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The Giants had Week 8 off, but did how far did they move in our Power Mock order? And how did the pick change? Use this as your open thread to discuss today's college football action.

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Once again it's time for your weekly draft fix and the Big Blue View Power Mock. Invictus once again joins me for our mock. We rotated picks and the Giants' pick is our consensus (and this week it wasn't easy)

As per usual, we used the aggregate power rankings provided by Real Clear Sports.

One note before we get to what you came for:

I do know that Cleveland has Buffalo's first-round pick this year. I chose to ignore that because in addition to looking at college football and the upcoming draft, part of doing these is to use a mock draft to look at the current state of the 32 teams.

1) Oakland Raiders (LW: 1 - Leonard Williams)

Randy Gregory (OLB, Nebraska) - A freak opposite Khalil Mack could be the ultimate tonic for combating Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers. - Invictus

2) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 2 - Andrus Peat)

Leonard Williams (DL, USC) - The Jags have a stout pass rush, but Williams could put them over the top. Add to that the versatility to play in any front and you have a top-5 pick. - Raptor

3) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 3 - Cedric Ogbuehi)

Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon) - New regime, new QB, new era for Tampa Bay. - Invictus

4) New York Jets (LW: 5 - Brandon Scherff)

Jameis Winston (QB, FSU) - This is a full-on "Jets" pick. InFamous Jameis is a legit talent, but his character concerns make him a huge risk. He'll dominate the back page though. - Raptor

5) Tennessee Titans (LW: 4 - Amari Cooper)

Shane Ray (OLB, Mizzou) - They stupidly threw away Akeem Ayers for almost nothing and badly need to upgrade their pass rush. Ray is looking at a monstrous rise in the future. - Invictus

6) St. Louis Rams (LW: 9 - Marcus Mariota)

Amari Cooper (WR, Alabama) - They might need a QB, but there might be better value in the second round. Cooper is the No.1 receiver they are missing. - Raptor

7) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 8 - Vic Beasley)

Vic Beasley (OLB, Clemson) - The Falcons may not have their defensive coordinator and coach back with the team. Beasley adds a supremely talented passrusher that's more polished than Shawn Oakman - Invictus

8) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 6 - Kevin White)

Devin Funchess (WR/TE, Michigan) - Funchess has every bit the upside as Mike Evans did a year ago. Add to that experience playing tight end, and you have a versatile weapon for Teddy Bridgewater (and Norv Turner). - Raptor

9) Washington Redskins (LW: 7 - Randy Gregory)

Brandon Scherff (OT, Iowa) - Tyler Polumbus is...well...awful. Scherff projects as the best right tackle in the draft (I don't think Peat is strong enough) and would be an awesome bookend with Trent Williams. - Invictus

10) Chicago Bears (LW: 14 - Marcus Peters)

Shawn Oakman (DE, Baylor) - With Lamaar Houston out, the Bears are seriously lacking claws on defense. Bookending Houston with Oakman will give offensive lines fits. - Raptor

11) Carolina Panthers (LW: 15 - Todd Gurley)

Cody Prewitt (S, Ole Miss) - This is the week I think Prewitt takes over the top S spot for me (though I still like Collins). The Panthers need help everywhere, but I think Prewitt fits value/need/positional value the best. -I nvictus

12) New York Giants (LW: 12 - Cody Prewitt)

La'el Collins (G, LSU) - A prototypical Giants prospect. Good blend of need and value, has prototype Giant OL size at 6-foot-5, 321 pounds, and is the type of versatile player in the mold of a Zack Martin or Justin Pugh that the Giants apparently covet. Throwing him in LG or RT will instantly elevate this Giant line to an elite force. - Consensus

13) Houston Texans (LW: 10 - Devin Funchess)

Kevin White (WR, WVU) - White isn't as polished or pro-ready as Amari Cooper, but he is one of the premier playmakers in the country. The Texans offense is "Foster Or Bust", and White could go a long way to changing that. - Raptor

14) Cleveland Browns (LW: 13 - Shawn Oakman)

Andrus Peat (OT, Stanford) - A strong left tackle prospect, Peat could gain weight to become an elite ZBS RT prospect to bookend with Joe Thomas and move Mitchell Schwartz to guard. - Invictus

15) New Orleans Saints (LW: 11 - Dante Fowler Jr)

Shaq Thompson (OLB, Washington) - The Saints' defense needs help all over. Thompson is a productive beast who is all over the field. He won't solve their problems, but his knack for generating turnovers will put the ball back in Drew Brees' hands.  - Raptor

16) Miami Dolphins (LW: 17 - Spencer Drango)

Landon Collins (S, Alabama) - Position? Check. Value? Check. Need? Check. Easy pick. - Invictus

17) Buffalo Bills (LW: 18 - Melvin Gordon)

