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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Giants

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

We love our mock drafts, and today we have two of them -- one brand-new one each from Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, who differ on their projection of which player the New York Giants will take with the No. 12 pick in the first round.

Todd's mock Insider has the Giants taking Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan, and I think that would be a fantastic pick. I know their immediate offensive line needs are at guard and center, but adding a top tackle adds options. Maybe you get someone who ends up being an upgrade over Will Beatty. Maybe Justin Pugh could move to guard and dominate inside. Point is, the Giants' offensive line situation is so awful that they could only benefit from adding more top talent, regardless of position.

Mel's mock Insider is sticking with Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, who would be their first first-round linebacker in 30 years, as Mel is well aware. I agree with Mel that Mosley would be a great pick for the Giants. I just don't think they would take him. The way Mel's first round falls right now, it's easier to see the Giants picking Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans, North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, or even Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, given their history.