We inch closer and closer to the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia. Who the New York Giants will select with the 23rd overall pick is still a question without an answer. There are so many possibilities and too many moving parts ahead of New York. Here are the latest guesses from the top mock drafts around the web. With the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select…
Pro Football Focus (4/18) – Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
Cris Collinsworth is not low on this quarterback class, as he states at the beginning of his mock. He also seems high on the offensive linemen. Of the first-round guys, Bolles is the only one who makes it to New York’s pick. A lot of the offensive skill players drop right after that; Dalvin Cook, a pair of quarterbacks, Joe Mixon, and Corey Davis help finish out round one. Overall, 15 offensive players are taken in the top 32, which feels on the high side.
CBS Sports (4/18) – Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
Of all the recent mocks outlined, CBS’s probably has the most generic progression of picks through the first round. That is, until New York takes Mahomes at 23. I can see the case for this selection, but I don’t agree with the logic behind it. Taking a player who can learn behind Manning is fine if the rest of the team is set. There are too many other holes that can be filled here to use a first-round pick on a quarterback for the 2020 season.
Bleacher Report (4/18) – O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
B/R took a stand, or perhaps set a trend, with Christian McCaffrey. It has the Stanford product going fourth overall. But if such reaches culminate in Howard dropping to 23rd, all the better for New York. I still wouldn’t personally want the Giants to take a tight end in the first round, but Howard is probably a talent worth thinking about. A number of the team’s other targets will also be unavailable in this mock, including Ryan Ramczyk, Zach Cunningham, Jarrad Davis, and Taco Charlton. They all go between picks 19 and 22.
Walter Football (4/18) – Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
Solomon Thomas drops to ninth in this mock draft. Many of the defensive pieces New York would be targeting are available at 23, though. Ryan Ramczyk and David Njoku are mentioned as the next two options for the G-Men. Deshaun Watson also lingers in this mock. He makes it out of the first round entirely.
NFL.com (4/14) – Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
Myles Garrett is not going number one in this mock draft. Chad Reuter has Mitch Trubisky going first to Cleveland. Three quarterbacks are off the board by pick 13. The Giants would also miss out on the top two offensive linemen (according to this mock), almost settling for Ramczyk. They would otherwise have a pretty good defensive selection here, though, if they went that route instead.