New York Giants 2013 Mock Draft: All 7 Rounds (Part 6)
New York Giants 2013 Mock Draft Week 6
Consistency is key when it comes to football. This is true in the two major aspects of assembling a team. A great example would be quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick for the New England Patriots. Together, they have won 10 AFC East titles, and been to five Super Bowls. The point here is a process that it takes to assemble a board for the 2013 NFL Draft. With under two weeks to go, executives should be at a point where they are beginning to assemble a collection of prospects that will help at the next level.
Teams must dissect what areas they are lacking in and ensure that they are addressed. Visits and college Pro Days continue. This information provides some insight as to where each franchise is looking with a pick. The New York Giantsstrong> are no different when it comes to a team needing to identify their weak spots. I believe that the New York Giants possess similar issues as they did at the end of their 9-7 campaign. These are also problems I have spoken of previously.
Starters and areas of depth are both lacking in certain positions. As I said last week, general manager Jerry Reese has a tendency for going with the best player available regardless of position. This strategy has its pros and cons. Adding a defensive end is still a priority as the Giants could use another pass rusher. Their secondary needs an addition at safety, and a corner needs to be selected.
An offensive lineman should be considered as well. Just as a reminder, New York currently has the 19th overall selection, as well as all seven picks with a compensatory choice in the seventh round. For the past four weeks, I have chosen a defensive end in the first round. Datone Jones has been the pick for three consecutive times now. I was torn with the pick and others, so I guess you will just have to read part six of the 2013 Rants Sports New York Giants Mock Draft to find out who the Giants take.
First Round: Datone Jones, Defensive End, UCLA
Yes, I have decided to stay with Jones for New York’s first-round draft pick. This selection may not be among the consensus as some have head coach Tom Coughlin’s team going with a guard. Others have an outside linebacker being the choice. Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te’o has visited with New York as expected.
Jones has been called too flawed of a prospect to be taken this high, but his abilities as a pass rusher make him worth coming off the board.
Second Round: Khaseem Greene, Outside Linebacker, Rutgers
Not only is this a new player, but an outside linebacker had not been taken before. A change was made after examining the depth chart. Mathias Kiwanuka and Jaqcuian Williams are currently the only two outside linebackers on New York’s roster. Khaseem Greene is the selection here and could really be an asset. Greene is an explosive player who uses great speed. As a former safety, Greene has also shown the ability to make a play on the ball on pass plays. At Rutgers, Greene compiled 387 total tackles and could be a backup middle linebacker.
Third Round: Brian Winters, Offensive Guard, Kent State
Brian Winters once again goes to the Giants in the latest Mock Draft. Simply put, Winters fills a need for this team. There really is little to no depth on the offensive line. Change could be coming to this pick as well as Winters could move to the first round, and the Giants potentially may address the position in the first round.
Fourth Round: Shawn Williams, Strong Safety, Georgia
For the first five weeks of this series, I have strong safety Jonathan Cyprien being taken in the second round. However, I felt the outside linebacker spot should be addressed in the second round, and Georgia’s Shawn Williams makes his debut as a result. Williams is always around the ball as he collected 209 total tackles in four years. His stock is around the fourth round as his four interceptions were the only picks of his career. Williams would still be a solid selection here.
Fifth Round: Reid Fragel, Right Tackle, Ohio State
This pick stays in line with most of the Mock Drafts I have written. Reid Fragel is a bit of a raw talent in terms of experience at the right tackle position. What he lacks in repetitions he makes up for in skill. Fragel showed an ability to block for a quarterback who likes to run in Braxton Miller at Ohio State, and this should be an easy transition.
Sixth Round: Mychal Rivera, Tight End, Tennessee
Mychal Rivera remains the selection here for the sixth round. Other boards have Rivera possibly slipping into the seventh round, but I feel he still fits what the Giants need. The former Tennessee standout is a potentially dynamic receiver.
Seventh Round: Miguel Maysonet, Running Back, Stony Brook
For the third week in a row, Miguel Maysonet comes off the board at this point. Although he is not the most polished receiver, Maysonet has a lot to offer in addition to David Wilson and Andre Brown. The fact that he came from a FCS program should not deter the Giants. His success on this level should be appealing.
Seventh Round: (Compensatory Pick) Rod Sweeting, Cornerback, Georgia Tech
Rod Sweeting is once again the final selection for New York. He provides the team with some versatility with this pick. From a pass coverage standpoint, there needs to be some improvement.Tackling is a strength, and he is capable of playing a major role in the return game for both kickoffs and punts.