Dec 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manger Jerry Reese during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Giants Draft Pick Predictions

Below are the predictions of some of the experts associated with the NFL.  The Giants own the 19th pick in this years weak draft class, and that opens up the possibilities of who might be their first selection.  The fact that there aren’t any obvious picks at the top moves some positions like Line backer, Tight End, and even Safety up the board.  With the Giants philosophy of best available athlete they could easily pick someone off the radar or at a position that seems like less than a top priority.

Our thoughts here at GMen HQ are that the Giants easily could move up and take a top notch offensive lineman if they feel they won’t get a chance to steal one at 19.  I don’t believe they will go with a position like Tight End as many had predicted before free agency and the signing of Brandon Myers from Oakland.  It seems that of they don’t move up and take an o-lineman that they will indeed pick defense again, and once again pick a pass rusher.  The organizational belief that you can never have enough QB’s or pass rushers will win out over any thought of taking another project at o-Line or linebacker.  Bjoern Werner as you can see below has emerged as the favorite at that position.  There has been talk of linebacker Alec Ogletree, but the D-line is what makes linebackers successful in this league.  The interior of the line has been addressed in free agency, JPP needs to return to form, and Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka will play various roles in the defensive rotation.

Overall we believe if the Giants stay at #19…it will be defense first.

EXPERT DATE SELECTION

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Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com 1-Apr D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

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Akbar Gbajabiamila, NFL.com 1-Apr Matt Elam, FS, Florida

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Pat Kirwan, CBSSports.com 1-Apr Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

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Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com/NFLDraftScout.com 1-Apr Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

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Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange/CBSSports.com 1-Apr Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

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Eric Galko, Optimum Scouting/Sporting News 1-Apr Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State

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