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The Giants have many options in today's draft, but they also have many needs as well. The team can't afford to miss on an impact player at this spot in the draft. Below are the projected available athletes on the board for the Giants when they select at 19.

  1. Tank Carradine, DE, FSU - Tank would've been a top 10 pick in this draft if it wasn't for a knee injury during this past season at FSU. Carradine is the type of player that the Giants traditionally covet; an explosive edge rusher that has the tenaciousness required to get to the quarterback on the NFL level.
  2. D.J. Fluker, OL, ALA- Fluker is the prototype right tackle but many fans are against drafting a RT this high in the draft. Fluker does fill a need for the Giants; they currently have David Diehl penciled in at tackle and to say that his season last year was lackluster would be an understatement. Fluker would add the missing toughness and running blocking the team has been missing dearly since their 2007 championship run.
  3. Jonathan Cyprien, FS, FIU - Cyprien is regarded by many to have the highest upside of any safety in this draft class. He is a solid tackler and would fit nicely in the Giants 3 safety nickel package. His versatility would be an amazing asset for Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell.
  4. Manti Te'o, ND, ILB - In December Te'o would have been a steal this late in the draft, but a sub par National Championship game and a fake girlfriend changed all of that. Te'o's effect on his ND team cannot be denied though and his leadership would be a valuable commodity for the Giants. He has the ability to stay on the field on 3rd down and call the plays for all defensive personnel groupings.
  5. Arthur Brown, KSU, OLB - Brown is the best linebacker in the draft in my opinion. He was all over the field defensively for Kansas State and his play making ability is something the Giants could use on their defense. The Giants don't traditionally select linebackers in the early round of the draft but fans and management won't let Brown get away like Sean Weatherspoon did a few years ago.
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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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