NY Giants 7-round Mock Draft: Daniel Jones gets his WR1 in the first round

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NY Giants Round 5 Pick: Dee Winters LB TCU

The Giants addressed the linebacker room in a big way through the signing of Okereke. They will also see the return of several young players in 2023, including Micah McFadden and Darrian Beavers, who were both drafted in 2022. Even with a group with upside, the Giants could still add more. TCU's Dee Winters could give the room another playmaker at the position at No. 160 overall.

While at TCU, Winters gained experience at both inside and outside linebacker. In addition, he also spent time in the slot. In each of these areas, he proved capable of making plays. Over four seasons and 45 games, Winters recorded 246 total tackles, 160 solo tackles, 33.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, seven defended passes and three interceptions.

In 2022, as TCU made their way to a National Championship, Winters played the best football of his career. While appearing in 15 games, he recorded 79 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, one interception, and two defended passes.

Winters has had success with both his speed and ability to break down a play. Adding his playmaking ability alongside Okereke could help solidify the linebacker room for the foreseeable future.

NY Giants Round 5 Pick: Mohamed Ibrahim RB Minnesota

By making the move to franchise tag Saquon Barkley, the Giants will have their star playmaker back in 2023. The team also brought back veteran Matt Breida and will have Gary Brightwell in the fold. With Barkley's future with the team past this season still unclear, the team could still look to add another running back. Based on how he played during his time at Minnesota, Mohamed Ibrahim could be an ideal fit at No. 172 overall.

Since arriving on campus in 2018, Ibrahim proved to be Minnesota's lead back. When healthy, he was the driving force of the backfield over the past five seasons. Through 40 games and 867 carries, he rushed for 4,668 yards and 53 touchdowns.

This past season, just one year removed from suffering a torn Achilles, Ibrahim at times looked to be one of the best running backs in the nation. He set career-highs across the board, rushing for 1,665 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns.

At 5-8 and 203 pounds, Ibrahim is not the biggest running back, but he is not afraid of contract and can test even the best defenses. Adding Ibrahim to this Barkley-led rushing attack could give the Giants another physical running back who can wear down defenses.