From now until the three-day event, mock drafts will be flying in from every corner of the Internet, but one tends to stand above the rest -- Mel Kiper Jr.’s.
And the ESPN draft expert recently released his latest one, projecting the first two rounds for all 32 clubs. Below is a look at what he sees for the Giants.
|Round 1 (12th overall):
TE / North Carolina
|Round 2 (43rd overall):
OG / UCLA
Kiper: “Here's a case where you can accuse me of projecting a team to take the same player I would if it was my decision. Ebron is a potential difference-maker for the next stage of Eli Manning's career, a big target in the passing game who can create constant matchup problems with his size and quickness underneath, and down the field with his speed and catch radius (again, size). The Giants have had four different tight ends catch the most passes at that position over the past four years. They could use a really good one.”
No. 43: Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA
Kiper: “That Justin Pugh played well down the stretch and worked out at tackle is good, but there's still a need for more talent at guard, and Su'a-Filo is as good as any in the draft on most days.”