Since everybody loves a good NFL mock draft and since it's a lazy Friday afternoon and since, well, since everybody loves a good mock draft let's talk about some of the 2011 NFL mock drafts that are out there right now. Let's especially talk about how they pertain to the New York Giants and New York Jets.
Let's look at each team, and what the mocks have to say right now.
New York Giants (19th)
The Giants have needs at linebacker, offensive line, running back, possibly tight end and maybe even defensive tackle. Let's see what the mocks are currently saying.
CBS Sports (Rob Rang) -- Tyron Smith, OT, USC
CBS Sports (Chad Reuter) -- Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
Football's Future -- Castonzo
NEPatriotsDraft - Castonzo
DraftTek --Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois
That's a pretty obvious trend right there toward offensive linemen, and a pretty strong run of support for Costonzo as the pick.
Who is Castonzo? He is a 6-foot-3, 303-pound offensive tackle from Boston College. Sideline Scouting says Castonzo might be a better fit on the right side, but can play both.
New York Jets (28th)
Where the Jets will pick is still, of course, unknown. We have to wait to find out how they fare in the playoffs to figure that out. Suffice it to say, though, it will be late in the first round. Let's see what the mocks are currently saying about Gang Green.
CBS Sports (Rang) -- Phillip Taylor, DT, Baylor
CBS Sports (Reuter) -- Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
Football's Future -- Cameron Jordan, DL, California
NEPatriotsDraft -- Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
DraftTek -- Allen Bailey, DE, Miami (FL.)
So, lots of thought there that Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum will look to give Rex Ryan more weapons in the front seven of his defense. Wide receiver is another possibly, in my mind, helping build an arsenal of weapons for quarterback Mark Sanchez.
It should be fun to watch how the thought process on both players and positions changes over the coming months leading up to the real draft.