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Mel Kiper mock draft 2.0: Risers and fallers

Who is moving up and who is moving down in Mel Kiper's mock draft.

Andrus Peat
Andrus Peat
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We already noted that ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. selected Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff for the New York Giants with the ninth overall pick in version 2.0 of his 2015 NFL mock draft. Beyond that, there is another way to look at Kiper's mock draft, and it goes to the heart of what looking at these mocks throughout the draft process should be all about -- figuring out who is moving up, and who is moving down.

Our friends over at Hogs Haven compiled the list of notable risers and fallers from Kiper's first mock draft to his current one. We thank them very much, and we will piggyback off their work to discuss how some of this may impact the Giants.

Notable Risers

DT Danny Shelton rises from 12 to 7

DE Arik Armstead from 17 to 8

OT Andrus Peat from 25 to 10

WR Kevin White from 15 to 11

WR Breshad Perriman enters 1st round at 15

RB Melvin Gordon from 25 to 17

WR Devin Smith from 32 to 18

DT Eddie Goldman from 30 to 19

WR Jalen Collins enters 1st round at 24

TE Maxx Williams enters 1st round at 26

ILB Denzel Perryman enters 1st round at 28

OT La'el Collins enters 1st round at 29

WR Phillip Dorsett enters 1st round at 31

Shelton, the massive Washington defensive tackle, has often been mentioned as a possibility for the Giants. If he goes to the Chicago Bears seventh overall, though, so much for that idea. Look at the meteoric rise of Arik Armstead! To be honest, I know very little about Armstead at this point -- this is the first time I recall seeing him off the board before the Giants pick at No. 9. A 6-foot-8, 290-pound defensive end who Kiper compares to Ziggy Ansah is, however, a player who will have the attention of Jerry Reese. Kiper also has Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat moving up to No. 10. Kiper says Peat "has the potential to be the best offensive tackle drafted in 2015." That has my attention. Wide receiver Kevin White is also sneaking up into an area where the Giants might consider him. Some have thought Miami inside linebacker Denzel Perryman would be a nice pick for the Giants in the second round. If this scenario plays out, the Giants won't have that opportunity.

Notable Fallers

OLB Vic Beasley from 13 to 21

S Landon Collins from 7 to 22

OT TJ Clemmings from 10 to 25

ILB Shaq Thompson from 14 to not in 1st round

OLB Bud Dupree from 21 to not in 1st round

CB Kevin Johnson from 22 to not in 1st round

Of note here is that three players who have been connected to the Giants at No. 9 fall well past that point. Alabama safety Landon Collins drops to No. 22, while linebacker Shaq Thompson and defensive end Bud Dupree drop into the second round. Offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings basically flip-flops with Peat.