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I recently participated in a mock draft with 31 other national bloggers/writers from around the NFL. I was asked to represent the Giants at No. 9. (draftseason.com, March 5).

I took Nebraska DE/LB Randy Gregory (6 foot 6, 240 pounds).

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After not having a first round pick in the 2013 trade, sent to Columbus as part of the Rick Nash package, the Rangers currently have the 17th pick in the 2014 NHL draft.

Adam Kimelman, Mike Morreale and Steve Hoffner all did mock drafts for NHL.com.

Kimelman and Hofner both have the Rangers taking Roland McKeown (defenseman) of Kingston. Kimelman says that he is a "smart, skilled, two-way defenseman already has good size and strength." Hoffner says that he is a "smart, playmaking defenseman who brings a leadership quality to a potential hole on the blue line if Dan Girardi is traded or leaves as a free agent."

  • Morreale has him 20th to Toronto
He is 6-1, 186 and has 8 goals and 27 assists for Kingston

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The draft is 3 days away and this will be the final mock draft. We've seen teams add through free agency and trades. We've also seen prospects move up and down a lot since the Senior Bowl and Combine. All of that is combined to make this final mock draft. Last year the draft was about 45% accurate by either team or exact spot that the player was ?drafted. This year we're aiming for 60%, so take a look at the mock draft below and use the comment section to leave your opinions on the selections.

Round 1

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It?s time to start guessing what GM Jerry Reese and the Giants brass will do in 2 weeks at the 2013 NFL Draft. Luckily for you, I have a pretty good feel for the team?s needs and have been good at my educated guesses in the past.

For this Mock Draft I will list my prediction, the GM?s likely selection, and what I believe fans want to see.

RD 1 Pick 19

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The below five-round mock is from one of my favorite websites: WalterFootball.com. I will tell you this, if the Giants walk out of their draft room with these five players in tow, I'll run naked down 6th Avenue......

Round One (19): Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State:?Smart teams like the Giants, Steelers and Ravens always end up getting a prospect who falls during the draft. Teams constantly selecting in the top 15 are stupid, so intelligent front offices take advantage of their dumb decisions on Draft Day. One player who's probably going to drop is Bjoern Werner. He did not perform as well as expected at the Combine, showing much less athleticism than 2008's Chris Long, whom he's been compared to.

Giant fans know that general manager Jerry Reese loves drafting pass-rushers. With Osi Umenyiora entering free agency this March and Justin Tuck having a down year, Reese may select a defensive end early this April.

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At ESPN Insider, Grant Sonier reveals his final mock draft before tomorrow night's first round.

At 28, he picks Nicolas Kerdiles for the Rangers. Kerdiles is ranked 17th by Future Considerations and 33rd by The Hockey News.

On the pick, Sonier writes, "Kerdiles boasts solid size and strong skating to go along with a great work ethic. A willingness to play Ranger-type hockey makes this USNTDP forward a smart pick. He got better as the season went on and showed high-end character in helping lead his team through a successful season."

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At USA Today, Kyle Woodlief of Red Line Report has his projections for how he thinks the first round of the NHL Entry Draft will happen on Friday.

At 28, Woodlief thinks the Rangers will select winger Tim Bozon, saying "Call this one a hunch. He seems like the type of speed-and-skills winger with upside that Gordie Clark likes, and the Rangers are certainly on the prowl to find some secondary scoring."

Bozon is ranked 49th by Future Considerations, who say "His vision with the puck is just a notch below elite as he sees the entire ice surface very well. He makes strong, crisp tape-to-tape passes. He finds seams and open ice well with good anticipation. Soft hands and great timing allow him to make the right play with the puck and create offensive chances, not only for himself, but also his linemates?making them better as well. He never gives up on a play and reads what the defense will do before they do it. He goes to the net, and while he is not very strong at this point in his development, he does have a good frame to build that strength upon and a long reach to help protect the puck."

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At NHL.com, Adam Kimelman, Steve Hoffner and Mike Morreale compile their latest mock drafts for this Friday's NHL draft.

