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2023 Mock Draft Tracker

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Mock Draft Tracker 8.0: Mel Kiper Jr., Daniel Jeremiah make new picks


Free agency is in full swing around the NFL.

In the first week, the Giants acquired tight end Darren Waller via trade and signed linebacker Bobby Okereke, defensive tackle Rakeem “Nacho” Nunez-Roches, and wide receivers Parris Campbell and Jeff Smith. Those were in addition to the Giants bringing back key pieces, such as Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, the longest-tenured active Giant, and the punter-long snapper tandem of Jamie Gillan and Casey Kreiter.

View photos of every move made by the Giants during the 2023 cycle.

So how will the March moves affect the draft in just over a month? Here's a look at the latest mock drafts floating around out there:

Pick: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Analysis: "Addison put up huge numbers for Pitt and USC over the past three seasons, and he could be a plug-and-play starter, getting reps in the slot and outside. This is how the Giants' passing offense can take a big step forward."

Pick: Joe Tippman, IOL, Wisconsin

Analysis: "The Giants did a nice job adding some much-needed speed to the skill positions in free agency. Tippman would team up with two young, talented offensive tackles to protect Daniel Jones for the foreseeable future."

Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "With explosive traits, great instincts and 4.42 speed, he caught 78 balls for 1,077 yards and 12 TDs in 2022."

Pick: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Analysis: "With QB Daniel Jones locked in long-term, it's time to get him some help on the perimeter. Johnston is a big target who should fit well in the Giants' physical offense. With Julian Love departing in free agency, a defensive back like Brian Branch might also make sense here."

Pick: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Analysis: "On tape, Addison has some routes that give you flashbacks of Stefon Diggs. Giants head coach Brian Daboll had a front-row seat for Diggs's game in Buffalo, so the hope would be to replicate that in New York. At 173 pounds, Addison was smaller than expected at the combine, but he would add a different dimension to the Giants' passing attack."

Pick: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

Analysis: "Hyatt exploded onto the scene in Tennessee's vertical tempo offense, catching 67 passes for 1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns, all while averaging a clean 18.9 yards per catch. He is a certified deep threat, with one area scout telling me at the Senior Bowl that he'll likely run in the low 4.3-second range in the 40-yard dash."

Pick: Joe Tippmann, IOL, Wisconsin

Analysis: "Joe Tippmann should be a definite Combine winner, and he could be a surprise first-round pick as a result. With a projected 10-yard split in the 1.6 range at 6'6", 320 pounds, he has elite size, power, and athleticism. The Giants could put him at center or guard and find space behind his devastating blocks."

Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "The Giants need more weapons on the perimeter. Flowers is an electric playmaker with sticky hands and outstanding route-running skills."

Pick: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

Analysis: "This could be a fairly easy call, as Kincaid's sticky hands and high-volume capability allow the Giants to mix up their "11" and "12" personnel groupings more frequently."

Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "Flowers lined up out wide on almost two-thirds of his snaps at BC, and while that may not be how he's used at the next level, he has the speed and route traits that Giants coach Brian Daboll could use on third down, specifically."

Pick: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

Analysis: "Head coach Brian Daboll has been a master at scheming to talent, and in the right role, there may be no better receiver in this class to scheme to than Smith-Njigba. He is nearly unguardable on option routes over the middle of the field and can easily take on a Cooper Kupp– or Amon-Ra St. Brown-esque slot role."

Pick: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Analysis: "Isaiah Hodgins opened eyes late in the season, and Wan'Dale Robinson will be back from a torn ACL, but adding a lengthy playmaker with burst and 50-50 skills makes sense."

Pick: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Analysis: "The Giants re-upped the contracts of Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton while inking Parris Campbell in free agency, but that doesn't mean they're done upgrading the receiver group. Johnston gives the team some size and YAC ability on the outside and should make Daniel Jones's life a little bit easier."

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Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "Zay Flowers was virtually unstoppable at Boston College and that was with suspect quarterback play. He has a chance to be WR1 in New York -- and deservedly so -- and he also return skills."

Pick: Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern

Analysis: "The Giants add Skoronski, who could begin his career at guard, to the blocking unit in front of Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley."

Pick: Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

Analysis: "The UNC WR can carve defenses up in space and generate downfield plays from the slot."

Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "Though the Giants would probably like to get a bigger-bodied wide receiver, what they really need is just more playmaking ability from the position. Flowers, while small in size, brings that electric playstyle as an outside receiver and slot player."

Pick: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina

Analysis: "Smith is a tremendous competitor that is battle-tested playing in the SEC. His twitchy movements and sticky coverage abilities will be coveted when New York covers the receivers in this division."

Pick: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Analysis: "Johnston is an explosive vertical playmaker that should give Jones a big target to throw to and make things easier for him in the passing game."

Pick: John Michael Schmitz, IOL, Minnesota

Analysis: "John Michael Schmitz is a powerful interior offensive lineman who can play guard or center."

Pick: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Analysis: "This is a home-run style fit and a home-run need filled here in this NFL mock draft."

Pick: Pick: O'Cyrus Torrence, IOL, Florida

Analysis: "It is now known that Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley are returning next season -- so what is one selection that would benefit both? Offensive line. O'Cyrus Torrence is physical at the point of attack and has been coached by former Giants offensive line coach Rob Sale for the past year."

Pick: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Analysis: "He caught 59 passes for 875 yards and eight TDs this season, and the Giants would get a potential WR1 before a mini run on receivers here."

Pick: Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR, Ohio State

Analysis: "Adding a presence like Jaxon Smith-Njigba to go with the emerging Isaiah Hodgins would allow for the Giants' offense to stabilize and take off in year two under Brian Daboll."

Pick: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

Analysis: "Having adding weapons for Daniel Jones in free agency (re-signed Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton; signed Parris Campbell; traded for Darren Waller), the Giants get Wink Martindale a new playmaker. Deonte Banks needs some technical refinement, but his physical traits are hard to ignore (see: NFL Combine)."

Pick: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Analysis: "I wish he was a bit more of a natural hands-catcher, but he checks off a ton of the boxes you look for in a top weapon that can threaten every level of a defense."

Pick: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

Analysis: "Mayer is one of the highest-floor players in the draft. You know you're getting a complete, productive tight end at the next level. However, can he separate enough to be a true difference-maker? I think that they will add to the wide receiver position in free agency or via trade. I do still like adding to the passing attack here, and a 6-foot-4 tight end with a 91.6 PFF receiving grade in 2022 fits the bill nicely."

Pick: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Analysis: "The Giants have done an excellent job this offseason giving Daniel Jones a true No. 1 option in the pass game with the acquisition of star tight end Darren Waller. Waller will give this offense the jolt it desperately needed but the team still could use more ammunition in the passing game. Quentin Johnston is a height/weight/speed player who excels as a deep-ball specialist. He would fit in very well as the field stretcher to open up the middle of the field for Waller and Co."

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah updated his ranking of the top 50 prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft.