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The 2021 NFL Draft is inching closer and closer, as we are now only two weeks out from the start of this year's festivities.

Pro days have basically wrapped up around the country. For the past month, these on-campus workouts took the place of the Scouting Combine as NFL hopefuls showcased their skills in front of coaches, scouts, and general managers.

Since the start of the offseason, has been tracking the mock draft predictions from media outlets across the country.

Today we are doing the same thing, but this time we are only focusing on mock drafts that go beyond just the first round.

Here are the latest multi-round mock drafts from NFL analysts:

1st Round Pick (No. 11) : Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "Waddle would give them the draft's best deep threat, a speedy playmaker who will also make an impact in the return game. I thought about edge rusher here as well."

2nd Round Pick (No. 42): Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahoma

Analysis: "Pass-rusher is the Giants' No. 1 need, and they have to take one here if they go another route with the No. 11 pick. Perkins is a fit as an outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense. He's a physical edge rusher who had 16.5 sacks in three seasons at Oklahoma. He bullied offensive tackles at times."

1st Round Pick: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Analysis: "I wouldn't be surprised to see the Giants look at USC guard Alijah Vera-Tucker, but they just took three linemen in the first five rounds last year, including Andrew Thomas at No. 4 overall. And while the defense was stellar last season, getting defensive coordinator Patrick Graham a versatile, rangy, fast, instinctive linebacker like Owusu-Koramoah will help keep it that way."

2nd Round Pick: Carlos "Boogie" Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest

Analysis: "Maybe the Giants go offensive line here -- Texas' Samuel Cosmi or Wisconsin-Whitewater's Quinn Meinerz could fit -- but their biggest need is on the edge. Basham is powerful and disruptive."

1st Round Pick: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC

Analysis: If the Giants want Daniel Jones to succeed, continuing to upgrade the offensive line with this pick will be attractive. There is no such thing as a "safe" prospect in the NFL Draft, but Vera-Tucker is viewed by many around the league as having low bust potential and a high floor. Personally, I would go Jaylen Waddle here, which is another realistic possibility."

2nd Round Pick: Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami

3rd Round Pick (No. 76): Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa

4th Round Pick (No. 116): Cornell Powell, WR, Clemson

6th Round Pick (No. 196): Khalil Herbert, RB, Virginia Tech

6th Round Pick (No. 201): Monty Rice, LB, Georgia

View photos of every player projected to the Giants in mock drafts just days ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.

1st Round Pick: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "Whichever receiver or tight end falls to the Giants at Pick 11 is going to be one of the best values in the draft. All the top pass catchers are so close in skill that New York might draft the actual WR1 without having to use a super premium pick on him."

2nd Round Pick: Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahoma

Analysis: "As the Sooner defense got better last year, so did Ronnie Perkins. He exploded onto the scene with a stellar 2020 campaign. Perkins earned a 73.1 grade after his first two seasons in Norman, posting a mere 11.9% pass-rush win rate. Then, he dominated his way into a 90.5 grade and a 24.7% win rate last season. You love to see that type of improvement, and he's clearly a very good, speedy pass rusher. But you are banking on a lot of development for him to see the field consistently on first and second down. He can get to the quarterback, and someone is going to fall in love with his athletic ability. Why not Dave Gettleman?"

3rd Round Pick: Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky

Analysis: "Davis would bring some speed and size to the position, letting him run free and hit anything that moves from the Will linebacker position. He's fantastic against the run and can be protected by all the zone coverages against bad matchups in the pass game that defensive coordinator Patrick Graham runs."

1st Round Pick: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC

Analysis: "I think the Giants will love Smith, so they will likely have their eyes on him. But if Smith is gone before No. 11, I think they'll take their attention to the trenches and get one of the most reliable and versatile offensive linemen in the class in Vera-Tucker. He can make up for the Kevin Zeitler loss in the short term and potentially kick out to tackle in the future."

2nd Round Pick: Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky

3rd Round Pick: Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame

1st Round Pick: Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern

Analysis: "We would take DeVonta Smith but Dave Gettleman likes big guys, which is why we won't be shocked if Rashawn Slater (who we also like a lot) is the pick here."

2nd Round Pick: Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahoma

3rd Round Pick: Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson

4th Round Pick: Cameron McGrone, LB, Michigan

6th Round Pick: John Bates, TE, Boise State

6th Round Pick: Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford

1st Round Pick: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

2nd Round Pick: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State

3rd Round Pick: Jordan Smith, EDGE, UAB

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah updated his ranking of the top 50 prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft for the final time before the start of the draft.

