It’s time for my second round of the New York Giants mock draft. Every time I do this work before the 2021 NFL draft, I will promise to propose a different plan for your consideration and discussion.
This week, I pre-determined a “no deal” draft. I also pre-determined to demonstrate a scenario where I saw Giants bypassing the receiver on the 11th. After using the Pro Football Network simulator last week, I used the Draft Network simulator this time.
This is what I came up with.
Round 1 (No. 11)-Micah Parsons, Pennsylvania State University
If I have been thinking about expanding the reception range, DeVonta Smith is one of the remaining Big Four in my opinion. To be honest, I might have chosen Parsons anyway.
Neither inside nor offfield linebackers are one of the most valuable positions that analysis can tell you. Nevertheless, it is not difficult to understand that Parsons is a very special genius in the NFL game. This kid can do everything you want an off-field guard to do. In addition, in my opinion, this kid can start a full-time game with the advantage of 3-4 outside guards and perform well in this role. If the Giants drafted him and played him on the edge, I would have no problem. To be honest, he may be the best upright defender in the draft.
The following is what Pro Football Focus wrote in its draft guide:
“There are not many guards in the history of college football that can rely on their true sophomore tapes and may still be the top 10 picks. This is what makes Parsons special in 2019. He has this size and skill level, if he Want to switch to this position, he may become the first edge sprinter. Parsons destroyed the building blocks and dribbling cart. He won our second-highest running defensive score in 2019 (94.8), and also won The country’s third-highest offensive and defensive score (90.0). Although we have not seen one-on-one reports, I am not worried about his athleticism in space.”
Off-board: TE Kyle Pitts, WR Ja’Marr Chase, WR Jaylen Waddle, OL Rashawn Slater, CB Patrick Surtain II, CB Caleb Farley
Other players think: WR DeVonta Smith, Edge Kwity Paye
Round 2 (No. 43)-Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
I want to lead here-this is what I am after. If I am in charge of this is the actual draft, it is difficult to do, because we are sitting here more than two months from the actual transaction, which makes it difficult for me. I did it because I thought it was a good place to choose a receiver-because I wanted to have a chance to discuss Moore.
In the draft community, and in the NFL, it is clear that some people have a higher evaluation of Moore than Jaylen Wadell of Alabama. Based purely on 5 feet, 9 feet, and 180 pounds, what Moore can do after you pass the ball into his hands, I see. This guy is an extraordinary talent.
The problem for me is that this guy has been unhealthy for two years and can only play seven games. The best ability is usability, and I always believe that someone with a college injury history will not suddenly become a player you can rely on for 16 consecutive seasons. The longer the grinding time, the body increases and the players get bigger and bigger.
Other players think: OG Wyatt Davis, OC Landon Dickerson, WR Nico Collins, Edge Jayson Oweh, TE Pat Freiermuth, WR Nico Collins, Edge Joe Tryon, DE Carlos Basham
Round 3 (No. 75)-Quincy Roach, Edge, Miami
I am sorry. This kid is one of my favorite people. I can’t let myself pass him. Here are several other good arguments for participants/positions. Similarly, if Parsons is used at least some of the time, perhaps this option is redundant.
Other players think: OG Deonta Brown, OT Jackson Kaman, CB Paulson Adebo, WR Tyran Wallace, WR Amali Rogers, DL
Round 4 (No. 116)-Sage Surat, WR, Wake Forest
We don’t yet know what the Giants can do in the free agency market. After choosing 5-9 pounds and weighing 180 pounds, I still hope to find a strong and controversial fishing target for Daniel Jones. I walked back and forth between Surat and Seth Williams in Auburn for a while. For me, any player is. Value for money.
Other players think: WR Seth Williams, CB Ambry Thomas