Despite the beat-writer driven belief that there is no way the New York Giants will select an offensive lineman with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, mock drafts continue to advance the idea that the Giants will do just that when their turn comes up on April 28.
Our mock draft database currently includes 47 mock drafts. The most-often mocked player in Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, selected 11 times (22.4 percent). Add three selections at No. 10 for Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin and one mysterious selection for Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss and that makes 15 of our 47 mock drafts (31.9 percent) giving the Giants an offensive tackle at No. 10.
Wide receiver and linebacker were each mocked to the Giants nine times in our mocks, of 19.1 percent of the time. Laquon Treadwell of Ole Miss (seven selections) was the most often mocked wide receiver, and Leonard Floyd of Georgia (four selections) the most often mocked linebacker.
Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was also selected in four of the 47 mock drafts.
I stand by the belief that it is certainly possible that the Giants will select an offensive tackle with the 10th pick. It is also possible that Elliott or Treadwell could be the pick. The safe bet, though, is that the Giants will choose whoever they believe to be the best defensive player on the board.