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2014 NFL Draft: New York Giants 7-Round Mock, Final Edition

2014 NFL Draft: New York Giants 7-Round Mock, Final Edition

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The New York Giants will look to the 2014 NFL Draft to bring in quality young players who can help bring the team back to the playoffs. The Giants have a plethora of needs, including offensive line, tight end, wide receiver and defensive line. New York hopes that they can fill these need areas with impact players who can make an immediate contribution. With the draft just days away, here is a final mock draft for Big Blue.

First Round (12th overall): Zack Martin, OT/G, Notre Dame

Zack Martin, Notre Dame
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First Round (12th overall): Zack Martin, OT/G, Notre Dame

Zack Martin, Notre Dame
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The Giants would love for one of the top-three offensive tackle prospects (Greg Robinson, Jake Matthews or Taylor Lewan) to fall to them at pick No. 12. However, those three could all be gone by the time the Giants select. In that scenario, the Giants could turn to Zack Martin. Martin is a talented, versatile offensive lineman who could contribute at either guard or tackle. He would likely find a starting spot on the Giants' offensive line.

Second Round (43rd overall): Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
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Second Round (43rd overall): Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
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The Giants have lacked a consistent presence at tight end for years. Drafting Austin Seferian-Jenkins would solve this issue by bringing stability to the position for years to come. Seferian-Jenkins is a big-bodied, athletic tight end who presents matchup problems for linebackers and safeties. He comes with certain character concerns, but his upside is too much to pass on in the second round.

Third Round (74th overall): Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State

Weston Richburg, Colorado State
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Third Round (74th overall): Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State

Weston Richburg, Colorado State
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The Giants signed center J.D. Walton to a multi-year deal this offseason. However, Walton is injury-prone and cannot be counted on to stay healthy. Thus, the Giants should look to bring in a young center who can be ready to take over the starting role in case Walton goes down. Weston Richburg is one of the top center prospects in the draft. He started 49 games in college and should be able to contribute from day one.

Fourth Round (113th overall): James Gayle, DE, Virginia Tech

 James Gayle, Virginia Tech
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Fourth Round (113th overall): James Gayle, DE, Virginia Tech

James Gayle, Virginia Tech
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The Giants found success when they were able to generate a quality pass rush. To help add depth and talent to their pass rushing unit, the Giants could draft James Gayle in the fourth round. Gayle is an athletic edge rusher with an excellent motor when pursuing the quarterback. He would likely be used in a situational pass rushing role early in his career, but he could develop into an every-down defensive end before long.

Fifth Round (152nd overall): Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State

Max Bullough, Michigan State
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Fifth Round (152nd overall): Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State

Max Bullough, Michigan State
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Max Bullough may not address an immediate need for New York, but he is an excellent football player who would improve any team. Bullough is a sure tackler with great instincts. He is particularly good against the run due to his ability to shed blockers. In addition to his quality play, Bullough is a tremendous leader who can bring a spark to any locker room.

Fifth Round (174th overall): T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame

T.J. Jones, Notre Dame
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Fifth Round (174th overall): T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame

T.J. Jones, Notre Dame
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Big Blue lost Hakeem Nicks from their receiving corps, leaving them with a need for another wideout. T.J. Jones is a polished receiver who has the potential to be a big contributor. Jones is a smooth route runner who understands the intricacies of the position. He is not an elite athlete, but he knows how to get open and make plays. In the fifth round, the Giants would feel great about landing a player of Jones' caliber.

Sixth Round (187th overall): Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse

Jay Bromley, Syracuse
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Sixth Round (187th overall): Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse

Jay Bromley, Syracuse
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The Giants are thin at the defensive tackle position. Drafting Jay Bromley in the sixth round would help add depth to this unit. Bromley is a solid prospect who demonstrated above-average athleticism while at Syracuse. Bromley also has the ability to play multiple positions along the defensive front, a quality that will help him to land on a 53-man roster.

 

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