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Mock Draft Tracker 9.0: Post-combine picks

The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone.

More than 300 of the best college football players went through the ultimate job interview last week in Indianapolis with the hope of making it to the NFL. But who will make it to the Giants? Below is a look at the latest mock drafts for the team at No. 4.

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson

Analysis: "He was a factor in every single statistical area in 2019 for the Tigers, and his blazing 4.39-second time in the 40, wild 39-inch vertical and ridiculous 11-foot broad jump took Indianapolis by storm. It was one of the best workouts we've ever seen from a linebacker. A converted safety, Simmons fits what NFL teams are looking for today and can affect so many areas of the game. New York handed 28.2 points per game to opponents last season, more than all but two other teams. Let's jump start the defensive rebuild with a true difference-maker."

Pick: Tristan Wirfs, OL, Iowa

Analysis: "Lots of good options here, but protecting QB Daniel Jones is the priority."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Analysis: "Isaiah Simmons can play anywhere on defense, something he showed often at Clemson, and would give the Giants an athletic playmaker who can be a matchup problem for any type of offense. He's fast enough with a 4.39-second 40-yard dash to run with tight ends, cover slot receivers, chase down quarterbacks and generally make life miserable for offensive coordinators. While linebacker might not be the team's biggest need, Simmons is a position-less player with excellent ability to change a game defensively."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Analysis: "Let's recap Isaiah Simmons' combine, shall we? At 6-foot-4-inches, he had a 39-inch vertical jump, an 11-foot broad jump and a 4.39-second 40-yard dash. Every single one of those numbers is above the 90th percentile for the linebacker group he worked out in. Simmons is an alluring prospect because of how versatile he is; it's rare. Whether you like him best at linebacker, edge rusher, strong safety, free safety or part-time cornerback, Simmons showed that wherever you want to play him, he's athletic enough to be successful in that spot."

Pick: Tristan Wirfs, OL, Iowa

Analysis: "Turns out, Tristan Wirfs is somehow more athletic than any of us thought; at the combine he ran a 4.85, had a vertical of 36.5 inches, and oh by the way, he's one of the best players in this draft class. As an O-lineman, he can play either tackle position, and even kick inside to guard."

Pick: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Analysis: "Let's get Okudah to New York in this scenario, locking down one side of the field with the clear top corner in this class."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Dave Gettleman's affinity for the "hog mollies" could lead the Giants to add an edge blocker to protect their young quarterback."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Analysis: "Rare height, weight, speed and versatility to be deployed in a variety of positions. He's only scratching the surface of his upside."

Pick: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Analysis: "The Giants are committed to building through the trenches, and there's no larger building block in the draft class… literally. The 6-foot-7, 364-pound Becton scooted his way to a 5.1 second 40-yard dash over the weekend. While he hasn't been tested a ton in pass protection (73 true pass sets all year) and is raw as a prospect, Becton has rare physical tools to work with."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "They could address the defense with Jeffery Okudah or Isaiah Simmons, but general manager Dave Gettleman and new head coach Joe Judge should prioritize upgrading the offensive line for their young quarterback. And Wills is arguably the best of a top-heavy offensive tackle class."

Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "Jeudy is a better prospect than every offensive tackle in this class. Rookies, especially rookie offensive linemen, don't fill pressing needs. Over the past five NFL seasons, only nine rookie offensive tackles have played 400-plus snaps and earned overall grades above 70.0. None have earned an overall grade above 82.0. Don't address pressing needs in the draft; just draft the best players available."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Analysis: "New coach Joe Judge seemed to be channeling general manager Dave Gettleman when he vowed the Giants would employ an "old-school, physical mentality." That mentality might push them toward Wills, a surprisingly fleet-footed protector who erases opponents in the run game."

Pick: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Analysis: "It pains me as a Jets fan to say it, but the Giants are building something pretty impressive. They'll have two young corners, the makings of a good defensive line, and lots of skill position talent."

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Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "The top of the 2020 NFL draft board is becoming clearer by the day, with top underclassmen declaring for April's selection process. Ohio State's Chase Young and Jeff Okudah and Alabama's Jerry Jeudy are among the potential top-10 prospects who have already stated their intentions. Projected No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow is a senior. As is Oregon's Justin Herbert, who might be the second quarterback off the board."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "A two-year starter at right tackle for Alabama, Wills is a dominant run blocker who also improved significantly as a pass blocker in 2019."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "The New York Giants are scheduled to make their third top-10 pick in as many seasons and faced with making another high-caliber decision. A strong case could be made that the Giants could elect to make a defensive selection here, but in the end, the mission of this offseason should be to protect their previous first-round investment in Daniel Jones. Jedrick Wills' strength, power and dominating demeanor fits the "hog molly" mantra that general manager Dave Gettleman has drafted in years past."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Jedrick Wills fits Gettleman's MO as a physical mauler up front. Wills can also be a plug and play starter on either side."

