New York Giants Mock Draft Roundup 7.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our New York Giants Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the New York Giants from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Giants:
EDSFootball - Donahue (3/23)
11. Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
Now that the Giants have officially signed their new WR1 in Kenny Golladay, I expect them to turn their attention to the offensive line. The Giants ranked 31st in the league in pressure rate allowed last year. At 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds, Slater may not be the biggest or strongest offensive lineman in the draft but he may be considered the safest because he could move inside. That's exactly what a team needs that is trying to protect what they believe to be their franchise QB.
NFL.com - Brooks (3/23)
11. Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (FL)
Dave Gettleman can't turn down a chance to snag a pass rusher with Jason Pierre-Paul-like traits.
The Athletic - Beat Writers (3/23)
11. Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
Signing Kenny Golladay makes it a lot easier to stomach all of the top receiving options being off the board. Though the Giants agreed to a deal with former first-round cornerback Adoree' Jackson, the first round is about finding a player for the next 10 years, not just the upcoming season. James Bradberry only has two years left on his contract. Teams can never have enough cornerbacks, especially one with the pedigree of Surtain, who could become a Pro Bowler like his father. It was tempting to take Northwestern offensive lineman Rashawn Slater, but Surtain's upside was too much to pass up. -- Dan Duggan
ESPN - Kiper (3/22)
11. Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
The question I asked when I did my mock draft 2.0 was: Can the Giants get Daniel Jones a No. 1 wide receiver? Well, they're certainly paying free-agent acquisition Kenny Golladay like one. That means general manager Dave Gettleman could try to address another position with this pick, likely on defense. Though I don't have an edge rusher rated this high, Paye isn't far off, and teams always reach for pass-rushers with intriguing physical prowess. I've heard that Paye is going to impress scouts at his pro day on March 26 and put up incredible testing numbers across the board. The production wasn't there at Michigan -- 11.5 sacks in four seasons -- but I would bet on his upside, and you can see his tremendous first-step ability if you turn on the tape.
CBS Sports - Wilson (3/22)
11. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
The Giants have needs along the offensive line but they did sign TE Kyle Rudolph and WR Kenny Golladay, positions which were also on the to-do list. Meanwhile, the defense could use some upgrades too. Micah Parsons opted out of the 2020 season but he's the No. 1 LB in this class.
PFF - Renner (3/22)
11. Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
The Giants made the splash of free agency late last week when they inked wide receiver Kenny Golladay to a deal worth more than $18 million a year. That might take them out of the receiver class and into the corner class. They dabbled with Julian Love at outside corner toward the end of last year, but that's still a question mark. Meanwhile, Horn's skill set is tailor-made to go one-on-one on the outside.
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