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With The 46th Pick In The Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft, The New York Giants Select...

CHIEFER with the pick...

In the first round, I had a very easy pick with Rolando McClain to the Giants at #15. Although I do not think that will really happen come April 22nd, I had to make the pick. Why? Because the Giants need linebackers. The Giants need linebackers like we need Eric Berry. (Sorry, had to do it.) The New York Giants know that their defense needs to come to play this year and with new DC Perry Fewell calling the shots, he can not follow in the footsteps of the ex-DC of the Giants, Bill Sheridan.

Therefore, with the 46th pick in this years draft, the Giants select...

  Eric Norwood, OLB, South Carolina


Bang. Just like that. Now, I am not saying this will happen, but if the Giants did indeed get Rolando McClain and then got their hands on a guy like Eric, what a future for this defense with two guys like this at the LB position. The Giants would salivate at the thought of these two guys at the linebacker position along with drafting Virginia's Clint Sintim last year. In Perry Fewell's Tampa 2-type defense, Norwood and Sintim would occupy the two OLB spots while McClain would occupy the ILB position of this leader-thirsty defense.

While at South Carolina, Norwood was the teams defensive captain and was a fierce presence on defense. He turned in 40-times at the combine between high 4.6 and low 4.7, which are pretty good for an OLB in a Tampa 2 Scheme. I think if the Giants are serious about contending in the NFC East this year, with the loss of Antonio Pierce and the way their defense got shelled last year, it is imperative they draft heavy on linebackers. With that being said, what better way to re-vamp your linebacker core with two star-studded talents like Rolando McClain and Eric Norwood? Not to mention both players were the defensive captains and leaders of their defense in college as well.

Other choices I was close to making here included Florida DE Carlos Dunlap who's 6'6" 260 pound frame is hard to ingore, PSU ILB Sean Lee who has 100 tackle seasons written all over him, and Clemson DE/OLB Ricky Sapp, who showed miles of heart playing his senior season on a bum leg. I liked Sapp a lot for this pick, but with the Giants having a guy like Mathias Kiwanuka who has the same size and frame as Sapp, I figured Norwood would be the better fit.

And with that being my last pick, just wanted to thank Joel and Chris for letting me take part of the AP Mock Draft this year and I look forward to contributing my picks to many more. Big day for all of us on the 22nd, let's make the final week up to the draft as exciting as can be. Go Chiefs!

First round results are here.

Number Team Position Player Selected by
33 St. Louis Rams  WR Demaryius Thomas UCrawford
34 Detroit Lions  CB  Devin McCourty upamtn
35 Tampa Bay Bucs  DE Everson Griffen Larryemcdaniel
36 Kansas City Chiefs  WR Golden Tate ChiefsFan90s
37 Philadelphia Eagles (From Redskins)  OLB Daryl Washington fairmont
38 Cleveland Browns  QB Jahvid Best HIV2Elway
39 Oakland Raiders  G Jon Asamoah mushin
40 San Diego Chargers (From Seahawks)  RB Jonathan Dwyer tomahawk44
41 Buffalo Bills  QB Tim Tebow ArrowDread
42 Tampa Bay Bucs (From Bears)  WR Eric Decker Larryemcdaniel
43 Miami Dolphins  NT Linval Joseph Sam D
44 New England Patriots (from Jaguars)  OLB Nawa'akoa Lisiate Foti Analeseanoa Misi stagdsp
45 Denver Broncos  CB Kareem Jackson kcsno56
46 New York Giants  OLB Eric Norwood CHIEFER
47 New England Patriots (from Titans)     stagdsp
48 Carolina Panthers     Hail2DaChiefs
49 San Francisco 49ers     jterry
50 Houston Texans     ChiefsDude
51 Kansas City Chiefs (from Falcons)     ChiefsFan90s
52 Pittsburgh Steelers     Godlovetheredman14
53 New England Patriots     stagdsp
54 Cincinnati Bengals     PSUkegreen
55 Philadelphia Eagles     fairmont
56 Green Bay Packers     tybme
57 Baltimore Ravens     Ben S
58 Arizona Cardinals     kirkismerff
59 Dallas Cowboys     dbowefosho
60 Seattle Seahawks (From Chargers)     Matt Conner
61 New York Jets     Matt_Grbac
62 Minnesota Vikings     ravenhawk
63 Indianapolis Colts     TheAngelsColts
64 New Orleans Saints     King of the Cassel

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