NFL Mock Draft 2013: Giants get secondary help, Jets draft a quarterback

Wesley Hitt

The Jets and Giants are stuck looking toward April.

Super Bowl XLVII was sandwiched between two exciting Super Bowls for the Big Apple. A year ago the Giants won the Super Bowl and next year the game will be held at the Meadowlands. So it's tough to blame New York football fans for not getting too excited about this most recent Super Bowl.

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New York football fans are more focused on the draft. With the Super Bowl in the books and the draft order set, we here at SB Nation unveiled our first post-Super Bowl mock draft. The Jets, who hold the No. 9 pick, were mocked quarterback Tyler Wilson of Arkansas in this update. Here's the logic:

Mark Sanchez had a disastrous season, and the Jets desperately need to address the quarterback position. New York could choose to address the position through trade or free agency, but the possibility of Alex Smith or Mike Vick can't be too exciting. Tyler Wilson would bring a live arm and tons of competitiveness to an offense that could use both at the quarterback position.

Meanwhile, the Giants are picking No. 19 overall and we thought they could use some help in the secondary. Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes was the pick.

The Giants are one of the best teams in the league at collecting value in the draft, and this is just another example of that. Xavier Rhodes could be the best cornerback in this class, depending on who you ask, and his ability to play physical, man-to-man coverage will be a welcome addition to the Giants secondary.

Both teams need to add some pieces if they hope to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. With the draft being held annually in New York City at Radio City Music Hall, the Jets and Giants are always two of the more interesting teams to watch on draft weekend, as each pick draws a reaction from the crowd.

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