NY Giants mock draft 2021: 7-round projection bolsters defense, adds weapon for Daniel Jones

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The NY Giants have plenty of holes on both sides of the football, but in this latest seven-round NY Giants mock draft 2021 projection, Joe Judge collects playmakers for both units

The NY Giants had an opportunity Sunday night to inch closer to first place in the NFC East with a win over the Cleveland Browns, but instead fell back into the top-10 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft with a disappointing loss.

If Sunday night proved anything, it is that coordinator Patrick Graham’s defense desperately needs a dominant pass rusher, and the NY Giants’ offense lacks game-altering weapons at wide receiver.

In our latest seven-round 2021 NY Giants mock draft projection, the Giants are able to address the talent and depth on both sides of the ball:

Round 1, pick No. 10: Micah Parsons – LB, Penn State

Parsons is arguably the premier defensive prospect in the 2021 class, and his combination of freakish athleticism and position versatility give him the chance to be an instant playmaker in the NFL.

In two stellar seasons at Penn State, Parsons produced 191 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, forced six fumbles, and broke up five passes.

A former five-star defensive end prior to arriving in Happy Valley where he immediately converted to and became a first-team All-American linebacker, Parsons could step in immediately either at inside linebacker alongside Blake Martinez or become the Giants’ most feared edge rusher.

The Giants desperately need pass rush help, and Parsons can contribute in that regard as well as in coverage as a sideline-to-sideline playmaker.

Parsons could push to become a top-five pick this spring, but if he is on the board when the Giants go on the clock, he’d be very difficult to pass up.

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