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2015 NFL Mock Draft Roundup: A Name Missing For Giants, And A New Name Added

Let's look at this week's updated mock drafts.

Arik Armstead
Arik Armstead
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We have arrived at the time for our weekly 2015 NFL Mock Draft roundup, where we look around the Inter-Google at a variety of recently-updated mock drafts. Scan the table below and you will see something amazing -- this is a Brandon Scherff-less roundup. The Iowa offensive lineman, the most popular pick for the Giants up to this point, is nowhere to be found.

Mock Draft Player Position College Updated
Mocking The Draft La'el Collins OT LSU 2/16 Arik Armstead DE Oregon 2/18
Draft Tek Gerod Holliman FS Louisville 2/18
Walter Football Ereck Flowers OT Miami 2/18
CBS Sports/Rang Shane Ray DE Missouri 2/16
CBS Sports/Brugler Shane Ray DE Missouri 2/16
Ourlads Ereck Flowers OT Miami 2/17
Newsday Alvin 'Bud' Dupree DE Kentucky 2/17
NFL Mocks Dante Fowler DE Florida State 2/18
Draft Site Andrus Peat OT Stanford 2/19

Let's focus on one player listed above -- Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead. Daniel Jeremiah mocked him to the Giants, and Mel Kiper recently had him going No. 8 to the Atlanta Falcons. That's a huge, sudden rise for Armstead.

Update: Read our 2015 NFL Draft rankings by position.

Is that justified for the freakishly large 6-foot-8, 290-pound Armstead, previously thought of as a late-first round type pick? calls Armstead a "projection-based prospect" who is "very raw" and "will need patience and coaching." Some see Armstead as a 4-3 defensive tackle. Others think he can be a defensive end, either in the 4-3 or 3-4.

SB Nation draft analyst Dan Kadar said of Armstead that "I don't like him quite as much as others." He also added that he doesn't see Armstead as a fit for the Giants.

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay offered an interesting series of tweets Thursday about Armstead:

Your thoughts, Giants fans?