clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Mock Draft Tracker: Miami TE David Njoku most often mocked to New York Giants

New, comments

Let’s look at the trends for Big Blue in the latest mock drafts

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NCAA Football: Russell Athletic Bowl-West Virginia vs Miami
David Njoku
Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

With less than two weeks to go before the NFL Scouting Combine mock drafts are expressing a clear belief that the New York Giants will prioritize the tight end position in the 2017 NFL Draft. Ten of the 35 mocks (28.6 percent) in our updated tracker have the Giants taking a tight end at No. 23.

The most popular pick? Miami tight end David Njoku, the choice in seven mocks (20 percent. Alabama tight end O.J. Howard was the choice in three mocks.

In his look at his top 15 possible choices for the Giants, “Invictus” wrote of Njoku that “his ability to stretch the field, his aggressiveness in blocking down the field, and his ability to create yards after the catch make me salivate.” Njoku is ranked No. 36 on the Big Blue View Big Board.

Despite the Giants’ needs on offense, 15 of the 35 mocks (42.8 percent) have the Giants choosing a defensive player in the first round. Defensive end Taco Charlton was the choice in five mocks (14.3 percent) and Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham was chosen four times.

While Njoku was the most popular pick, there really isn’t much consensus at this point on who the Gants actually will pick. In all, the 35 mocks in our current database show 17 different selections for the Giants.

2017 Mock Drafts

MOCK PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL DATE
MOCK PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL DATE
NFL.com (Jeremiah) Patrick Mahomes QB Texas Tech 4/27
ESPN (Kiper) David Njoku TE Miami 4/27
Walter Football (Charlie) Haason Reddick OLB Temple 4/27
Draft Countdown (Wright) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/27
ESPN (McShay) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/27
Bleacher Report (Miller) David Njoku TE Miami 4/27
NFL.com (Casserly) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/27
Rotoworld (Norris) Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin 4/27
NFL.com (Mayock) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/26
Boston Globe David Njoku TE Miami 4/26
Washington Post (Maske) Cam Robinson OT Alabama 4/26
Sporting News (Iyer) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/26
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (McGinn) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/26
Big Blue View (Valentine) Evan Engram TE Ole Miss 4/26
Bg Blue View (Pflum) Tyus Bowser OLB Houston 4/26
Draft Tek Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt 4/26
FOX (Schrager) David Njoku TE Miami 4/26
Newsday (Glauber) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/26
Bleacher Report (Simms) Forrest Lamp OL Western Kentucky 4/26
San Diego Union-Tribune (Brown) Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt 4/19
SNY (Vacchiano) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/25
Sports Illustrated Dalvin Cook RB Florida 4/25
ESPN (Riddick) Cam Robinson OT Alabama 4/25
NFL.com (Zierlein) David Njoku OT Alabama 4/25
USA Today (Davis) Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin 4/24
MMQB (Peter King) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/25
Walter Football Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/25
Athlon Sports David Njoku TE Miami 4/24
Pro Football Weekly (Fishbain) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/24
Rotoworld (Silva) Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin 4/24
CBS Sports (Rang) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/24
Mocking The Draft (Kadar) Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt 4/24
Newsday (Klopsis) David Njoku TE Miami 4/24
Fanrag Sports (Crabbs) Cam Robinson OT Alabama 4/24
Pro Football Focus (Palazzolo) Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford 4/24
NDT Scouting (Marino) Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin 4/24
NJ Advance Media (Kratch) Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt 4/24
NJ Advance Media (Duggan) Jarrad Davis LB Florida 4/22
NFL.com (Jones-Drew) Cam Robinson OT Alabama 4/21
NFL.com (Reuter) David Njoku TE Miami 4/21
EDS Football Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/21
Palm Beach Post Cam Robinson OT Alabama 4/20
Draft Analyst (Pauline) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/20
CBS Sports (Brinson) Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin 4/20
FOX Sports (Kurtenbach) Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin 4/20
Chat Sports Cam Robinson OT Alabama 4/20
Draft Ace Forrest Lamp OL Western Kentucky 4/20
Draft King David Njoku TE Miami 4/20
Business Insider Cam Robinson OT Alabama 4/20
Draft Site Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt 4/19
CBS Sports (Wilson) David Njoku TE Miami 4/19
PFF (Collinsworth) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/18
Houston Chronicle (/McClain) Cam Robinson OT Alabama 4/17
Houston Chronicle (Wilson) Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin 4/17
Draft Wire (Easterling) David Njoku TE Miami 4/17
Sporting News (Clements) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/17
Huddle Report (Boylhart) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/17
Huddle Report (Esch) Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin 4/17
CBS Sports (Brugler) Patrick Mahomes QB Texas Tech 4/17
CBS Sports (Prisco) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/17
CBS Sports (Dubin) Ryan Ramczyk OL Wisconsin 4/17
Football Couch Scout Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/16
NFL Trade Rumors Cam Robinson OT Alabama 4/16
Pro Football Weekly (Gabriel) Jarrad Davis LB Florida 4/15
Draft Geek Davis Webb QB Cal 4/14
CBS Sports (White) David Njoku TE Miami 4/14
The Record (Stapleton) Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford 4/14
The Big Lead Kevin King CB Washington 4/13
Real GM (Risdon) Dan Feeney OG Indiana 4/13
Sporting News (Galko) Haason Reddick LB Temple 4/12
Detroit Free Press (Birkett) Jarrad Davis LB Florida 4/12
Ourlads David Njoku TE Miami 4/11
The Ringer (Kelly) Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin 4/11
NFL.com (Brooks) Garett Bolles OT Utah 4/11
Draft Diamonds Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin 4/11
Pro Football Focus (McGuinness) Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt 4/11
College Football Metrics Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt 4/11
Pewter Report David Njoku TE Miami 4/10
Pro Football Focus (Likiewitz) David Njoku TE Miami 4/10

[E-mail Ed at bigblueview@gmail.com | Follow Big Blue View on Twitter | 'Like' Big Blue View on Facebook]