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Mock Draft tracker: Edge Gregory Rousseau currently top choice for Giants

Kyle Pitts, Devonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle split the receiver vote

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Gregory Rousseau gets a sack.
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The 2021 NFL Draft doesn’t begin until April 29, more than three months from now. What anyone thinks now might not be what happens when the draft actually arrives. Still, it’s always a great topic of discussion and always informative to track the twists and turns of the draft process.

With that in mind, let’s kick off our 2021 Mock Draft Tracker. As we usually do here at Big Blue View, we will update the tracker weekly to follow trends in who analysts think the Giants will select.

We begin this time around with 20 mock drafts listed. Six of those mock drafts (30 percent) have the Giants selecting Miami edge defender Gregory Rousseau. Florida tight end/wide receiver Kyle Pitts, Alabama wide receivers Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle and Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye were each chosen in three mock drafts.

Rousseau really has only one year of college production, having opted out of the 2020 season. He had a monumental 2019 season for the Hurricanes, though, recording 15.5 sacks.

In an early scouting report on Rousseau, Chris Pflum wrote that he “has rare length and a deceptive athleticism which allows him to be a consistent threat off the edge.”

2021 Mock Draft Tracker

Date Mock Draft Round 1 Round 2
Date Mock Draft Round 1 Round 2
4/29 The Athletic (Brugler) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/29 ESPN (Kiper) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/29 ESPN (McShay) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/29 NFL.com (Schrager) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/29 NFL.com (Casserly) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/29 NFL.com (Zierlein) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/29 FOX Sports (Rang) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State Carlos Basham, DE, Wake Forest
4/28 CBS (Trapasso) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/28 NFl.com (Jeremiah) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/28 Tankathon DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/28 Pro Football Network (Albright) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/28 Newsday (Klopsis) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/28 Tony Pauline (Pro Football Network) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State
4/28 CBS (Brinson) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/28 Yahoo Sports (Edholm) Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
4/28 Sporting News (Iyer) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/28 Pro Football Focus (Renner) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/28 NFL.com (Davis) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/28 DraftTek Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/28 Walter Football (Walt) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia
4/28 NFL Trade Rumors DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/28 Walter Football (Campbell) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia
4/27 SI (Breer) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/27 Draftwire Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/27 Pro Football Focus (Staff) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/27 CBS (Prisco) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/27 Philadelphia Inquirer (Bowen) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/27 Pro Football Talk (Florio) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/27 ESPN (NFL Nation Staff) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/27 Pewter Report (Ledyard) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/27 NFL.com (Brooks) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/26 SI (Countryman) Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
4/26 Draft Network (Melo) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/26 Draft Network (Arians) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/26 CBS (Jones) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/26 Draftwire (Easterling) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/26 Establish The Run (Silva) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/26 Touchdown Wire (Farrar) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/26 CBS (Wilson) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/26 NBC (Peter King) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/26 USA Today Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/26 Akron Beacon Journal (Kadar) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/26 Sun Sentinel (Kelly) Penei Sewell, Ot, Oregon
4/26 Athlon Sports Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/26 Pro Football Focus Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
4/26 Penn Live Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/25 NFL.com (Lewis) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/25 Draft Kings Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
4/25 Blogging The Boys DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama Ronnie Perkins, Edge, Oklahoma
4/25 EDS Football (Hanson) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
4/24 Pro Football Network (Schulte) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami
4/24 San Diego Union Tribune (Brown) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/24 CBS (Benjamin) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/23 FOX Sports (McIntyre) Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
4/23 Dallas Morning News (Watkins) Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia
4/23 CBS (Edwards) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
4/23 Underdog Fantasy (Norris) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/23 NFL.com (Reuter) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/23 CBS (Dubin) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/23 NJ.com (Giglio) Jaelan Phillips, Edge, Miami
4/22 SI (Fabiano) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/22 Houston Chronicle (McClain) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/22 Draft Network (Solak) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/22 EDS Football (Hanson) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/21 Pro Football Network (Tanier) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/20 Sharp Football Analysis Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia
4/20 SI (Vrentas) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/19 UPI (Butler) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/19 Huddle Report (Johannes) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/19 North Jersey (Stapleton) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/19 USA Today (Davis) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/19 LA Times (Farmer) Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami
4/19 Pro Football Focus (Palazzolo) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/18 Baltimore Sun Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/18 Walter Football (Campbell) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama Trey Smith, G, Tennessee
4/17 Pro Football Network (Farabaugh) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/17 Pro Football Network (Hodgkinson) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/16 Draft Network (Sikkema) Alijah Vera-Tucker, iOL, USC
4/16 Cleveland.com DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/15 NFL.com (Casserly) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/14 The Phinsider (Nogle) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/14 Rotoworld (Daigle) Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
4/14 Pro Football Network (Williamson) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/14 Touchdown Wire (Farrar) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/12 NFL.com (Jones-Drew) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
4/12 Outkick Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/12 Sharp Football DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/12 Pro Football Focus (Monson) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/10 Pro Football Network (Valdovinos) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama Joseph Ossai, Edge, Texas
4/10 NY Post (Serby) Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan
4/9 Pro Football Focus (Erickson) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/8 Pro Football Focus (Evans) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/8 Pro Football Network (Rolfe) Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
4/8 AL.com Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/7 USA Today (Middlehurst-Schwartz) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/5 NFL Draft Room Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
4/5 Pro Football Focus (Spielberger) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/5 Pro Football Focus (Linsey) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
4/4 Pro Football Network (Cummings) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4/3 NBC Sports (Winks) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern