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Mock Draft Tracker 7.0: New OT enters mix

The NFL invited 337 prospects to the annual Scouting Combine. What happens next week in Indianapolis will shuffle the pecking order and thus the flurry of mock drafts.

Over the course of the last few weeks, draft experts have zeroed in on a handful of players for the Giants, who hold the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. You now have three offensive tackles, a few wide receivers, a cornerback, and the proverbial Swiss Army knife on defense.

Keep in mind that the Bengals currently own the first overall selection, followed by the Redskins and Lions. The Dolphins pick directly after the Giants to round out the top five.

Giants.com will track the latest mock drafts coming in from around the country. Here's what the draftniks currently project for the Giants at No. 4.

Pick: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Analysis: "Let's get Okudah to New York in this scenario, locking down one side of the field with the clear top corner in this class."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson

Analysis: "I'd love to get second-year quarterback Daniel Jones a weapon on the outside here, but wide receiver is a deep group and offers plenty of midround options," McShay wrote. "And quite frankly, defense as a whole is a more serious problem for the Giants. Let's get them a do-it-all linebacker -- their first Round 1 'backer since 1984 (Carl Banks) -- who found his way into just about every statistical category on the Clemson stat sheet. Simmons is what every NFL team dreams of having at its disposal. He can rush the passer, he can stand up against the run and he can drop into coverage. With Markus Golden and his 10 sacks headed toward free agency, the athletic Simmons could help fill the void."

Pick: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Analysis: "Dave Gettleman loves big, physical football players, and they don't get any bigger than Becton (listed at 6-foot-7, 369 pounds). He is a mauler in the run game, and he's shockingly nimble in pass protection."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Dave Gettleman's affinity for the "hog mollies" could lead the Giants to add an edge blocker to protect their young quarterback."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Analysis: "Rare height, weight, speed and versatility to be deployed in a variety of positions. He's only scratching the surface of his upside."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Wills, who played right tackle while protecting Tua Tagovailoa's blindside, has the tools to be a very good NFL left tackle. He's quick, smart, strong and flexible. Watching Wills' tape and now his pre-combine workouts, you see his ability to recover and protect the outside edge against power or speed rushers. Rarely do offensive tackles come into the NFL so game-ready, but Wills has plug-and-play traits and an ability to play any offensive line spot at a high level."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Wills is the most athletic tackle in a very athletic tackle class. He is a work in progress still in pass protection, but the strides he made toward the end of 2019 — when he allowed only four pressures over Alabama's final six games — have us encouraged."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "They could address the defense with Jeffery Okudah or Isaiah Simmons, but general manager Dave Gettleman and new head coach Joe Judge should prioritize upgrading the offensive line for their young quarterback. And Wills is arguably the best of a top-heavy offensive tackle class."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Analysis: "New coach Joe Judge seemed to be channeling general manager Dave Gettleman when he vowed the Giants would employ an "old-school, physical mentality." That mentality might push them toward Wills, a surprisingly fleet-footed protector who erases opponents in the run game."

Pick: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Analysis: "It pains me as a Jets fan to say it, but the Giants are building something pretty impressive. They'll have two young corners, the makings of a good defensive line, and lots of skill position talent."

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Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "The top of the 2020 NFL draft board is becoming clearer by the day, with top underclassmen declaring for April's selection process. Ohio State's Chase Young and Jeff Okudah and Alabama's Jerry Jeudy are among the potential top-10 prospects who have already stated their intentions. Projected No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow is a senior. As is Oregon's Justin Herbert, who might be the second quarterback off the board."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "A two-year starter at right tackle for Alabama, Wills is a dominant run blocker who also improved significantly as a pass blocker in 2019."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "The New York Giants are scheduled to make their third top-10 pick in as many seasons and faced with making another high-caliber decision. A strong case could be made that the Giants could elect to make a defensive selection here, but in the end, the mission of this offseason should be to protect their previous first-round investment in Daniel Jones. Jedrick Wills' strength, power and dominating demeanor fits the "hog molly" mantra that general manager Dave Gettleman has drafted in years past."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Jedrick Wills fits Gettleman's MO as a physical mauler up front. Wills can also be a plug and play starter on either side."

