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2023 Mock Draft Tracker

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Mock Draft Tracker 13.0: The week is finally here


The Quest Diagnostics Training Center is buzzing.

While players reported for the start of the offseason workout program last week, the hours are dwindling until the 2023 NFL Draft. Following the trade for Darren Waller, the Giants have 10 picks in this year's draft, beginning with the 25th overall selection on Thursday, April 27:

  • 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 latest mock drafts for the Giants:

View the best remaining players in Daniel Jeremiah's original top 150 prospect rankings.

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: 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: 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: 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."

View photos from the Giants' offseason workout program at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

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: "Flowers is a well-rounded wideout who will be an early favorite target for Daniel Jones."

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: 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."

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