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EddieNYG : 4/15/2017 4:15 pm
1st Round (Pick 23): LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM - Vanderbilt
2nd Round (Pick 55): TE GERALD EVERETT - South Alabama
3rd Round (Pick 87): OT ANTONIO GARCIA - Troy
4th Round (Pick 140): DT NAZAIR JONES - North Carolina
5th Round (Pick 167): DE DAWUANE SMOOT - Illinois
6th Round (Pick 207): RB JAMES CONNER - Pittsburgh
7th Round (Pick 241): OG COREY LEVIN - Chattanooga

Why would you want Cunningham at 23?  
Giant John : 4/15/2017 4:26 pm : link
Too early.
Dave-Te Would Like to See  
nflscouting : 4/15/2017 4:26 pm : link
Round One-Forrest Lamp-OT/G-Western Kentucky
Round Two-doubt if he lasts, but if there, Jordan Willis-DE-Kansas State
Round Three-Bucky Hodges-WR/H-Back (some say round 5, but look at the combine #s)
Round Four-Donta Foreman-Texas or Cory Clement-Wisconsin-TB...yes, Foreman has a case of the yips that might see him slide & yes, Clement did not blaze his 40 in Indy, but both are power oriented inside runners & Clement is the hometown (NJ) kid
Round Five-Jordan Evans-Oklahoma-OLB or Jerod Evans-QB Virginia Tech...staff went en masse to work out 6 QBs. Only 2 not given round one marks were Evans & Kaaya...Evans has great range, burst & power, recording 277 tackles with 21 TFL in 36 starts
Round Six-Grover Stewart-Albany State-DT-Big Snacks will fight this kid for food at the dining room table, but this guy will be a fan fave in the Jim Burt mold
Round Seven-Andreas Knappe-OT-UConn or Kyle Sloter-QB-Northern Colorado...If they go LB in round 5, they get the best arm left on the board & folks, Sloter is the real deal. Still, even if they get OL help early, the upside that Knappe offers is very interesting.
No thanks  
WillVAB : 4/15/2017 4:36 pm : link
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RE: Why would you want Cunningham at 23?  
EddieNYG : 4/15/2017 4:40 pm : link
In comment 13429730 Giant John said:
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Too early.


Because his skill set would fit really well in this defense.
And mock it I shall! :)  
allstarjim : 4/15/2017 5:13 pm : link
1st Round (Pick 23): LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM - Vanderbilt
2nd Round (Pick 55): TE GERALD EVERETT - South Alabama
3rd Round (Pick 87): OT ANTONIO GARCIA - Troy
4th Round (Pick 140): DT NAZAIR JONES - North Carolina
5th Round (Pick 167): DE DAWUANE SMOOT - Illinois
6th Round (Pick 207): RB JAMES CONNER - Pittsburgh
7th Round (Pick 241): OG COREY LEVIN - Chattanooga

Cunningham is too early at 23, and I just don't see any linebacker being a priority for the Giants that early. The Giants do need some guys, Goodson is the only linebacker they have under contract beyond next year, but we know Giants don't put a high priority on them, and Cunningham isn't the homerun pick that would make them change their minds. Reuben Foster, on the other hand, has that kind of talent, and he is the only linebacker (not even Reddick), that I think could warrant a pick in the first given the Giants needs and position value they normally covet early in the draft. DL, OL, or WR is where I see them going this year, with an outside chance at another CB (would need to represent clear, exceptional value at the pick over and above other players). If you want a TE, RB, QB, or safety, I think you will be disappointed.

Gerald Everett is not a 2nd rounder, IMO. Small hands, small school, and wasn't an uber-productive player at South Alabama to warrant a selection that early. If the Giants go TE, I can't see it being Everett at all, and if it is, wouldn't be prior to the 4th round.

Antonio Garcia won't get out of the 2nd round. He's the best left tackle prospect outside of Ramczyk and Bolles (maybe Robinson), and therefore won't last to our third round selection, and likely not to our 2nd round selection at #55.

Nazair Jones probably a round too early. Would like to see a RB here since you didn't take one and the Giants are in desperate need of RB talent. I know Sy thinks we are fine at the position with Perkins, Vereen, Rainey, Darkwa, and Draughn, but I think that's a pretty terrible group. I am high on Perkins, but everyone else is expendable. I like Vereen when he actually plays but he's more of a receiver than plus-runner. The Giants need a thick-legged, talented RB (doesn't have to be, and preferably not, a plodder like James Conner; more on him later). I think the 3rd or 4th round is the time to get a RB. In the third I think you can get a Kareem Hunt. Not sure that will happen at nearly the very end of the 4th where the Giants are drafting. But here I'm hoping McNichols, Gallman, or Perine is available. A round or two later I can see a Jamaal Williams from BYU, but prefer the Giants to get a better talent in the 3rd or 4th.

