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bigblueben


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Mock Draft 2.0 Reply with quote

So following on from my first attempt at a mock draft, I thought I should look at giving it an update now that the Senior Bowl dust has settled.

Thanks to all who gave me feedback on the last one. The consensus was that a few of the guys were probably going to go higher than I had slotted them in, so now that the Senior Bowl is out of the way I have gone back and had another look. Hopefully I'll get one more mock in, once the Combine is done with and some of the athletic freaks have bumped themselves up a few rounds!

So without further ado, here's bigblueben's Mock Draft 2.0...

Round 1
Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri


Mock 1.0 Pick - Ezekial Ansah

Richardson is a super-athletic specimen at defensive tackle. He works best as a pass rusher, but needs to work on his run defense and block shedding. Right now, he's not someone who is going to command double teams and eat the blockers up.
However, he has outstanding athleticism, and I think that is what sets him apart from other picks at this point. The Giants will trust themselves to be able to coach Sheldon into a dominating inside presence in the NFL.

Round 2
Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State


Mock 1.0 Pick - Larry Warford

It's pretty clear that the Giants need help at cornerback. Even if Corey Webster is re-signed at a (severely) reduced rate, we are pretty much reliant on Prince Amukamara (stud) and Jayron Hosely (possible stud!) stepping up.
Whilst I don't expect Poyer to contribute straight away, I think he has the ball skills and the athleticism to play at the top level. He's a little inconsistent in coverage, but he's a ballhawk and has great instincts. I think the triple-team of Prince, Hosley and Poyer could be really exciting in years to come.

Round 3
David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State


Mock 1.0 Pick - Akeem Spence

I think it's pretty safe to say that the Giants (and TC in particular) like versatility up front. Quessenberry seems to be equally at home playing Guard and Tackle, and displays impressive quickness and polished blocking.
I'd go out on a limb and say that we could slot him in the David Diehl role right off the bat and he would hold his own.

Round 4
Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn State


Mock 1.0 Pick - Gerald Hodges

I had Hodges here in my first mock, which I guess says a lot about how much I rate him. He's a tackle machine, and as a former safety has the speed and agility to stay with runners. He may lack the size to shed blocks regularly, but I see him as a playmaker in the backfield, diagnosing and getting to the play quickly.

Round 5
Cornelius Washington, DE, Georgia


Mock 1.0 Pick - BW Webb

Cornelius is another guy I had in my original mock, although I had us taking him in the 6th round then. He had a pretty impressive Senior Bowl week, showing an impressive bullrush off the line. His game needs some refinement, and I think the Giants take a little gamble on him hoping to polish him into an all-round pass rush machine.

Round 6(a)
Denard Robinson, WR, Michigan


Mock 1.0 Pick - Cornelius Washingon

This guy is pretty much the textbook definition of boom-or-bust. He's clearly very quick, and has a superb change of direction, but as a route runner he is pretty raw and has inconsistent hands.
The reason I'd love to take a flier on Denard here is for the potential options he would open up whilst on the field. As a former quarterback, he could open up several options out of the backfield with either his arm or his legs, forcing defenses to stay on their toes.
OK, it's not going to happen - and certainly not with KG running the offense - but can't a guy dream?

Round 6(b) - comp pick
Miguel Maysonet, Running Back, Stony Brook


Mock 1.0 Pick - Miguel Maysonet

Miguel completes the hat-trick of original mock picks making it into 2.0. With AB gone (miss you, Ahmad), a running back here makes a bit of sense. We have Wilson and Brown already on the roster, and with the addition of Maysonet we could see a return to the Earth, Wind and Fire days of a few years ago.
MM runs hard, and runs straight. His no-nonsense running style, combined with a bit of speed, would be a compliment to Brown's pounding and Wilson's afterburners.

Round 7
Ryan Griffin, TE, Connecticut


Mock 1.0 Pick - Dustin Hopkins

I'd really like a kicker here, but I think Hopkins is taken before this pick and no other kicker is really worthy of a draft selection.
Therefore, the Giants do what they do best and pick an athletic player with potential. Griffin is 6'6, has great ability to snatch the ball out of the air, and is aggressive when blocking in the trenches.
On the down-side, he could do with adding some meat to his frame and is not great after the catch.
Coach Pope will be left to go to work and try to turn Griffin into a reliable, Jake Ballard-esque player. Nothing flashy, but maybe he can help us to a Super Bowl in a few years time!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good draft. Fits our needs pretty well. Not a huge fan of Poyer or Quessenberry (as a tackle) but they fill needs. Rest of the prospects are great.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Save The Hero wrote:
Good draft. Fits our needs pretty well. Not a huge fan of Poyer or Quessenberry (as a tackle) but they fill needs. Rest of the prospects are great.


Overall good draft, unlike you I like Poyer in our system. Feel the same about Quesseberry though.

I love the Gerald Hodges pick, my cousin (a ncaa junkie) raves about him weekly Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the Richardson, Poyer, and Griffin picks. I would be happy with those guys.

And no Denard Robinson please. He has no place on our team. Neither at WR or as a wildcat specialist. Giants don't run the wildcat and never will.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback guys!

Denard was the one I was debating with myself the most. In the end, his track speed convinced me to take a flier on him.

If Cruz ends up going elsewhere (and we get a shiny extra first round pick, which I wouldn't be totally against) I would want a receiver in the first three rounds.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No to Denard but as far as needs go? You hit it right out of the park. I really need to learn more about the prospects to feel comfortable commenting on them though. Especially the tackle in the 3rd. No idea who that is
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bigblueben


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYGiantsman10 wrote:
No to Denard but as far as needs go? You hit it right out of the park. I really need to learn more about the prospects to feel comfortable commenting on them though. Especially the tackle in the 3rd. No idea who that is


Thanks man. I'll by honest, Quessenberry was on the fringes until the Senior Bowl week. He handled himself very well, so I went back and had another look.

Being in the UK I'm pretty reliant on the stuff on NFLN, so I may be guilty of overvaluing the SB. However, I think Quessenberry, and centre Brian Schwenke, shone and will have solid NFL careers. Schwenke is my big man crush but I just can't squeeze him in here!
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