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Giants Now: PFF's latest three-round mock draft


Pro Football Focus' latest three-round mock draft

With just 20 days to go until the start of the NFL Draft, things are beginning to heat up.

Many draft analysts continue to update their first-round predictions for this year's draft as we inch closer and closer to the festivities in Kansas City.

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus' lead draft analyst, recently put together a three-round mock draft, where he projected some intriguing prospects to the Giants with their first three selections.

Pick for No. 25: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

Analysis: "You can't have enough talent in the secondary when you blitz as much as defensive coordinator Wink Martindale wants to. And when you blitz that much, you want ball hawks on the back end. Who better to add to the mix than the FBS leader in pick-sixes?"

As a true freshman back in 2020, Forbes played in all 11 games with nine starts and registered five interceptions, three of which he returned for touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 166-pound corner recorded another three interceptions, in addition to one sack, five tackles for loss and one forced fumble, in 13 starts as a sophomore and was selected as Second-Team All-SEC.

Forbes then started 12 games for the Bulldogs this past fall and recorded six interceptions, again returning three for touchdowns, to go with 10 passes defensed. Forbes was named Second-Team All-American in addition to First-Team All-SEC. He finished his tenure at Mississippis State with the FBS career record for pick-sixes (six), while his 14 interceptions since 2020 rank as the most in the country.

Pick for No. 57: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

Analysis: "The Giants get their blitzing off-ball linebacker, and it didn't cost them a first-rounder. Simpson is the most impressive all-around athlete in the linebacker class."

Simpson played three seasons for the Tigers, totaling 187 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss, six pass breakups and three forced fumbles in his collegiate career.

As a freshman back in 2020, the linebacker amassed four sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss in just eight games. He followed that up with six sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss as a junior in 2021.

This past season, the 6-foot-2, 235-pound linebacker accumulated 77 tackles, 2.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles across 12 games, all of which he started, on his way to being named Third-Team All-ACC.

Pick for No. 89: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss

Mingo is coming off by far his most productive season with the Rebels. After catching 61 passes for 897 yards and seven touchdowns in 21 games across his first three seasons, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound receiver had 51 receptions for 861 yards and five touchdowns during his senior campaign. His performance earned him a selection as Second-Team All-SEC.

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