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Giants Morning Report: Mel Kiper's Draft Thoughts, Ryan Nassib, More

New York Giants headlines for Friday, 2/27.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's get your day started with a check of the Friday morning headlines.

Kiper on Giants draft options

ESPN's Mel Kiper held a conference call Thursday to discuss the 2015 NFL Draft. Dan Salomone of summarized the Giants-related topics Kiper addressed.

Scherff makes most sense at No. 9:

"To me, Scherff would fit the bill because he's got great versatility, gives you what the Cowboys got with Zack Martin [in 2014], an immediate Pro Bowl guard," Kiper said. "Scherff can be that guy, or he can be a right tackle. I think Scherff would be the guy that would make the most sense."

Amari Cooper won't be available:

"You can't just let him fall to 10, or even get to nine," Kiper said. "I think he would be off the board by then via a trade. The Giants obviously hit the jackpot with Beckham Jr."

Defensive linemen 'in the mix' at No. 9:

"There's a lot of defensive linemen that are going to be in the mix at that point," Kiper said of where the Giants are picking in the first round. "But I would think that if Scherff is there, he would be the guy you almost have to take."

Kiper also said that defensive ends Preston Smith of Mississippi State [prospect profile] and Owamagbe Odighizuwa of UCLA are players to watch.

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