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Nineteen future NFL players will attend the 2013 Draft, though only one has repeatedly been connected with the New York Giants sitting at No. 19.

Alabama offensive tackle DJ Fluker, who some draft prognosticators expect the Giants to nab with their first-round selection, will be on hand Thursday, April 25 at Radio City Hall in Manhattan, N.Y.

ESPN Insider Todd McShay predicted Fluker to fall to the G-Men in his first mock draft following the NFL Combine. Since then, he has changed his pick to Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert and then back to Fluker.

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With the 2013 NFL Draft less than a month away, TJB will offer some daily insight on players in this year's draft class. ?Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it?s time for the Jets to make a selection.

Lane Johnson

LANE JOHNSONPosition: Offensive Tackle

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In ESPN draft expert Todd McShay's newest mock draft, the Giants are projected to nab Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert.

The Fighting Irish have produced some of the better NFL-caliber tight ends in recent years, including Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings, as well Anthony Fasano of the Miami Dolphins and John Carlson, also with the Vikings.

The Giants' tight end situation is a bit?murky?with Martellus Bennett a free agent this off-season.

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The majority of the post-NFL Scouting Combine mock drafts, prognosticators believe the New York Giants will add an offensive player with the 19th pick in the first round.

Of the five most recently updated mocks, three project New York to draft an offensive tackle. Both NFL.com's Bucky Brooks and CBS Sports' Will Brinson predict former Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker will be a member of Big Blue at the end of April.

Tony Pauline of USA Today Sports went down a similar path, though instead of Fluker he expects the Giants to bolster the offensive line with one of the combine's most impressive athletes, Lane Johnson of Oklahoma.

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  1. Chance Warmack OG ALA - Warmack is the best offensive line prospect to come out in at least 3 years. I've given him the highest interior linemen grade in a decade; ahead of both Pounceys, Nick Mangold and Mike Iupati. Warmack was the best offensive lineman in the nation and dominated every defensive tackle that lined up against him. His ability to get to the second level was prominently shown in the National Championship game and his mobility pulling around the edge is tailor fit for the shotgun running schemes in today's league.
  2. Luke Joeckel OT TA&M - Joeckel is the number one Offensive Tackle in this class and I believe that he has all of the tools to be an elite tackle. Experts waiver on his ceiling but the consensus is that he doesn't have bust potential. I personally saw Joeckel play as a senior in high school and I wondered then what this grown man was doing on the field. His arm length and motor make him a prototypical left tackle, but his undervalued strength and flexibility makes him an above average run blocker.
  3. Eric Fisher OT UCM - Fisher's talent shined bright at the Senior Bowl and his overall athleticism wowed scouts. Fisher entered Central Michigan as a tight end, which explains his nimble feet. Fisher needs to show the ability to play game in and game out against the highest level of competition. He has the ability to be just as good as Joeckel if he adds more lean weight to his frame and improves his core strength.
  4. Lane Johnson OT OKLA - Johnson has shot up draft boards since the end of the NCAA season. Johnson showed the ability to be a strong right tackle at the college level and looks to play the same position in the NFL. I've seen him mocked as high as 10, which is too high for an athlete that may have already peaked, but he is a solid pick late in the 1st round for an established team with only a few holes to fill on it's roster.
  5. Barrett Jones OC ALA - Barrett Jones would be a 3rd round pick as an offensive tackle and a 2nd rounder as a guard, but his intellect and run blocking skills make him a late 1st round caliber center. Jones would be the perfect fit for a team with a young/dynamic QB that will grow with him over the next 15 years in the NFL.
 
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