Besides a mock draft I'll try to project what will happen in the entire offseason instead of just a draft. I'm also thinking of what would happen if I was Jerry Reese, not something I want to do. So while I would invest in money to make a time machine to fire Killdrive 5 years ago, I'm operating as if he has a lifetime contract like what Reese is actually thinking.
Alex Mack, C
Mack is the starting center of the Browns and if we get him we can move Baas to guard which would kill two hoes with one. Remember, with SF, Baas was a starting guard.
Mario Manningham, WR
Let's not kid ourselves, the Giants basically consider Killdrive as close family so he isn't getting fired. Therefore a WR that knows this system would be great.
1. Mike Evans, WR
We need to replace #1 WR production to free up Cruz. Nicks is gone and even if he isn't he's clearly no the Nicks of old. Nowadays the NFL is all about creating favorable matchups and having a 6'5'' receiver to be the next Plax would be ideal.
2. Louchiez Purifoy, CB
As shown by the Chargers our secondary is made of swiss cheese. Now I don't blame them because Fewell sucks but we needed secondary help a year ago. No one in this secondary can be called good in coverage except for Prince. Purifoy is athletic as they come so that's already enough for Reese.
3. Anthony Johnson, DT
Outside of Jenkins who hasn't done much we dont' have a DT that can pass rush. Johnson is another athletic DT but as we've seen this season quantity >> quality at DT. We need a rotation of solid players and we get elite production.
4. Josh Mauro, DE
Our pass rush is a joke. Mauro is a 275 lbs pass rusher that can do it anywhere on the line. He has a similar build to the Minister of Defense himself and if all goes well he can pass rush from anywhere on the line whether at DE or DT.
5. Anthony Steen, OG
Reese tends to pick the position that the fans want most in the 4th or 5th round.
6. Ted Bolser, TE
7. Jon Beason
While the Giants are in cap hell they can clear 20 million+ by cutting the right people. Reese is a sentimental guy so I doubt he cuts all of the guys I mentioned above even if it's the wise move. After all David Diehl is still on this team...Regardless we do have some money to play with to try and improve this team. SO while I'm probably wrong on everything about free agency we DO have a chance at a overhaul.
And while people want to spend the next 10 drafts on picks just on oline, the problem isn't the lack of talent. It's because the coaches refuse to play the middle round guys we already drafted. I mean if you guys know your history the Giants best lines in recent years all came from 2nd round picks or much much later.