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2015 NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Offensive line, edge rushers remain focus for Giants

What the Inter-Google says about who the Giants will pick at No. 9.

Andrus Peat
Andrus Peat
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The 2015 NFL Free Agency signing period begins on Tuesday. Who goes where in free agency could drastically alter teams' perceived needs in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, and by extension alter the look of mock drafts.

Because we know you love to debate them let's take one more pre-free agency look at what mock drafts around the Inter-Google currently believe the New York Giants will do with the ninth overall pick.

[Kiper mocks Peat To GiantsNFL Draft Hub Page]

The focus this week, as it usually has been throughout the process to this point, is on offensive line and edge rushers. I continue to believe the Giants will try to fill their need for a starting-caliber offensive lineman via free agency, which would make picking an offensive lineman at No. 9 less likely. I also continue to believe that those who consistently have mocked under-sized edge rushers like Shane Ray of Missouri to the Giants are ignoring scheme fit, they are ignoring what the Giants have been and will continue to be with Steve Spagnuolo back as defensive coordinator -- a team running a traditional 4-3 front as its base. A 235-245 pound player doesn't work as a hand-in-the-dirt defensive end in that system.

Mock Draft Player Position College Updated
Mocking The Draft Brandon Scherff OL Iowa 3/2 Andrus Peat OT Stanford 3/3
Daily News/Samuel Dante Fowler DE Florida 3/4
Walter Football Randy Gregory DE Nebraska 3/3
CBS Sports/Rang Shane Ray DE Missouri 3/2
CBS Sports/Brugler Shane Ray DE Missouri 3/2
CBS Sports/Prisco Brandon Scherff OL Iowa 3/3
CBS Sports/Kirwan La'el Collins OL LSU 3/5
Draft Tek DeVante Parker WR Louisville 3/4
ESPN/Kiper Andrus Peat OT Stanford 3/5