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Mock draft tracker: Micah Parsons now player most often selected for New York Giants

We have a new leader as the mock draft board shifts away from receiver for the Giants

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For the first time since our initial mock draft tracker three months ago, a wide receiver does not top the chart as the player most often selected for the New York Giants.

Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, selected for the Giants in 11 of 80 mock drafts tracked this week (13.8 percent) tops a varied list of candidates for the 11th overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Northwestern offensive tackle Rashawn Slater and Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (10 selections, 12.5 percent) were next on the list. Michigan’s Kwity Paye (8 selections, 10 percent) was the edge defender most often selected. Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, who was the player most often selected for several weeks, was chosen 7 times (8.75 percent).

This week’s tracker reflects the changing reality for the Giants after the free-agent signing of Kenny Golladay. They could still select a wide receiver at No. 11, but their options are wide open and their is no real consensus in the draft community on what they will actually do.

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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