NFL Draft boards are likely to change after this week, with NFL talent evaluators eyeballing prospects all week at the Senior Bowl. Still, everybody loves a mock draft and SB Nation's Mocking The Draft will be offering up a new one each week until the May 8-10 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. This week MTD's Dan Kadar has the Giants selecting Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack with the 12th overall selection.
Here is what Kadar had to say about the selection:
A player of Mack's caliber would be impossible for the Giants to pass up with the 12th pick in the draft. While cornerback may be a great need for New York, Mack is a complete linebacker. He's capable of dropping in coverage, can stack and shed versus the run and gets around the edge on the pass rush.
[Valentine's View: The 'Beezer Brigade' would likely love this pick, but we'll believe it when we see it. The Giants have not selected a linebacker in the first round since Carl Banks waaaaaaaay back in 1984. Mack makes sense, and the Giants could obviously use a play-making outside linebacker, but with all the struggles the Giants had on offense and the attention they are paying to that unit this offseason I have a hard time believing they won't choose a player on that side of the ball in the first round.]
Here are the Giants' selections in some other recently-posted mock drafts:
CBS Sports (Rang) -- Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
CBS Sports (Brugler) -- Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
Draft Countdown -- Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
FOX Sports (Schrager) -- Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
NFL.com (Jeremiah) -- Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State