Very Early 7-Round Giants Mock Draft

I agree also. I would go heavy on interior offensive lineman with the early picks.
As best I can tell there really isn't a WOW offensive tackle in this draft.
This draft class doesn't seem to have those blue chip players like recent drafts.

I'd be wary about Ekwonu. He seems more like a guard than a tackle. He also gave up 25 pressures and 7 sacks this year. They could probably move down a few spots and still get Tyler Lunderbaum only because some teams will overdraft QBs. IMHO getting Tyler Lunderbaum is a most. Getting Zion Johnson in 2nd rd would be awesome!

I really like Zion Johnson Guard (G) from BC and G Lecitus Smith from Va Tech. Cade Mays G maybe an interesting pick in the middle rounds. The Giants have come away with a Y TE in this draft.
You have Jalen Wydermyer, Jake Ferguson and Ruckert a TEs. I would take RB Hassen Haskens Michigan since I don't know what's going on with Barkley for next.
I 'm no draft expert but Just my two cents.
He selected Cade Otten as his TE. He is also highly rated and moving up draft boards.
Not a fan of Haskens. Would take either of the Georgia RBs White or Cook.
He selected Cade Otten as his TE. He is also highly rated and moving up draft boards.
Not a fan of Haskens. Would take either of the Georgia RBs White or Cook.
No offense since you say you are no draft expert, Ekwonu is rated by many experts to be the best OT in the draft, which is loaded with very good offensive linemen. I do agree about Linderbaum who is considered to be the best center to have come out of college in a decade. I would love for us to draft Ekwonu and Linderbaum at 5 & 7.
 
I didn't mean to imply there were red flags. Just that I don't know anything about him "off the field". Could be a A+ kid
I think the biggest issue with Davis is his weight. He is a very good player, but in games I’ve watched him, he often lumbers around the field. If he lost some weight, he might be Aaron Donald II, he’s that strong. Have not heard anything negative about his work ethic.
 
I think the biggest issue with Davis is his weight. He is a very good player, but in games I’ve watched him, he often lumbers around the field. If he lost some weight, he might be Aaron Donald II, he’s that strong. Have not heard anything negative about his work ethic.
Great discussion going on here! Just wanted to share a few observations. Your right about Davis he lumbers and as of now he's not a 3 down lineman. Don't sleep on Trevon Walker. This year he played along the whole defensive line and as edge rusher also. He's got a full toolbox. Character is not an issue.
As for Dean I am not sure he makes out of the 1st round. Having said that Christian Harris and
Quay Walker of GA maybe available in rounds 2-3.

Center is such important position that I wouldn't mind picking Linderbaum with the 5 or 7 pick. I could picture Andrew Thomas LT, Ekwonu LG and Linderbaum at Center. That's the start of a great line IMHO.

Georgia RBs Zamir White or Cook would be good pickups if the Giants could get one. Ga has produced great RBs through the years. I hope Barkley comes back strong, but he seemed to play hurt most of last year. Between the knee and ankle injuries. I am not sure what he's got left.

Can't solve all of the Giants problems in one draft, but it's a good start especially with Schoen as GM.
 
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Great discussion going on here! Just wanted to share a few observations. Your right about Davis he lumbers and as of now he's not a 3 down lineman. Don't sleep on Trevon Walker. This year he played along the whole defensive line and as edge rusher also. He got a full toolbox. Character is not an issue.
As for Dean I am not sure he makes out of the 1st round. Having said that Christian Harris and
Quay Walker of GA maybe available in rounds 2-3.

Center is such important position that I wouldn't mind picking Linderbaum with the 5 or 7 pick. I could picture Andrew Thomas LT, Ekwonu LG and Linderbaum at Center. That's the start of a great line IMHO.

Georgia RBs Zamir White or Cook would be good pickups if the Giants could get one. Ga has produced great RBs through the years. I hope Barkley comes back strong, but he seemed to play hurt most of last year. Between the knee and ankle injuries. I am not sure what he's got left.

Can't solve all of the Giants problems in one draft, but it's a good start especially with Schoen as GM.
I totally agree with you about Harris and Walker, since Dean will be gone. If we want one of these two guys, we’d need to use our 2nd round pick at 36 to get them. Then in round 3, with 2 picks, I’d look to draft an edge and the best available TE. So how about Ekwonu & Linderbaum in Rd. 1. Harris or Walker in Rd.2. Trey McBride (TE) and Myles Sanders (DE) in Rd.3.
 
I totally agree with you about Harris and Walker, since Dean will be gone. If we want one of these two guys, we’d need to use our 2nd round pick at 36 to get them. Then in round 3, with 2 picks, I’d look to draft an edge and the best available TE. So how about Ekwonu & Linderbaum in Rd. 1. Harris or Walker in Rd.2. Trey McBride (TE) and Myles Sanders (DE) in Rd.3.
I really like that! It sounds like an excellent plan.
 
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Giants also have 11 picks in the 2022 draft. That includes 2 4th round picks. With one of the 4 rd picks
in addition to McBride I would consider taking another TE. Jeremy Ruckett of OSU or Charlie Kolar Iowa State. Both are solid Y TEs. I don't think Kyle Rudolph and Evan Engram will be back next year.

