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Which player did Mel Kiper Jr. predict Giants will draft?

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And that means the mocks are starting to pour in regularly from outlets across the country.

With the NFL Scouting Combine a week away, the guru of all draft gurus, Mel Kiper Jr., released his second projection for ESPN on Wednesday. For the Giants, who hold the ninth pick, Kiper has them taking Brandon Scherff, a 6-foot-4, 320-pound offensive tackle out of Iowa.

"Scherff is what I'd call a high-floor addition on the offensive line, because even if he doesn't profile as a blindside tackle, I think he can be an immediate force in the run game and at a minimum becomes a dominant guard," said Kiper, who tabbed the senior Hawkeye for the Giants in his first mock. "I've made the comparison before, but in the same way that Dallas drafted a tackle in Zack Martin and moved him inside as a rookie and saw him flourish, I think the Giants can count on immediate dividends from Scherff as either a right tackle or a guard right of the gate.

"He's one of the more dominant run-blocking linemen we've seen in the draft in the last few years, and he brings experience, and the ability to take on the job like a professional right away."

Meanwhile, Kiper's ESPN colleague, Todd McShay, also likes Scherff to the Giants in his "2.0" edition.

Check out photos of OT Brandon Scherff from the University of Iowa

You can follow what they and others from different outlets have to say in our 2015 Mock Draft Tracker.

Below is a look at the first-round order of the 2015 NFL Draft, which begins April 30 in its new location of Chicago.

1.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2.  Tennessee Titans
3.  Jacksonville Jaguars
4.  Oakland Raiders
5.  Washington Redskins
6.  New York Jets
7.  Chicago Bears
8.  Atlanta Falcons
9.  New York Giants
10.  St. Louis Rams
11.  Minnesota Vikings
12.  Cleveland Browns  
13.  New Orleans Saints
14.  Miami Dolphins
15.  San Francisco 49ers
16.  Houston Texans  
17.  San Diego Chargers
18.  Kansas City Chiefs  
19.  Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo Bills)
20.  Philadelphia Eagles
21.  Cincinnati Bengals
22.  Pittsburgh Steelers
23.  Detroit Lions
24.  Arizona Cardinals
25.  Carolina Panthers
26.  Baltimore Ravens
27.  Dallas Cowboys
28.  Denver Broncos  
29.  Indianapolis Colts
30.  Green Bay Packers
31.  Seattle Seahawks
32.  New England Patriots

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