The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine has concluded, and, now, draft hopefuls without a pro day or private workout scheduled can only wait to be selected (or not selected) by a professional squad in May.
Many incoming collegians recently supplemented their available game film with 40-yard dash times down to a hundredth of a second, arm and hand lengths down to an eighth of an inch and several hours of interviews with potential employers. And much like the games these young athletes played in college, their workouts at the combine were also televised.
The New York Giants should be one squad particularly interested in adding a few able-bodied blockers and tacklers, as well as a few reliable runners and receivers. Now that the combine is complete, the Giants can finalize their assessment of the inbound talent and project which players to pursue in each round.
This article will highlight possible picks for the Giants, which, of course, depend upon how the rest of the draft shakes out. They also depend upon New York's actions in free agency.
Contrary to what the boilerplate headline states, I'll only be taking you through six rounds of the draft, since last October's trade for linebacker Jon Beason left New York without a seventh-round selection. Some foresee the Giants receiving a fifth-round compensatory pick, but I don't count my chickens before they hatch—let's stick to the six picks Big Blue is guaranteed to make, as of Wednesday.
For this article, I have relied heavily upon the most recent version of Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller's seven-round mock draft, published Feb. 26. Each player highlighted in this article is projected by Miller to be selected within the Giants' pick range in that specific round.
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Kevin is a New York Giants Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter here. All combine results and scouting info are courtesy of NFL.com's results tracker and individual prospect profiles, unless specifically noted otherwise.