2013 DBN Mock Draft: New York Giants Select Alex Okafor at No. 19

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With the 19th pick in the 2013 Dawgs By Nature NFL Community Mock Draft, the New York Giants select...

Alex Okafor, DE, Texas

This selection and write-up was made by Red-Right-88:

Over the years the NY Giants have been known for their defense first, and their offense second. The Giants have been one of the best teams at "re-tooling" year to year. They find value picks or undrafted free agents like Victor Cruz.

The last few years, their strength on defense has come from the defensive line. However, they just lost Osi Umenyiora, and passed on Dwight Freeney. Justin Tuck may be in his last season with the G-Men and possibly Subway. It makes sense that the Giants take Alex Okafor with the 18th pick. At 6'4'' 264 lbs, he has the quickness for either end and does well against the run. He dominated Texas' bowl game vs. Oregon State with 4 1/2 sacks.

So the Giants re-tool that D-Line in 2013 with Big Oak!

Do we have our first big reach of the first round? He generally seems to be listed as a mid-to-late second rounder, and in his most recent mock draft, Todd McShay didn't even have him going in the first two rounds. The Giants might be the type of team who has the flexibility to go ahead and pick a player who really fits well with their system, though.

The Chicago Beras are up next, led by PaduaDSP.

2013 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Pos School User
1 Kansas City Dee Milliner CB Alabama BuenosAires_Dawg
2 Jacksonville Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon Adrock2099
3 Oakland Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M TuckJob
4 Philadelphia Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan Chalmdeezy
5 Detroit Ezekiel Ansah DE/OLB BYU macdowellm03
6 Cleveland Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia Cedarpoint2k3
7 Arizona Chance Warmack OG Alabama Mudville
8 Buffalo Geno Smith QB West Virginia Stigosaurus
9 New York Jets Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee notthatnoise
10 Tennessee Kenny Vaccaro SS Texas pt_999
11 San Diego Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma JamesPowell
12 Miami Desmond Trufant CB Washington Weeden2Gordon
13 Tampa Bay Sherrif Floyd DT Florida LessThanJake
14 Carolina Star Lotulelei DT Utah rossn2007
15 New Orleans Damonte Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M Ted Washington's Belly
16 St. Louis Tavon Austin WR West Virginia nickjs21
17 Pittsburgh Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri HenryDawg
18 Dallas Jonathan Cooper OG UNC jimkanicki
19 New York Giants Alex Okafor DE Texas Red-Right-88
20 Chicago PaduaDSP
21 Cincinnati troy145
22 St. Louis nickjs21
23 Minnesota Legoman0721
24 Indianapolis Mike Krupka
25 Minnesota Legoman0721
26 Green Bay Jon Stinchcomb
27 Houston The B-Train
28 Denver KillerNut
29 New England roar888
30 Atlanta Matt Wood
31 San Francisco rufio
32 Baltimore Ecwingen
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