Kiper Mock Draft 1.0: New York Giants


The New York Giants’ 7-9 season earned them the No. 12 pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and their roster has enough holes on it that they could use that pick in a variety of ways.

The No. 1 priority for the Giants, though, needs to be the offensive line, where they were shaky to begin with in 2013 before falling apart completely because of injuries. Taking a top tackle such as Michigan’s Taylor Lewan or Auburn’s Greg Robinson at that spot would deepen their talent base on the line and allow them to move 2013 first-round pick Justin Pugh inside to guard, where he could be a dominant player.

However, if New York decides it can address its interior-line needs in the second and third rounds (or in free agency), the Giants could look to add a receiving weapon at No. 12 -- someone such as Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins or USC wideout Marqise Lee, should either player fall that far, or a dynamic tight end such as North Carolina’s Eric Ebron.

The Giants also could go defense, if they feel there’s value there at cornerback or pass-rusher, but the team's primary focus this offseason is on offense.

Check out Mel Kiper’s Mock Draft 1.0 to see which players he thinks the Giants should target with their first pick.