New York Giants mock draft 2019: Seven rounds, picks, team needs, big board, multiple options for every selection

The Giants (along with the Raiders) are going to be the storyline of the first round of the draft, holding the sixth and 17th picks after shipping Odell Beckham to Cleveland. But if this class is going to help build the foundation of a playoff contender in future years, it could hinge on what happens in the 95-145 portion of the draft, where the Giants currently own five selections in just a 50-pick range.

Below, you can check out which picks the Giants currently have, along with our projection of their top positional needs. I'll then build a war-room big board based upon players I think have some kind of chance of making it to their first pick before sharing multiple draft classes that make sense for the team from myself, Ryan Wilson and Chris Trapasso.

Current draft picks

RoundOverallStatus
1 6
1 17 from Cleveland
2 37
3 95 from New England through Cleveland
4 108
4 132 from New Orleans
5 142 from San Francisco through Detroit
5 143
5 171 Compensatory
6 180
7 232 from Minnesota
7 245 from Los Angeles Rams

Team needs

The CBS Sports NFL writing staff recently compiled positional rankings to identify needs for each team heading into the draft. A helpful guide: any position group that had an average ranking worse than 16.0 (on a scale of 1 to 32) was considered a "need," while any that ranked worse than 23.0 (bottom-third of the league) was considered a "pressing need."

QB RB WR/TE OL EDGE INT DL LB DB
29.6 4.4 25.2 23.4 31.0 31.0 29.0 29.0


Needs: QB, WR/TE, OL, EDGE, INT DL, LB, DB
Pressing: QB, WR/TE, OL, EDGE, INT DL, LB, DB

As a Cowboys fan, I think it would be pretty awesome if the Giants kept passing on quarterbacks and taking players at low-value positions like running back or a run-stopping interior defensive lineman. As the person writing this column for CBSSports.com, I feel I should note the Giants absolutely need to draft a quarterback and get Eli Manning out of the lineup. But it's not like the rest of the roster is much better. This team has needs basically everywhere after trading Odell BeckhamJason Pierre-PaulOlivier Vernon, and Damon Harrison over the past year-plus, and letting Landon Collins walk. They have two first-round picks and could go pretty much anywhere with them, knowing Dave Gettleman. We mostly have the Giants looking at the defensive line and wide receiver.     

War room big board

The Giants have parted with a large amount of talent in recent years, but with three picks in the top 40 this year and 12 picks overall, the opportunity is there to build the next championship core in this draft. Here's how I'd project the Giants' draft board for their first pick, considering only players I feel have some chance of making it in range:

  1. DL Quinnen Williams, Alabama
  2. EDGE Josh Allen, Kentucky
  3. LB Devin White, LSU
  4. DL Rashan Gary, Michigan
  5. OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida

Seven-round mock drafts

R.J. White:

RoundOverallPlayerNotes
1 6 ILB Devin White, LSU
1 17 OLB Clelin Ferrell, Clemson from CLE
2 37 OT Greg Little, Ole Miss
3 95 DE Renell Wren, Arizona State from NE
4 108 G Michael Deiter, Wisconsin
4 123 TE Foster Moreau, LSU from BAL*
4 132 CB Jimmy Moreland, James Madison from NO
5 142 to Baltimore from SF
5 143 WR Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska
5 171 to Baltimore
6 180 OLB Carl Granderson, Wyoming
7 232 G Paul Adams, Missouri from MIN
7 245 QB Jacob Dolegala, Central Connecticut St from LAR

White is a game-changer in the middle of the defense who stood out at the combine as one of the best prospects in this class, so if he gets by the Raiders and Buccaneers I can see the Giants hopping all over him and leaving their edge rusher need for later. With White in tow, the Giants can feel good about moving on from Alec Ogletree's big cap number in 2020. With their other first-round pick, the Giants land the last of the top-tier edge rushers in Ferrell, who might not be the perfect fit for the 3-4 but who should dominate in nickel packages and still be a force on all three downs. 

The Giants' second-round pick lands them a tackle prospect in Little who has been passed over a bit during the pre-draft process but is still an early starter at his position and could eventually transition to the blindside once Nate Solder becomes too expensive to retain, which could be as early as 2020. The Giants then add another body for the trenches in Wren, who didn't put up big stats at Arizona State but should be better at the next level with a staff that can groom him for success. 

With eight Day 3 picks, it would be no surprise if the Giants move up at least once, and after drafting a depth guard who could develop into a starter eventually the team does make a trade up to get a great blocking tight end in Moreau who could have unlocked potential as a receiver. If they can find a prospect like Moreau, I can see the Giants offense running more two tight-end looks to protect Eli Manning better. Moreland is a smallish corner a lot of people like, while Morgan could go far earlier than this but should fit well in the team's underneath passing attack. Granderson and Adams provide more depth at positions of need, while Dolegala is a small-school project who's nonetheless on the radar as a developmental option at quarterback.

More seven-round mocks:
(*) indicates pick acquired via trade


Round 1 OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida
EDGE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson     
OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida
WR Hakeem Butler, Iowa State
Round 2 CB Rock Ya-Sin, Temple
OLB Oshane Ximines, Old Dominion
Round 3 WR Miles Boykin, Notre Dame
OLB Justin Hollins, Oregon
Round 4 DL Trysten Hill, UCF
QB Jarrett Stidham, Auburn
ILB Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M
QB Tyree Jackson, Buffalo
Round 5 S Jaquan Johnson, Miami
LB Joe Giles-Harris, Duke
RB Travyeon Williams, Texas A&M 
G/C Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
CB Saivion Smith, Alabama
CB Jimmy Moreland, James Madison  
Round 6 CB Jimmy Moreland, James Madison 
RB Travis Homer, Miami
Round 7 DT Olive Sagapolu, Wisconsin
WR Reggie White Jr., Monmouth
ILB Tre Lamar, Clemson
OL Paul Adams, Missouri

Check out more first-round mocks from CBS Sports.

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