With the 2014 NFL Draft creeping closer and closer let's look at some of the latest mock drafts and see if anything has changed regarding what analysts think the New York Giants might do in the first round on May 8.
CBS Sports (Rang) -- Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Whether it comes in the first round or elsewhere, tight end will be a position the Giants almost surely address given that the club currently only has Larry Donnell (three career receptions) and Adrien Robinson (none) on the roster. Ebron's ability to create big yardage after the catch would be a perfect fit in new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's attack.
CBS Sports (Brugler) -- Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Matthews is arguably the safest prospect in this class with his steady, technically sound play style to realistically line up at any spot on the offensive line. His fall could be the Giants gain as they rebuild the offensive line.
CBS Sports (Kirwan) -- Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
He led the nation's defensive tackles with 11 sacks last season. He has a non-stop motor, and the Giants lost DT Linval Joseph in free agency.
National Football Post (Gabriel and Galko) -- Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Evans is a big-time receiver who steps in and replaces Hakeem Nicks.
NFL.com (Brooks) -- Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
The loss of Hakeem Nicks elevates Rueben Randle in the rotation, but it could prompt GM Jerry Reese to make a play for a prototypical No. 1 receiver like Evans at this point.
Ourlads -- Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
Darqueze is a plugin and play man-to-man defender. He is a physical corner in coverage and on run support. Reroutes receivers and keeps position on them. Has a closing burst when called on to blitz. An aggressive wrap tackler who is smart and instinctive.
SI (Burke) -- Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
By signing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond this offseason, the Giants all but eliminated any need to think CB here. With Matthews and Robinson off the board and Hakeem Nicks departing via free agency, the lure of Evans is too much to ignore. New York's attempts thus far to replace Nicks have been uninspired at best.
Optimum Scouting (Galko) -- Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
The Giants became a defensive powerhouse in the NFC because of their defensive line. While they could use depth on the edge, they are seriously lacking impact rushers on the interior. Adding Donald as a 3-technique would do wonders for the pass rush and the entire defense.
Honestly, the only one of these scenarios I would be shocked by would be the selection of Dennard at No. 12. The Giants beefed up their cornerback position immensely in free agency with the additions of DRC and Thurmond, and I can't see how Reese would see value in using the 12th overall pick on another one.