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2016 NFL Mock Draft: New York Giants select Leonard Floyd

The New York Giants select Leonard Floyd with the tenth pick in the POD Community Mock Draft.

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With the tenth pick in the Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the New York Giants select linebacker Leonard Floyd. Stevew_66 is the acting general manager for the Giants. Below is his rationale for the pick.

I was all set to take Ronnie Stanley with the tenth pick and was crushed when he went at No. 9.  With having the best Manning currently playing in the NFL, I really wanted Stanley to protect him and help the running game.  With him gone, I seriously considered Vernon Hargreaves to replace Prince Amukamara. I also wanted Ezekiel Elliott, but he went eighth overall.  The draft gods do not like me this year.  I will gladly take Leonard Floyd though.

I know the Giants brass are high on him.  The GM went to scout him at his pro day.  He is huge at 6-foot-6 with 33 1/8-inch arms.  After the Giants spent so much at the defensive end position in free agency, Floyd will give them a formidable front seven.  He is very athletic, can cover most tight ends and running backs and is a good pass rusher.  I read he has a high motor, too.  He may not be the next Lawrence Taylor, but he is a perfect fit with what the Giants need on their defense right now.  Offensive tackle will have to wait, as the value just isn't there right now.


Check out our 2016 POD Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.

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