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New York Giants' news, 2/7: Mock drafts galore!

New York Giants' headlines for Friday, 2/7.

It is a mock-a-palooza today at Big Blue View. We have a brand new mock of our own from 'Invictus.' We also have the mock drafts from Thursday by ESPN analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay. I still believe McShay's choice of Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan to be more likely than Kiper's selection of Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley. Earlier this week, SB Nation's Dan Kadar selected North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron for the Giants at No. 12.

So, draftniks, that should be plenty to keep you busy. If you want more 2014 NFL Draft coverage, you can catch up on all of our prospect profiles in this StorySteam.

Now let's see if there are any other New York Giants-related stories making headlines today around the Inter-Google.

Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports says there is no doubt that Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium will not be the last time the NFL holds the Super Bowl outdoors at a cold-weather venue. LaCanfora writes:

Say what you will about the risks with the elements and transportation. Go ahead and save all those tweets from my peers in the media who were stuck in New York an extra day or two because of the storm that tore through the region within hours of the Seahawks' annihilation of the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Go ahead and print them out -- the details of people being stuck on tarmacs for hours, or forced to evacuate a concourse at LaGuardia; or the poor souls trapped in a commuter rail station for committing the sin of abiding by NFL directives and trying to get to a sporting event early -- because unless they are printed out on US currency, well, they aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

Don't waste your breath talking about what a disaster this Super Bowl could have been, how close it came to being a logistical nightmare. It doesn't matter. Bottom line is it was a success in the metrics that matter most -- another rating record, sponsors and advertisers were pleased, even the halftime show was the most viewed ever. For the league, it certainly seemed to be a financial bonanza. Money was made. And there is more money to be made in them, there snow-covered hills. And therefore the billionaires will be back.

Free agency starts March 11. The Sporting News offers it's take on the best available players at each position.

Jason Pierre-Paul had a miserable 2013 season due primarily to back and shoulder injuries. ESPN's Dan Graziano discusses how Pierre-Paul's health impacts the Giants' planning for 2014. put together a list of the top nine teams to watch this offseason. With all that they have already done, and all they still have to do, I'm surprised the Giants are not on it.

Pat Traina, writing for Bleacher Report, offers six cuts that could create salary cap space for the Giants.