2014 New York Giants Mock Draft: Post-Free Agency Edition

2014 New York Giants Mock Draft: Post-Free Agency Edition

Tom Coughlin Giants
Brad Penner - USATODAY Sports

It's already been an active offseason for the New York Giants in terms of adding or retaining players along with seeing former players sign with other teams. The free agency period has had an impact on New York's offseason priorities and what their approach will be in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here's an updated mock draft for the Giants after the moves they've made in free agency.

1st Round (No. 12 Overall) - Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

Anthony Barr
Gary A. Vasquez - USATODAY Sports

1st Round (No. 12 Overall) - Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

Anthony Barr
Gary A. Vasquez - USATODAY Sports

The Giants re-signed Jon Beason and brought in Jameel McClain, so they're set at inside linebacker. But they need some help on the outside where drafting Barr will instantly upgrade their pass rush.

2nd Round (No. 43 Overall) - Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

Morgan Moses
Howard Smith - USATODAY Sports

2nd Round (No. 43 Overall) - Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

Morgan Moses
Howard Smith - USATODAY Sports

The Giants need to continue to rebuild their offensive line. Taking Justin Pugh in the first round last year was a good start, but Moses gives them a left tackle with a high upside. That's a dire need they have heading into the draft that they won't be able to find on the free agent market.

3rd Round (No. 74 Overall) - Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

Pierre Desir
Brian Spurlock - USATODAY Sports

3rd Round (No. 74 Overall) - Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

Pierre Desir
Brian Spurlock - USATODAY Sports

Desir is from a small school that didn't face good competition in college, but he has the size and athleticism that can make him a starting corner in the NFL. The Giants could use more speed in their secondary which makes Desir a good fit for them.

4th Round (No. 109 Overall) - James Gayle, DE, Virginia Tech

James Gayle
Getty Images

4th Round (No. 109 Overall) - James Gayle, DE, Virginia Tech

James Gayle
Getty Images

With Justin Tuck leaving in free agency, the Giants need to bring in more bodies along the defensive line. While Gayle won't be the impact player that Tuck was, he has a well-rounded skill-set and should be able to contribute as a rookie.

5th Round (No. 140 Overall) - Bryan Stork, C, Florida State

Bryan Stork
Getty Images

5th Round (No. 140 Overall) - Bryan Stork, C, Florida State

Bryan Stork
Getty Images

Stork is someone who could start right away on the offensive line, and finding a player like that in the fifth round is something the Giants can't pass up if it's available as they continue to rebuild up front.

6th Round (No. 171 Overall) - Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, Boston College

Kevin Pierre-Louis
Pat Lovell - USATODAY Sports

6th Round (No. 171 Overall) - Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, Boston College

Kevin Pierre-Louis
Pat Lovell - USATODAY Sports

New York definitely needs to add another outside linebacker in this draft if possible, and PIerre-Louis will give them a player at weak side who can run from sideline to sideline. He's a bit of a tweener, but he'll give them good depth and he'll find a role in their defense.

7th Round (No. 202 Overall) - Richard Rodgers, TE, California

Richard Rodgers
Kirby Lee - USATODAY Sports

7th Round (No. 202 Overall) - Richard Rodgers, TE, California

Richard Rodgers
Kirby Lee - USATODAY Sports

Brandon Myers didn't work out for the Giants last year, so the team could use another tight end. Rodgers offers intriguing athleticism and versatility for a player who's going to be available in the final round of the draft, and the Giants will take a chance on him even if he may not make an impact as a rookie.


Around the Web