Jan 2, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies defensive lineman Danny Shelton (55) reacts as he taunts Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver David Glidden (13) in the 2015 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Washington 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
1st Round: Danny Shelton | Defensive Tackle | Washington
In the first round of our New York Giants Mock Draft, the Giants select Danny Shelton. Shelton is not the sexy pick, rather the player the team has to have. He is a big 343 lbs. and has great quickness. He is the prototypical nose guard, a space eater inside that is the anchor for the entire defense.
Pairing Shelton with Johnathan Hankins in the Giants 4-3 defense will be incredible. It is reminiscent of the Panthers selection Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short in the 2013 NFL Draft. By pairing two huge tackles, it helps to bounce the run outside for the linebackers. This also helps collapse the quarterback’s pocket.
Again, this is not the sexy pick. There will be fans complaining about the selection. At the end of the day, you win football games by winning the line of scrimmage. It is imperative that the Giants focus on their front 7 in this draft.
Next: 2nd Round: Eric Kendricks | LB | UCLA