowed folks at the Senior Bowl, has a ton of moxie and can rip it. Make no mistake: The fans may not agree with the choice. But I see Lock as a Giants quarterback before Dwayne Haskins. The "Kansas City model" plays out, and it's Eli passing the torch to the former Missouri Tiger, not the Ohio State Buckeye.”

No. 17: Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

Analysis: “The leader of that loaded Clemson defensive line, Ferrell is one of the more decorated players in the entire draft, winning two national titles, notching a first-team All-ACC selection and the Ted Hendricks Award (college football's top defensive end). In 2018, he had 19.5 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, four pass breakups and three forced fumbles. New York gets the edge rusher the Giants' unit so desperately needs.”

No. 6: Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State

Analysis: “Effortless explosiveness, springy agility, and a variety of pass-rush moves give him immense upside, but he’ll need to prove he can keep his newly added weight on in the pros.”

No. 17: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Analysis: “Big-armed pocket passer with a knack for the big play but inconsistencies in his accuracy, footwork, and decision-making.”

No. 6: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: :"We've seen all the talk about how the Giants aren't interested in Haskins but we also know the team spent time with the quarterback before his pro day. We're not buying it -- New York is interested and Haskins has a chance to be really good. The Giants get Eli Manning's successor here."

No. 17: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma

Analysis: “Ford is coming off a strong season for the Sooners and he'll be a welcome addition to an O-line that struggled to protect Eli Manning a season ago.”

No. 6: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

Analysis: “There are scheme fit questions with this pairing, but Giants’ defensive coordinator James Bettcher uses multiple fronts and shouldn’t have any issues putting Oliver in position to succeed. General Manager Dave Gettleman believes in drafting traits and wasn’t shy targeting defensive tackles early in the draft when he was in charge in Carolina (Star Lotulelei, Kawann Short, Vernon Butler).”

No. 17: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Analysis: “Mapping out quarterback landing spots in a first-round mock draft is like playing matchmaker and finding two alike partners. That is certainly the case with Jones to the Giants with his connection to the Manning family and a situation where he can develop at his own pace behind the starter.”

No. 6: Devin White, LB, LSU

Analysis: "White is a game-changer in the middle of the defense who stood out at the combine as one of the best prospects in this class, so if he gets by the Raiders and Buccaneers I can see the Giants hopping all over him and leaving their edge rusher need for later."

No. 17: Clelin Ferrell, OLB, Clemson

Analysis: “With their other first-round pick, the Giants land the last of the top-tier edge rushers in Ferrell, who might not be the perfect fit for the 3-4 but who should dominate in nickel packages and still be a force on all three downs."

No. 6: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State

Analysis: “Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State: They pass on a quarterback here to land a top edge rusher. Taking pass rushers is the Giants way."

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

Analysis: “There isn't a quarterback worth taking here, so they add a big, physical receiver to help Eli Manning."

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: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

Analysis: “People will point to the production, but I think he checks all the boxes for what Dave Gettleman wants in a first-round pick. Huge upside, defensive lineman (if possible) and he's versatile in terms of where he can line up and play.”

No. 17: Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson

Analysis: “I don't think Dave Gettleman can pass up on this kid twice. And he just landed himself a pair of HOG MOLLIES.”

No. 6: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan

Analysis: “GM Dave Gettleman ignores the cries for a quarterback at No. 6 and picks his highest-rated defensive lineman remaining. Gary is versatile enough to play anywhere from the 3-technique to the outside.”

No. 17: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Analysis: “Gettleman gets his Eli Manning clone in Jones, though he'll appreciate the improved athleticism.”

No. 6: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Analysis: “If Haskins is available without the Giants having to trade up, they’ll likely look at him to be Eli Manning’s successor beyond 2019.”

No. 17: Cody Ford, IOL, Oklahoma

Analysis: “Ford is massive, and has plenty of strength and power throughout his frame. He has unnatural balance and weight transfers in pass protection for someone his size. If he falls all the way to pick 17, the Giants should sprint to the podium.”

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