Giants 7-Round Mock Draft: New York Selects WR With Star Potential

As draft preparation is underway the New York Giants have a variety of ways to attack the upcoming NFL Draft.

President of the New York Giants, John Mara (left) and New York Giants General Manager, Joe Schoen,
President of the New York Giants, John Mara (left) and New York Giants General Manager, Joe Schoen, / Kevin R. Wexler / USA TODAY NETWORK
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39th Overall Pick: T'vondre Sweat - Defensive Tackle - Texas

Texas Longhorns defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat (93) celebrates a defensive stop during the Big 12
Texas Longhorns defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat (93) celebrates a defensive stop during the Big 12 / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /

The Giants will be picking twice in the second round thanks to the Leonard Williams trade with Seattle. While T'vondre Sweat isn't a Williams-type player, he'd be an incredible youngster to plug in next to Dexter Lawrence.

Sweat totaled 45 tackles and two sacks in 2023 for the Texas Longhorns en route to becoming a unanimous All-American and winning the Outland Trophy for the nation's top interior lineman.

Adding a player of Sweat's caliber would help New York on the inside, especially with effective running teams in the division. Lawrence is a massive presence and adding another mountain of a defensive tackle could help free up edge rushers Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari.

47th Overall Pick: Zak Zinter - Interior Offensive Line - Michigan

Michigan offensive lineman Zak Zinter celebrate 34-13 win over Washington at the national
Michigan offensive lineman Zak Zinter celebrate 34-13 win over Washington at the national / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Giants will have this pick thanks to the aforementioned Leonard Williams trade but, they should use it to build up the other side of the football. Zak Zinter would've been in conversations for the first round if not for a season-ending leg injury while at Michigan.

Zinter is one of the more impressive guards in this year's draft class, being named a unanimous All-American and making the first-team All-Big Ten twice and the second-team once.

New York dealt with issues along the offensive line all season with Josh Ezeudu suffering an injury and will potentially lose Ben Bredeson in free agency. Adding Zinter would provide a massive boost to the O-line in both the running game as well as in pass protection.

If the Giants plan to bring in a quarterback the following year to replace Jones, they better draft interior linemen like Zinter to help protect him.