Dawuane Smoot - I have no criticism of this pick, crap shoot time for a pass rusher and he has some attributes. But you have a draft here with no DBs or WRs, and I think there will be other, more attractive options, but we'll see. I definitely think the Giants could use another pass rusher to add to the rotation.

James Conner - Love the person, not really excited about the player. If you don't root for this guy you have no heart. But my head tells me that I'd rather root for him on another team than the Giants. He is not completely unathletic, but I don't see him being more than a short-yardage specialist in the NFL. I think the Giants need to target a more complete back that can still break arm tackles and get some leg drive and forward lean. Guys don't necessarily have to be 240 lb bruisers to do this. Wayne Gallman, Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt, and the aforementioned Jamaal Williams are some of the guys I think can do this.

Corey Levin - I don't know much about him, but I like the idea of a strong interior pass blocker at round 7. Some positions just fall and therefore represent good value from a talent perspective when you get late in the draft, simply because they aren't premium positions. I don't know what's going to be sitting in the 7th round, but a guy I like that could be there this late is Kareem Are from Florida State.

All in all, it's just a difference of opinion when it comes to priorities. I know a lot of fans are desperate for a linebacker and see it as a clear need. I think we are set up pretty well for 2017 (but not beyond at the moment), and we have our MLB of the future in Goodson already locked up for the next 3 seasons. But K-Rob, Casillas, Goodson, and Kennard are just fine for the upcoming season. I can definitely see a linebacker coming to the Giants out of this draft, just not in the first 2 rounds. I would love to see Jalen Reeves-Maybin as a Giant. Usually the guys I like that are in the mock draft simulators as 4th or 5th rounds get taken a round or 2 earlier than the projections. We'll see what happens, but it's a fun time and I hope you learned a lot about players in doing the mock draft, and honestly, you didn't do a bad job, this is all just opinion.

CB  
jpindatz : 4/15/2017 5:43 pm : link
will be chosen in either rounds 3-6. Tall and fast. Someone to replace DRC in the future. Gmen lost a couple of games due to DRC injuries.
'Nother mock to mock  
adamg : 4/16/2017 5:37 am : link
23: R1P23 OG Forrest Lamp WESTERN KENTUCKY

55: R2P23 DT Chris Wormley MICHIGAN

87: R3P23 RB Samaje Perine OKLAHOMA

140: R4P33 WR Josh Reynolds TEXAS A&M

167: R5P23 TE Jeremy Sprinkle ARKANSAS

207: R6P23 LB Jordan Evans OKLAHOMA

241: R7P23 S David Jones RICHMOND
RE: Dave-Te Would Like to See  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/16/2017 9:48 am : link
nflscouting said:
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... Round Four-Donta Foreman-Texas or Cory Clement-Wisconsin-TB...yes, Foreman has a case of the yips that might see him slide & yes, Clement did not blaze his 40 in Indy, but both are power oriented inside runners & Clement is the hometown (NJ) kid
Clement seems to have addressed some of the AA concerns with a good Pro Day showing; but doesn't he still come with significant character concerns? Also, is he really local? I think of Glassboro as Eagle country. Not that coming home to Jersey is necessarily a cure for off-field issues (see "Hill, Will").
RE: CB  
Eman11 : 4/16/2017 10:01 am : link
In comment 13429781 jpindatz said:
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will be chosen in either rounds 3-6. Tall and fast. Someone to replace DRC in the future. Gmen lost a couple of games due to DRC injuries.


Agreed, and I can definitely see them taking one even earlier. Especially if one they have rated high and didn't expect to be there, drops to them.

Can't see it.  
dg901 : 4/16/2017 6:11 pm : link
1 Garrett Blles OT
2 Adam Shaheen TE
3 Ahkello Witherspoon CB
4 Kenny Golladay` WR
5 Deangelo Henderson RB
6 Calvin Munson OLB
7 Corey Levin OG
bolles and shaheen  
msh : 4/16/2017 7:55 pm : link
with the first 2 picks would be a good draft in of itself would be happy if they upgraded OL and TE with first 2 picks i think they are looking for a mid round QB to groom but they do need another DL and CB and and OG so not a bad mock
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idiotsavant : 4/16/2017 8:33 pm : link
1. OLG Lamp (pugh/lamp/Richburg\Fluker or Hart\Flowers
2. DT M. Adams
3. TE Shaheen (run outside zone left w 2 TE's)
4. Big heavy future Center 320+ (asiata drops?) or a Cornerback
5. Reach for a big 350 lb Nose DT (fullback here?)
6. RB who does great pass pro and catches
7. RB runs zone outside
Pass on cunningham  
BlackburnBalledOut : 4/17/2017 8:43 am : link
hes not a steady tackler, im not interested at all there.

love the everett pick, he was also my rd mock selection

i like garcia in rd 3. Good value and he fits a need.

jones is a solid prospect, fills the void left by hankins

not too familiar with smoot.

id be thrilled to get conner in rd 6, i do not belive he will still be on the board though.

i dont know anything about levin but im all for bringing in lineman and developing them

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