Todd McShay & Dane Brugler's latest Giants predictions
With the Combine officially in the rearview mirror, the pre-draft process is now starting to heat up.
The pro day circuit officially kicked off Tuesday at Indiana, with Purdue, Texas, Illinois and Rice still to come this week.
Following last week's festivities in Indianapolis, many draft experts from across the country have released updated mock drafts. Two of the best in the business came out with new first-round projections on Tuesday - ESPN's Todd McShay and The Athletic's Dane Brugler.
First up is McShay, who predicted Boston College wide receiver Zay Flowers to the Giants.
"Wan'Dale Robinson flashed before tearing his ACL, but Flowers could really unlock another level of the offense," wrote McShay. "With explosive traits, great instincts and 4.42 speed, he caught 78 balls for 1,077 yards and 12 TDs in 2022. Flowers is only 5-9 and 182 pounds, though, and fits best in the slot -- where 5-8 Robinson predominantly lined up as a rookie."
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).
Brugler also projected a wide receiver to the Giants, but in the form of USC Trojans wideout Jordan Addison.
"On tape, Addison has some routes that give you flashbacks of Stefon Diggs," Brugler said. "Giants head coach Brian Daboll had a front-row seat for Diggs's game in Buffalo, so the hope would be to replicate that in New York. At 173 pounds, Addison was smaller than expected at the combine, but he would add a different dimension to the Giants' passing attack."
Addison began his collegiate career at Pittsburgh, where he reeled in 60 passes for 666 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman back in 2020.
The 6-foot, 173-pound wideout firmly planted himself on the NFL radar with his breakout sophomore season. Across 14 games, Addison registered 100 receptions for 1,593 yards and a whopping 17 touchdowns, adding another touchdown on the ground. He was named Consensus All-American along with First-Team All-ACC, in addition to being awarded the Biletnikoff Award.
After transferring to USC, Addison played in 11 games for the Trojans last season. He recorded 59 receptions for 875 yards and eight touchdowns on his way to being selected First-Team All-Pac-12.
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