2014 NFL Mock Draft Countdown: New York Giants, No. 12

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2014 NFL Mock Draft Countdown: New York Giants, No. 12

Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Giants fans react as the team selects offensive tackle Justin Pugh (Syracuse, not pictured) as the nineteenth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Titan Sized collaborative 2014 NFL mock draft. Every weekday leading into the May draft, our team of writers will give their analysis and opinions on potential first-round draft prospects and their eventual whereabouts. Barring changes or conflicts, our remaining schedule will go as follows:

Apr. 7-11: Picks 11-15
Apr. 14-18: Picks 16-20
Apr. 21-25: Picks 21-25
Apr. 28 – May 2: Picks 26-30
May 5-6: Picks 31-32

Here’s a list of writers who’ll participate in our 2014 NFL mock draft project:

Editor: Joshua Huffman
Lead Columnist: Nicholas Pitakos
Contributor: Russell Griffin
Contributor: Matias Wodner
Contributor: Stoney Keeley
Contributor: Matt Ward
Contributor: William Oberst
Contributor: Scotty Bakalian

We’ve reached pick No. 12. This selection belongs to the New York Giants

It’s easy to think that the Giants feel the most confident among 7-9 teams who are hoping for a 2014 turnaround. After starting last season with six consecutive losses, the Giants rallied to win seven of their last 10 games. They accomplished this in spite of Eli Manning tossing 27 interceptions. Injuries, an unsettled running back situation, and a persistent inability to upend playoff-caliber teams kept this team away from ever having a legitimate chance to compete for the NFC East title.

What will the Giants address? Tight end, offensive tackle, linebacker and any type of pass-rush specialist along the defensive line would help get this team back to its Super Bowl-contending ways. No matter how this draft unfolds, the Giants will have an opportunity to find someone who can make an immediate contribution during this rookie season.

It’s time to examine who the Giants will select at No. 12.

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