New York Giants 7-Round Post-Free Agency NFL Mock Draft

Giants' Complete 7-Round Post-Free Agency Mock Draft

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The Giants used free agency as a means to completely overhaul their 2013 roster. In the process, they addressed several team weaknesses from 2013 in an attempt to cover up different areas of need. While they addressed every single positional need in some way, some positions were given more attention than others. The following slideshow features a prediction for every pick based on talent, need and projected availability.

Round 1, 12th Overall - Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh (DT)

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Round 1, 12th Overall - Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh (DT)

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Donald is an ideal fit for the Giants at the three-technique DT position currently occupied by Cullen Jenkins. He has the speed to also kick out to LDE in the Giants' NASCAR package. Donald has the college production and athletic attributes that translate to the NFL. He is one of the few blue chip prospects, regardless of position. For more on Donald, check out my complete scouting report and draft profile: http://bit.ly/1noL2y7

Round 2, 43rd Overall - Jace Amaro, Texas Tech (TE)

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Round 2, 43rd Overall - Jace Amaro, Texas Tech (TE)

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Amaro displays the elusiveness, size and surprising speed to become one of the game’s best all-around tight ends. Right now potential is really all that it is. From my film review, he needs to improve both his route running and blocking. The Giants are lacking options in the red zone and it hurt their offense in 2013. This is one area where Amaro can help immediately. For more on Amaro check out my complete scouting report: http://bit.ly/1m5STCV

Round 3, 74th Overall - Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee (OT)

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Round 3, 74th Overall - Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee (OT)

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As I wrote in my full draft profile here: http://bit.ly/1hMcgiB, James is projected to go in the fourth round, but his game film warrants a much higher selection. The Giants can be sure to secure him by using the 74th overall pick. Playing solely right tackle in college has lowered his stock, but he has the feet and quickness into his stance to rival any tackle in this draft outside of the top two. He's also a great blocker at the second level.

Round 4, 113th Overall - Christian Kirksey, Iowa (LB)

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Round 4, 113th Overall - Christian Kirskey, Iowa (LB)

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After recently watching another film breakdown of Kirksey's, this time against Michigan in 2013, I came away even more impressed. He is the type of player who is around the ball on every snap regardless of where he lines up and where the play goes. He shows great coverage in the slot and on running backs. Size is the only reason he will be available this late. You will find my full draft profile on Kirksey here: http://bit.ly/1ezTKt9

Round 5, 152nd Overall - Devin Street, Pittsburgh (WR)

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Round 5, 152nd Overall - Devin Street, Pittsburgh (WR)

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Due to his slow official 40 time for a WR (4.55) and his slight frame for someone who stands 6-foot-3, Street is considered a late day three prospect. The film doesn't lie, however, and plenty of WR prospects with those restraints have gone on to be very successful players. Street has a unique quickness in and out of his breaks that you don't see at his size. He also has incredible body control in air. My full draft profile: http://bit.ly/1qKpjT

Round 5, 174th Overall - Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (S)

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Round 5, 174th Overall - Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (S)

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Although the Giants have one of the best safety trios heading into 2014 (Antrel Rolle, Will Hill, Stevie Brown), two of those three players may not be on the team in 2015. Adding a safety gives the Giants flexibility in case they need to let one or both of Rolle and Brown walk. Sunseri is an intriguing prospect, because he is already a special teams ace and he can help immediately three. He lacks top-end speed but has great instincts.

Round 6, 187th Overall - Brandon Thomas, Clemson (OG/OT)

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Round 6, 187th Overall - Brandon Thomas, Clemson (OG/OT)

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As you probably know, Brandon Thomas was projected as a late first-round/early second-round prospect before tearing his ACL last week. The Giants were the next team he was set to visit with for a private workout. Thomas has the versatility to play tackle or guard at the next level, but most think he will be a better guard. After adding a slew of players in free agency, the Giants can afford to use one pick on a redshirt player.