New York Giants: Looking at First-Round Draft Projections from Every Expert

Jeffrey SchmidtCorrespondent IIIApril 11, 2012

New York Giants: Looking at First-Round Draft Projections from Every Expert

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    The New York Giants will have a number of directions to go in when it comes time for the team to pick at the end of the first round, and I am here to bring attention to four players that have been chosen for the team by four different experts. 

    Matt Miller, Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Albert Breer all have a different player going to New York with the 32nd pick, and I have to say that I am rather surprised. 

    New York has a number of needs going into the draft, but here are the four selections that each of these experts have picked for the Giants. 

Matt Miller: Bleacher Report

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    Miller's Selection: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State 

    I love the selection of Mike Adams. 

    The Giants need help on the offensive line, and Adams is a player with a ton of upside.

    The Ohio State product played left tackle in college, but he is versatile enough to make the switch to right tackle to take over for the departed Kareem McKenzie.

    Grade: A

Mel Kiper Jr.: ESPN

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    Kiper's Selection: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

    I would be extremely happy with this pick, but I believe that Mike Adams should be the selection if both players are still on the board at the end of the first round. 

    The Giants need help along the offensive line, and they now have four tight ends on the roster after the team signed Martellus Bennett in the offseason.    

    There are plenty of tight ends who will be available in the middle rounds, and I would rather see the team wait to address that position to concentrate on an offensive tackle early in the draft. 

    Grade: B

Todd McShay: ESPN

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    McShay's Selection: LaVonte David, OLB, Nebraska

    I am not 100 percent sold on this pick. 

    LaVonte David is a great football player, but the Giants need help at the inside linebacker position after both Jonathan Goff and Chase Blackburn walked during the free-agency period.

    The team received quality play from its outside linebackers Michael Boley and Jacquian Williams, which is why this pick is a little bit confusing.

    The only way that I can see this pick working out is if Boley moves to the inside linebacker position, which is a move that Jerry Reese has publicly made a possibility. 

    Grade: C+

Albert Breer: NFL Network

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    Breer's Selection: Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama 

    I do not see Hightower falling this far, but he would be the perfect fit in the Giants defense. 

    He would be the best player left on the board, and he would be filling a major need for the Giants.

    Hightower has a ton of experience, and I believe that he would be an upgrade over any player that played the position for the Giants last season. 

    Grade: A