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Week 5 Power Mock: Giants Falling, And That's A Good Thing

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As the Giants keep winning, they keep dropping in our Power Mock. Just how far have they fallen, and who do they pick up?

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It's that time of the week again, so let's kick off your College Football Saturday with your Big Blue View Power Mock!

As you well know, the New York Giants have won their last three games, and are are rising up the power rankings. Of course, that also means that they are falling down our Power Mock.

Once again, we are using the aggregate rankings from Real Clear Sports.  Also, once again for this mock Invictus and I rotated our picks.

Power Mock

1 (1) - Oakland Raiders - Randy Gregory, DE/OLB Nebraska - The Raiders get an edge rusher opposite Khalil Mack to create a devastating combo to disrupt the elite passers in the AFC West. (Invictus)

2 (2) - Jacksonville Jaguars - Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa - The Jags lead the league in sacks given up, so improving their offensive line should be high on their "To Do" list. Scherff has the feet and technique to play left tackle, and the mauling strength to play right. Let him and Joeckel flip a coin to see who plays where. (Raptor)

3 (3) - Tennessee Titans - Amari Cooper, WR Alabama - They are desperate for another play-maker as they don't give up on Jake Locker just yet. (Invictus)

4 (7) - New York Jets - Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford - There is no telling who the Jets' head coach or general manager could be next year, but they desperately need help on offense, and Peat is one of the safest picks on the board. (Raptor)

5 (5) - Washington Redskins - Leonard Williams, DE USC - The Redskins luck into the possible top talent in the 2015 draft as they drastically upgrade their front line with a Star Lotulelei-like presence. (Invictus)

6 (4) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon - The Buccs were widely predicted to be the surprise team of 2014, and those people were surprised. Mariota should be the top QB on the board, and the Buccaneers need one. His arm can threaten the whole field, and his legs will keep a defense honest. (Raptor)

7 (6) - St. Louis Rams - Landon Collins, S Alabama - Yes, I know Collins was "exposed" this past week. Yes, I know the Rams need a QB. Collins is the rare S that's got tremendous range to go with his hitting ability. Does he need to work on angles/instincts, yes, but the tools are there. (Invictus)

8 (9) - Minnesota Vikings - Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia - The value of the running back position is plummeting in the NFL, but Gurley is a different kind of animal. This is an obvious pick with Adrian Peterson's future up in the air, Gurley brings that same unique combination of speed and power back to Minnesota's offense. (Raptor)

9 (16) - Atlanta Falcons - Shawn Oakman, DE Baylor - Could have gone offensive line here but anybody who's watched Atlanta's games this year knows they need a pass rush in the worst way. (Invictus)

10 (8) - Cleveland Browns - Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M - There were reports that the Browns were considering an offensive tackle last year. Ogbuehi is a long, athletic tackle who provides and instant upgrade to Mitchell Schwartz and an eventual replacement for Joe Thomas. (Raptor)

11 (11) - Miami Dolphins - Trae Waynes, CB MSU - I keep mocking the Dolphins a player in the secondary and I don't see a reason to stop. Waynes is built in the mold of his former teammate Darqueze Dennard. (Invictus)

12 (18) - Chicago Bears - Dante Fowler Jr, DE, Florida - The team that once boasted one of the fiercest defenses in the league probably has more in common with Teddy Bears on that side of the ball. Fowler is a physical specimen with the tools to play put some teeth back in the Bears' defense. (Raptor)

13 (12) - New Orleans Saints - Vic Beasley, OLB Clemson - The Saints are another NFC South team desperate for a pass rush. Beasley is one of the best specialists at just that. (Invictus)

14 (19) - Houston Texans - Shane Carden, QB, Eastern Carolina - For the Texans it's Arian Foster or Bust. At QB they have Ryan Mallett, who has a big arm, but not much else, Ryan Fitzpatrick who has an awesome beard, but otherwise is Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Tom Savage, who has an awesome name... But not much else. I love senior QB's who can lift a small program to play with teams they shouldn't be able to, and Carden has done just that, dissecting every defense they've come up against. His is going to be a name to watch as the year, and draft process rolls on. (Raptor)

15 (10) - Buffalo Bills - Connor Cook, QB MSU - Given that they have already benched E.J. Manuel, Doug Marrone looks to be on his last legs, and they have new ownership, winds of change are on the horizon for this franchise. (Invictus)

16 (15) - Pittsburgh Steelers - Cody Prewitt, S, Ole Miss - I don't know old Troy Polamalu is off the top of my head, but I think the answer is "very". At least in "Football Years". Prewitt is a similar kind of hyper-active safety who can take over when Troy's time is up in Pittsburgh. (Raptor)

