New York Giants 7 Round Mock Draft: Filling post-free agency needs with elite talent
By Ryan Messick
Round 4, Pick No. 112: Dohnovan West, C, Arizona State
West is a great fit for the New York Giants’ current roster situation along the offensive line. He’s a center who could use a year or two to improve some of his fundamentals before stepping into a starting role.
West’s pass protection techniques can improve, and his awareness can improve as well. That’s all coachable. West is a big dude at 6’4, 300 pounds, but he still moves well. He’s got the frame and agility to be an impactful player at the professional level already. If the Sun Devil can add a little more weight and strength and brush up his fundamentals he could be a very good starting interior lineman.
West also has experience at center, and it’s much easier to kick a center out to guard than to put the ball in someone’s hands who hasn’t played the center position. If the middle rounds go similarly to this New York Giants mock draft, scooping up Diesch and West could give the Giants a pair of future starters to eventually fill the rolls of departed veterans.
It’s much easier to see West’s path to the starting lineup given the current state of the Giants’ interior offensive line than Diesch’s, who would be behind Charles Cross and Andrew Thomas at the two tackle spots. But that’s ok, if he ends up being good enough, you can recoup the value via trade if there isn’t a starting place for him.