New York Giants 7-Round Mock Draft: Big Blue finally addresses offensive line

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Tight End. Colorado State. player. 31. Scouting Report. TreyMcBride. 3. Pick Analysis

New York Giants Mock Draft: Round 3 (No. 67) – Tight End Trey McBride

Now with their offensive line improved, it’s time for the Giants to start investing in some actual weapons to keep those chains moving. Tight end Trey McBride has been the talk of the offseason as he’s considered one of the top tight ends coming out of this year’s draft.

Sometimes players that are ranked so high just fall through the cracks based on the various needs of other teams, unfortunately. Such is the case here as the Giants realize in the 3rd round that drafting McBride is an incredible steal of a pick and is the route they go in. McBride is the kind of tight end that can start immediately and take care of business the moment he steps foot on the field.

In four seasons at Colorado State, McBride totaled 2,100 receiving yards, 164 receptions, and 10 touchdowns. His 12.8 yards per reception will be a welcomed sight for Giants fans as maybe giving Jones a younger and better playmaker with the potential to be a star at tight end is exactly the security blanket he needed on offense.

Considering that the Giants do want to keep their offense balanced as mentioned earlier, they are a solid fit for McBride as he’s also very good as a blocking tight end in pass protection and to establish key blocks in the rushing attack. He’s a great team player and once he gets to the big apple, will make sure to do his part for the Giants’ offense to be clicking on all cylinders no matter what his assignment is.

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3. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Wide Receiver. Memphis. CalvinAustin. 31

New York Giants Mock Draft: Round 3 (No. 81) – Wide Receiver Calvin Austin

The truth of the matter is, the NFL is a passing league. The best teams that consistently make the NFL Playoffs all have one thing in common and that’s all about having great receiving options. The kinds of wide receivers that are natural-born playmakers, score a lot of touchdowns, and just make big plays on the gridiron.

The Giants are in dire need of having a speedy wide receiver that can not only take the top off of opposing defenses but will do whatever it takes to put his team in a position to win. With the No. 81 pick, the Giants select the perfect player that fits this mold in wide receiver Calvin Austin out of Memphis.

At 5-9 and 162 lbs, Austin might not be the tallest or strongest wide receiver but he more than makes up for it with his ability to make huge plays whenever the football is in his hands. Austin has such a sheer speed that it creates a lot of opportunities against defensive backfields. He excels with his yards after the catch as his route-running skills are very good. Most importantly of all, he works hard at honing his craft as a wide receiver and loves to motivate his teammates around him to build a culture of hard work.

In four seasons at Memphis, Austin has totaled 2,541 receiving yards, 156 receptions, 16.3 yards per reception, and 22 touchdowns. Austin’s experience as a punt returner will also help the Giants in that area and don’t let his small size fool you, he’s going to stand out with every opportunity he gets with Big Blue.