With the 12th pick in the 2014 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the New York Giants select...
Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
This selection and write-up was made by MJRisme:
The Giants have always been known for their fierce front seven, and that ferocity has been lacking since their last Super Bowl. The loss of Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph leaves some real holes. Barr is a 6-5, 250 pound developing monster who can line up as strongside LB or DE. He is quick and can get after the QB right away. Granted, he is still learning to be a more complete player, but he clearly is a student of the game as he switched from RB to OLB two years ago.
I know the Giants have needs at WR and TE, but at this position in the draft, I believe the best player available is Barr. They have added some depth on the offensive line via free agency, and I believe the WR/TE position can be satisfied in later rounds. Although, if Bortles is still around at the 12th pick……na, I still believe in Eli.
As awful as Eli was last year, the Giants are forced to still believe in him -- the guy has won two Super Bowls. Right now, the Giants are one of those wildcard teams in which I could see them drafting at any position on offense or defense, without one glaring need in particular. Trying to bolster the front seven seems like a good move, but the Giants might not be fortunate enough to find studs on trees like they used to.
The St. Louis Rams are up next, led by Matt Wood.
2014 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)
|1||Houston Texans||Teddy Bridgewater||QB||Louisville||Weeden2Gordon|
|2||St. Louis Rams||Jadeveon Clowney||DE||South Carolina||Matt Wood|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||Khalil Mack||OLB||Buffalo||Bumblyjack|
|4||Cleveland Browns||Johnny Manziel||QB||Texas A&M||Ryan216|
|5||Oakland Raiders||Greg Robinson||OT||Auburn||TuckJob|
|6||Atlanta Falcons||Jake Matthews||OT||Texas A&M||Haden Dawg|
|7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Aaron Donald||DT||Pittsburgh||Henry Dawg|
|8||Minnesota Vikings||Derek Carr||QB||Fresno State||PaduaDSP|
|9||Buffalo Bills||Eric Ebron||TE||North Carolina||Stigosaurus|
|10||Detroit Lions||Sammy Watkins||WR||Clemson||tmptplayer|
|11||Tennessee Titans||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St.||Brownie's Year|
|12||New York Giants||Anthony Barr||OLB||UCLA||MJRisme|
|13||St. Louis Rams||Matt Wood|
|14||Chicago Bears||The Beast Mode|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers||Siberian Husky|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||Royce Groff|
|18||New York Jets||OldSaltyDawg|
|21||Green Bay Packers||Manly and Loving It|
|23||Kansas City Chiefs||Legoman0721|
|25||San Diego Chargers||Crawford_T|
|27||New Orleans Saints||Adam Rice|
|28||Carolina Panthers||Jon Stinchcomb|
|29||New England Patriots||roar888|
|30||San Francisco 49ers||corey.freuen|