Reader’s Mock Draft: New York Giants on the Clock

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The NFL draft will be here before we know it.  Now that Free Agency has settled down, team needs have come into focus.  That could mean only one thing – it’s time for another mock draft!  But rather than us sitting back and throwing darts at the wall, we thought we’d let you join in the fun.  We’ll roll through the draft order and give each team choices based on team needs and the best players available and you’ll vote on the picks for each team. On with the countdown…

Oct 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) intercepts the ball for a touchdown intended for wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) in the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills-USA TODAY Sports

12. New York Giants (7-9)

Ever since their incredible 2011 Super Bowl Journey, the New York Giants have been a non-factor in the NFC. They have talent, but for the past two seasons they haven’t been able to make the playoffs. However, Head Coach Tom Coughlin is one of the best in the business at overcoming team struggles. It showed last year. After a terrible 0-6 start to the season, the won 7 of the last 10 to finish 7-9. However, the team has a lot of work to do. Quarterback Eli Manning threw 27 interceptions last season, a league and career worst. They were number 29 in the league in rushing. The pass defense ranked in the top 10, but the defense overall was not exceptional by any means. The tight end situation is also a problem; Brandon Myers was the 36 ranked tight end in the league and Kellen Davis can’t be much better. However, I strongly believe the future is bright in New York. In the draft, the Giants should focus on the faulty offensive side of the ball. They’ve already done a decent job of addressing the defense.