Sprinkle in three WRs - Alabama's Amari Cooper, Kevin White of West Virginia and Louisville's DeVante Parker - and you have have your Top 10. Or do you? Some believe that Michigan State CB Trae Waynes, Washington NT Danny Shelton, Stanford OT Andrus Peat, Iowa OL Brandon Scherff and Georgia RB Todd Gurley could upset things by sneaking into the top ten.
The Giants, selecting ninth overall, will sit and wait their turn and see who falls to them. They should have a bevy of talented players to choose from. DeVante Parker will likely be one of them. Although he's rising up the charts quickly, he's still currently rated behind Cooper and White by most teams and draftniks.
If Parker is there at No. 9, do the Giants take him? Some say yes, even on the heels of selecting Odell Beckham, Jr. in the first round a year ago. Even with Rueben Randle showing signs that he's turning the corner as a pro. Even if Victor Cruz makes a full recovery from a torn patellar tendon.
Initially, I liked Cooper and his star-power and then I saw the ultimate specimen in White perform at the combine. Both will be productive in the pros. Then, after watching more film on Parker, I saw he was worthy of being lumped into their group. Some observers have compared Parker to Mike Evans, A.J. Green and yes, Hakeem Nicks.
Parker missed the first seven games of the season for the Cardinals in 2014 after undergoing foot surgery. He returned for the final six games and simply went off, averaging nearly 20 yards a catch, amassing 855 receiving yards on 43 receptions with five TDs.
But that was against ACC corners. In the NFL, the 6'3", 209lb Parker will have be more physical if he is to succeed. His hands are soft and his concentration is solid, but his body is not. Sounds like Nicks to me, which isn't a bad thing.
I still favor White over Cooper and Parker. White is also 6'3" but weighs 215, and is faster and stronger than the others. Cooper, at 6'1", 211 is also sizeable and versatile. He's a workhorse that will get double-digit targets in the NFL.
I don't believe the Giants will get a shot at either Cooper or White at No. 9. WRs are hot these days after last year's successful crop. Teams that don't have a star at the position will want one.
But Parker should be there. It depends on who else is available, but he would be a fine pick. Should Cruz not be able to return right away, Parker could step into a slot role where he'll be able to avoid getting jammed by a monster CB at the line of scrimmage.
And with OBJ garnering most of the attention from opposing secondaries in 2015, Parker could end up being the recipient of some soft coverage schemes.
Then again, Parker may continue to move up the charts over the next three weeks. He could conceivably leapfrog White and/or Parker and then the Giants would have one of those players to choose from. Not a bad scenario by any stretch. If all three are gone, the Giants will have their pick of a top defender. No. 9 is a good place to be in this year's draft.