17 (20) - Kansas City Chiefs - La'el Collins, OT, LSU - There's no reason for Collins to be this low. At all. Just how the board fell this time. The Chiefs will take an elite OT prospect to help shore up that offensive front to pair opposite Eric Fisher. (Invictus)

18 (13) - Carolina Panthers - Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona St. - Kelvin Benjamin is as physically imposing a receiver as there is in the league, but he has an issue holding on to the ball, as evidenced this past week. Strong, is a big, physical, athletic, and sure handed. (Raptor)

19 (14) - New York Giants - Benardrick McKinney, LB, Miss St. - Big, long, just shy of Clowney-level athleticism, and versatile. McKinney is the Best Player Available at a position of need... Oh, and he's the captain of the Mississippi St. defense too. Position and conference aside, its a JR pick through and through. (Consensus)

20 (26) - Detroit Lions - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon - The Lions have needed help in the defensive secondary for a while, and now they get some. Ifo is probably the best cover corner in the draft, and probably a top-10 talent. However, height concerns knock him down, and the Lions are thankful for it. (Raptor)

21 (17) - New England Patriots - Sammie Coates, WR Auburn - An explosive, huge downfield threat for Tom Brady? Say it ain't so! The Pats have been so devoid of talent at this position that it makes sense to invest a high pick right now. (Invictus)

22 (27) - Baltimore Ravens - Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford - Steve Smith Sr is going to retire at some point. I think. Father Time might just be afraid of him. But on the off chance that he does, Montgomery is a similar receiver. Not at all in body type, but he plays the game fast, hard, and with an edge. His experience in Stanford's pro-style offense means he should be able to contribute right away. (Raptor)

23 (21) - Dallas Cowboys - Eric Kendricks, ILB UCLA - Bruce Carter is a free agent after this year, Sean Lee is made of glass, and you never know when Rolando McClain will get bored and retire again. The Cowboys LB corps will be in flux by the end of the season. Time to address it. (Invictus)

24 (23) - Green Bay Packers - Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor - The Packers have had issues along their offensive line for years, and with Bryan Bulaga's future in question they get another big, versatile people-mover to be Aaron Rodgers' and Eddie Lacey's new best friend. (Raptor)

25 (22) - Indianapolis Colts - PJ Williams, CB FSU - A big, physical CB opposite Vontae Davis will help shape up a defense that's got plenty of holes to fill. (Invictus)

26 (29) - Arizona Cardinals - Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan St. - With John Abraham's career likely over the Cardinals will need to add some pass rush back to their defense. Calhoun is a talented and athletic defender who can step right in to Abraham's role on Bowles' aggressive defense. (Raptor)

27 (24) - San Francisco 49ers - A.J. Cann, OG South Carolina - An underrated need for the 49ers is actually interior OL. Mike Iupati will be a free agent soon and Alex Boone has not signed a long term agreement. They could be in trouble on that front, so they nip in the bud with this mammoth from South Carolina. (Invictus)

28 (25) - Philadelphia Eagles - Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington - Under Chip Kelly, the Eagles haven't been shy about reaching for athleticism in the first round, but here they get an athlete fall into their lap at good value. They could use another 3-down linebacker too. (Raptor)

29 (31) - Cincinnati Bengals - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma - With AJ Green carted off the field Wednesday (and as of this writing his status unknown), number 1 receiver is suddenly a huge need for the Bengals. Huge enough to take a chance on the Green-like, but highly troubled Green-Beckham. (Raptor)

30 (28) - San Diego Chargers - Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin - The Chargers are on their 4th string running back, and they've only played 5 games. They could use another offensive lineman too, but Gordon is a Jamaal Charles, or more familiarly, a LaDainian Tomlinson, level talent. That is too good to pass up and we get to see Philip Rivers' happy face. (Raptor)

31 (30) - Denver Broncos - Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami - The Broncos have one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the game commanding their offense. Now they get a the best defensive quarterback in the draft to helm their defense. (Raptor)

32 (32) - Seattle Seahawks - Shane Ray, DE/OLB, Mizzou - The greatest strength of the Seahawks is their willingness to coach to the strength of their personnel. Ray is undersized for a 4-3 defensive end, but he is one of the most explosively athletic athletes in this draft class. Eyebrows might be raised by the pick, but the Seahawks will make a role for him to put his absurd athleticism to use chasing quarterbacks. (Raptor)

[Note: The last four picks were all me. Invictus had to step away.]

There you have it. The Giants have come a long way since they had a top-5 pick to start the season, and they actually take a linebacker in the first who presents value. This absolutely was not a "Need" pick.

Games To Watch

Mississippi State vs. Auburn (CBS - 3:30 p.m.)

Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M (ESPN - 9 p.m.)

Baylor vs. TCU (ESPN/ABC - 3:30 p.m.)

Georgia vs Mizzou (CBS - Noon)