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2016 NFL mock draft: Noah Spence, Myles Jack, Kevin Dodd mocked to Giants

The Giants get a pair of edge rushers and a linebacker in our mock draft round up

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The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine is still going on, but that hasn't stopped the mock drafts from flowing. Have the events of the combine (so far) reshuffled the deck enough to change the New York Giants' picks? Let's find out, and be sure to check back with our Mock Draft Database to see how the picks have changed.

Mocking The Draft

10. New York Giants - Noah Spence (EDGE, EKU)

On one hand, Spence could be this year's version of Khalil Mack and completely be worth a top 10 pick in the draft. On the other, some teams may be completely afraid to take him because of his off-field issues at Ohio State. If the concerns about his past drug use bother too many teams, we could see him fall on draft night.

Raptor's Thoughts: I don't care about a 4.80 40-yard dash. Spence weighed in as a physical clone of Khalil Mack, posted a better bench press, and his 1.62 10-yard split beats out Mack's 1.64. The other drills could have been better, but on the field in the "linebacker/hybrid" drills, Spence showed himself to be -- as Mike Mayock put it -- "twitchy". He moved well in space and did a good job of extending to pluck the ball out of the air in "coverage". He showed that he can play with his hand in the dirt and in space. The issues with Spence are off the field, and we can't know how he truly did in interviews. This is the time of year when smoke screens abound and teams are terrified of opponents having even an inkling of their true thinking.

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10. New York Giants - Myles Jack (OLB, UCLA)

Their linebackers have been an issue for some time. They need speed on the field, and he would provide a lot of it.

Raptor's Thoughts: Love this pick. Off-ball linebackers generally don't get picked high, but I still don't expect Jack to fall all the way to 10th overall. But if it happens, Jerry Reese almost needs to sprint to the podium, drop-kick Roger Goodell and announce Jack as the pick. While he is more of a coverage player than a pass rusher, anything that will keep the ball in quarterbacks' hands will help whichever pass rushers the Giants add or retain.


10. Kevin Dodd (DE, Clemson)

40. Sheldon Rankins (DT, Louisville)

71. Jalen Mills (FS, LSU)

106. Nick Vannett (TE, Ohio State)

137. Blake Martinez (LB, Stanford)

166. Jonathan Williams (RB, Arkansas)

Raptor's Thoughts: I'm in love with this draft based on the first four picks. Dodd might be a slight reach at 10th overall, but he compares favorably to Kony Ealy. If he can perform anything like Ealy did in the playoffs, I think I think we'll all agree that it's well worth it. Rankins and Mills in the second and third rounds are absolute steals, and Nick Vannett could make for a great pairing with Will Tye.

I'm not in love with Blake Martinez. He's a tough player who could be a core special teamer, but he he doesn't have the athleticism the Giants need at linebacker.

Jonathan Williams is a highly productive but surprisingly low-mileage back with quick feet and good balance. He could be a three-down running back at the next level, and a high value pick here. I've seen him praised for his instincts and creativity, but dinged for his decisions. In the sixth round, I can't argue too much.