If the New York Giants could come out of the first three rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft with Miami offensive tackle Ereck Flowers at No. 9, Arizona State safety Damarious Randall at No. 40 and LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter at No. 74is that a draft haul that would make you happy?
That is the trio of players Scott Wright of Draft Countdown, historically one of the more accurate NFL Draft analysts, came up with in his latest mock draft, a three-round effort.
In Wright's mock, Flowers is the first offensive lineman off the board, with Iowa's Brandon Scherff going one pick later to the St. Louis Rams. Wright says:
What might give Ereck Flowers of Miami (FL) an advantage is that he is definitely destined to play tackle at the next level, whether it be on the left or right side, whereas Scherff might be best suited for the interior. Flowers, who is equal parts big and aggressive, was a three-year starter for the Hurricanes including the last two on the blindside. Flowers isn't particularly flashy but he gets the job done in both pass protection and the run game and also held up well against elite competition. Ereck Flowers | Miami Hurricanes Do not be surprised when Flowers comes off the board earlier than expected.
Wright also correctly cautions that defensive line or even cornerback could be in the discussion.
In explaining the Round 2 selection of Randall, Wright says "Cupboard is bare at safety and this guy is going to come off the board earlier than most realize."
Of the Round 3 selection of Hunter, Wright says "Underachiever looks every bit the part of a 1st Round pick on paper but wasn't overly productive."