It's the greatest time of the year....NFL Draft Time (well, a week from today). Here's my mock draft for the gmen:
Scenario (TRADE!) - The Browns, rife with a large # of picks, trade their 2nd and 3rd round picks (picks 33, and 65), to trade up to #23 and select one of the remaining QBs. With the remaining picks through the 3rd rounds, the giants select:
- 2nd (33) - OG/OT Dion Dawkins, Temple - Listed as a guard prospect, but played LT at Temple, and has long enough arms to remain there. If not, can possibly swing him to RG or RT. Also, a NJ native.
- 2nd (56) - TE Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech - The Giants have not had a threat through the seem in years (Tye is sub-par), one to pull faster LBs or a Safety, open up some new dimensions/looks on offense, and create problems in the middle of the field for Defenses. If Evan Engram is available here, I'd pick him instead of Hodges, but I'm presuming he's off the board at this point.
- 3rd (65) - DT Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama - The giants find their replacement for Hankins.
- 3rd (87) - OG Jermaine Eluemunor, Texas A&M - Another NJ native. Should be able to compete for a job on the right side.
4th - Best LB or RB available (Our supposed three LB starters are all free agents next year, but none are particularly good anyway), or get a K here
5th - Best LB or RB available, or K
6th - SS depth (Nat Behre is too injury prone to rely on)
7th - Whichever position is not chose in 4 - 6 here.