Not one popular online sports website that produces several mock drafts—such as ESPN.com, CBSSports.com and Bleacher Report to name a few—had Big Blue taking the Syracuse offensive lineman with the 19th overall pick.
This was just one example of what was, overall, an unpredictable first day of the NFL draft.
Thursday night saw several trades and players going much higher then expected (see EJ Manuel to the Bills), as well as much lower then initially predicted (like Sharrif Floyd falling out of the top 10 and into the happy, eager arms of the Vikings at 23).
What will the Giants do in day two, which consists of the second and third rounds on Friday night (6:30 ET; ESPN)? With its offensive line already addressed, New York should solely look at defense tonight.
Here is a look at the defensive players the Giants must look to target in the second and third round. For the second round, the picks are classified as the best ideal pick that could be available, the best ideal pick that should be available and the backup plan selection if the first two players discussed are already off the board.
For the third round, the chosen players are based solely on who Big Blue has already selected. For example, if they go with a linebacker in round two, the pick will likely be a cornerback or defensive end since those are the next two biggest needs on this team that haven't already been addressed in the first two rounds.
All NFL Scouting Combine results courtesy of NFL.com