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Giants 2017 Final Mock Draft

The NFL draft is 7 days away, and there are still several looming concerns for the Giants. The Big Blue Crew takes a crack at the potential draftees.

1st Round: Ryan Ramczyk, (OL) Wisconsin Badgers

 

 

The Wisconsin product had an unorthodox journey to the NFL, but his skill is undeniable, and one lucky team will take a gamble on the former first-team All-Big Ten player. 

 

Despite a hip injury that forced Ramczyk to have surgery, he managed to have quite a successful 2016 campaign. 

 

Ramczyk is arguably the best lineman in the draft, but teams are cautious as he hasn't been playing at a premier level for long.

 

Personally, I don't think his lack of game experience is a problem, as he is fresh, and ready to take on a bigger challenge in the NFL.

 

2nd Round: Gerald Everett, (TE) South Alabama Jaguars

 

Everett has exploded on to the scene, growing popularity as the draft nears. After his former school's football program was cut, he made the move to South Alabama, where he achieved first-team All-Sun Belt honors, with 717 yards and four touchdowns. 

 

Everett is a risky pick, as he is unproven, but his combination of strength and speed make him an asset in the second round. 

 

There is no doubt Reese will be looking to add a capable tight end in the draft, it's just a matter of who, and I think Everett tops the list. 

 

3rd Round: D'Onta Foreman, (RB)Texas Longhorns

 

 

Foreman out of Texas acquires the perfect skill set to compliment Perkins out of the backfield. His bruising style of play would be well received, and would take a little pressure off the developing Paul Perkins.

 

Big Blue has the Wind and Fire, they are just missing the Earth, a Brandon Jacobs style of runner. Foreman can bring back the glory days of Ahmad Bradshaw and Jacobs, punishing defenders on a weekly basis.

 

Foreman received the Doak Walker award, only given to the nation's best back. Picking him up in the third would be a steal. 

 

4th Round: Nathan Peterman, (QB) Pittsburgh Panthers

 

 

Yup, this is the year the Giants draft Eli's successor. Peterman out of Pittsburgh fits the mold perfectly for the Giants

 

He acquires good mobility, good arm strength, decent accuracy, and topped off with pristine footwork. Despite all of Peterman's great attributes, there is a reason he's being selected in the fourth round. 

 

Peterman is still in need of technical development, as he tends to have an inconsistent throwing base, causing inaccuracy.

 

With Eli only having three years left on his contract, Peterman will have the opportunity to sit behind the two-time super bowl winning quarterback, and learn the ropes. 

 

Hopefully, Big Blue can re-create the Aaron Rodgers effect. By letting your developmental quarterback sit behind a successful veteran, and sprout a gem. 

 

5th Round: Isaac Rochell, (DT) Notre Dame Fighting Irish

 

The 280 lb. defensive tackle out of Notre Dame, will be the security blanket pick, as a result of Johnathan Hankins' departure. 

Reese will find Rochell an enticing choice, as he is a leader, who's durable and dependable on the defensive side of the ball. 

 

Playing over 83 percent of defensive snaps in the last three seasons, Rochell has what it takes to survive an NFL game. 

 

Although his statistics aren't eye opening (56 tackles, seven for a loss, and one sack), his leadership mentality is exactly what Jerry Reese looks for in his draft picks. 

 

6th Round: Jehu Chesson, (WR)Michigan Wolverines

 

 

Chesson is one of the most undervalued wide receivers in the draft, in my opinion. 

 

Despite is angular frame, he is 6'3" and has a prototypical NFL receiver body, and play style. His ability to make catches in traffic is unparalleled, and is a big play waiting to happen.

 

If Chesson drops to the sixth round, I'd be very surprised. 

 

7th Round: Zane Gonzalez, (K) Arizona State Sun Devils

 

 

If the Giants take a flier on the place kicker out of Arizona State, they could be stumbling upon the next Jay Feely. In his senior year, he connected with 23-25 field goals, earning first-team All-American and All-Pack-12 honors.

 

The Giants haven't selected a kicker since 2001, but this opportunity might be too costly to pass up.

 


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