7-Round NY Giants NFL Mock Draft after the NFL Combine
By Reese Nasser
NY Giants Round 6 Pick: Florida S Trey Dean III
The safety position could be an area that the Giants look to address, even if they can re-sign Julian Love. But with many other needs, it could fall further down their list. While at Florida, safety Troy Dean III showed potential, but a somewhat rough Combine outing, including a 4.75 40-yard dash, could lead to him slipping down draft boards.
If the Giants are focused solely on what Dean did on the field while in college, he could still be a player on their radar. With experience both in the secondary, and in the box, he has proven that he can be versatile, and this has been shown on the stat sheet. In total, Dean recorded 255 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 18 defended passes, and four interceptions over 57 collegiate appearances. Adding a player of Dean’s caliber could be worth the risk at No. 209 overall. With his potential, he could develop into a strong player in this defense.
NY Giants Round 6 Pick: USC OL Andrew Vorhees
Unfortunately for USC’s Andrew Vorhees, the rising offensive guard suffered a torn ACL at the combine. But with this bad news, Vorhees still managed to make an impact. Vorhees suffered a torn ACL on Sunday while participating in on-field drills. Just one day later, with his leg in a brace and on crutches, the USC guard took to the bench press and proceeded to record 38 reps, the most of any player in this year’s class.
During his time at USC, Vorhees looked to be one of the most dominant interior offensive linemen in the nation. Along with this, he also has experience at the tackle position. In 2022, while taking the field for 720 offensive snaps, Vorhees allowed a total of 12 hurries, one quarterback hit, and two total sacks according to PFF.
Due to his injury, Vorhees will likely drop down draft boards. By adding Vorhees, the Giants would be gaining a potential star on the interior. If they are willing to allow him to return to full force, he could become a key starter within this group. With both Marcus McKethan and Joshua Ezeudu, two interior offensive linemen that the Giants added in the 2022 NFL Draft, both set to return to the field in 2023, the Giants could afford to wait for Vorhees to return to the field when he is healthy a year later. We like him at No. 218 overall.