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Projecting the Giant's 12th pick= Position-by-Position Analysis (Offense)

Been pretty quiet here lately on BBV. Thought I might take a look at what position the Giants might draft with their 12th overall pick. Most of the stuff I state here is pretty obvious, but it'll still be interesting to consider all the options. Hope you enjoy the Read.

QB= This is painfully obvious. The Giants won't spend their 12th pick on a QB. Period. Eli is the unquestioned guy for the future.

Verdict= Won't happen

FB= Why am I even bothering with this? Drafting a FB in the First Round is out of the question, not just for the Giants but for any team. It's just common sense.

Verdict= Won't Happen

RB= The Giants definitely need to improve the RB position. Wilson is one awkward hit away from never being able to play again. Micheal Cox is a complete unknown. Andre Brown played well earlier in his return, but down the stretch he fumbled multiple times and frequently got stuffed at the LOS, although that's probably the offensive line's fault. Plus, he has an Extensive injury history that's concerning. Peyton Hillis did decently in the snaps he got, but he's a plodder. He does offer something as a pass-protector, but I doubt the Giants bother to bring him back. Jacobs is retired. When you look at it, the Giants desperately need help in the Backfield. But as far as selecting a RB with the 12th overall pick, I just don't see it happening. None of the RB's in this draft are good enough to warrant a first-round pick. I definitely think the Giants will grab a RB in the later rounds, but spending that high of a pick on a RB is a waste.

Verdict= Won't Happen

WR= Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins, and Marqise Lee are all good enough to warrant a first-round selection. But Sammy Watkins will probably be long gone by the 12th pick, and WR isn't the biggest need the Giants have. Cruz and Randle are entrenched in starting spots. Jernigan will probably get the majority of the snaps at 3rd WR. But behind those three players, there's not much to be excited about. Nicks will be gone. Murphy didn't live up to his expectations. The Giants clearly need to draft a WR, but they have more pressing needs to address in the first round. I hope they draft a player like Donte Moncrief in the later rounds of the draft. I just don't see the Giants picking a WR in the first round though.

Verdict= Won't Happen

TE= This is arguably the biggest need the Giants have. They literally have no Tight Ends. Myers was downright horrid. Donnell and Robinson are good prospects, but they need more seasoning. Pascoe is a blocking TE, nothing more. Eli has always been at his best when he has a TE to throw to, and Mcadoo's new offense will most likely feature a big, athletic receiving TE. They could look for help in free agency, but other than Jimmy Graham, there's no players that are worthy of being signed. This means that it's very, very likely that the Giants will select a Tight end in the early rounds of the draft. There are three prospects that intrigue me the most, Jace Amaro, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, and of course, Eric Ebron. Amaro and ASJ are both good, but it's likely that at least one of them will be available in the second round. They just aren't worthy of being selected with the 12th overall pick. That leaves Eric Ebron. Everyone's in love with him, and rightfully so. He can be the next Jimmy Graham. If he falls to the 12th pick, Jerry Reese should seriously consider picking him. It's a real possibility that the Giants pick a TE with their 12th pick.

Verdict= Strong Possibility

C= Center is also a pressing need. Baas is old and injury-prone. Jim Cordle is nothing more than a career backup. Kevin Boothe can play some center, but he's better suited at playing one of the guard positions. I have a feeling that the Giants will sign a starting center in free agency. Hopefully Evan Dietrich-Smith or Brian De La Punte. But if they don't, the definitely need to pick a center early in the Draft. Travis Swanson and Brian Stork are the most intriguing prospects. But both will possibly be available in the second or even third round. It would be a reach to select other one of them with the 12th overall pick.

Verdict= Won't happen

OG= This is also a serious need. As of right now, both starting gaurd spots are question marks. Boothe is a free agent, and he's getting up there in age. Mosley played well in the limited snaps he got, but I don't know if he can be completely trusted. Brewer has been painfully inconsistent. I see the Giants pursuing some starting guards in free agency, such as Matt Slauson or Jon Asomaoh. But they'd be better off finding a guard in the draft. David Yankey and Gabe Jackson would make Eli's life so much easier. Both are good enough to warrant being selected 12th overall.

Verdict= Possibility

OT= Offensive Tackle is somewhat of a need. Pugh did surprisingly well, and he'll be a rock at the starting RT position for many years to come. He might slide into guard, but I think they'll keep him at RT and let him continue to develop. Beatty was horrid after signing a nice contract. His play declined so sharply. But there are reasons for this. First off, he admitted he tried to get "Cute" with his technique, and it ended up hurting him. He'll probably revert to his old and proven technique, the one he used in his dominating 2012 season. Second, the inconsistant play at LG hurt Beatty as well. It's hard to block well when there's a revolving door playing next to you. Anyways, thanks to his large contract, Beatty will be given a chance to redeem himself next year. He'll most likely end up being the starting LT, and personally, I think he'll have a good season. But still, the Giants should draft a Tackle, just to be safe. If the Giants decide to slide Pugh inside, or if Beatty continues to spiral downwards, Tackle will become a need. There are multiple prospects in this year's draft that are worthy of being selected 12th overall, most notably Greg Robinson and Zack Martin. Both of those prospects can play Guard as well if needed, furthering their value.

Verdict= Possibility

Hopefully you enjoyed the read. Things are pretty murky now, but it'll become a lot more clear what position the giants will draft 12th overall once free agency has started.

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