First published mock ever.
Round 1, Pick 19 - Arthur Brown LB [Kansas State] - I'm beginning to think Brown is the overall best 4-3 LB in the draft. Althletic and Rangy; Will cover sideline to sideline without much effort. He plays the run adequately and doesn't get lost in coverage. 3 down backer who could play all three positions. Solid tackler and adequate block shedding skills. I consider Arthur Brown a very safe pick. To me, that is one of the most important factors in the 1st round. Hakeem Nicks-esque demeanor. Additionally, I think Alec Ogletree and Arthur Brown are similar prospects from a physical standpoint. I just see more in every other aspect from Brown.
1st round alt - Johnathan Cooper G
Round 2, Pick 49 - David Amerson CB [NC State] - There are lots of questions about how good this draft is for defensive backs. Giants need to shore up their secondary and they're probably best served getting it done here. Amerson isn't the most polished corner in this draft, but he definitely fits their scheme. It doesn't hurt that he is the biggest corner in the draft. Good ball skills. I want to point out that Amerson was put here mainly because he is a scheme fit and fits the draft range. I was also kicking Logan Ryan, Xavier Rhodes and Desmond Trufant around but ultimately settled on Amerson because he hasn't moved on the big boards as much as the others and has been consistently pegged as a mid 2nd rounder.
Round 3, Pick 81 - Larry Warford G [Kentucky] - Finally the Giants address their aging offensive line and Warford becomes Reese's highest picked OL since William Beatty. This guard from Kentucky is big, and plays the same way. Dominates in the run game, plays to the whistle. Mean. Warford falls due to his lack of versatility. He doesn't move well enough to fit a zone blocking scheme. He's a throwback kind of lineman with really questionable pulling ability. Good value in 3rd, but he could go earlier
Round 4, Pick 113 - Jordan Hill DT [Penn State] - Consistent run defender. Underrated.
Round 5, Pick 145 - Michael Williams TE [Alabama] - Stole this from Enigma's mock. He fits the "Giant" mold for TE's.
Round 6, Pick 177 - Marcus Lattimore RB [South Carolina] Contrary to some opinions on this board I believe this guy is a sure thing 3rd day pick.
Round 7, Pick 209 - Dustin Hopkins PK [Florida State] - Thank you for your time Lawrence, you kicked some good ones.
I think right now this seems like a bold mock draft. Mainly because its hard to predict where Arthur Brown will go. He is currently rising and I predict he will solidify himself as a 1st round talent at the combine.
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