View photos from the college career of Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy.

Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Analysis: "While most casual fans are familiar with Tagovailoa by now, several may not be as familiar with Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. This isn't the case for fans who watched him in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day. Jeudy destroyed the Michigan defense, catching six passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. While this stat line may lead fans to believe that Jeudy is primarily a deep threat, his biggest asset may actually be his ability to generate separation with precision route-running. Even before Alabama's bowl game, Jeudy was trending as the top receiver in this draft class. He had little to gain by even playing in it, but his drive and determination should resonate with prospective NFL employers."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OL, Alabama

Analysis: "Generally speaking when you're trying to figure out what Dave Gettleman will do, the best move is to find the largest human in the draft on the offensive or defensive line."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OL, Alabama

Analysis: "Wills is not only one of the best players on Alabama's roster, he's arguably the top offensive lineman in this class. The right tackle quietly had an outstanding 2019 campaign and he'll upgrade a Giants offensive line in desperate need of some consistency."

Pick: Mekhi Becton, OL, Louisville

Analysis: "Becton is a gargantuan, highly athletic tackle who may take some time to acclimate to traditional pass blocking but has all the tools to rock in that area and is a club bouncer at a bar frequented by unruly patrons in the run game."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OL, Alabama

Analysis: "They take Wills and can address the other spot later in the draft."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson

Analysis: "The Giants also need to address defense with a stat-sheet stuffer, and a versatile linebacker is just what they need for their Patriots-tinged defense coordinated by Patrick Graham under Joe Judge. Simmons seemed to be all over the field at all times in college with great speed and range at 6-4, 230 pounds, and he also can get to the quarterback. He posted 104 tackles, 7 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and 3 interceptions in 15 games."

Pick: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Analysis: "Thomas played both left and right tackle at Georgia. He will help fix Big Blue's O-line issues."

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Analysis: "Slotting Isaiah Simmons is always a rather impossible task: You don't know exactly what position he's going to play or how it's going to look when he plays it."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "A few years ago New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman educated us on the term "hog mollies" or giant mammoth trench players who dominate games from the point of attack. Gettleman loves his hog mollies, and Jedrick Wills is one of them."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Daniel Jones showed promise as a rookie, but he was sacked on 7.6 percent of his dropbacks and fumbled a whopping 18 times in 12 starts. As he enters his sophomore season, fortifying the offensive line in front of him should be a priority for general manager Dave Gettleman and Jedrick Wills' is a prospect I can see him falling in love with. Wills is an exceptional pass blocker with the power needed to generate vertical push in the run game. He can help Jones and star running back Saquon Barkley perform at their best."

Pick: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Analysis: "I thought my love for Mekhi Becton was bold when I sent him to Tampa Bay at No. 14 overall in my Mock Draft 4.0, and then NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah come over the top at the end of January and mocked Becton to the New York Giants. The more I've thought about it, yeah. Why the heck not? Dave Gettleman is still in control and the Giants have hired New England Patriots assistant Joe Judge to man the controls — he was in the house when the Patriots had success with Trent Brown. Given that's the comparison some are choosing to run with for Becton, there are enough dots to connect to justify the pick."

Pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Analysis: "It's not a "sexy" pick, but keeping Daniel Jones upright is an absolute must. Wills can help with that."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Analysis: "By now you know that GM Dave Gettleman values the big boys (Wills is about 6-5, 320)."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OL, Alabama

Analysis: "He gives the Giants the upgrade they need in protection for their young QB."

Pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Analysis: "Here's where it gets interesting. I strongly considered Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons here but couldn't quite pull the trigger. GM Dave Gettleman has never traded down in running seven drafts for two teams, so there's no little to expect that to happen here either. And in taking Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones in this range the past two seasons, Gettleman has cast his die. For those two players to be effective, the Giants need more effective blocking."

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View photos from the college career of Ohio State CB Jeff Okudah.

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