Check out this New York Giants complete 2014 NFL Mock Draft with a few surprises in the middle rounds.
#12 – Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
The Giants need help on the defensive line and Donald can help fill the need immediately. The team has already gotten a lot better on defense this off-season, but this move helps sure-up that front-seven.
#43 – Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
Ultimately, this makes sense due to team need. The G-Men need a solid tight end option in Ben McAdoo’s offense, and Amaro is a guy that could emerge as the best from the class.
#74 – Carl Bradford, OLB, Arizona State
Help/depth is needed at the outside linebacker spot for the Giants, and Bradford can provide that. The team can do much better than what they currently have on the roster, and many feel that Bradford can be the sleeper of the class.
#113 – Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan
The Giants can’t afford to be thin at the tackle spot with Manning under center. Will Beatty and Justin Pugh can start, but they certainly aren’t a group that will convince the front office to pass on a guy like Schofield. Much attention was on Taylor Lewan at Michigan, but Schofield shouldn’t be slept-on, he’s a legitimate option at the next level.
#152 - James White, RB, Wisconsin
Outside of the top-150, this is a phenomenal pick. White is one of the most underrated backs in this class, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him be drafted higher than this. If he falls, I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Giants sprint up to the podium with this selection.
#174 - T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame
Getting Manning help has to be a crucial goal for the Giants in this draft. The team has a nice top-three, but they could certainly use depth. Jones played great at Notre Dame – good enough for a pick inside of the top-150 in my mind.
#187 – Zack Kerr, DT, Delaware
This might come as a surprise considering the team drafted Donald early, but Kerr is a guy that I trust. Plus, the depth chart at defensive tackle is anything but elite. Kerr has a chance to make the roster immediately if he can impress the coaches.
What do you think, Giants fans? Would you be pleased with this draft?