View photos from the college career of Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy.

Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "While most casual fans are familiar with Tagovailoa by now, several may not be as familiar with Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. This isn't the case for fans who watched him in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day. Jeudy destroyed the Michigan defense, catching six passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. While this stat line may lead fans to believe that Jeudy is primarily a deep threat, his biggest asset may actually be his ability to generate separation with precision route-running. Even before Alabama's bowl game, Jeudy was trending as the top receiver in this draft class. He had little to gain by even playing in it, but his drive and determination should resonate with prospective NFL employers."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OL, Alabama

Analysis: "Generally speaking when you're trying to figure out what Dave Gettleman will do, the best move is to find the largest human in the draft on the offensive or defensive line."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Analysis: "Enviable position for the Giants here with Simmons and Tristan Wirfs on the board. After the release of Alec Ogletree, the Giants get the awesome playmaker the defense desperately needs."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OL, Alabama

Analysis: "They take Wills and can address the other spot later in the draft."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson

Analysis: "The Giants also need to address defense with a stat-sheet stuffer, and a versatile linebacker is just what they need for their Patriots-tinged defense coordinated by Patrick Graham under Joe Judge. Simmons seemed to be all over the field at all times in college with great speed and range at 6-4, 230 pounds, and he also can get to the quarterback. He posted 104 tackles, 7 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and 3 interceptions in 15 games."

Pick: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Analysis: "Thomas played both left and right tackle at Georgia. He will help fix Big Blue's O-line issues."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Analysis: "Slotting Isaiah Simmons is always a rather impossible task: You don't know exactly what position he's going to play or how it's going to look when he plays it."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Daniel Jones showed promise as a rookie, but he was sacked on 7.6 percent of his dropbacks and fumbled a whopping 18 times in 12 starts. As he enters his sophomore season, fortifying the offensive line in front of him should be a priority for general manager Dave Gettleman and Jedrick Wills' is a prospect I can see him falling in love with. Wills is an exceptional pass blocker with the power needed to generate vertical push in the run game. He can help Jones and star running back Saquon Barkley perform at their best."

Pick: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Analysis: "I thought my love for Mekhi Becton was bold when I sent him to Tampa Bay at No. 14 overall in my Mock Draft 4.0, and then NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah come over the top at the end of January and mocked Becton to the New York Giants. The more I've thought about it, yeah. Why the heck not? Dave Gettleman is still in control and the Giants have hired New England Patriots assistant Joe Judge to man the controls — he was in the house when the Patriots had success with Trent Brown. Given that's the comparison some are choosing to run with for Becton, there are enough dots to connect to justify the pick."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "It's not a "sexy" pick, but keeping Daniel Jones upright is an absolute must. Wills can help with that."

Pick: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Analysis: "Despite being 6-7, 364 pounds, he's not only a remarkable athlete – he managed a 5.1 40-yard dash – but also a mauler with experience at both tackle spots. GM Dave Gettleman said at the combine the Giants are "open for business" at No. 4, yet they might be pretty hard to surrender the opportunity to enlist a player who could both protect QB Daniel Jones and blow open holes for RB Saquon Barkley. We all know Gettleman loves nothing more than a "hog molly" ... and Becton projects as Hogzilla."

Pick: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Analysis: "This is a spot that's generally plug and play with your favorite tackle of the class, but what if none end up being worth a top-five pick? Okudah is an unquestioned top-five talent to come in and solidify a secondary that needs a No. 1 corner."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Here's where it gets interesting. I strongly considered Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons here but couldn't quite pull the trigger. GM Dave Gettleman has never traded down in running seven drafts for two teams, so there's no little to expect that to happen here either. And in taking Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones in this range the past two seasons, Gettleman has cast his die. For those two players to be effective, the Giants need more effective blocking."

Pick: Mekhi Becton, OL, Louisville

Analysis: "They need to upgrade their offensive line and this kid is a massive, athletic player who would do just that."

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View photos from the college career of Ohio State CB Jeff Okudah.