This Week In Mock Drafts


It’s another installment of ‘This Week In Mock Drafts’ and yet again we have a repeat offender. Chris Ransom, who I previously covered a mock of his from Mock Draft Mania, is back again. This time it’s for his newest mock draft over at our good friends and FanSided brethren of blogs, NFL Mocks.

All the way back on July 18 of this year Chris posted a three round 2012 NFL mock draft where he had the Giants selecting 30th overall and taking Kelechi Osemele, the left guard from Iowa State, in the first round.

This time he’s posted a two round mock at NFL Mocks and the order of the first round is based on his NFL Mocks 2011 NFL season preview, which you can read right here.

In his latest mock, dated August 8th, Ransom has the Giants picking 25th overall, which is good enough for second place in the NFC East, behind the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Oh, that’s right, the season hasn’t been played yet. I’ll give Chris credit for not picking the Eagles to win the Super Bowl as a lot of people have already done.

He actually has them at 27th overall, not even making it to the NFC Conference Finals. His Super Bowl, based on his draft order, would see the Atlanta Falcons defeating the Houston Texans. Man, if that were to happen, Chris would have to be the second coming of Nostradamus.

Back to the mock draft, at 25th overall, Chris has the Giants selecting a very familiar face to those of you who are devoted hardcore fans of ‘This Week In Mock Drafts.’

Making a TWIMD appearance for the third time is Ohio State offensive tackle, Mike Adams. You can read about him here for more details.

This marks the 6th time an offensive lineman has been mocked to the Giants in the first round and I imagine any new mocks that come out in the next little while will continue keeping up with that trend. All the way back on June 6th, Adams’ first appearance in ‘This Week In Mock Drafts,’ the Giants’ starting O-Line looked like this:

  • Left Tackle: David Diehl
  • Left Guard: Rich Seubert
  • Center: Shaun O’Hara
  • Right Guard: Chris Snee
  • Right Tackle: Kareem McKenzie

And now it looks like this:

  • Left Tackle: Will Beatty
  • Left Guard: David Diehl
  • Center: David Baas
  • Right Guard: Chris Snee
  • Right Tackle: Kareem McKenzie

That’s quite the overhaul the Giants’ front office has done since the lockout was lifted and since we aren’t really sure what Beatty will bring as an everyday starting left tackle we’re left to wonder if he’s the left tackle of the future for the Giants.

He probably won’t face too much competition for his job from newly signed Stacy Andrews or 4th round rookie draft pick James Brewer, who will more than likely be backing up Kareem McKenzie on the right side of the O-Line next season. It’s pretty much Beatty’s job to lose and we’ll find out soon enough if he’ll be entrenched for the foreseeable future on the left side protecting Eli or if the Giants, do indeed, go after a rookie offensive tackle in next year’s draft.

In the second round of Ransom’s mock draft he went with Washington running back, Chris Polk. Polk as some pretty impressive numbers as he averaged 103.17 rushing yards a game while starting 13 games last season. Click on his link for more impressive stats.

The Giants are yet again rolling with their running back duo of Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw for this upcoming season. They provided the Giants with a nice 1-2 punch last season but it never hurts to have more running backs. Bradshaw battled injuries and fumbling problems last season and who knows how long Jacobs will play the “good soldier” for the Giants. At some point he may want more money and more carries and look for a way out.

Hopefully that doesn’t happen as he still has what it takes to be a more-than-adequate and serviceable running back. The team also has D.J. Ware, Da’rel Scott, and Andre Brown on the depth chart so running back might not really need to be addressed next season but if a great running back is staring Jerry Reese in the face when it’s the Giants’ turn to draft he will not hesitate to take one.

It’s nice to be talking about football again, isn’t it?

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