1st Round Pick: Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

Analysis: "Paye dropped to 261 pounds for his pro day, allowing general manager Dave Gettleman to envision the former Wolverine standing up in the Giants' defense. His agility and strength are perfect for winning and setting the edge."

2nd Round Pick: Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina

3rd Round Pick: Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State

4th Round Pick: Josh Myers, IOL, Ohio State

6th Round Pick: Tedarrell Slaton, DL, Florida

6th Round Pick: Sam Cooper, IOL, Merrimack College

1st Round Pick: Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern

Analysis: "The Giants will happily end the fall of Slater. A lineman with five-position flexibility, Slater can step into an offensive line that made strides last year in the aftermath of a coaching shakeup."

2nd Round Pick: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU

3rd Round Pick: Chris Rumph II, EDGE, Duke

4th Round Pick: Janarius Robinson, EDGE, Florida State

6th Round Pick: Marquez Stevenson, WR, Houston

6th Round Pick: Josh Ball, OT, Marshall

1st Round Pick: Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

Analysis: "New York needs edge defenders and we all know how much Dave Gettleman likes to draft linemen. While this is a little rich for Kwity Paye for most, Gettleman ultimately decides the upside is too great to pass up, aligns him next to Leonard Williams, and allows the duo to go hunt quarterbacks."

2nd Round Pick: Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss

3rd Round Pick: Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina

1st Round Pick: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "Smith, Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton, and Sterling Shepard represent a fine receiving quartet for Daniel Jones."

2nd Round Pick: Andre Cisco, DB, Syracuse

3rd Round Pick: Creed Humphrey, IOL, Oklahoma

1st Round Pick: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

2nd Round Pick: Payton Turner, EDGE, Houston

3rd Round Pick: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan analyst Bucky Brooks revealed his updated position rankings for the 2021 NFL Draft.

1st Round Pick: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "Why a wide receiver after opening the vault in free agency for Kenny Golladay? Waddle is a different cat entirely, the closest thing to Tyreek Hill, ball-in-hands, explosive-wise, in this draft. In this simulation, tight end Kyle Pitts, offensive tackles Penei Sewell and Rashawn Slater, wideouts Ja'Marr Chase and DeVonta Smith and cornerback Patrick Surtain II were all gone and unavailable to the Giants. There is talk about tackle Christian Darrisaw and linebacker Micah Parsons but Waddle wins out, based on the skill-set he provides and the strong desire to surround Daniel Jones with as many weapons as possible."

2nd Round Pick: Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami

Analysis: "Inject "What does an NFL pass rusher look like" into the formula and Phillips' physique might be the result. This 6-foot-6, 260-pound edge rusher has all the goods. He had eight sacks in 2020 and can look like a beast on the field. Why did he drop into the second round? He has a funky medical history that must be thoroughly explored. He actually retired from football after his second concussion at UCLA before reassessing and transferring. The Giants need what Phillips offers and take the gamble."

3rd Round Pick: Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa

Analysis: "This towering (6-foot-8) tackle can and will add bulk to his 311-pound frame and is an athlete — he played tight end and defensive end in high school before converting to the offensive line. He made 14 starts at right tackle in 2019 (he didn't play in 2020 when his program went to a spring schedule) and brings developmental potential and rookie competition for Matt Peart."

4th Round Pick: Kendrick Green, IOL, Illinois

Analysis: "Back to back offensive linemen? Why not? Green plays on the interior and could emerge as a rugged and nasty guard at the next level."

6th Round Pick: JaCoby Stevens, S, LSU

Analysis: "Is he, at 6-foot-1 and 212 pounds, an undersized linebacker or an oversized safety? The Giants will hand that puzzle to their brainy defensive coordinator, Patrick Graham. Stevens does his best work closer to the line of scrimmage — he had 21.5 career tackles for loss for the Tigers."

6th Round Pick: Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma

Analysis: "While the Giants try to smooth out the rough edges on defense and turn Brown into an NFL slot corner, they will stick him on their special teams units, where he is a relentless and aggressive gunner and coverage demon."

1st Round Pick: Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

2nd Round Pick: Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

3rd Round Pick: Josh Myers, IOL, Ohio State

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1st Round Pick: Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

Analysis: "The 6-foot-2, 241-pound Ojulari gets the "edge" over Michigan's Kwity Paye and the Miami duo of Gregory Rousseau and Jaelan Phillips. Gettleman has taken at least one Georgia player in each of his three drafts with the Giants, including two in the past two first rounds. Olujari's production (he led the SEC in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles) fits the profile of first-round picks during Gettleman's tenure."

