We are into April now, and with the real 2011 NFL Draft just a few weeks away it is time to get serious about focusing in on who the New York Giants might select with their first-round pick, No. 19 overall. It is pretty obvious from scouring the mock drafts this week that the consensus remains that Giants General Manager Jerry Reese will use his first pick on the best available offensive lineman.
Seven of the 10 mock drafts I selected this week have the Giants taking an offensive lineman. Of course, there is no consensus on which one. Florida G/C Mike Pouncey was the selection in two mocks, as was Boston College offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo. Penn State center Stefen Wisniewski, Colorado offensive tackle Nate Solder and Wisconsin offensive tackle Gabe Carimi were also selected for the Giants in mocks listed below.
In the community mock draft at Big Blue View, I went in a completely different direction recently, selecting UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers [full profile] for the Giants. The most recent SB Nation mock draft chose Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget [full profile] for the Giants.
Draft Tek -- Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn State [full profile]
SI.com (Banks) -- Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois [full profile]
Walter Football -- Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College [full profile]
Pro Football Talk -- Anthony Castonzo
CBS Sports (Rang) -- Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida [full profile]
CBS Sports (Reuter) -- Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple [full profile]
Optimum Scouting -- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama [full profile]
New Era Scouting -- Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin [full profile]
NE Patriots Draft -- Nate Solder, OT, Colorado [full profile]
Ourlads -- Mike Pouncey
-- See SB Nation's Mocking The Draft for complete coverage of the upcoming draft.