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Mock Draft Tracker 12.0: Experts near final picks


The Quest Diagnostics Training Center is buzzing.

While players reported for the start of the offseason workout program on Monday, there are just 10 days and counting until the 2023 NFL Draft. The Giants currently hold 10 picks, beginning with the 25th overall selection on Thursday, April 27.

That means draft experts are starting to circle around their final projections. Below is a look at the latest mock drafts for the Giants:

View photos of the Giants arriving for the start of the offseason workout program.

Pick: DJ Turner, CB, Michigan

Analysis: "I've slotted in wide receivers to the Giants in my previous mock drafts, so let's switch gears and go with another position they could target. They could use a player to challenge Aaron Robinson and Cor'Dale Flott on the other side of Adoree' Jackson. Turner is a hot name in the league right now, largely because scouts and execs went back to the tape after his 4.26-second 40-yard dash at the combine. That was the fourth-fastest time at the combine since 2003. He's in the first-round discussion now. At 5-foot-11, 178 pounds, Turner isn't very big, but he has some versatility -- he played outside and in the slot for the Wolverines. New York ranked 25th in the NFL with 19 takeaways last season."

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: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

Analysis: "Forbes is lean at 6-foot-1 and 166 pounds, but he has great speed and fantastic instincts in coverage. The Giants blitzed more than any other team last season (42.0%) but didn't have many ballhawks in the secondary to take advantage. Forbes would feast on mistakes forced by that pressure."

Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "'Help Daniel Jones!' scream the Big Blue faithful. GM Joe Schoen listens, and HC Brian Daboll applauds."

Pick: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Analysis: "The Giants' wide receiver situation is looking up thanks to the surprising play of Isaiah Hodgins, Wan'Dale Robinson's returning from injury and now Parris Campbell's addition. But in no way should that stop New York from continuing to add playmakers if it has a first-round grade on a receiver here."

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: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "Explosive receiver who met with the Giants last week in New Jersey. Another offensive addition for Daniel Jones."

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: John Michael Schmitz, OC, Minnesota

Analysis: "Beefing up the interior of the offensive line is critical to helping the recently extended Daniel Jones flourish as a franchise quarterback."

Pick: Brian Branch, CB, Alabama

Analysis: "The smart, tough and consistent Branch can play nickel or step right into the safety spot that opened up with the free agency departure of Julian Love."

Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "Corner or WR? WR or corner? That's what these past few picks have been all about. I'm sticking with Flowers as the Giants' pick, with the receiver just edging out the remaining corners."

Pick: Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin

Analysis: "Tippmann is an athletic center who gives the Giants the makings of something special up front. They've seen first-hand in their division how the Cowboys and Eagles offensive lines have given their respective offenses high floors, and they're looking to join the club."

Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "Flowers gives the Giants a true over-the-top threat who is also capable of working underneath. Daniel Jones should have an array of weapons at his disposal now."

Pick: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Analysis: "The run on receivers continues with team need and positional value aligning here at No. 25. Addison, the smoothest route runner in this class, would give Daniel Jones someone he could trust to get open consistently on the perimeter."

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."

Pick: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

Analysis: "Smith is unique in so many ways with a lot of projectable NFL traits. He'll likely be a more productive pass-rusher in the NFL than he was at Georgia."

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

Pick: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

Analysis: "The Giants focused on the trenches last year in the draft and getting Daniel Jones a weapon here would work fine as well, but instead they add some more talent on the back end."

Pick: John Michael Schmitz, IOL, Minnesota

Analysis: "There are several good centers in this class -- Schmitz, Luke Wypler, Joe Tippmann, Steve Avila (if his NFL future isn't at guard) ... and we have Day 2 grades on all of them. But the Giants have a glaring need in the middle of the offensive line so they address it here."

Pick: Joe Tippmann, IOL, Wisconsin

Analysis: "Tippmann is the athletic blocker at center the Giants need very much entering Year 2 of the Brian Daboll era."

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: Zay Flowers WR, Boston College

Analysis: "The Giants made one of the bigger splashes of the free agency period trading for Darren Waller to give Daniel Jones some weapons. They follow that up here by drafting Zay Flowers. Flowers is an explosive player that can align in multiple positions on the field. This should immediately give Jones a target to throw the ball to as he is a guy that can take a five-yard pass for 50 yards."

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: Brian Branch, S, Alabama

Analysis: "The Giants may have to trade up the board a bit to secure one of the top cornerbacks in this class. They already missed the initial run at the position. Instead, they take an intelligent, versatile safety capable of getting that defense lined up."

Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "Tight end Darren Waller was a high-profile trade target, but Flowers would be an explosive addition as well. Although he's not very big -- 5-9, 182 pounds -- he's capable of making plays from the slot and on the outside. He has the strength profile, run-after-reception ability and catch radius to be a creative player in coach Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka's offense. Flowers not only has alignment versatility but also is a sudden-change player who can completely alter the outlook of games in one play."

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: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Analysis: "The new regime gets Daniel Jones another big-bodied WR with a penchant for the big play."

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: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Analysis: Despite a somewhat disappointing showing at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, Addison will likely hear his name called at the back end of Round 1. Showcasing a safe pair of hands, he dropped just two of the 61 catchable passes thrown his way in 2022. The Giants could opt for a center in the first round, but there's a reasonable chance that at least Ohio State's Luke Wypler, Wisconsin's Joe Tippmann or Minnesota's John Michael Schmitz will be available in the second round. Wypler posted 80.0-plus PFF grades in both pass protection and as a run-blocker last season."

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."

Pick: John Michael Schmitz, IOL, Minnesota

Analysis: "They have a need at center, and Schmitz is considered the best of a good class. They could go corner here -- maybe Emmanuel Forbes or Cam Smith -- but they opt to help out Daniel Jones and the line."

Pick: Cam Smith CB, South Carolina

Analysis: "The Giants need a lot of things to bolster their roster on both sides of the ball, so there are several directions they can go here in this NFL mock draft. However, with three of the top receivers off of the board, they go for a different premium position of need here. New York really needs a CB1 that can lock down opposing receivers in a division full of talent on the outside and Cam Smith could be that guy for them as a dog in coverage. He's a smooth mover with good footwork and ball skills that have allowed him to thrive in man coverage."

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