The Rangers have the 28th pick and Kimelman has them take high school center Cristoval Nieves.

Hoffner and Morreale don't have him in the first round. Future Considerations ranks him 38th and says that he projects to be an offensive forward.

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At Hockey's Future they have their mock draft for how they think the first round of next Friday's draft will turn out.

Leslie Treff made the Rangers pick and had them taking goalie Andrei Vasilevski. On why she picked him for the Rangers, Treff writes, "Vasilevski is a young netminder who will take four or five years to develop into an NHL capable goaltender, roughly the time Rangers starter Henrik Lundqvist will be approaching the twilight of his career. "

Vasilveski is ranked 21st by Future Considerations and is planning to stay at least two years in the KHL. He is also ranked 21st by The Hockey News in their draft preview issue.

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In The Hockey News 2012 Mock Draft, they have the Rangers taking Stefan Matteau, the son of former Ranger Stephane Matteau.

Matteau is ranked 30th in The Hockey News Draft issue. He is 6-1, 210 and played for the US National Development Team last season.

Scouts told The Hockey News that Matteau, who will play for his dad in the QMJHL next season, is better suited for the CHL than he would be in the NCAA because of his physical play.

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The exact opposite of my Dream Drafts; the opposite of what I'd like to happen, as if conducted in an alternate universe by a bizzaro Jerry Reese.

1. RB Lamar Miller (Miami)

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At NHL.com, Steve Hoffner, Mike Morreale and Adam Kimelman put together their third mock draft of the season following the NHL Draft Lottery.

The Rangers are slotted at 29th.

Kimelman has them taking Slater Koekkoek, a defenseman from Peterborough.

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At NHL.com, they have a scout from the Western Conference and a scout from the Eastern Conference compile their mock drafts for this June's draft.

The Rangers, when they were conducted, had the 29th pick in the draft.

The Western Conference scout has the Rangers taking forward Tanner Pearson of the Barrie Colts.

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Well my first mock draft is out the window because of the Washington Redskins; leave it to the Redskins to always make things harder for anyone Giants related.

I also skipped over DE Quinton Coples and left him out of the first round completely, which was brought to my attention by some of our great readers here on GFB.

So now it's back to the drawing board in my mock draft Part 2 and I can say that it feels like I'm inching towards perfection.

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The 2012 NFL Draft is a little over a month away and this is the first of many mock drafts that will be posted on GFB leading up to the draft.

I've predicted a few trades in this mock draft and many things can change between now & then but I'm feeling clairvoyant.

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At ESPN Insider, Grant Sonier has his first mock draft for this June's 2012 NHL draft.

The Rangers, by virtue of having the second best record in the league, have the 29th pick in this mock draft.

Sonier has them taking defenseman Olli Maata of the London Knights. He says that Maata has a very high hockey IQ.

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Over the weekend at NHL.com, Mike Morreale, Adam Kimelman and Steven Hoffner compiled their first mock drafts for the 2012 Draft in Pittsburgh.

The mock drafts, which were published on Sunday, have the Rangers with the sixth pick.

Kimelman has the Rangers drafting Alex Galchenyuk of the Sarnia Sting. Hoffner has Galchenyuk going second overall and Morreale has him going seventh overall.

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The opposite of my mock dream drafts: a combination of poor draft strategy, players I would not like to see taken and poor value picks, all somewhere within the realm of possibility.

Round 1: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

Only dynamic running backs who can transform an offense should be taken in the first round.? Take a look around the NFL.? How many of the top running backs are as slow as Ingram?? People in the Ingram camp talk about how he?s a smart, determined, powerful runner.? That?s fine, but he?s not someone I?d want to take in the first round.? There are always running backs available later in the draft that will have as much of an impact.? But there are still some people who argue that the Giants should consider Ingram.

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Now With Trades!

Same idea as the first two times. ?Again, anyone taken in a previous mock dream draft (take one, take two) is ineligible.

