With the 43rd pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2014 NFL mock draft, the New York Giants select Oregon State defensive end Scott Crichton. StaffordSuperBowlMVP is serving as the Giants' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below.
I believe Scott Crichton would be an excellent addition to the Giants' defensive line, which lost Justin Tuck in free agency. Crichton has the appropriate value for being picked here in Round 2.
Crichton is a 6'3, 273-pound, high-motor DE who left the Oregon State Beavers early, but was still the all-time leader in forced fumbles (10) and ranked third in sacks (22.5). He had 14.5 TFL in 2011, 17.5 TFL in 2012 and 19 TFL in 2013. His strip-sack in the Hawaii Bowl helped Oregon State rise to a 38-23 victory over Boise State. At the NFL Combine, Crichton had the fourth-fastest 20-yard shuttle (4.29) and the sixth-fastest three-cone drill (7.19) for defensive linemen.
"Crichton has a unique combination of size, flexibility and strength that render him best suited as a 4-3 defensive end, and more specifically as the strong-side defensive end. He is an all-around player whose production does not come entirely as a pass rusher - he plays the run just as well. What separates him as a pass rusher is his quickness and change of direction skills." - Dan Schneier, New York Giants writer for RantSports.com.
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