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Phinsider community mock draft 2016: Giants taking versatile linebacker with 10th pick

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With the tenth overall pick in the Phinsider Community Mock Draft, the New York Giants select...

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The Phinsider Community Mock Draft continues this afternoon with the New York Giants on the clock with the tenth overall selection. So far, we have not seen a true run on any position, with two offensive tackles, two quarterbacks, two defensive ends, one cornerback, one safety, and one linebacker selected in the first nine picks.

The Giants enter the Draft having already filled their defensive end needs with the return of Jason Pierre-Paul and the signing of Olivier Vernon, so the team should be looking to fix their offensive, add a running back, and address their linebacker corps. Now, it is up to darrel.owen to make the pick for the Giants.

With the tenth overall pick in the Phinsider Community Mock Draft, darrel.owen selects for the New York Giants, Leonard Floyd, linebacker, Georgia.

The Giants could use both CB and LB, and with the top two CBs off the board, they opt to go with the best available LB who fits what they do. Per the nice guys over at the Big Blue View, Steve Spagnuolo wants to run a hybrid defense that will incorporate elements of the 4-3, the 3-4, Amoeba, and a lot of different looks to confuse the offense. Floyd is able to do a lot of things very well, including rush the passer and also drop back into coverage. He has the versatility and athleticism to do a lot of different things very well, and will fit in quite nicely with the defense they want to run there. Floyd was the overwhelming favorite of fans as the best option at the #10 spot.


Floyd is the epitome of a "tweener," not quite a true pass rushing defensive end/outside linebacker and not a coverage linebacker. He has great speed within the game, covering sideline to sideline easily and he can keep up in coverage. His size will cause a problem if the Giants are looking for him to be a pure pass rusher, but if they work to find ways to create matchups for him, Floyd could do well in a hybrid defense.

Completed Draft Picks:

1 - Tennessee Titans - Phinaholic - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
2 - Cleveland Browns - xkar25 - DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
3 - San Diego Chargers - Blaze453 - Jalen Ramsey, S, Florida State
4 - Dallas Cowboys - tapp35 - Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
5 - Jacksonville Jaguars - Agent J 78 - Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
6 - Baltimore Ravens - scrappy the wildcat - Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
7 - San Francisco 49ers - Andy in Omaha - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
8 - Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami) - dolphinfan4lyfe - Jared Goff, QB, Cal
9 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - SUTTON - Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
10 - New York Giants - darrel.owen - Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

Next Picks:

11 - Chicago Bears - Houtz - Posting Tuesday morning
12 - New Orleans Saints - Hollywood Dolfan - Posting Tuesday afternoon