As predicted last week, there's been a shakeup in some of the mock drafts in the wake of the NFL Combines. There are a few names linked to the Giants this week for the first time since the mock drafts started. Some of them seem to be reaches, some are the result of guys falling.
All of that said, the most popular selection for the Giants is...drumroll please...still DT Brian Price of UCLA, for the 4th week in a row. I have a feeling I'm going to be typing this paragraph a lot until the draft gets here. If you're interested in reading the reasonings (which should be pretty familiar by now), Price was the pick according to Joel Weiser, Ben Standig, & Randall Weida of FF Toolbox, as well as our SBN partner, Mocking the Draft.
The rest of the mocks after the jump
DraftAce: OLB Sergio Kindle, Texas. Last week Mel Kiper Jr. had the Giants taking Kindle, describing him as a "need pick" who would have to overcome size issues. This week DraftAce has joined the Kindle bandwagon, believing he proved at the combines that he's athletic enough to play in the 4-3. I would be slightly less than thrilled if the Giants took a guy with size issues has to use the combine to prove he's athletic enough to play in a 4-3 with the #15 pick in the draft. I don't think Kindle's going to be a bad player, but I'm not convinced he's going to be a very good one, either, and the Giants can't afford to miss with this pick.
WalterFootball: DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech. I've always been a big believer in best player available, and with the Antrel Rolle signing I think the Giants have put themselves in a position to do just that. If Morgan is the best player available, and there's a very good chance he will be, I wouldn't be at all upset if the Giants took him, regardless of the fact that he's a defensive end.
DraftTek: OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers. This is a new one, and the only offensive player linked to the Giants this week.
Ricky Dimon of FFToolbox: LB Jerry Hughes, TCU.
Football's Future: LB Rolando McClain, Alabama. I decided to save the best for last. I think all of us would be pretty ecstatic if McClain fell to the Giants. He's the best linebacker in the draft, and with the Rolle signing, linebacker has become the Giants biggest need. It's rare that the BPA is also your #1 need, but when it happens it becomes a no-brainer, and McClain at #15 is about as big a no-brainer as the Giants will have faced in years.