The New York Giants have many key positions that need to be addressed this off-season. Here is my first full 7-round mock draft of the season.
R1:25 OG O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
The Giants add some quality to their interior of the offensive line.
R2:57 WR Jalin Hyattt, Tennessee
Although I don’t think Hyatt will drop this far into the second round, this would be a great addition for the Giants. Hyatt has good speed and makes contested catches. He would fill a hole the Giants have at wide receiver.
R3:89 LB Ivan Pace Jr, Cincinnati
The video above is Pace knocking over O’Cyrus Torrence. The Giants get a gem at linebacker with Pace Jr. He logged 136 total tackles last season with 20.5 for loss and 9 sacks. The Giants desperately need depth at linebacker and Pace could become a starter for them.
R3:100 LB Noah Sewell, Oregon
The Giants draft two linebackers in a row and find another quality player in Sewell. Sewell’s best season came in 20221 when he recorded 114 total tackles, 8.5 for loss and 4 sacks.
R4:128 DT Jerrod Clark, Coastal Carolina
The Giants have a great defensive tackle with Dexter Lawrence, but lack depth around him. Clark had 10 tackles for loss in 2022 and 3.5 sacks. He can be a good rotational piece to have on defense.
R5: 162 C Juice Scruggs, Penn State
According to the website NFLDraftBuzz, Scruggs is the 9th ranked center out of the 10 they have listed on their site. In his senior year, Scruggs allowed 10 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and one sack playing center. With the Giants having a hole at center, Scruggs could provide depth and potentially start in time. They can still bring back Gates or Feliciano to play center again for another season.
R6: 209 TE McCallan Castles, UC Davis
The 6’5 tight end hauled in 30 receptions for 347 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2022. His stats aren’t off the charts, but he can provide another option on the offense behind Bellinger. The Giants currently have just Daniel Bellinger and Chris Myarick at tight end.
R6:218 WR Justin Shorter, Florida
Shorter is totally opposite of his last name, he is a 6’5 receiver at 228 pounds. The Giants really don’t have a “sky-scrapping” wide receiver especially after the fallout with Kenny Golladay. Shorter transferred to Florida in 2020 after spending two seasons with Penn State. 2022 was his career high in receiving yards with 577. He has 8 touchdowns in his collegiate career.
R7:242 CB Alex Austin, Oregon State
Austin had a career-best season at Oregon State in 2022 with 57 total tackles, 2 interceptions and 10 passes defended. With his height of 6’1, he could compete to be the starting corner on the outside opposite of Adoree Jackson.
R7:245 S Daniel Scott, California
With the unknown if Julian Love returns or not, Scott can be a good rotational piece with Dane Belton. Scott logged 85 total tackles in 2022 with 3 interceptions and 4 passes defended. He also had 2.5 tackles for loss.
R7:254 HB Travis Dye, USC
With not knowing if Saquon will be tagged or re-signed, Dye can be a late-round steal for the Giants. While playing for Oregon and then USC in 2022, he’s never rushed for less then 400 yards in a single season. He has had over 600 rushing yards in 4 of his 5 seasons. Hos career best season was in 2021 with 1,271 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns. He also had 46 receptions for 402 yards and 2 touchdowns that same season.
About Dylan Davis
Dylan Davis is a graduate of the State University of New York at Canton, where he obtained a B.A.A in Sport Management. He is a former athlete of football and baseball and sports fan for much of his life. Dylan creates content for 366 Sports and New York Giants 366 and hosts “Positively Giants” on NYG 366.