There is now less than a week to go before Day 1 of the 2000 NFL Draft.
With that in mind, let's scour some of the myriad of mock drafts out there and see if there is any consensus as to what the Giants will do with their first-round selection.
-- Pete Prisco, CBS Sportsline: Marshawn Lynch, RB, California
They lost Tiki Barber, so now they get his replacement.
-- Don Banks, SI.com: Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan
The needs at outside linebacker and cornerback are obvious, and the Giants have plenty of options to address either of those holes here. But with left tackle being such a money position, why not go for the fast-rising Staley, who has steadily gained value this spring? Miami linebacker Jon Beason or Texas cornerback Aaron Ross make sense too.
-- Sporting News: Tanard Jackson, CB, Syracuse
-- Peter Schrager, Fox Sports: Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State
The Giants have needs everywhere. Look for them to address the linebacker position, a spot that's been ravaged by injuries in recent years. If Willis and "Poz" are off the board, Timmons is a solid pick.
-- Pro Football Talk: Michael Griffin, safety, Texas
-- Vic Carucci, NFL.com: Paul Posluszny, OLB, Penn State
Although Posluszny didn't show blazing speed, he worked out better than expected at the Combine. His intelligence and versatility make him a good fit in any defensive scheme. His unselfish attitude also makes him the kind of player that Tom Coughlin loves to coach
-- Pat Kirwan, NFL.com: Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU
Everyone is talking linebacker to the Giants, especially with Paul Posluszny and Lawrence Timmons still on the board. The Giants need one, but they completed a transaction to acquire Kavika Mitchell, the Kansas City free-agent linebacker, so they can pick a receiver.
-- Pro Football Weekly: Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State
A corner may be more immediately needed, but the Giants can find one in the second round. It will be more difficult to find a linebacker with Timmons' upside.
-- NFL Draft Countdown: Paul Posluszny, OLB, Penn State
Even though they brought in Kawika Mitchell he was only signed to a one-year deal and it's not a given that he is starting material anyway so don't be surprised if they look for a linebacker here. Paul Posluszny is a poor-man's A.J. Hawk. Joe Staley would be a better option at left tackle than David Diehl so that is a possibility and cornerback is another area where they could look for an upgrade so watch out for names like Revis, Ross and Houston
-- Draft Board Insider: Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan
I was looking over the Giants roster and wasn't sure if I saw any left tackles. So why not go ahead and take one in the first round? Staley came on very strong this year, he's athletic, smart, and a very good pass protector. Think Eli could use a guy like that?
-- NFLDaily.com: Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh
The Giants are looking to get young and athletic at the cornerback position and Revis should help. He has great hands, speed and agility and will make an immediate impact on the Giants defense. The Giants could go several ways but with Revis on the board they'll grab him and be thankful.
-- Sports City: Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina
-- Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News: Levi Brown, OT, Penn State
-- Bill Williamson, Denver Post: Michael Griffin, Free Safety, Texas
-- Draft Insiders: Ted Ginn, WR, Ohio State
That's 15 mock drafts, and as you can see absolutely no consensus on what the Giants will do with their first pick.
Your guess is as good as mine. How do you think the Giants should approach the draft?