Todd Gurley (RB, Georgia) - Fred Jackson has to be nearing retiring age, and CJ Spiller is an injured free agent. Gurley is a straight-up monster. Even EJ Maneul should be able to make hay if teams have to decide between covering Sammie Watkins and defending Todd Gurley. - Raptor

18) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 16 - Landon Collins)

Trae Waynes (CB, MSU) - An aggressive, well sized corner that attacks the ball in man coverage. The Steelers could use one of those, more than one actually. - Invictus

19) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 19 - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu)

Dorial Green-Beckham (WR, Oklahoma) - The Bengals struggle mightily without AJ Green. DGB is a clone of the Bengals' All-World receiver. His long, long, list of character red flags could keep him in college to rehab his image, but if he would give the Bengals an absolutely frightening offense. - Raptor

20) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 20 - Jaelen Strong)

Marcus Peters (CB, Washington) - The other corner that I think is worthy of a first round pick, he's shown tremendous flashes of being as good as his former teammate Desmond Trufant was. - Invictus

21) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 26 - Shane Ray)

Melvin Gordon (RB, Wisconsin) - Does this pick really need an explanation? Their need at running back isn't as big as it used to be, but Gordon is a "Do It All" back who can gash a defense in a bunch of different ways. Instant upgrade to their offense. - Raptor

22) San Francisco 49'ers (LW: 21 -  Michael Bennett)

Sammie Coates (WR, Auburn) - They have been looking for a "Z" receiver forever, and Anquan Boldin isn't going to last forever. Coates is an awesome big deep threat that will add another dimension to this offense. - Invictus

23) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 29 - Shaq Thompson)

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (CB, Oregon) - Ben Roethlisberger is a great QB, and Antonio Brown is a fantastic receiver... But they're still not as good as Indy's secondary make them look after Vonte Davis went down. Ifo might be the best cover corner in the draft, but falls due to size concerns. - Raptor

24) Green Bay Packers (LW: 28 - Benardrick McKinney)

Cedric Ogbuehi (OT, TAMU) - I personally rate Ogbuehi as a second-round pick, but I think he's got the raw talent to be a high-first round pick for a reason. Green Bay can have him sit for a year behind David Bakhtiari before taking over for him. - Invictus

25) San Diego Chargers (LW: 25 - La'el Collins)

Jaelen Strong (WR, Arizona St) - Philip Rivers is tearing it up out in San Diego, but he is going to start losing some of his targets to Father Time. Strong is a big, talented receiver, and a great pair for Keenan Allen.  - Raptor

26) Seattle Seahawks (LW: 24 - Shilique Calhoun)

Dante Fowler (DE, Florida) - What has been the biggest thing missing from the Seahawks this season? A pass rush. It's a crime that Fowler is available at this juncture, so the Seahawks will take him and run. - Invictus

27) Detroit Lions (LW: 23 - PJ Williams)

Danny Shelton (DT, Washington) - The Lions are unlikely to keep Suh and Fairley, and CJ Mosley is well over 30. Shelton is a massive boulder of a man, but brings a surprising amount of pass rush ability. He's just plain disruptive. - Raptor

28) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 30 - Eddie Goldman)

Bernardrick McKinney (LB, MSST) - Justin Durant is out with a season ending injury and is kind of old, Sean Lee is perennially injured, and Bruce Carter is a free agent. That LB corps needs an infusion of talent. - Invictus

29) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 31 - Ronald Darby)

P.J. Williams (CB, FSU) - The Eagles still need help in their secondary. Williams has solid size, good athleticism, and good ball skills. He's everything the Eagles need. - Raptor

30) New England Patriots (LW: 22 - Danny Shelton)

Mike Davis (RB, SCAR) - a well built beast, Davis becomes the 3rd first round RB in this mock and it's well deserved. NE is devoid of RB talent at the moment. - Invictus

31) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 27 - Arik Armstrong)

Alvin Dupree (DE/OLB, Kentucky) - Todd Bowles is almost absurdly blitz-happy. He might just appreciate having a player who can fill the void created by the loss of John Abraham. Dupree should be able to play standing up in base packages and definitely with his hand in the dirt in nickel situations. - Raptor

32) Denver Broncos (LW: 32 - Denzel Perryman)

Eric Kendricks (LB, UCLA) - The Broncos need an LB. There is an instinctual, small, agile, hard hitting one available. They'll take it! - Invictus

There you have it, the latest edition of Big Blue View's Power Mock. Let us know what you liked, what you hate, and as usual, use this as your open thread to discuss today's college football action (and the various prospects playing today)

Games To Watch

TCU vs West Virginia (3:30 on ESPN2)

Florida vs Georgia (3:30 on CBS)

Kentucky vs Mizzou (4:00, SEC Network)

Auburn vs Ole Miss (7:00 on ESPN)

Arkansas vs Mississippi State (7:30 on ESPN 2)