New York Giants 2012 Draft: My Picks for All 7 Rounds
We are just under a week away from the 2012 NFL draft and here are the players I want to see signing for Big Blue.
General Manager Jerry Reese will keep his cards close to his chest. The depth chart is looking good in most areas, but hopefully my selections would be welcome additions to the team.
I have tried my best to stay within reality, but some of my selections would require a drop and are based on expectations and mocks from around the net.
Round 1: Best on Board
Let's face it: Picking a first-rounder would be a hiding to nothing; Jerry Reese is will take the best on board and it will likely have no relation to need.
The question will be who drops. If Reese rates them high, players like Coby Fleener, Dont'a Hightower and Nick Perry could all be taken.
Rest assured, Reese will find value with pick No. 32.
Round 2: Bobby Massie OT
This guy looks to be the real deal. He's still raw, but he has the size and ability to be a starter. There's a good chance he comes off the board before the Giants are called, but there's a chance he drops.
He can play both the run and the pass well. New York's O-line needs the help and Massie is the guy that can make a difference.
Round 3: Robert Turbin RB
With the departure of Brandon Jacobs, the Giants need a running back; that's no secret. Turbin is elusive runner and has speed and strength.
He will work well in tandem with Ahmad Bradshaw and can catch passes, giving Eli Manning another option.
Round 4 (a): Tommy Streeter WR
The Giants have two great receivers, but Mario Manningham left and that gap needs filling. There are guys on the roster who can challenge for it, but Streeter could get to the head of the line.
Streeter is raw, but he has the size to cause matchup issues and to be a good red-zone target plus the speed to go with it.
He has things to work on, but his huge upside makes him a good pick.
Round 4 (b): Brandon Taylor S
The Giants need help in the secondary and this guy is a baller.
He hits hard, has pace to burn, tackles well and reads the game. Taylor will be a mid-round steal for someone—hopefully the Giants.
Round 6: Vontaze Burfict ILB
I know Burfict is trouble, but there is talent to me mined.
Going by reports, there's a good chance he will drop the Giants. In the sixth round, he could offer great value.
Round 7: Jacquies Smith DE
The seventh round is a tough time to pick. Reese is again likely to take the best of what's left, and Smith is worth a shot if he's still on the board.
I could also see Reese going for a CB or a kick/punt returner.
There's Always UDFAs
If it all goes wrong, I am sure Jerry Reese can find a gem or two. My draft would probably leave the Giants looking to maybe pick up a tight end (if Fleener isn't the first-round choice), a returner (tough to find, but it's the best place to try) and maybe a guard (there could well be a large guy that gets a chance).
Thanks for reading and please leave a comment and/or grade my draft below.
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