The 2014 NFL Draft ended a little less than 48 hours ago and already some experts are looking ahead. And no, we're not talking about the draft grades that are already being handed out, but rather a full year ahead — all the way to the 2015 NFL Draft.
Walter Football was among a handful of outlets that have already begun publishing their 2015 mock drafts — yes, seriously — and right out of the gate they have the New York Giants selecting TCU defensive end/outside linebacker Devonte Fields with their first-round pick.
Damontre Moore will have a big role this year. If he doesn't come through, the Giants will focus on finding a new pass-rusher the following spring. A defensive end might actually be an option regardless, actually, considering New York's draft strategy.
Perhaps more interesting than the pick itself is where they have the Giants selecting: at No. 9 overall sans a trade, which means Walter Football (at least in this mock) believe the Giants will have a rather awful season and finish even worse than they did in 2013.
But not everyone at Walter Football was pessimistic. Charlie Campbell had the Giants finishing around the middle of the pack, picking No. 15 overall.
This is a critical year for Prince Amukamara with the Giants. New York may be in the market for a corner early next offseason.
Mills had 67 tackles, three passes broken up, three sacks and three interceptions in 2013. The 6-foot, 185-pounder flashed some serious potential in 2012 when he was named a First-Team Freshman All-American by numerous media outlets. Mills won a starting job opposite Tharold Simon and was impressive in SEC action. Mills contributed 57 tackles, two interceptions and five passes broken up that year. He should improve in 2014.
As for the picks themselves… Well, it's hard to offer any sort of analysis when you have no idea how the upcoming NFL and NCAA seasons with shake out for the Giants, their cornerbacks and, of course, these two players.
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