The offseason continues and NFL mock drafts continue to update themselves, as the top prospects officially declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Now that the Giants coaching search is all done and Joe Judge's staff is basically complete, Giants GM Dave Gettleman has all his focus on who to select with the No. 4 overall pick.
Here's who experts believe Gettleman will call on in Vegas this April in the first round...
Pro Football Focus: WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
This one is interesting off the rip, but here's PFF's reasoning behind Gettleman taking Lamb:
"The Giants' offense is currently chock full of complementary wideouts, but no there's no true number one. While it's a loaded wide receiver class, chances are you won't find that No. 1 receiver on the wrap in the second round. Insert CeeDee Lamb, the do-it-all receiver who broke 26 tackles on 62 receptions this season. It's not like the Sooners were only pumping him screens, either. Lamb's average depth of target was 13.2 yards downfield this year."
Does this one make sense for the Giants with Georgia OT Andrew Thomas and Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons still on PFF's draft board? Some mocks have Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy going to the Giants as well, so it could be an option despite it not being a necessity.
Just a reminder: the last time the Giants took a wide receiver in the first round, he became their No. 1 receiver. Take that with a grain of salt.
Sporting News: DE A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
No Chase Young? That's OK with Gettleman, who takes the next best prospect in Epenesa at No. 4.
The Hawkeye end is massive at 6-foot-6, 280 pounds and has the speed to match the strength. He totaled 11.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss with four forced fumbles in his junior season last year. And after a 2.5-sack day with one of those forced fumbles in the Holiday Bowl against USC, Epenesa proved to be one of the best pass rushers coming out of college.
The Giants desperately need to improve their pass rush, and there are some intriguing prospects as well as free agents to choose from. For this mock, Gettleman adds an upgrade right away.
NBC Sports: OLB/S Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
Like we said, the defense needs help. But instead of just a cornerback fix, how about someone who can disrupt an offense virtually anywhere on the field?
That's what NBC Sports' Josh Schrock believes Gettleman will do here. If you didn't know who Simmons was before the national championship game against LSU, you definitely did during it when he totaled a sack, two tackles for loss, two passes defended and seven combined tackles.
Simmons tallied 104 combined tackles -- 16.5 for loss -- eight sacks, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and eight passes defended in a junior season that solidified him as one of the top defensive prospects in this Draft. The Giants can definitely use a do-it-all linebacker, especially in coverage with tight ends thriving against Big Blue.
Fox Sports: CB Jeff Okudah, Ohio State
The Giants need improvements everywhere on defense, and Gettleman looks to his very young secondary once again to upgrade in the first round.
He went with DeAndre Baker after trading back into the first round in the 2019 NFL Draft, but he'll be content taking the top-rated corner prospect in Okudah at No. 4.
As Fox Sports' Jason McIntyre points out, the Giants' pass defense last season was 31st, according to Football Outsiders. And at the moment, Baker is their No. 1 corner following the release of Janoris Jenkins. They could use more help there, and Okudah would immediately walk into camp as a projected starter with Sam Beal on the depth chart, too.
The Athletic: OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama
Finally an offensive lineman. Wills is in that class with Thomas and Iowa's Tristan Wirfs. It will come down to who teams like the most during the Draft process, but all three are expected to go very early.
This pick would be interesting for the Giants, though, as Wills played exclusively on the right side of the offensive line for the Crimson Tide. Thomas and Wirfs were left tackles, and given that Nate Solder could just shift over to the right side, they may make more sense.
However, Wills could get a lot of good recommendations from Nick Saban, who we all know gave a glowing praise of new head coach Joe Judge. And who knows? Maybe Wills does transition to the left side and thrives.
The only thing is the Giants definitely don't forget being the only team that believed Ereck Flowers could be a left tackle, despite experts believing he was mainly a right tackle prospect. Food for thought.