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2015 NFL Draft Order: Giants have seventh overall selection

If the draft was held today, the Giants would pick seventh.

Cedric Ogbuehi
Cedric Ogbuehi
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If the 2015 NFL Draft were held this week the 3-9 New York Giants would have the seventh overall selection. That would mark the first time since 2004 that the Giants have picked in the top 10. That year, they selected Philip Rivers and, of course, traded him to the San Diego Chargers for Eli Manning.

The Giants picked seventh overall in 1997 (WR Ike Hilliard) and fifth overall in 1996 (DE Cedric Jones).

What could, or should, the Giants do if they end up with a pick that high? It is, honestly, way too early to get down into draft nitty-gritty. It is, however, never too early to speculate a little. In a recent mock draft, SB Nation's Mocking The Draft selected Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi for the Giants:

Drafting an offensive tackle high would give the Giants the ability to move Justin Pugh back inside and Weston Richburg into center. With Ogbuehi in the mix at tackle, the Giants would be building the line through the draft, just like the Cowboys. Don't get too carried away with Ogbuehi's struggles this season, his first at left tackle. He was a star on the right side in 2013, and the days of it being taboo to take a right tackle early should be over.

In the most recent Big Blue View Power Mock, the selection for the Giants (picking eighth overall) was Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper.