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Giants Now: Peter Schrager's 'first big shocker' of draft

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Big shocker for Giants at No. 5?

Peter Schrager predicted a surprise for the Giants in next week's draft.

The "Good Morning Football" host released his second mock draft of the year on Tuesday, and picked Mississippi State offensive tackle Charles Cross and Cincinnati cornerback Sauce Gardner for the Giants at Nos. 5 and 7, respectively.

"Your first big shocker of the draft: The Giants take Cross over Evan Neal and Sauce Gardner," Schrager wrote. "I've heard the Giants love the Mississippi State product, who's not only rising up their board, but several other teams', as well."

On Gardner, Schrager wrote, "New defensive coordinator Wink Martindale will be the happiest man on the planet if Sauce falls to No. 7. The former Bearcat is one of the few DBs in recent college football history who could be left on an island and come out on top. Considering Wink's blitz-everyone-and-their-brother-and-mother approach, Gardner would be a perfect fit in the Giants' defensive backfield."

His entire mock draft 2.0 can be found HERE.

View photos of EVERY player projected to the Giants by draft analysts in mock drafts.

Schoen & Daboll speak today

New York Giants football is back.

Because they have a new head coach, the Giants were allowed to open their voluntary offseason workout program on Monday, April 4, two weeks before clubs with returning coaches can do the same. The nine-week period is intended to provide training, teaching, and physical conditioning for players as a new era begins under coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen.

Below is a look at the Giants' schedule for spring football.

First Day: April 4

Voluntary Minicamp: April 19-21

Joe Schoen & Brian Daboll Pre-Draft Pressers: April 20

OTA Offseason Workouts: May 16-17, May 19, May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 3

Mandatory Minicamp: June 7-9

View photos from all three days of minicamp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

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Join Giants fans at MetLife Stadium to watch the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 28.

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