We finally have a bit of a shake-up in the mock draft roll call, and I suspect many of you will be happy with it. Since I began tracking a number of mock drafts back in late January, DT Brian Price of UCLA has consistently been the player most frequently linked to the Giants. This week, however, there has been a change at the top, with LB Rolando McClain of Alabama being linked to the Giants in four newly updated mocks. A few weeks ago it looked very doubtful that McClain would fall to the Giants, but if the mocks are correctly reading the trends, it's looking more and more likely that the #1 LB in the draft will be available when the Giants pick.
For further analysis of the McClain picks, check out Draft Countdown, Don Banks at CNN/SI, & the ESPN Combined Mock, in which both Mel Kiper Jr. & Todd McShay have McClain going to the Giants.
In addition to those three mocks, Walter Football & Ben Standig of FF Toolbox both have the Giants taking DE Derek Morgan of Georgia Tech.
Price, the old favorite, is only linked to the Giants by Draft Ace this week.
Last week, Draft Tek had the Giants taking OT Anthony Davis, of Rutgers. This week they still have the Giants going offensive line, but instead of Davis they believe the pick will be OT Trent Williams of Oklahoma. I like Williams more than Davis, but I would still prefer to see McClain taken at #15.
Finally, I just want to remind you that this isn't a summary of every single mock draft out there, just the ones that I've been tracking which have been updated in the past week, plus the Don Banks one which I somehow hadn't linked to in the past. So, technically, Price is still the most popular name for the Giants, but many of the mocks that list him haven't been updated recently and might be out of date. The trend is definitely heading in Rolando McClain's direction.