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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Giants pick DT Eddie Goldman in Round 2

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Why wait for Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft, which begins at 7 p.m. ET? Let's mock the second and third rounds, and see who your Giants end up with!

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

With Day 1 of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, the New York Giants still have needs to fill and players to select. Some could even argue that Day 2 is more important, because this is where your backbone is coming from. The Giants have struggled in past years because of Day 2 guys maybe not panning out. They've also won because Day 2 guys stepped up (Steve Smith, Corey Webster, Linval Joseph, Justin Tuck, Chris Snee, among many others).

With that said, let's do a two-round mock with the prospects who are left and predict the draft before tonight! I'm obviously not giving the Giants any more offensive linemen after the pick of Ereck Flowers. For me it's all about defense, defense, defense! So let's take a look.

Round 2

  • Tennessee (2-14) Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon
  • Tampa Bay (2-14) Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
  • Oakland (3-13) Landon Collins, SS, Alabama
  • Jacksonville (3-13) Eric Rowe, FS, Utah
  • New York Jets (4-12) TJ Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh
  • Washington (4-12) Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
  • Chicago (5-11) Randy Gregory, EDGE, Nebraska
  • New York Giants (6-10) Eddie Goldman, DT, FSU
  • St. Louis (6-10) Benardrick McKinney, ILB Miss. St.
  • Atlanta (6-10) AJ Cann, OG, South Carolina
  • Cleveland (7-9) Eli Harold, EDGE, Virginia
  • New Orleans (7-9) Devin Smith, WR, OSU
  • Minnesota (7-9) Mario Edwards, DE, FSU
  • San Francisco (8-8) Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri
  • Miami (8-8) Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
  • San Diego (9-7) Preston Smith, EDGE, Miss. St.
  • Kansas City (9-7) Jaelen Strong, WR, ASU
  • Buffalo (9-7) Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
  • Houston (9-7) Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
  • Philadelphia (10-6) Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
  • Cincinnati* (10-5-1) Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
  • Detroit* (11-5) Ronald Darby, CB, FSU
  • Arizona* (11-5) Nate Orchard, EDGE, Utah
  • Pittsburgh* (11-5) Quinten Rollins, CB/S, Miami (Ohio)
  • Carolina* (7-8-1) Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State
  • Baltimore* (10-6) Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
  • Denver* (12-4)  Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State
  • Dallas* (12-4) Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State
  • Indianapolis* (11-5) Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma
  • Green Bay* (12-4) Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami
  • Seattle* (12-4) Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson
  • New England* (12-4) PJ Williams, CB, FSU
  • Round 3

  • Tampa Bay (2-14) Alex Carter, FS, Stanford
  • Tennessee (2-14) Tyler Lockett, WR, KSU
  • Jacksonville (3-13) Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise St
  • Oakland (3-13) La'el Collins, OT, LSU
  • Washington (4-12) Lorenzo Mauldin, EDGE, Louisville
  • New York Jets (4-12) T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
  • Chicago (5-11) Ali Marpet, OL, Hobart
  • St. Louis (6-10) Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
  • Atlanta (6-10) Clive Walford, TE, Miami
  • New York Giants (6-10) Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
  • New Orleans (7-9) Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
  • Minnesota (7-9) Paul Dawson, ILB, TCU
  • Cleveland (7-9) Derron Smith, FS, Fresno St.
  • New Orleans - from Miami (8-8) Devin Funchess, TE/WR, Michigan
  • San Francisco (8-8) Jeremiah Poutasi, OG, Utah
  • Kansas City (9-7) Hroniss Grasu, OC, Oregon
  • Buffalo (9-7) Jaquiski Tartt, SS, Samford
  • Houston (9-7) Henry Anderson, DL, Stanford
  • San Diego (9-7) Mitch Morse, OG, Missouri
  • Philadelphia (10-6) Adrian Amos, S, Penn State
  • Cincinnati* (10-5-1) Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary
  • Arizona* (11-5) Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
  • Pittsburgh* (11-5) D'Joun Smith, CB, FAU
  • Detroit* (11-5) Xavier Cooper, DT, Wash. St.
  • Carolina* (7-8-1) Rashad Greene, WR, FSU
  • Baltimore* (10-6) Senquez Golson, CB, Ole Miss
  • Dallas* (12-4) David Johnson, RB, N. Iowa
  • Denver* (12-4) Cody Prewitt, FS, Ole Miss
  • Indianapolis* (11-5) Trey Flowers, EDGE, Arkansas
  • Green Bay* (12-4) Danielle Hunter, EDGE, LSU
  • Seattle* (12-4) Max Garcia, OC, Florida
  • New England* (12-4) Chris Conley, WR, UGA
  • New England (compensatory) Frank Clark, DE, Michigan
  • Kansas City (compensatory) Kwon Alexander, LB, LSU
  • Cincinnati (compensatory) Za'darius Smith, DE, Kentucky
  • Analyzing The Giants' Picks

    (40) Eddie Goldman, DT, FSU

    I believe the Giants will address the defensive front with one of their two Day 2 picks. Goldman makes a ton of sense here. He'd be near close to what BPA they might have and I have the feeling they are committed to addressing both run blocking and run defense this year. They took care of the run blocking with Ereck Flowers, now comes the run defense. At 6-foot-4, 336 pounds, Goldman is a mountain of a man twho can effectively two gap. He can slot right in next to Johnathan Hankins to provide the Giants with some real power inside. He has violent hands and his angry style of play make him a natural at this selection. Strongly thought about going with Preston Smith here as well.

    (74) Anthony Harris, FS, Virginia

    If I went pure BPA, this pick would likely be Trey Flowers, DE, Arkansas or Paul Dawson, ILB, TCU. Both excellent players who could help out the team. I went with Harris, who isn't all that far behind. Harris has versatility in that he can play both strong safety and free safety, and the Giants have consistently stated that they want their safeties to know both responsibilities. He would fill a huge gap at the safety position.