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2016 NFL Draft: Breaking down mock draft picks for New York Giants

DeForest Buckner
DeForest Buckner
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Throughout the buildup to the 2016 NFL Draft mock drafts are, of course, everywhere. We highlight some each week, including the "Mock Draft Monday" roundup from Chris when he touches on the new SB Nation mock and a few others that have been updated. We are also keeping tabs of mock drafts from around the Internet in our 2016 NFL mock draft database.

There are currently 19 mocks in our database. The player most often mocked to the Giants? Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner. Big Blue View spoke to several draft analysts about Bucker recently to assess his fit for the Giants' defense.

Scott Wright of Draft Countdown is one of those who believes Buckner, a 3-4 end at Oregon, can play in either a 3-4 or 4-3. Here is what Wright wrote about Buckner is his own scouting report:

Buckner possesses special size and has the quickness, speed, and power to be an every down player. He could potentially fit in a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme depending on what you want him to do. There is no doubt he could be a franchise player and long-time starter in the NFL. Should be a top 10 pick and start on day 1.

Below is a chart showing all of the players selected for the Giants in our 19 mock drafts.


Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith and Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah have been chosen three times in the current mocks. As we have detailed, Smith is interesting because of the serious knee injury he suffered during Notre Dame's bowl game. Chris left him completely off his list for our consensus Big Board, which dropped him to No. 20 overall.

A pair of offensive players, Ohio State running back and Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, were each chosen twice. Would the defensively-challenged Giants really select an offensive player 10th overall? They might. In truth, they have needs across the board so best guess is the only thing off the table would be selecting a quarterback in the first round.