After the first weekend of March Madness, we all need some assurance in our sports world.
The NFL Draft isn't any more predictable than the NCAA Tournament, but NFL.com looked at the closest prospects to slam dunks, ranking the top 10 safest picks that teams could make on April 30 in Chicago.
"The 'boom or bust' prospects, with lots of potential but with plenty of questions marks, too, can make or break careers for NFL personnel executives," Chase Goodbread wrote.
"But it's the safe draft picks, the ones with the fewest flaws, that strong draft classes are built upon. In some cases, the safer prospects hold great high-end potential, as well, but their overriding trait is that they rate no worse than solid in every area, on or off the field."
Keeping in mind that the Giants hold the ninth spot in the draft, here are NFL.com's safest choices overall:
NFL.com names the top-10 safest draft choices
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the crew on NFL Network's "Path to the Draft" debated the biggest boom-or-bust prospects, which included wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (Missouri/Oklahoma), defensive end Danielle Hunter (LSU), offensive lineman Andrus Peat (Stanford), tight end/wide receiver Devin Funchess (Michigan), linebacker/safety/running back Shaq Thompson (Washington), and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (Oklahoma).
Over the past 35 years these 35 players were drafted 9th overall in the NFL Draft