Round 1: Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA

The Giants make a splash, trading their 1st round pick (19th) and 6th round pick (185th) pick for the Bears? 1st (29th) and 3rd (92nd ). With their first pick, they nab love-him-or-hate-him LB Akeem Ayers, who the Jets were patiently waiting to select.? Ayers has great size and athleticism, but lacks great speed. ?Still, the Giants fill a major need and get good value, while adding a third round pick.

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The same basic idea as the first mock dream draft: not necessarily the perfect draft, but a mock draft of players I would like to see the Giants select.? Obviously, all of these players will not be available for the Giants at the time of their selection, but each pick is within the realm of possibility.

As an added twist, I am assuming that every player I drafted in my last mock dream draft are not on the board this time around.

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Dreams can be fun.?Inception showed us this.

I have decided to take my first crack at a ?dream draft? for the Giants 2011 draft; not necessarily the perfect draft, but a mock draft created only with players I would like to see the Giants draft.? Obviously, all of these players will not be available for the Giants at the time of their projected selection, but each pick is within the realm of possibility, if not totally realistic.

Keep in mind that the Giants do not have a 5th round pick (traded for Sage Rosenfels), but have three 6th round picks (two compensatory picks).

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Why does everyone have the Giants taking an offensive lineman?

In doing my draft research, I've come across dozens of mock drafts. ?In the past, I've found that mock drafts help me to understand the?perceived?value of certain players in the eyes of fans and experts who have had a chance to watch these players more than I have. ?No, mock drafting is not an exact science, and is often a waste of time, but it does have its uses.

Two years ago, I compiled as many mock drafts as I could find to see what the general prediction was. ?This method produce the correct answer: Hakeem Nicks. ?Obviously, this won't always be the case (last year, the same method predicted Rolando McClain), but there is some value to be had from trying to understand the general consensus.

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At Puck Daddy, Greg Wyshnyski and Ryan Lambert join the fun of mocking the first round of the NHL Draft.

With the tenth pick, they have the Rangers taking Vladimir Tarasenko.

...Nino Neiderreiter is off the board and Ryan Johansen is off the board, so it's down to Tarasenko and Skinner. Lambert makes the pick, citing the Rangers' lack of depth on the right-wing.

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At CBS Sportsline, Wes Goldstein has his mock draft for tomorrow night's first round.

...It's really tomorrow night. I have followed and been writing about it for months now; hard to believe that it's close to being over.

Thanks to roderider19 for emailing this last night.

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At the Sporting News, Craig Custance reveals his first round projections.

In what is almost becoming common place, Custance selects Tyler Seguin first overall, over Taylor Hall.

At five he has the Islanders taking Brett Connolly and with the 10th pick, he has the Rangers selecting Nino Neiderreiter.

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Gare Joyce of ESPN's NHL Draft Blog has provided excellent coverage and insight for a couple of months now on the draft.

He releases his final mock draft for this Friday's first round and picks Taylor Hall over Tyler Seguin.

Brett Connolly to the Islanders at five, and Alexander Burmistrov to the Rangers at 10.

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Corey Pronman of Puck Prospectus and now Premium Scouting finally released his list of the top 100 players in this Friday and Saturday's draft.

He ranks Taylor Hall first, Tyler Seguin second and Cam Fowler third.

Kirill Kabanov is fourth.

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Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated has written up his projections for the first round of this coming Friday's draft.

He picks Tyler Seguin over Taylor Hall.

...Interesting. It's always interesting when someone picks Seguin over Hall because even though they are so close, everyone assumes that Hall will go first.

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Jeff Marek of CBC wrote up the top 15 picks of his mock draft last night and went on record as picking Tyler Seguin first overall.

...Nice. Whether it happens or not, good for Jeff in picking that.

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Ottawa Sun columnist Bruce Garrioch uses his Sunday column today to preview this Friday's NHL draft.

With the tenth pick, he has the Rangers selecting goalie Jack Campbell.

...Not this again. Players the Rangers pass on, Ryan Johnansen, Jeff Skinner, Alexander Burmistrov and Vladimir Tarasenko. His description of the pick also has nothing to do with picking Campbell.

