New York Giants Seven Round Mock Draft Volume 2.0
In my previous article last week, I projected the Giants draft picks. Which can be found here:
Here is an updated mock draft of the Giant’s eight picks in this year’s draft:
Round 1 (9th Overall): Brandon Scherff Offensive Tackle/Guard Iowa
Scherff is an absolute mauler and most likely the top lineman in this year’s draft. While this year’s lineman class is substantially weaker than last years, Scherff has the potential to have more of an immediate impact for the Giants than any other player available here. Scherff fills the Giants biggest need and would most likely start out at guard as a rookie and move to one of the tackle positions after a year or two.
Round 2 (40th Overall): Phillip Dorsett, Wide Receiver Miami
Dorsett is an absolute burner and one of the faster players to come into the draft in recent years. He had an outstanding combine, which cumulated with a 4.25 40 Yard Dash. Dorsett would help stretch the field for the Giants offense and would make an immediate contribution as a rookie. He has huge playmaker availability, averaging an insane 24.2 yards per catch on his 36 grabs this season. He also turned 10 of those receptions into touchdowns. He is one of my favorite wide receivers in this draft.
Round 3 (74th Overall): Quinten Rollins, Safety/Cornerback Miami (Ohio)
After playing four years of basketball Rollins decided to use his one year of eligibility remaining and play football. Boy did he make an impact. Rollins finished with seven interceptions and was named the MAC Defensive Player Of The Year. Rollins is a playmaker and has a chance to make a contribution both in special teams and safety as a rookie filling a huge need for the Giants.
Round 4 (110th Overall): Anthony Chickillo, Defensive End Miami
Chickillo is a little undersized and could use a little bit of bulking up. However, Chickillo is a playmaker and has a knack for getting to the quarterback. Defensive Coordinator Steve Spanuolo loves his defensive ends and would be able to use him in his Ace packages (four defensive ends on the defensive line on obvious passing downs) as a rookie. Chickillo has the potential to be a solid starter down the road and provides insurance if Jason Pierre-Paul does not return to the Giants after this season.
Round 5 (144th Overall) Tyler Kroft, Tight End Rutgers
This pick is the same as my first mock draft as I believe Kroft would be a great fit for Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo’s offense. He is extremely athletic excels in run blocking. He would be able to contribute in two tight end sets from the get go and should be a solid special teamer during his rookie campaign. Look for him to be the tight end of the future for the Giants if drafted by them.
Round 6 (185th Overall) Austin Shepherd, Offensive Tackle/Guard Alabama
Shepherd would be a solid developmental pick who would add some extra depth to the Giants offensive line. Don’t look for him to contribute immediately unless injuries strike. Has the potential to be a solid fill in at either guard or tackle in the future.
Round 7 (226th Overall): Nick Marshall, Cornerback Auburn
Marshall is extremely athletic, and has said he is willing to play several different positions in the NFL doing so at the NFL Combine. While he was a star quarterback at Auburn, he is currently being projected to play corner in the NFL. I believe it would make sense for the Giants to take a late round flyer on an athlete such as Marshall. He could see some time as a nickel corner as a rookie if the Giants see fit to keep him at cornerback.
Round 7 (245th Overall) Karlos Williams, Running Back Florida State
Wiliams remains in this mock for the Giants as well. He is a talented back who is dropping due to his troubled past and legal issues. He could wind up being a steal like running back Ahmad Bradshaw who also dropped to the 7th round in 2007 after having character concerns. Look for Williams to be a solid 7th round pick up and someone who has the potential to be a starter in this league.