2nd Round Pick: Landon Dickerson, IOL, Alabama

Analysis: "The 6-foot-6, 326-pound Dickerson has major injury questions. He suffered season-ending injuries in each of his three years at Florida State. He transferred to Alabama and started 24 straight games before tearing his ACL in last season's SEC championship game. But when Dickerson was on the field, he was dominant. The unanimous first-team All-American won the Rimington Trophy as the nation's best center last season. Dickerson played guard early in his college career and could step into a starting spot on the Giants' line as a rookie."

3rd Round Pick: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC

Analysis: "The 6-foot-1, 195-pound St. Brown has the flexibility to play inside and outside."

4th Round Pick: LaBryan Ray, DT, Alabama

Analysis: "The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder missed time with injuries in three of four seasons at Alabama. The Giants have an experienced defensive line, so they can afford to take a risk on a former five-star recruit. Ray has the size and versatility to play different positions along the defensive line."

6th Round Pick: Larry Rountree, RB, Missouri

Analysis: "The 5-foot-11, 216-pound Rountree can replace Wayne Gallman as a tough north-south runner to complement Barkley."

6th Round Pick: Nahshon Wright, CB, Oregon State

Analysis: "The 6-foot-4, 188-pound Wright has an intriguing combination of length and athleticism. It's worth a flier to see if his measurables can translate into a man-coverage corner in Patrick Graham's defense."

1st Round Pick: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "The Heisman Trophy winner's slight frame, most notably his weight (170), has garnered plenty of attention in the walk-up to the draft. Watching his toughness, speed, tremendous route running, competitive nature and skill should answer some of the questions about the historical trends working against a prospect who weighs what he does. The 6-foot-1 Smith is not diminutive by any stretch, and the smoothness and polish of his game is reminiscent of Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison. With Golladay on the perimeter and Smith being able to run the entire route tree, added to Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram and Kyle Rudolph in the red zone, the Giants would suddenly become a very difficult group to cover."

2nd Round Pick: Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami

Analysis: "Rousseau's name has been linked to the Giants in mock drafts since the NFL season ended. Joe Judge was at the Miami Pro Day and got a good look at Rousseau, among others. The Giants will likely have their eye on a prospect to help what is perceived as an unaddressed weakness, but there are question marks on most. That'll almost certainly lead to a few going later in the draft than anticipated. Opting out of last season following a productive 2019 cost Rousseau valuable tape; whether that hurts him remains to be seen."

3rd Round Pick: Jackson Carman, OL, Clemson

Analysis: "After protecting Trevor Lawrence's blind side, Carman's best days in the NFL will likely be on the interior. That should be extra appealing for the Giants, who could slide Carman into the competition at guard with the idea of also mixing him in at right tackle if necessary. The Giants will undoubtedly have their sights on offensive linemen who can play multiple spots in order to keep their development of Andrew Thomas and Matt Peart going at tackle."

4th Round Pick: Derrick Barnes, LB, Purdue

Analysis: "In the category of prospects I like that others aren't bringing up post-Round 1 for the Giants, Barnes is near the top. He can play every spot in the middle of the field and would be an ideal role player with upside for defensive coordinator Patrick Graham right away. Let Barnes be a special teams stud at the outset and you won't be disappointed."

6th Round Pick: Elijah Mitchell, RB, Louisiana

Analysis: "Mitchell could go earlier on Day 3, but it terms of fit and need, this selection makes a lot of sense. The Giants have plenty of intel on Mitchell, who played for their new offensive line coach, Rob Sale, who served as offensive coordinator of the Ragin' Cajuns. Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker are at the top of the depth chart, and Mitchell could be the ideal complement to that pairing. The Giants don't have a young back to develop to eventually take on a more prominent role. He had a good week at the Senior Bowl and won't be a liability in the passing game, either."

6th Round Pick: Larnel Coleman, OT, UMass

Analysis: "Coleman started the final three seasons of his career at UMass following a redshirt year in 2016. He has experience at both tackle spots and prototypical size (6-foot-6, 315 pounds) to stand out as a Day 3 sleeper with developmental upside. I could see the Giants falling in love with his 36-inch arms and raw ability to have him spend some time adjusting to the league."


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