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Mel Kiper mock draft 2.0: An unexpected twist of fate for the New York Giants

Mel Kiper mock draft 2.0: An unexpected twist of fate for the New York Giants

Jeffrey Okudah | Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Best cornerback in the draft is gifted to New York I get asked all the time what I would do if Ohio State cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, the chalk right now as the player mock drafters expect to go No. 3 to the Detroit Lions, is still on the board at No. 4. I usually says I would be tempted, but would likely still go best offensive tackle. Well, in version 2.0 of his 2020 NFL mock draft, Mel Kiper put himself in that situation. After giving quarterback Joe Burrow to the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 1 and EDGE Chase Young to the...
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2020 Mock Draft: Giants go off the beaten path in round one

2020 Mock Draft: Giants go off the beaten path in round one

Photo by Andy Lyons/ How wild could the first round get in April? The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine is almost here, so that means it’s time for another mock draft before the Combine shakes things up again. This is going to be the first part of a two round mock draft. And rather than just list 64 names, I am breaking the draft into two parts and offering my brief thoughts or rationalization for each pick. Obviously the Giants’ picks will be getting more thorough and lengthy explanations. I will be taking some ideas of what I think might happen in free agency into account, but I also...
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2020 NFL Draft prospect profile: Ben Bartch T, St. Johns (MN)

2020 NFL Draft prospect profile: Ben Bartch T, St. Johns (MN)

Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports You’ve never heard of the school, but you need to know who Bartch is Offensive line has been a glaring need for the Giants over the past few seasons, with limited draft selections to build the unit. The 2020 draft will be a great opportunity to collect multiple young offensive linemen who can contribute right away or develop behind veterans. While it is very important for the Giants to add someone who can start right away through free agency or the draft, adding developmental talent is very important. Division III offensive tackle Ben Bartch fits that...
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The Chris and Joe Show: Defenders to watch at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine

The Chris and Joe Show: Defenders to watch at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine

Photo by Ralph Freso/ Which defenders will put on a show at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine? The next big step in the road to the 2020 NFL Draft is almost upon us. The best prospects from around the country will be gathering in Lucas Oil Stadium to interview, test, and work out for the New York Giants and the 31 other teams. While many mock drafts have the Giants selecting an offensive tackle with the fourth overall pick, it would not be surprising to see them invest heavily in the defensive side of the ball. After all, their defense has been a disappointment and a liability for three...
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2020 NFL free agency: 5 cheaper options at right tackle for New York Giants

2020 NFL free agency: 5 cheaper options at right tackle for New York Giants

Photo by Steven Ryan/ Can the Giants bring in cheaper options for the right tackle position? The offensive tackle position has been a liability for the New York Giants for way too long. The team has tried to fix these holes through the draft and with free agency, but, to the dismay of Giants’ fans, both were to no avail. The experiment of Ereck Flowers withered with the windy gusts at MetLife Stadium, and Nate Solder’s first two years have been underwhelming, but the Giants hope to rectify this issue in the coming off season. There are higher level offensive tackles that will be...