2014 NN community mock draft: With the 43rd pick, the New York Giants select ...

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The 2014 Niners Nation NFL mock draft is off and running. We move on to the New York Giants, courtesy of user superk0725.

We're back for the 43rd pick of the 2014 Niners Nation Community Mock Draft. You can see previous picks below in the draft table. You can also follow the mock draft board through this story stream.

With the 43rd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, superk0725 and the New York Giants select Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State. He also considered tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Troy Niklas, defensive end Stephon Tuitt, and inside linebacker Chris Borland.

Here are his thoughts on the pick:

This pick is killing me. Took me a long time to make up my mind on this one. Once again, the person the Big Blue will want to target, Jace Amaro, was snatched under them a couple picks ago. I strongly believe that the Giants either land Ebron (in the first) or Amaro (in the 2nd) in this draft. The recent signing of Kellen Davis is barely a temporary fix, and he will function primarily as a blocking TE. The best available TE left are Austin Seferian-Jenkins or Niklas, which would be good options as well. Seferian-Jenkins would fit the Giants philosophy of having TEs that are good blockers, however many question his work ethic and I could see him getting in Tom Coughlin's dog house.

But in the end I decided to pick Kelvin Benjamin. Benjamin is a big target (6'5" 240 lbs) and a large catching radius. At that size, he will essentially function as a TE and will be a great position receiver and a nightmare matchup for anyone covering him. Honestly I am surprised Benjamin lasted this late ad given the departure of Hakeem Nicks and the increased pressure on Cruz and Randle, Benjamin will be a very appreciated WR addition.

The other position the Giants need help with include DL. Stephon Tuitt from Norte Dame was a very enticing pick as well. He Could be just the replacement for Justin Tuck. But given his foot fracture and lack of participation in the combine and pro day, I consider him as a potential unknown. He had a great 2012 season and if he can return to that level, he will be a beast. But until then, I think Benjamin will be a more immediate impact.

LB is also a need for the Giants, but I would be surprised if they drafted a LB that early. Just not a Giants type of a move.

Trevor Woods: The Giants helped Eli Manning by drafting a tackle in round one, now they're giving him some help at wide receiver. Benjamin would slide in nicely as Hakeem Nicks replacement. Benjamin is a freakish athlete and could become a dangerous NFL receiver if he becomes a little less raw. Other options at receiver here include Davante Adams, Jordan Matthews, and Cody Latimer.

Nick Chiamardas: The Giants are rumored to be souring on Ruben Randle meaning they could be targeting a WR earlier than most had thought. Landing the biggest WR in the class with as much upside as Benjamin this 'late' is a steal for the Giants. There are concerns over Benjamin's work ethic and that he only really produced for one year at FSU. Still, Benjamin possesses the size and freakish athletic ability worthy of at least a second round pick.

Round 1



Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina [Full Story]


El Shorts Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn [Full Story]


9er4life22 Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville [Full Story]


Boss Clifford Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson [Full Story]


Mark Balliet Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M [Full Story]


CheekeeMunkee Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo [Full Story]


TopFlightSecurity Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M [Full Story]


Hoopers Judge Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida [Full Story]


jmart7 Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina [Full Story]


germinator Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA [Full Story]


49feelinfine Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State [Full Story]


superk0725 Taylor Lewan, OL, Michigan [Full Story]


El Shorts Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama [Full Story]


BryKno Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh [Full Story]


SigepPT49er C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama [Full Story]


Mira Loma Maulers Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M [Full Story]


JMichael39 Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State [Full Story]


Desert Dog Runner Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State [Full Story]


albert.55 Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame [Full Story]


MidnightSpecial Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville [Full Story]


Rowingdave Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State [Full Story]


MisterEclectic Jason Verrett, CB, TCU [Full Story]


Rowingdave Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU [Full Story]


BearAKA Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech [Full Story]


CraigRED&GOLD Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame [Full Story]


Boss Clifford Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State [Full Story]


Roy_from_Israel Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri [Full Story]


dave.bocchino Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State [Full Story]


49ersCusefan Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State [Full Story]


Tre9er Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn [Full Story]


ak4niner Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA [Full Story]


timmyg24 Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia [Full Story]

Round 2

1. (33)

wiseguy545 Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois [Full Story]

2. (34)

THETONY#1 Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama [Full Story]

3. (35)

Boss Clifford Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State [Full Story]

4. (36)

Mark Balliett Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU [Full State]

5. (37)


Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State [Full State]

6. (38)

TopFlightSecurity Marqise Lee, WR, USC [Full Story]

7. (39)

9er4life22 Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech [Full Story]

8. (40)

Hoopers Judge Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois [Full Story]

9. (41)

jmart7 Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State [Full Story]

10. (42)

49feelinfine Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech [Full Story]

11. (43)

superk0725 Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State [Full Story]

12. (44)

El Shorts

13. (45)


14. (46)


15. (47)

Mira Loma Maulers

16. (48)


17. (49)

Desert Dog Runner

18. (50)


19. (51)


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