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2012 NFL Mock Draft: New York Giants Select Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

Some recent mock drafts have the New York Giants selecting a running back, a possibility that makes sense because the Super Bowl champions could use some depth in the backfield.

But in his latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, Wes Bunting of the National Football Post projects that the Giants will use the No.32 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Stephon Gilmore, a cornerback out of South Carolina.

Getting a tall, physical defensive back who displays a natural feel in zone and can go get the football makes some sense for the Giants at the back end of round one.

The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Gilmore has great size, solid quickness and even occasionally lined up at safety during college. According to the National Football Post's scouting report, Gilmore should have a chance to start wherever he lands, but could stand to improve his footwork.

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