Today we will be discussing our New York Giants 7 round mock. For this we will be utilizing the draft network’s mock draft machine. This is a perfect tool for selecting a team to do as many rounds for a mock as you’d want. We will not project for trades as that requirements a paid upgrade. This Giants 7 round mock will dictated by the available players and the needs we feel the Giants have. Overall the Giants have 7 picks which does not include a 3rd but does include two 7th round picks. Their first overall pick is number 4 and it could go several different ways.
Round 1. Pick 4. Isaiah Simmons. Linebacker.
The first three picks went as I have been projecting in Burrow, Young and Okudah. Again this does not include trades so maybe the Lions trade back but I could not project for that. Of course here I myself would have loved to try and trade back the pick but being I could not I was narrowing it down to a few prospects. So much of me wanted to take an offensive tackle but I would rather do so a few picks back. I went with Simmons on a gut decision that he could be the most versatile defender in the draft. He could a defining player for the Giants defense and should vastly improve this team. Again I am 50/50 on the Giants drafting an offensive tackle or Simmons. It changes every time I look at my board.
Other Options: Jedrick Wills, Tristan Wirfs, Andrew Thomas
Round 2. Pick 36. Xavier McKinney. Safety.
This pick was super hard for me. Yes the Giants have a huge need at tackle. However seeing both Xavier McKinney and Grant Delpit on the board was a shock to me. McKinney has been said a clear first rounded and has the talent to be in the top 20. Safety is not the most glaring need but the Giants could use an upgrade to fit their scheme. I also did not like the value here for the tackles on the board. Some guys I like that were on the board were Austin Jackson and Matthew Peart but both probably not be the best value here. There were also several wide receivers I thought about with Tee Higgins being the top guy. However with a need to improve the Giants defense picking two of the best players at their respective positions is a win.
Other Options: Tee Higgins, Austin Jackson, Grant Delpit
Round 4. Pick 100. Trey Adams. Offensive Tackle.
This pick went straight to need based for the mock draft. Trey Adams being on the board was a bit of surprise as he is a day two prospect in my opinion. Regardless I needed to jump on it as he was the clear best tackle available to me. He is good at pass protection and has some huge size. He could develop into a very good starting tackle. I thought about addressing the edge need but with the first two picks being on defense that did not seem like a plausible option to me.
Other Options: Hakeem Adeniji, Bradlee Anae
Round 5. Pick 132. Kenny Willekes. Edge.
This was an instant of choosing a need. The Giants should continue to bolster their defense and need an edge rusher. Willekes was very solid for Michigan St this past season with 78 tackles and 10.5 sacks. He has some quickness to him but could get stronger. He did not have the best showing at the senior bowl but that should not deter teams from drafting him in this spot. The 5th round value here is good for a flier with some upside like Willekes. Other players I considered were either at the receiver or cornerback position.
Other Options: Quintez Cephus, A.J. Green.
Round 6. Pick 163. Antonio Gandy-Golden. Wide Receiver.
How could I miss this! Gandy-Golden is one of my favorite receivers in this draft and I have him at a round 3-4 value. Sometimes the issue with these mock draft machines is that they have their own values and you tend to miss them. Getting Gandy-Golden gives Daniel Jones a much bigger target and he could be a breakout receiver. I did not think twice when I saw him available.
Other Options: Myles Bryant.
Round 7. Pick 195. Lavert Hill. Cornerback.
Hill is another guy I feel is undervalued in this draft. He is a solid cover corner who could go as early as the 4th round. Getting him in the last round is a steal to me as there is low risk and high reward with these picks. Again if this was the draft he possibly would not be in this spot. But for a mock draft I am thrilled to have him at this pick.
Other Options: Stanford Samuels 3rd
Round 7. Pick 215. Reggie Robinson. Cornerback.
With the last pick I went with another cornerback. Robinson is a solid player who is truly developmental. Again this is going for solely need based and hoping to grab a late flier. The Giants secondary was rough and investing in two late round corners hopefully will give them a chance to hit on one.
Of course this Giants 7 round mock is based off the flow of the mock draft machine and could change every time. Grabbing two defensive stars in the first two rounds should vastly improve this defense. Yes I could have grabbed a tackle with the first pick and with trades it would change. I highly suggest they trade back to get a third round pick. Let us know what you think about the picks we grabbed in this Giants mock!