Here's an updated mock draft for the Giants' remaining four draft picks.
Round No. 4, Pick No. 113: TE Arthur Lynch, Georgia
Art Stapleton of The Record seems to think that veteran Jermichael Finley of the Packers might be the Giants’ ace in the hole at tight end should Adrien Robinson not show much in the upcoming OTAs.
The problem with this theory is that Finley still hasn’t been cleared yet after undergoing surgery on his neck last fall.
Regardless of whether he’s close or still months away, just as the Giants can’t bank on having running back David Wilson, who is recovering from a similar surgery, they shouldn’t bank on Finley being cleared, not when they should be able to get Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch in the fourth round.
Round No. 5, Pick No. 152: S Craig Loston, LSU
The Giants are taking a huge gamble if they think they can get by with Stevie Brown, who is coming back from ACL surgery.
While I certainly hope that Brown doesn’t experience any setbacks, two former Giants who tried to make it back from complete ACL tears, cornerback Terrell Thomas and receiver Domenik Hixon, both ended up re-injuring the same ACL only to miss back-to-back seasons.
If LSU's Craig Loston (6'1", 217 pounds) is there in the fifth round, I’d like to see the Giants take him, as his scouting report from NFL Draft Scout reminds me a little bit of Will Hill in that Loston is a good hitter with a natural feel for playing the position.
Round No. 5, Pick No. 174 (Compensatory): RB Andre Williams, Boston College
Thanks to a run on running backs on Day 2, a lot of the pro-ready guys I liked for the Giants are off the board.
One guy who’s still there and who I like is Boston College’s Andre Williams (5’11”, 230 pounds), a stocky downhill runner with decent speed and quickness to change direction.
Round No. 6, Pick No. 187: DE Cassius Marsh, UCLA
The Giants addressed defensive tackle; now I’d like to see them take an end that they can develop, especially since Jason Pierre-Paul will be an unrestricted free agent after this season and Mathias Kiwanuka’s performance, at least based on last season when he graded out dead last among 4-3 defensive ends who took at least 60 percent of their team’s snaps, per Pro Football Focus (subscription required).
UCLA defensive end Cassius Marsh (6’4”, 252 pounds) can play both defensive tackle and defensive end. While he probably wouldn’t play much as a rookie, if he can develop, there’s no reason why he can’t see a bigger role by his second season.
Patricia Traina is the senior editor for Inside Football. All quotes and information obtained firsthand, unless otherwise noted. Follow me on Twitter, @Patricia_Traina.