My top 10 offensive linemen list is completely subjective compiled based on rankings of these players from several websites.
In my estimation, there are six offensive lineman who are pretty much locked into the first round, one who could be and three who are likely second-round prospects to go first.
These odds also take on the assumption that the player is available when the Giants pick in either the first or second round, depending on that player's stock.
The first four players are possibilities for the second round and the last six are possibilities in the first round at No. 19 overall, meaning the odds will get higher through the first four slides and then fall back down on the fifth slide because that would be the lowest odds for the first-round pick.
Marcus Cannon is a very talented athlete for how big he is. At his pro day, he measured 6'6'', 349 pounds, and his teammates actually call him one of the more athletic players on the team.
He spent most of his years at TCU as a tackle, but he looks more like a guard at the next level.
That said, he is the least likely to be taken in the second round because the Giants like smaller, more athletic lineman at the guard spot; no matter how athletic he is for his size, he still doesn't match up to the likes of the rest of these prospects in that department.
If the Giants should pass on Mike Pouncey or if he is taken prior to their pick in the first round, then Rodney Hudson is a good contingency plan. He is just as versatile in that he can play multiple positions at a high level and the Giants might be able to get him at half the cost.
I have him mocked to the Giants in my latest installment of the GIants mock draft, mainly because of how important it is for the Giants to start getting younger on the interior of their line.
However, Jerry Reese has expressed the Giants plan on drafting the best player available in each round, so there may be better players available here.
Danny Watkins has emerged as one of the best interior line prospects in this year's class and could be the second guard off the board.
With Rich Seubert coming off major surgery, it's unclear if he will be ready for the 2011 season, so they need to cover themselves in this draft.
The Giants sent a small army to Ben Ijalana's pro day, and if the borderline first-round pick falls to them, I have to believe they will take him, pending they don't an interior lineman one in Round 1.
One thing that teams like is that he can play both guard and tackle at a high level. It would be perfect to get a short-term solution at left guard, while also setting themselves up with a tackle for the future.
Since the Giants are so good at evaluating talent, I bet they will see the same out of Solder that worries me. There are games where he just gets beat way too often, not to mention the fact that he can't seem to keep on weight.
He has fallen a bit, and there are better players that will likely be available—I don't see this as much of an option.
Sort of the forgotten player in terms of news coverage among the offensive tackles, Sherrod is a very talented player that the Giants will definitely consider if the remaining players are all gone.
He was very successful in the SEC, blocking some of the most talented defensive players in college football.
Carimi is someone who has been moving slowly up people's draft boards. He is a blue-collar guy that will outwork his opponent on just about every play.
He is the most polished run-blocking tackle of the class, and with the right coaching can put together the pass-blocking ability to become one of the premier tackles in the NFL.
I actually would prefer it if the Giants went with Carimi over Castonzo, though the ties to Castonzo are hard to ignore.
He played at Boston College, where Tom Coughlin has coached before, and both Coughlin and offensive line coach Pat Flaherty attended his pro day.
It seems they are going after him pretty hard.
Mike Pouncey was the first player I had mocked to the Giants back in January, and since then his stock has risen a ton. Many people believe he'll be taken by the time the Giants select, but if he isn't, the Giants would most likely pick him.
The Giants will like his ability to play both guard and center. People doubt his ability to play center because he struggled at first, but by the end of the season, he was playing great.
He would likely play left guard since Shaun O'Hara is expected to be completely healthy for camp, whenever it is, and Rich Seubert is not.
If I can be frank, there is no way in hell the Giants pass up Tyron Smith if he falls all the way to No. 19.
It would take a miracle for that to happen, but if it did, the Giants would set the record for fastest pick ever; Roger Goodell would probably not even have time to walk off the stage.