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The folks at Hockey's Future have conducted their mock draft for next Friday's first round and like many others, choose Taylor Hall over Tyler Seguin.

Vladimir Tarasenko gets picked up at 8 by the Atlanta Thrashers.

...On Tarasenko, as was the case with Mikahil Pashnin, if he is there at 10, the Rangers won't take him unless he says he will come over. They won't get into drafting him half-assed.

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At NHL.com, Adam Kimelman, Mike Morreale and Brad Holland compile their third go-rounds at the mock drafting game.

All three have Taylor Hall going first, Tyler Seguin second, Erik Gudbranson third and Cam Fowler fourth.

For the Rangers at 10, Kimelman selects Dylan McIlrath. He is 6-4 and ranked 26th by the Hockey News and 38th by ISS.

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Update:12:34PM:

Zipay says that Jeff Skinner edges out Alexander Burmistrov and Vladimir Tarasenko for the Rangers pick.

...I have been the biggest supporter of Skinner so I am glad that many fellow readers agree that he would be an ideal pick for the Rangers. However, Tarasenko, my original hope for the pick, has crept back up and I feel like the more likely pick for the Rangers at 10 if he is there.

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Update: 1:09PM: Gary Joyce of ESPN released the fourth version of his mock draft today which had the Rangers selecting Vladimir Tarasenko with the 10th pick.

Jeff Skinner goes at 9 and Ryan Johansen at 8. Nino Niederreiter is still on the board.

...Here is something that I could see happen. Its all just speculation on who the Rangers like or might take, and while Skinner and Johansen have been matched with them in the past, with them off the board they should look at Tarasenko and his upside.

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Bruce Ciskie of NHL Fanhouse wrote up a mock draft for the upcoming NHL draft which takes place on June 25th.

He has Taylor Hall going number one and Tyler Seguin number two.

At ten, he has the Rangers picking Jeffrey Skinner.

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Earlier this week we showed you four mock drafts from NHL.com. Today's mock draft is brought to you by ESPN.com's NHL Draft blog.

They have Taylor Hall number one, Tyler Seguin at number two, and at number eight they have the Rangers taking Vladimir Tarasenko:

Conventional wisdom is that everyone except the Rangers will be scared of taking Russian players. With Columbus' debacle with Nikita Filatov, it's going to be a gut check for anybody to spend a first-rounder on a player who might have contract issues with the KHL -- or a kid who might look longingly back to the Russian league if he's not a regular at the start of the season. There's a good chance that Tarasenko, who's a bowling ball rather than a dart, is one of the five best in the draft, maybe the second best forward. The Rangers might wait until the second round to play a Russian card -- but by that time Tarasenko will be long gone.
Two of the NHL.com writers had the Rangers taking Tarasenko also.

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At NHL.com, Adam Kimelman, Mike G. Morreale, Jen Raimondi and Shawn P. Roarke all compiled mock drafts for the upcoming 2010 draft in Los Angeles.

Three of the four have Taylor Hall going first overall, while Tyler Seguin goes first in the other one. Morreale also has more on the battle between Hall and Seguin.

...It appears, at least now, that Hall will go one and Seguin will go two. I prefer Seguin but it seems like both seem like sure-fire top line players.

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With the trade deadline passed, the next day to look towards if you are unhappy with your team is the NHL Draft, this year in Los Angeles.

ESPN's NHL Draft blog conducted a mock draft of the teams currently out of the playoffs.

Taylor Hall went first to Edmonton, Tyler Seguin second to Boston (via Toronto) and with the eighth pick, the Rangers select Medicine Hat center Emerson Etem.

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At Puck Prospectus, Corey Pronman takes a look at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft with an early mock draft. Note, the draft order is a few weeks old.

Pronman had the Rangers with the 14th pick and taking defenseman Jon Merrill of the US National Development team.

The Rangers take Merrill with the idea that they can take their time developing him. They already have plenty of young kids in their system with good potential either at the NHL level or right below, so they can let the talented defenseman round out his tools and hopefully turn into a solid player for the Blueshirts in five years.
...Wow, five years from now, that is a long-term plan.

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