New York Giants find impact players in 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft

2021 NFL Draft prospect Kyle Pitts (Photo by Brad McClenny-USA TODAY NETWORK)
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Keith Taylor, New York Giants, 2021 NFL mock draft
The New York Giants select Washington cornerback Keith Taylor in the fourth round of this 2021 NFL mock draft (Photo by Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports) /

New York Giants 2021 NFL mock draft: Round 4, 116th overall

Scouting Report. CB. 4. Keith Taylor. player. 818. Pick Analysis. Washington

The New York Giants have built a strong secondary in recent years, finding impact players at the safety position and a true number one cornerback in James Bradberry. That being said, this team still lacks a true number two cornerback to pair with Bradberry on the outside. They could look to address this need earlier in the draft but snagging Keith Taylor this late feels like a strong value.

Taylor is a long and competitive cornerback prospect who shines with press coverage at the line of scrimmage. He is sticky in man coverage and shows great instincts in zone. Taylor does lack ideal ball skills, but if he can clean up that area of his game a bit, his upside as an outside cornerback is massive.

New York Giants 2021 NFL mock draft: Round 6, 198th overall

USC. Olaijah Griffin. player. Pick Analysis. CB. Scouting Report. 6. 808

Instead of investing in the cornerback position early in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants decide to double-dip at the position late in this mock draft. Olaijah Griffin out of USC is the pick for New York here.

Griffin is a quick and athletic cornerback prospect who attacks the ball in the air extremely well. He has a thin frame and that could get him in trouble at the next level, but he is a talented cornerback prospect who could grow into an exciting defensive playmaker.

New York Giants 2021 NFL mock draft: Round 6, 202nd overall

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. OL. Alaric Jackson. 6. Iowa. player. 878

Alaric Jackson is a big and powerful offensive lineman who had an extremely successful college career at left tackle for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Jackson wins with an explosive first step, an aggressive style of play and tremendous power at the point of attack. He is a strong run blocker who clears out rushing lanes with ease and does a nice job of anchoring in pass protection.

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Jackson does lack ideal length and mobility skills to be an NFL offensive tackle and his aggressive style of play makes him a better fit to play inside at the next level. Personally, I like Jackson as an offensive guard prospect at the next level and he would be a solid depth addition to the Giants’ offensive line mix.