NFL  > New York Giants  > My Updated NYG 2012 Mock Draft
March 11, 2012, 09:53 PM
TRADE SCENARIO:
It looks like my original trade scenario is unlikely due to Tannenhill likely to go higher and Otsweiler likely to not be as in demand. I also factored in recent cuts like Brandon Jacobs. Below is my new projected mock draft. As a reminder, we pick No. 32 in every round, except for compensatory.


2012 DRAFT PICKS:
Dwayne Allen, TE. Clemson (1st Round)
- Coby Fleener has had better workouts and is likely to be the first TE drafted. Dwayne Allen is fresh off an award as the nation's best TE and has the most complete set of blocking and catching

Doug Martin, RB, Boise St (2nd Round)
- With Brandon Jacobs gone, it becomes more important to get Bradshaw a running mate. The best case scenario is to get a productive runner who is strong between the tackles, ready to play, a good pass blocker, and a decent pass catcher. Martin fits all those descriptions. He is also likely to hit late Round 2 as the RB position falls on team's radars and his workout numbers weren't eyepopping.

Trevor Guyton, DE, California (3rd Round)
- Cal ran a 3-4 and Guyton played all over the line. His size makes him ideal for a 4-3 end and has the potential and explosiveness to make him a perfect 3rd DE to Tuck and JPP after 2012 when Osi and Kiwi are both possibly gone. He also could slide inside in our NASCAR pass rush package.

Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa (4th Round)
- Its very possible that Manningham will leave to be quote "paid like a No. 1 WR." Nicks and Cruz are as good of a WR combo as any, but we need a 3rd WR who can work outside while Cruz dominates the slot. The GMEN will likely give Ramses Barden, Domenik Hixon, and possibly another cheap FA WR a shot, but they will likely draft a WR in the 1st four rounds. McNutt shows great hands, the ability to seperate and make plays against 1 on 1 coverage.

Nigel Bradham, LB, Florida St (4th Round- Compensatory)
- Bradham played great for FSU, but will be overshadowed by higher potential players. He is tough, intense, and versitale.

Tramaine Thomas, DB, Arkansas (5th Round)
- If Antrel Rolle does return thanks to the cap room created, the Giants still need to look at potential replacements. Tyler Sash might not become more than a ST player. Thomas may lack great measurables, but played well in an elite conference and the productivity to rival Mark Barron, the clear no. 1 DB in 2012.

Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma St (6th Round)
- Adcock was quietly a great contributer to OK St's high flying offense and made sure Wheedon was able to complete all those passes to Blackmon. He will struggle against some speed rushers, but plays with good positioning and balance. Eli is the type of QB who doesn't hold the ball too long and can get away with non-elite OT. In the 6th Round, this may be a big payoff.

Ryan Miller, OG, Colorado (6th Round- Compensatory)
- Miller is 6'7" but shows good leverage and versatility, as well as good cone and shuffle time. May not become elite, but could become a steal and solid starter at OG.

Donnie Fletcher, CB, Boston College (7th Round)
- Fletcher has the production and experience to contribute as a nickle and dime back and provides injury insurance for Webster, Prince, and any other CB that GMEN get. His average senior bowl will likely drop him to this point as many teams reportedly graded him as a undrafted FA.
March 22, 2012  06:10 PM ET

3/22/12 UPDATE

2012 DRAFT PICKS:

Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin (1st Round)
- With a definite need on the interior OL other than Snee, Zeitler can fit right in a LG and possibly move to C in the future if they part ways after this year with Bass. At this point, he is likely BPA and moving up draft board.


Doug Martin, RB, Boise St (2nd Round)
- With Brandon Jacobs gone, it becomes more important to get Bradshaw a running mate. The best case scenario is to get a productive runner who is strong between the tackles, ready to play, a good pass blocker, and a decent pass catcher. Martin fits all those descriptions. He is also likely to hit late Round 2 as the RB position falls on team's radars and his workout numbers weren't eyepopping. Has KR ability.


Trevor Guyton, DE, California (3rd Round)
- Cal ran a 3-4 and Guyton played all over the line. His size makes him ideal for a 4-3 end and has the potential and explosiveness to make him a perfect 3rd DE to Tuck and JPP after 2012 when Osi and Kiwi are both possibly gone. He also could slide inside in our NASCAR pass rush package.


Nigel Bradham, LB, Florida St (4th Round)
- Bradham played great for FSU, but will be overshadowed by higher potential players. He is tough, intense, and versitale.


Aaron Henry, FS, Wisconsin (5th Round)
- Henry has some durability issues amd strength, but provides excellent character, diagnoses run and pass plays well, and provides good good coverage. More of a football player than a mesurables guy. Great fit for 3rd Safety on Defense.


Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford (5th Round- Compensatory)
- Manningham is gone. Nicks and Cruz are as good of a WR combo as any, but we need a 3rd WR who can work outside while Cruz dominates the slot. The GMEN will likely give Ramses Barden, Domenik Hixon, and possibly another cheap FA WR a shot, but they will likely draft a WR in the 1st four rounds. Owusu shows great hands, the ability to seperate and make plays against 1 on 1 coverage, but his stock is lowered due to injury concerns. Has KR/PR ability.


Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma St (6th Round)
- Adcock was quietly a great contributer to OK St's high flying offense and made sure Wheedon was able to complete all those passes to Blackmon. He will struggle against some speed rushers, but plays with good positioning and balance. Eli is the type of QB who doesn't hold the ball too long and can get away with non-elite OT. In the 6th Round, this may be a big payoff.


George Bryan, TE, NC State (6th Round- Compensatory)
- Bryan is a little like Jake Ballard, a good blocker who is a decent catcher and red zone target. If Ballard misses his target return, Bryan will give great depth.


Donnie Fletcher, CB, Boston College (7th Round)
- Fletcher has the production and experience to contribute as a nickle and dime back and provides injury insurance for Webster, Prince, and any other CB that GMEN get. His average senior bowl will likely drop him to this point as many teams reportedly graded him as a undrafted FA.


Look for UDFA's like QB- G.J. Kinne, WR- Travis Benjamin, and DT- N.J. Baptiste.

March 22, 2012  09:40 PM ET

How do you feel about newly signed TE Martellus Bennett?(from Cowboys)

March 22, 2012  10:16 PM ET

He's a very good blocker who can help our young OTs on the edge. He's a bonehead though and believes he's a great reciever too. He isn't. He is worth a low risk one-year contract because we need bodies at TE. I hope he comes in motivated, plays above up to his potential for a new contract and becomes someone else's mistake next year.

March 24, 2012  11:44 PM ET

fair enough.

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