2011 NFL Mock Draft: New York Giants Bolster O-Line with Anthony Castonzo
2011 NFL Mock Draft Has New York Giants Taking the Consistent Anthony Castonzo
NFL Mock Draft 2011 Pick No. 19: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
Florida guard/center Mike Pouncey is being seen here in a lot of circles, and for good reason, given he would probably be a better run blocker out of the gate than Boston College offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo. But I really like Castonzo's consistency and believe that he projects to be a better overall player in the long run than Pouncey.
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And it's not like he's a bad run-blocker, either. He has the size, smarts and footwork to immediately transition to the NFL, and he's my No. 2 offensive lineman in the draft.
The Giants need to anchor their O-line, there's no question about that. The real question is who they'll take if both Castonzo and Pouncey fall to them. There's also Colorado's Nate Solder, who's certainly no slouch.
But Castonzo's advantage in pass-blocking, as well as him projecting to become a better run-blocker, has me thinking the Giants will take him.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert |
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus
3. Buffalo Bills: Patrick Peterson
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green
|17. New England Patriots: Aldon Smith|
18. San Diego Chargers: Muhammad Wilkerson
19. New York Giants: Anthony Costonzo
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Da'Quan Bowers
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Cam Newton |
6. Cleveland Browns: Von Miller
7. San Francisco 49ers: Robert Quinn
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Gabe Carimi
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Solder
24. New Orleans Saints: Phil Taylor
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Prince Amukamara |
10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones
11. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt
12. Minnesota Vikings: Cameron Jordan
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Danny Watkins|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith
27. Atlanta Falcons: Cameron Heyward
28. New England Patriots: Leonard Hankerson
|13. Detroit Lions: Tyron Smith |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan
|29. Chicago Bears: Mike Pouncey|
30. New York Jets: Rahim Moore
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Harris
32. Green Bay Packers: Adrian Clayborn
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