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The idea that the New York Giants could bypass offensive tackle at No. 4 in the 2020 NFL Draft and select Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons appears to be taking root in the mock draft community.

For the first time since we have been tracking 2020 mocks drafts, Simmons has pulled into a tie with Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs as the player most often selected for the Giants in mock drafts.

In the 70 mock drafts in this week’s tracker, Wirfs and Simmons were each chosen 20 times (28.6 percent). Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton was the choice in 17 mock drafts (24.3 percent) and Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills was chose eight times (11.4 percent).

A week ago, Wirfs was chosen in 35.8 percent of the mock drafts we used and Simmons was the choice in 17 percent. Becton was the choice in 30.2 percent of last week’s mock drafts, so it would appear his support has waned somewhat.

The split between Simmons and Wirfs is perhaps indicative of what could really be going on as Giants’ decision-makers debate which direction to take. A plug-and-play offensive tackle or a multi-dimensional linebacker who could be a difference-making defender. The Giants, in truth, need both.

2020 Mock Draft Tracker

Date Mock Round 1 Round 2
Date Mock Round 1 Round 2
4/23 Draft Countdown Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/23 Tankathon Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/23 CBS (Wilson) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/23 NFL.com (Casserly) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/23 CBS (Edwards) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/23 NFL.com (Schrager) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/23 Cleveland.com Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/23 DraftSite Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/23 Establish The Run (Silva) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/23 SB Nation (Kadar) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/23 Rotoworld (Norris) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/23 SI (Hanson) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/23 NFL.com (Jeremiah) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/23 Dallas Morning News Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
4/23 ESPN (Kiper) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/22 Pro Football Network (Pauline) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
4/22 PFF (Collinsworth) Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/22 NJ.com (Lombardo) Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
4/22 The Ringer (Kelly) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/21 SI (Breer) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/21 CBS (Brinson) Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
4/21 NFL.com (Davis) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/21 CBS (White) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/21 DraftWire (Easterling) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin
4/21 Houston Chronicle (Wilson) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/21 Houston Chronicle (McClain) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/21 UPI Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/21 DraftTek Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
4/21 Bleacher Report (Knox) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/21 DraftBlaster Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/21 Walter Football (Campbell) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/21 Bleacher Report (Staff) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/21 Business Insider (Lauletta) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/21 NY Pst (Schwartz) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/21 Pewter Report (Ledyard) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/20 Sporting News (Iyer) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/20 North Jersey (Stapleton) Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/20 CBS (Trapasso) Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/20 NFL.com (Lewis) Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
4/20 NBC (Peter King) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/19 Draft Kings Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/18 NY Post (Serby) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/18 RealGM (Risdon) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/18 Detroit Free Press Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/17 Action Network Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/17 NFL.com (Reuter) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
4/17 LA Times (Farmer) Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/16 Rotoballer Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa Matt Hennessy, C, Temple
4/16 Pro Football Network (DeCicco) Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/16 Huddle Report (Long) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/16 Forbes Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
4/16 For The Win (McKenna) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/15 San Diego Union-Tribune (Brown) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/15 CBS (Fornelli) Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
4/14 NFL.com (Brooks) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/14 Microsoft Sports Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/14 Athlon Sports (Fischer) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/14 SI (Vrentas) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/13 Walter Football (Campbell) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
4/13 The Athletic (Brugler) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
4/12 FOX (Klatt) Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/10 Chicago Sun-Times Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
4/10 NFL Mocks (Sobleski) Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/10 Bleacher Report (Moton) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/10 Pro Football Network (Driscoll) Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/10 NFL Trade Rumors Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/10 SI (Dr. Roto) Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
4/9 Ourlads Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/9 CBS (Breech) Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
4/9 NFL.com (Rank) Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
4/8 The Ringer (Kelly) Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
4/8 PFF (Renner) Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
4/7 Great Blue North Draft Report Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
4/7 Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/7 FOX (McIntyre) Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
4/7 Sports Illustrated (Orr) Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/6 USA Today (Davis) Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4/5 CBS (Kerr) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/3 Huddle Report (Long) Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
4/2 Buccaneers.com Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa

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