This Mock is based on the assumption that MLB Rolando MCclain has already been taken off the board, this would be the way I would draft and why. At the bottom of all of my picks are audibles, these audibles represent the player I would give high consideration to at that point in the draft, especially if my first pick has been drafted already. Your input is greatly appreciated.
With The 15th Pick in the 2010 NFL Draft The Giants Select: BRIAN PRICE (DT) UCLA
Brian Price is an absolute stud in the making in my opinion. He might be my 1st pick even if Rolando McClain falls to us, Price has one of the quickest first steps i have ever seen in my life for an interior lineman, he also has a knack for anticipating and perfectly timing the opposing Qb's snap count. Price is 6'2, 300lbs with amazing upper body strength and very active hands that allows him to keep linemen off of his body, price is intelligent and very diciplined in gap control, he also has a very high motor which he uses in his relentless pass rush. However, he will need to improve his run defense, he can get washed by bigger lineman but he is no where as bad against the run as people think, he needs to strengthen his base to match his upper body and he should be good to go after that. Price fits any scheme that the Giants 4-3 chooses to run! if it's a blitz scheme, thats right up his ally, if we go with more of a tampa two scheme then we have officially found our Warren Sapp. Tom coughlin and Jerry Reese will not be able to pass up on this high character guy with major upside who always plays up to his competition. Price will also get a chance to learn from some very good D linemen and will be singled up alot because the players on both sides of him will command double teams. AUDIBLE: SEAN WEATHERSPOON (OLB)
With the 46th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft The Giants select: JAMAR CHANEY (MLB) MISSIPPI STATE
Jamar Chaney is an underrated prospect who is starting to turn some heads after his combine and senior bowl performances. He is an athletic speed demon who is not afraid to lay the wood. He should come in, compete and take the starting Mike backer position from jon Goff, who i think will compete with sintim for the starting SAM position. Chaney has what it takes to be productive as a rookie by all accounts, he is excellent in man coverage and zone schemes as well, making him an ideal Perry Fewell inside backer, no matter what scheme Fewell decides on. Jamar needs to work on sheding blocks and his upper body strength which will all come in due time. He is also a natural leader and a highly instinctive player. Chaney instantly upgrades the speed of our defense and in the words of Michael Lombardi " Your defense is only as fast as your middle linebacker allows it to be", Chaney is a highly productive LB notching 90 tckls, 4.5 TFL's, 2 Ints, 2FF, 2FR & 4QB hurries in 2009. This seems like a no brainer. AUDIBLE: NATE ALLEN (FS) SOUTH FLA.
With the 76th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft The Giants select: JOHN JERRY (OG) OLE MISS
At 6'5 328lbs John Jerry is a man to be reckoned with. The 2009 SEC lineman of the year, Jerry is a massive lineman that moved to tackle for his senior year at "Ole Miss" but will need to move back inside to guard when he gets to the pro level and this would be perfect for the Giants who i'm sure are anticipating William Beatty starting at LT and David Diehl moving inside or to RT. John Jerry will allow him to move to RT where I think he will be best. Jerry can engulf and overpower opponents once he gets his hands on them but can also struggle against speed when playing on the edge. He is not a natural knee bender and tends to let his pad level get too high on a lot of blocks. He is more of a mauler and brawler than an explosive blocker but he knocks opponents off the ball. Once this mammoth man gets a hold of you, you will be taking the longest involuntary ride of your natural life. When he is on his game its no problem for him to neutralize the best interior lineman on the other side of the ball. The younger brother of ATL (DT) Peria Jerry, john is a beast and may not be here at this point but if he is I would take him asap. He may also need to lose a little weight at the next level. AUDIBLE: LINVAL JOESEPH (DT) EAST CAROLINA
With the 112th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft The Giants select: LARRY ASANTE (S) NEBRASKA
Larry Asante is a hard hitting former linebacker turned safety prospect. He is athletic and fluid enough to cover TE's, RB's and most WR"S, a step slow on play action but it is nothing that some good coaching cant help improve. Asante is a quick read and react safety who gets to the ball in a hurry. He closes quickly enough to make an interception with his "better than average hands" or bring the ball carrier down with his sure tackling. He can certainly be an all around safety but he might be in the box alot just because he does so much better than most safties close to the LOS. The Giants recently added Antrel Rolle and expect Kenny Phillips to be back at full strength but I do not know if i really trust Michael Johnson, C.C. Brown & Shareef Rashaad to be what we need them to be. Asante is polished and a great insurance policy for the two starters. I expect him to come in and earn a spot immediately. AUDIBLE: PAT ANGERER (MLB) IOWA / BRANDON SPIKES (MLB) FLA.