Giants Final 7-Round Mock Draft Lands Elite Offensive Weapon in New York

New York has six picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, starting with the No. 6 overall pick.
Oct 14, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers (8) celebrates a
Oct 14, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers (8) celebrates a / Matthew Hinton-USA TODAY Sports
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2. player. . Braden Fiske. Braden Fiske. No. 47 pick. . Braden Fiske. 804.

One of the biggest risers in the entire draft, Braden Fiske has demonstrated the effort and athleticism that teams look for in a defensive lineman. After spending four seasons at Western Michigan, Fiske transferred to Florida State and helped the Seminoles go undefeated during the regular season.

Fiske recorded six sacks and nine tackles for loss during the 2023 season, but he really made a name for himself during the pre-draft process. Fiske stood out during the Senior Bowl, prompting NFL analyst Charles Davis to call him the MVP of the game.

After showing off his talent on the field, Fiske wowed scouts at the NFL Combine by ranking first among defensive tackles in the 40-yard dash (4.78 seconds), vertical jump (33.5 inches), and broad jump (9'9").

On top of being arguably the best athlete at the position, Fiske also has a seemingly endless motor that allows him to give maximum effort throughout an entire game. Something Fiske has to work on is developing more pass-rush moves as he often relies on his quick first step and relentless hustle to get into the backfield. What he lacks in pass-rushing he makes up for in rush defense by consistently containing the edge.

New York has one of the best defensive tackles in the league in Dexter Lawrence but could use some help alongside him on the line of scrimmage. Fiske is a tad light for a defensive tackle at under 300 pounds but would be a nice fit at defensive end in Shane Bowen's 3-4 scheme.

. 3. . Kamari Lassiter. player. Kamari Lassiter. 527. . No. 70 pick. Kamari Lassiter

While Braden Fiske's stock soured because of his performance at the NFL Combine, the pre-draft process has not been as kind to Kamari Lassiter. The Georgia cornerback elected not to run the 40-yard dash at the combine and then clocked a 4.51 time at his Pro Day, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Concerns about his speed have led to a dip in his draft stock, but there is plenty to love about Lassiter's game.

A two-time national champion with the Bulldogs, Lassiter is a versatile corner who can play in both man and zone coverage. Lassiter excels in press-man because he has active hands to disrupt receivers and fluid footwork to mirror routes. He also finds the ball well and beats receivers to the catch point.

Lassiter has the traits of a lockdown corner and his production at Georgia proves as much. Lassiter allowed the fewest yards (136) and second-lowest completion percentage (38.5%) in coverage last season, according to PFF. Despite playing in a tough conference like the SEC, Lassiter shut down every receiver he faced.

Despite his excellent production and physical traits, Lassiter is viewed as a Day 2 guy because he doesn't create turnovers. Lassiter only caught one interception over three years at Georgia, and it was during his freshman season. While Lassiter is not known for his playmaking, he's well known for not letting receivers make plays on him. He only allowed two touchdowns during his collegiate career, including zero last season.

The Giants need to replenish their secondary after losing Xavier McKinney and Adoree' Jackson in free agency. Deonte Banks looked very promising his rookie season, and Cor'Dale Flott showed flashes of being a good slot corner, but New York needs another viable option on the outside. Lassiter could be a starter on Day 1 and has tons of upside at just 21 years old.