A QB best friend can be a good Y TE. They can help an offense in so many ways. When the Giants were winning Super Bowls they usually had really good TEs. Mark Bavaro (80s), Kevin Boss (2007) Jake Ballard (2011).

Also, at some point the Giants are going to have to start addressing their lack of speed on defense.
 
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Chuck418

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I am a big fan of Linderbaum who is considered to be the best center to come out in a decade. He could anchor the offensive line in a rebuild for the next 10 years. And unfortunately Nick Gates’ injury is extremely serious, and it’s questionable whether he makes it back to play center.
Agree with with Linderbaum pick. I really believe he is the key to the first round for the Giants. Linderbaum, combined with one of the other top rated linemen would go a long way in advancing the Giants competitiveness. I'm aware that there is a need for a stud edge rusher, I like Hutchinson from Michigan a lot, but I look at the Giants and only see Thomas (and possibly Gates if he recovers) as their only viable linemen. If Gates can come back, Linderbaum allows him to return to right guard. So that one draft choice results in 2 starters on the line (assuming Gates returns). Use the other first round pick on another top lineman and suddenly you might have 4 positions that should be in good shape. Go for an edge rusher in round 2? Or is the temptation for one of the top edge rushers too great to pass up in round 1? Either way, they have to nail this draft from top to bottom. I feel the Oline is such a glaring weakness that it should be addressed in round 1, what do you guys think?
 
I would love to see this.
"Center is such important position that I wouldn't mind picking Linderbaum with the 5 or 7 pick. I could picture Andrew Thomas LT, Ekwonu LG and Linderbaum at Center. That's the start of a great line IMHO."

Now we would have to fill in a RG & RT.

We do have a guard on the roster who coming out college in 2020 was highly rated.

This is part of Nick Falato's review of Ben Bredeson on 9/1/21 on this site:

“I studied Bredeson coming out of Michigan. He wasn't known for his athletic ability, but he brought a lot of toughness to the position. He was a consistent player who was strong in the run game, and he's also a solid overall pass protector”.

“He may not be the most athletic, but I believe the Giants traded for a player who can impact this team for the next three seasons - that's not a standard acquisition on the market for the draft value surrendered”.

I still believe he can be a good player. He was hurt last year which affected his play. For an offensive lineman a hand injury is really bad because that what he uses to latch on and control a defensive lineman.
He also had an ankle injury. With Judge you never knew if it was bad play, or the player was injured. I hope he comes back healthy. With a very good offensive line coach he may be a starter or a good backup.

As for a right tackle there are many possibilities that may work. I am sure the offensive line has crossed Shoen's mind a few times already. He has to know of a few middle of the road guards and tackles. As for late round draft picks I wouldn't sleep on T Bernhard Raimann of Central Michigan and T Dare Rosenthal from Kentucky. The Giants not only need starters, but they need guys who they can develop who may start out as backups.
 
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Blue Redo

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Also, at some point the Giants are going to have to start addressing their lack of speed on defense.
I know hindsight is 20-20 but I still get upset when I see Micah Parsons as the DROY and knowing he was the Giants' for the taking. He was far and away the best value at that spot. For years George Young and Ernie Accorsi drafted "the best player available". Although safety is not a position of need for us relative to other positions and our draft slot may possibly be too high I would like the Giants to try and get 6'4", 220 lb. safety Kyle Hamilton. He is the #1 rated prospect in the draft. He has amazing ability and flexibility. I can envision Joe Schoen thinking about how valuable Micah Hyde is to the Bills' defense. Gettleman unfortunately seemingly always went for need and he misjudged talent.
Too bold for the Giants?
 

Blue Redo

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I totally agree. Unless Hamilton is the next Ed Reed, no way do I take him at No. 7.
What about BPA? Didn't we learn anything after passing on Micah Parsons? Hamilton has no weaknesses and is top-rated. Remember, we will likely be losing Jabrill Peppers and Logan Ryan is not inexpensive or a long-term solution.
 
He selected Cade Otten as his TE. He is also highly rated and moving up draft boards.
Not a fan of Haskens. Would take either of the Georgia RBs White or Cook.

No offense since you say you are no draft expert, Ekwonu is rated by many experts to be the best OT in the draft, which is loaded with very good offensive linemen. I do agree about Linderbaum who is considered to be the best center to have come out of college in a decade. I would love for us to draft Ekwonu and Linderbaum at 5 & 7.
No offense taken! I really enjoy the discussions we're having. I only go by what I have seen on TV and what I read. As I stated I would take either of the Georgia RBs White or Cook. Two different style backs who both get the job done!
 
No offense taken! I really enjoy the discussions we're having. I only go by what I have seen on TV and what I read. As I stated I would take either of the Georgia RBs White or Cook. Two different style backs who both get the job done!
I happen to love the draft. Fun learning about players who will be available. Having said that the draft to me is an evaluation, a comparison and a projection of a player's future potential in the NFL.
Different draft experts have different ways to evaluate a player. Also, different ways to project the future.

It's really early. You could probably ask 5 national experts about a player and not all 5 would agree on his future potential and what his best position would be. The closer to the draft the more information they have. This IMHO leads to more agreement on a player's projection.
Really like to know what you think?
 
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