Well it is time for my weekly mock.. The East-West Shrine game is concluded and now it is Senior Bowl time. In this mock I am going to try and mix it up and use all new players after round 1.
IMO the Giants needs in order.. (Interior OL, OLB, RB, CB, TE, WR, DE)
1st round- Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan St- He is possibly my favorite player in the draft and I have been a fan of him for most of the year. He can do it all and would be a really nice player to have next to Prince. I am a bit worried that he will be taken by Detroit but there is still a pretty good chance that he is available when we are picking in round 1
2nd round- Cyril Richardson OG Baylor- He is a huge guy (listed at 6'5 348). Although Donald sat him down in 1 on 1 drills I still like him a lot and would be an instant upgrade over our current Guard situation.
3rd round- Charles Sims RB West Virginia- He is the complete package at RB and I think he would be a very good pick in the 3rd. With David Wilson's future unsure I think it is time that we start preparing a plan in case he cannot play football again. I have seen comparisons on this board and by some writers saying that Sims reminds them of Matt Forte who is one of my favorite RB's in the NFL because he can do everything well. If we are going to be running an up-tempo offense I think it would be nice to have a RB who can catch out of the backfield. Sims would be a nice fit for us IMO
4th round- Christian Kirksey OLB Iowa- I have watched quite a few Iowa games (more last year than this year) and Kirksey looks like a guy who can cover really well for a LB. I think that is something we could really use from the LB position. I went to the Iowa vs Nebraska game and he was lined up with WR's in the slot a lot of the game. He also is nice when he is sent on blitzes. Last year watching him I thought really one of the only negatives I saw in him was that he was small for a LB. He is now about 235 which is good to see that he is around the average weight for the LB's in the draft.
5th round- Joe Don Duncan TE Dixie St- He is a pretty big guy and went to a small school. I think because of guys like Ebron, ASJ, Niklas, Fiedorowicz some of the other TE's are going to fall like Blanchflower, Jensen, and Duncan. Duncan appears to be a nice receiving TE and has the size to be a solid blocker as well. I think he could become a nice weapon in this new offense.
6th round- Ethan Westbrooks DE West Texas A&M- He caught my eye at the East-West game with 2 sacks. He had crazy stats last season where he recorded 19 sacks I believe. This season wasn't as great compared to last year with only 7 sacks but he looked nice at the Shrine game. I would not mind taking a late round flyer on a guy like Westbrooks who could turn out to be a nice pass rusher in the league.