When it comes to mock drafts, the reality is that not a single one up to this point has meant a thing. That is because free agency, currently going on right now, comes before the draft. For most teams you simply can't have any idea what direction they might go in the draft until you see what players they sign -- and lose -- in free agency.
That said, let's look at this week's batch of mock drafts from around the thing we call the Inter-Google and see if the early stages of free agency have changed anything in terms of what analysts believe the Giants might do in the real 2015 NFL Draft.
|Mocking The Draft||Brandon Scherff||OT||Iowa||3/9|
|Draft Tek||Trae Waynes||CB||Michigan St.||3/13|
|Walter Football||Randy Gregory||DE||Nebraska||3/11|
|CBS Sports/Prisco||Brandon Scherff||OT||Iowa||3/11|
|CBS Sports/Rang||Vic Beasley||OLB||Clemson||3/11|
|CBS Sports/Brugler||Arik Armstead||DT||Oregon||3/11|
|NFL Network/Casserly||Andrus Peat||OT||Stanford||3/12|
|NY Daily News/Samuel||Arik Armstead||DT||Oregon||3/11|
|U-T San Diego||Landon Collins||SS||Alabama||3/11|
|Draft Site||Randy Gregory||DE||Nebraska||3/13|
Valentine's View: Still two selections for Brandon Scherff, while NFL Network analyst Charlie Casserly opted for Andrus Peat. The Peat-Scherff debate is going to continue, and where you stand is going to depend on what you think on Peat's upside as a long-term left tackle. Still not buying the Randy Gregory love. He's not a 4-3 outside linebacker. He also isn't a 4-3 defensive end. Which leads me to ask -- where would he play for the Giants? I do buy the Arik Armstead picks, purely because he is the kind of athlete who fits the Jerry Reese mold - not because I'm sold on the player. Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes is an interesting name, and maybe even a viable one with Walter Thurmond having moved on to the Eagles. If the Giants end up getting shut out of the free-agent safety market, I supposed you have to also think Landon Collins is in play at No. 9.