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2021 NFL mock draft tracker, final edition: Wide receiver for the Giants

Alabama duo top the board for Giants — at least mock drafters think they do

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Our final mock draft tracker of the 2021 NFL draft season shows a clear preference for the New York Giants to select a wide receiver with the 11th overall pick on Thursday night.

There are exactly 100 mock drafts included in this edition of the tracker. Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith is the top choice in the mock draft community, selected 22 times. That, perhaps, reflects the belief that Giants GM Dave Gettleman may be “enamored” with Smith despite his being only 166 pounds, and that Giants coach Joe Judge may favor him.

Jaylen Waddle, the other Alabama wide receiver expected to go off the board early, has often been the player most often mocked to the Giants at No. 11 in our weekly tracker. Here, he is second choice, chosen 19 times.

Closing quickly on the top spot in the days before the draft were a pair of defensive players. Michigan edge Kwity Paye and Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons were each selected in 16 of our 100 mock drafts.

Offensive lineman Rashawn Slater of Northwestern was the choice in 14 mock drafts.

What are the odds?

Betting odds via Draft Kings Nation, an SB Nation partner, indicate that oddsmakers believe the Giants will try to boost their offense with their first choice in the draft. By position, here are the odds as of about noon ET:

WR: +150
OL: +300
DL: +400
LB: +500
CB: +550
TE: +2500
QB: +5000
S: +5000
RB: +800
ST: +50000

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