Picking at 15th overall, it is very doubtful that potential All-Star linebacker Rolando McClain will fall to us.
Although Reese has not showed any inclination to trade up in recent memory, this may well be a time to do so.
So here is a mock draft scenario if the Giants trade away their 15th overall pick for the 10th overall pick, held by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
With some picks traded, the Giants will look to find talent in the 2nd round as well as the later rounds.
Ok then, here we go.
**TRADE - GIANTS FIRST, THIRD, AND FOURTH ROUND PICKS FOR JAGUARS 10TH OVERALL PICK**
According to the all-powerful draft pick value chart, 10th overall is worth 1300 points, and 15th overall is worth 1050 points.
To cover the remaining 250 points, the Giants have to fork over their third round pick (79th overall, 195 points) and their fourth round pick (111th overall, 72 points).
It would be overcompensating, but it would be the only way the Jags would agree to the deal.
McClain is a special talent, and he can start right away at middle linebacker. It will take him a few games to get used to the fast offenses of this league, but I think he will pass the test with flying colors.
And therefore, the Giants draft McClain in the first round, and get a stud linebacker who will contribute for the next decade.
It might well be worth it.
Lately, the Giants running attack has been average at Best. Get it? (I know, that was lame)
Anyway, with Andre Brown having an Achilles' Heel issue, there is no guarantee that this team will have a triple-pronged rushing attack anymore.
Enter Jahvid Best. He is 5'10", weighs 200 pounds, and ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the Combine.
His explosiveness and game-changing ability will elevate the Giants rushing game to new heights, and the major advantage with rotating three great RBs (I am including Jacobs and Bradshaw) is that they keep their legs fresh for the postseason.
Oh, and he also has very soft hands, giving Manning another receiver to play around with.
The third and fourth round picks are gone, so the Giants look to find solid players in the later rounds.
Smith is a four-year starter with lots of experience. He is also 6'2" and 300 pounds, meaning he can eat up space on the D-line.
He might be taken a bit earlier, but has potential to fall down the draft, and the Giants can snap him up here in the fifth.
Osi might be leaving, so here is his replacement. Smith is extremely strong and explosive, and can create numerous problems for opposing defenses.
Priest was part of the top-ranked college defense in the nation, and he has a ton of talent.
He lacks some size, but he has great instinct and is a natural at opening up his hips and running down the field.
He will be ideal against pass-oriented offenses (a trend that we are seeing more often nowadays), and will be a great fit for the Giants' secondary.
Expect him to be a starter in a year after he puts on some muscle.
Its always difficult to predict at Round Seven, since most teams just draft in terms of talent here.
Kenny Alfred was the center at WSU, and is 6'2" and 295 pounds. He has great technique and quickness, but he is perhaps too small to play center in the NFL (not that O'Hara is leaving anytime soon anyway).
Some think he will make a good offensive guard in the NFL, and he can also contribute to special teams. I think the Giants should take a chance on him.
In the end, it's all up to to Coughlin, Reese, and the rest of the Giants' draft staff, but I'm sure they will do a good job.
What do you guys think?
Think the major trade is possible?