2018 NFL Mock Draft: New York Giants 3-round mock 6.0

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Pick Analysis. EDGE. Boston College. 31. Scouting Report. Harold Landry. 1. player

If you read my New York Jets mock drafts as well, you know I’ve had the Jets selecting Harold Landry a couple of times, including my most recent mock. I’m a huge Landry fan and would love to see him on the New York Giants.

Undersized edge rushers were never really on the Giants’ radar when they ran a 4-3 defense but with the addition of defensive coordinator James Bettcher and his 3-4 scheme, the defensive personnel needs some adjusting.

Olivier Vernon is expected to move from a hand-in-the-dirt defensive end to a stand-up outside linebacker. This transition shouldn’t be too difficult for OV as he excelled in a 2-point stance in 2015 as a Dolphin, per Pro Football Focus.

The other edge rusher position is open for the Giants and Landry could be the perfect prospect to fill it. Landry explodes off the snap with great quickness. He has long arms and great flexibility that allows him to bend the edge and get to the quarterback.

He could afford to add some strength, which could come with time in an NFL weight room. With added strength could also come more confidence to use his hands against blockers.

If Landry puts everything together, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein thinks he could be a Pro Bowl player:

"Landry can get by as an NFL rusher with just speed and athleticism, but he has an opportunity to become a Pro Bowler if he can improve his hand usage and develop an inside counter."

Landry has received comparisons to Von Miller and if he’s anything close to the player Miller is, Landry would be a steal at pick No. 22. Wade Phillips coached Miller in Denver and would be begging the Los Angeles Rams to draft Landry at No. 23.

If the Giants draft Landry, he and Jason Pierre-Paul could be rushing the passer from the same side. Good luck, opposing offensive tackles.