NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock and ESPN draft gurus Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay all released their final 2015 NFL mock drafts on Thursday morning. Mayock and McShay went with Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff for the New York Giants. In Kiper's mock, Scherff went seventh to the Chicago Bears and he selected Miami offensive tackle Ereck Flowers for the Giants.
Here is Mayock, in his only mock draft, on giving Scherff to the Giants:
Perfect fit for the Giants. Scherff benefited from the play of the Dallas Cowboys' Zack Martin, a left tackle in college who moved inside in the NFL. Scherff will give the Giants more options up front and is one of the safer picks in this draft.
Here is McShay, who has consistently had Scherff going to the Giants thoughout the buildup to the draft:
I'm sticking with this one, as I've had Scherff going here for most of the draft process. The Giants need help along the offensive line and Scherff could fit in at either tackle or guard. He's the nastiest and toughest offensive lineman in this draft, which makes him a good match for a Tom Coughlin-coached team.
Here is Kiper, who goes with Flowers but hedges his bet by saying Scherff would be the guy if he was still on the board:
Why they take him: Because fixing the offensive line will help the offense in multiple ways, and putting Flowers at right tackle makes them better at guard as well.
Why they pass: If Scherff is still here that's the pick instead, and I wouldn't rule out a guy like Dupree, because if Jason Pierre-Paul gets hurt, what's left for the pass rush?
In his final mock for SB Nation's Mocking The Draft, Dan Kadar also goes with Scherff:
Scherff, the long-standing pick for the Giants, can finally happen. He could be a star at guard or tackle in New York. Their version of Zack Martin. Other options include Miami's Ereck Flowers, who is a perfect scheme fit, a wide receiver or a pass rusher.
The only thing I can say at this point is that if Scherff is available to the Giants at No. 9 and they select someone else there are going to be a whole lot of draft analysts left wondering what just happened.