There are 42 mock drafts in our tracker this week, and 33 of them (78.6 percent) have the Giants selecting an offensive tackle with their first selection, No. 4 overall.
Tristan Wirfs of Iowa (14 selections/33.3 percent) and Mekhi Becton of Louisville (12/28.6) lead the way. Jedrick Wills of Alabama was selected is six mock drafts (14.3 percent) and Andrew Thomas of Georgia was chosen in one mock (2.4 percent).
The only defensive player selected in more than one mock draft was Isaiah Simmons of Clemson. He was chosen seven times (16.7 percent).
The Giants’ spent the bulk of their money in free agency in an effort to improve their defense. They did sign offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, who is a competent player but one who has never started more than seven games in any of his six NFL seasons.
The Giants could opt for the versatile Simmons, who says he plays “defense” and not a specific position. He seems like the perfect back seven defender for modern, hybrid defenses.
Still, the need to protect Daniel Jones and block for Saquon Barkley, as well as the way the Giants have conducted free agency, scream that they intend to address the offensive line in the draft.