The final mock drafts are up and here’s Mel Kiper’s and Todd McShay’s final takes. McShay also picks all of the Giants picks here.
KIPER: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
UPDATE: “Indications are the Giants may prefer to take Nate Solder of Colorado with this pick, instead of Castonzo. Either case makes sense.
The Giants really can't avoid the fact that despite needs elsewhere, namely linebacker, if they don't add youth and talent to their aging offensive line, they could be in a lot of trouble. While I could see the Giants going for another lineman (see: Chiefs pick), in Castonzo they get more in terms of positional value and the kind of durable, smart player who can give them production at a premium position right away. This gives the Giants a chance to move David Diehl inside and solve a couple problems with one pick.”
MCSHAY: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
"Running back is not a primary need for the Giants but Ingram has been gaining momentum in recent days and would upgrade the running game with his instincts and toughness.”
OHM’s take: Indications are that the Giants are going to draft an offensive tackle at 19. USC’s Tyron Smith would be ideal but he is expected to be gone by 19. The Giants then could decide between Castonzo, Solder and Carimi.
It isn’t known which tackle the Giants have rated higher than the other. Castonzo is widely regarded as a higher prospect than Solder and Carimi but Solder offers intriguing talent and size. Carimi is expected to be very solid. I wouldn't be surprised to see them take Solder or Carimi.
If Ingram is there at 19, the Giants will consider the running back. Same goes for Illinois DT Corey Liuget. But we still see them taking a tackle. Here's my first and last mock draft of 2011.
We’ll find out in a few hours. Here’s your last chance to let us know who you want at 19 below.