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Mock Draft Tracker 14.0: Final picks are in


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The 2023 NFL Draft begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Following the trade for Darren Waller, the Giants have 10 picks in this year's draft, beginning with the 25th overall selection:

  • Round 1 - No. 25
  • Round 2 - No. 57
  • Round 3 - No. 89
  • Round 4 - No. 128
  • Round 5 - No. 160
  • Round 5 - No. 172 (Compensatory Selection)
  • Round 6 - No. 209 (from KC)
  • Round 7 - No. 240 (from BAL)
  • Round 7 - No. 243
  • Round 7 - No. 254 (Compensatory Selection)

Below is a look at the final mock drafts coming in for the Giants:

Pick: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Analysis: "With Porter off the board, I'm pivoting to the best available wide receiver. Addison starred out of the slot at Pitt, but he played more out wide after transferring to USC. He has some versatility. He can create yards after the catch and pick up first downs on crossers and slants. The Giants would be adding to their offseason pass-catching overhaul."

Pick: Brian Branch, CB, Alabama

Analysis: "Branch is one of the more versatile players in this class, and Wink Martindale's defense is built on having versatile pieces."

Pick: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

Analysis: "[He's] a reliable target in the pass game and displays awesome strength after the catch, but he will also take care of business as an in-line blocker."

Pick: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

Analysis: "Interesting thing about Mayer is the book on him: He caught at least one pass in every one of his 36 games at Notre Dame, is the all-time leading tight end in receptions in the rich tradition of Irish football, might be a better blocker than pass-catcher, and missed just one game (groin strain) due to injury in three years. Daniel Jones could use a security blanket in the short and intermediate areas, and [Darren] Waller and Mayer would give him two."

Pick: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Analysis: "'The Giants continue to bolster their group of pass-catchers by adding a dart for Daniel Jones to target."

Pick: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Analysis: "Cornerback (like Michigan's DJ Turner) could be an option here, but Johnston would give the Giants much needed size and a player who can potentially grow into a true No. 1 receiving option."

Pick: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

Analysis: "Two numbers come up often when discussing Forbes with NFL scouts: 14 and 6. The first number, 14, is how many interceptions he accumulated in the past three years at Mississippi State. The second, 6, is how many of those interceptions he returned for touchdowns. At 6 feet and 166 pounds, there are concerns about Forbes' lean frame, but his play doesn't reflect that."

Pick: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

Analysis: "Joe Schoen gets another back in Gibbs, who can contribute on special teams and play out wide, as well."

Pick: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Analysis: "There's a heightened degree of risk for Quentin Johnston. But his ceiling remains the highest in the 2023 NFL Draft. For a bigger receiver, Johnston's hand-catching can assuredly improve. However, for a bigger receiver, he brings uncanny accelerative capacity, hip flexibility, and short-area twitch. As a vertical and RAC threat, his upside is unparalleled."

Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "Surrounding Danny Dimes with explosive playmakers will enable the Giants offense to take the next step in Year 2 of the Brian Daboll era."

Pick: Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin

Analysis: "While teams hate to make picks specifically for need, New York may feel compelled to strengthen the interior in the first round to help give both pass protection and run blocking a much-needed bump."

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: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

Analysis: "The Giants finished tied for dead last in interceptions, with six in 2022. Forbes had six interceptions on his own last year in 12 games. The big question around Forbes will be his size (just 166 pounds), but the former Bulldogs star makes up for it with playmaking instincts and anticipation in coverage. He's a big play waiting to happen for a defense, and that's exactly what the Giants need."

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."

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Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "This really isn't a WR dump -- I think we'll see a big run of them late in the first round and the "first WR taken" odds will surprise some people."

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: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Analysis: "Even though the Giants picked a small receiver early last year -- Wan'Dale Robinson in Round 2 -- they go that route again to give Daniel Jones another weapon."

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: Brian Branch, CB/SAF, Alabama

Analysis: "I wouldn't rule out an interior offensive lineman or a wide receiver here, but I think the desire to upgrade the secondary paired with the ability to add to those other positions with quality players on day two wins out. Brian Branch is a versatile CB/SAF that can move around the Giants' defensive backfield."

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: Steve Avila, IOL, TCU

Analysis: "Steve Avila was a leader during the Horned Frogs' excellent season. The Giants have addressed the corners with two offensive tackles taken in the first round and now add to the interior."

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: O'Cyrus Torrence, IOL, Florida

Analysis: "The Giants get some more protection for the newly signed Daniel Jones. O'Cyrus Torrence will be a plus-starter at guard right away."

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."

Pick: Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State

Analysis: "The deepest position in the draft allows the Giants to draft the best player currently on the board. Defensive line is unlikely, based on the odds, but the Giants may not have their pick of wide receivers if they hold at 25."

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