A 3rd Giants Mock Draft

With the draft a week away (!), it’s time for our third mock. We will have at least one more before the actual draft. Our first mock is here. Our second one is here. And our NFL Mock is here.

WITH THE 15TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

ROLANDO MCCLAIN, ILB, ALABAMA

I’ve said it many times: McClain is the best player at the position that the Giants need the most help in. For me, it’s a no-brainer. The only debate, in my mind, is whether or not to take CJ Spiller, if he’s there. If it comes down between Spiller and McClain, it will be a very good choice. But, I think Spiller will be gone (either to Cleveland at 7, Jacksonville at 10, Miami at 12, San Fran at 13, or Seattle at 14). McClain can start right away, and be an impact player for years to come. His prospect profile is here.

WITH THE 46TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

JAHVID BEST, RB, CAL

It will be difficult for Best to slide to 46, but I’ve seen it happen in numerous mocks. Best is a game-changer. He can make plays out of the backfield, in space, in the return game. He adds a dynamic to the Giants offense that they don’t have. Best is a first round talent, but concerns about his size (or lack thereof) and his durability will let him slide. Best, if selected, will quickly become one of Eli’s favorite targets. He can do so much. He’ll never be a feature back, and he’ll never be in for short yardage situations, but Best can take the ball to the house at any time. The Giants don’t have anyone like that. Combine him with the young talent at wide receiver, and an already explosive offense just got more explosive. His prospect profile is here.

WITH THE 76TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

CAM THOMAS, DT, UNC

Like Best, I’m not entirely sure that Thomas will be there in the third round. Mike Mayock has him in the 2nd, while former scout Daniel Jeremiah has him in the third. I’ve become increasingly intrigued with Thomas, because he’s a tremendous run stopper. The Giants need a big body in the middle, and Thomas, at 6-4, 330, is that guy. He’ll never be a great pass rusher, but with Jay Alford coming back from injury, Thomas doesn’t have to rush the passer. On running downs, try running against Thomas and Chris Canty (6-7, 300). It will be very hard. His prospect profile is here. And, follow him on Twitter here.

WITH THE 115TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

CIRON BLACK, OT/OG, LSU

Ciron Black is a college left tackle, who projects to be a right tackle/guard in the NFL. The best part about him is his versatility. He can play right tackle, both guard positions, and fill in in a pinch at left tackle. He probably won’t be a starter, but he’ll be a very valuable backup. His Draft Countdown scouting report is here.

WITH THE 147TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

KEVIN THOMAS, CB, USC

Kevin Thomas is a very talented, but fragile cornerback. Tall (6-0) and athletic, he fits the Jerry Reese mold for corners. But, because of various injuries, he only played two full seasons, with one as a starter. He has a lot of potential and upside, but because of injuries, has yet to fulfill that. I think he could be good as a nickel or dime corner. He’s pretty fluid and physical, and will be able to stay with quicker receivers. Of course, he has to stay healthy, and that’s the risk. His Draft Countdown scouting report is here.

WITH THE 184TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

HARRY COLEMAN, S, LSU

Harry Coleman is a classic LB/S tweener. Too slow to be a safety, too small to be a linebacker. So, why is he here? Because he’s a tremendous special teams player, and a violent hitter. He reminds me a bit of CC Brown, but with the newfound depth at safety, he won’t be asked to start and cover players. That was CC’s problem. Coleman won’t have to do that. He can play linebacker in pass situations, and safety in run situations, while being a special teams demon. His Draft Countdown scouting report is here.

WITH THE 221ND PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT…

ZOLTAN MESKO, P, MICHIGAN

I know, I know, a punter is probably unnecessary. But the Jints have to start preparing for LAF (Life After Feagles) and Mesko is the best punter in the draft. Draft him, let him learn from Feagles, and make him the starter in 2011. Besides, his name is ZOLTAN! How cool is that?

So there you go, my mock for the Giants. Your thoughts?


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