Yes: WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina. 6’5” 229
I have mocked a lot of different players to the Giants in the first round, but Jeffery will be the best player available at pick 32. Jeffery has been a top 3 NCAA receiving talent since he was a sophomore, and that was with Stephen Garcia at QB.
He has never had a QB with the talent of Eli Manning, he has never been the third option at receiver, and he has surely never faced single coverage. All of these would happen with the NY Giants.
He reportedly weighed in at 250 pounds, which is way too heavy for a receiver, but the Giants can & will get him in shape and maximize his talents.
No: DE Chandler Jones, Syracuse. 6’5” 266
The Giants love to keep the cupboard stacked at defensive end and Osi has one foot out of the door. I feel that they could get the same value in the second round at DE.
Maybe: TE Colby Fleener, Standford. 6’6” 227
The Giants did just pick up Martellus Bennett, but he isn’t an elite blocker and surely isn’t a proven commodity. Fleener is the best tight end in this draft and a two tight end system can really help the Giants’ play action/short yardage game.
Yes: CB Jayron Hosley, Virgina Tech. 5’10” 178
Hosley is a ball hawk at the corner position. The Giants need quality depth at the position because last season showed that they are just one fluke play away from being really thin in the secondary. An added plus is that Hosley comes from V-Tech where special teams are considered a priority and he would improve all special teams units.
No: C Ben Jones, Georgia. 6’2” 303
Jones is a good young center, but I fell the Giants hang in their with David Baas. Baas has an entire offseason to get healthy and more comfortable in the system.
Maybe: WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers 6’2” 211
Sanu is a big target and a local product. If the Giants shy away from Jeffery in the first Sanu can provide them a legit 3rd receiver and an upgrade over the departed Mario Manningham.
Yes: LB Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State 6’1” 248
Why not? He ran a horrible 40 time and had off the field issues, but his talent this late in the draft is a can’t miss. He was a legit top 20 talent entering the season and the Giants take a low risk / high reward pick.
No: HB LaMicheal James, Oregon. 5’8” 194
I would love to see him as a third down running back, but he isn’t the prototypical Giants player. They could sure use him as a kick returner/ punt returner though.
Maybe: DT Billy Winn, Boise State. 6’3” 300
I personally like Winn as a player because I played against him in high school and know his drive and work ethic. Winn is a Giants type of player on and off of the field. Plus the G-Men could use some depth next to Chris Canty and a second year Marvin Austin.
Yes: HB Terrance Ganaway, Baylor. 6’00” 239
He may be long gone at this point, but if he were to slide he’d be a perfect fit for the Giants. The town would be saying Jacobs who?
No: OLB Emmanuel Acho, Texas. 6’1” 238
Every now and then the Giants take a reach on a tweener, Clint Sintim for example. The Giants don’t need another project.
Maybe: OT Nate Potter, Boise State. 6’6” 303
An athletic right tackle that anchored Boise’s line and kept Kellen Moore upright for 4 seasons. He is a skilled pass protector and could allow for some flexibility and shuffle along the offensive line.
Yes: OG Ryan Miller, Colorado. 6’7” 321
A huge man amongst the interior of the Offensive line for the New York Giants. He would keep David Diehl at offensive tackle, but maybe the move Diehl to the right side and upgrade at left tackle earlier in the draft.
No: LB Chris Galippo, USC. 6’1” 243
The 3 1 linebacker coming out of high school, but he has been a disappointment since then. He was benched during his senior season and the Giants don’t need another late round linebacker.
Maybe: QB Nick Foles, Arizona 6’5” 243
Nick Foles gives the Giants a young talented QB that could learn from Eli. Ask Indy how important a back up QB is to a team.
Yes: DE Donte Paige-Moss, North Carolina. 6’3” 268
Paige-Moss is coming off of an injury, but the upside is apparent. He was one of the many highly touted recruits from UNC and should fit in nicely into the Giants’ rotation next to his college teammate Marvin Austin.
No: OLB Tank Carder, TCU. 6’2” 236
Another tweener linebacker that could play a huge role on special teams, but fills no true spot on the defense.
Maybe: WR Tommy Streeter, Miami. 6’5” 219
If for any reason he slides he would be a possible fit. He ran a 4.40 and is a good down the field option. He only knows one route and that is a fade, but he can give the Giants that added deep threat that they lack. (Cruz and Nicks are Run after the catch guys)
Yes: TE Chase Ford, Miami. 6’6” 258
A tall ex-basketball playing tight end from the U, why not is the question. I say roll the dice and try to find the next Jimmy Graham.
No: Any kicker would be a waste at this pick.
Maybe: OT Dustin Waldron, Portland State. 6’5” 305
He is a small school guy that is very durable and has been a starter since his freshman year. He could develop into a solid Right tackle after Diehl gets too old to play the position.