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Giants Now: Peter Schrager weighs in on NFL Draft


Peter Schrager weighs in on NFL Draft

We are officially less than 10 days away from the 2023 NFL Draft.

While many NFL analysts have been updating their predictions for the first round of this year's draft, NFL Network's Peter Schrager recently decided to do something a little different.

The host of NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" broke down five players that he believes will end up being selected earlier than expected next week.

Here are Schrager's top 5 sleeper prospects:

1. Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

2022 Stats: 8 games, 18 tackles (14 solo), three sacks, seven tackles for loss, one pass defensed

2. Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh

2022 Stats: 11 games, 31 tackles (17 solo), 7.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss

3. Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami

2022 Stats: 11 games, 25 tackles (18 solo), two interceptions, seven passes defensed, 1.5 tackles for loss

4. Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

2022 Stats: 12 games, 50 tackles (35 solo), four interceptions, seven passes defensed, one tackle for loss

5. Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

2022 Stats: 12 games, 46 tackles (26 solo), six interceptions, three defensive touchdowns, 10 passes defensed, one tackle for loss

Additionally, Schrager finally released his first mock draft of the year on Tuesday morning, where he predicted an exciting playmaker to the Giants at No. 25.

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."

Flowers started 13 games as a freshman back in 2019 and registered 536 total yards from scrimmage with four touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 183-pound receiver really burst onto the scene the following season when he caught 56 passes for 892 yards and nine touchdowns across 11 games. He earned his first All-ACC First-Team selection, becoming just the second wide receiver in Boston College history to achieve the accomplishment. As a junior, Flowers reeled in 44 passes for 746 yards and five touchdowns, which led to him being named as an All-ACC Third-Team selection.

The young receiver saved his best for his senior campaign. Flowers set a new school record with 12 receiving touchdowns, while tying the record for receptions in a season (78) and finishing third on the school's all-time single-season list with 1,077 receiving yards. He was once again selected to the All-ACC First-Team in addition to being named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, an honor given to the nation's top receiver.

By the time Flowers finished his collegiate career, he was Boston College's all-time leader in receptions (200), receiving yards (3,056) and receiving touchdowns (29).

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