ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay released his latest 2013 NFL Mock Draft on Wednesday, this one a 'scenario-based' mock that includes a selection and a variety of optional scenarios for each team.
What has McShay done for the New York Giants? His actual selection for the Giants is Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker, a players whose name has commonly been associated with a Giants team that has not added to its offensive line in free agency. McShay writes:
The Giants aren't known for taking offensive linemen early, but Fluker would offer a boost up front with his balance, footwork and mauling presence in the running game.
Scenario 2: There is a need for more athleticism and cover skills at linebacker, and Georgia ILB Alec Ogletree could offer that if the Giants were to get comfortable with some of his off-field baggage.
Scenario 3: New York has some uncertainty at corner, and while Washington CB Desmond Trufant isn't the best in run support, he has the cover skills to contribute right away and already has a professional attitude.
Stats and Info: No team allowed a higher completion percentage or more yards per attempt last season on throws more than 10 yards downfield than the Giants. Trufant's 4.38-second 40-yard dash time was third best among defensive back prospects.
The closer we get to the draft later this month the more these are the names commonly associated with the Giants, along with defensive ends Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine and cornerback Xavier Rhodes, all of Florida State. Each pick makes sense based on how the Giants the players and their needs. I doubt there could be that much complaining if any of these three scenarios unfolded.
Your thoughts, Giants' fans?