With the 32nd pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Matt Leitner selected for the New York Giants, who earned the last pick in the first round by finishing the regular season with a 9-7 record, winning the NFC East, and then defeating the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl for the second time in the last four years.
With the No. 32 pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the New York Giants select...
Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
The Giants get a steal as Jonathon Martin, considered by many to be a top 15 talent in the draft, tumbles down to the very end of the first round. While originally pinned to be a Left Tackle, Martin's poor showing at the combine exposed weakness in his ability to defend the blindside, and that he would be much more suited to play right tackle or guard. Having informed David Diehl that he will not be brought back next season, the giants can afford to bring in another solid member to their line. 80% of their starters from the 2010 season are no longer with the team, and Martin fits their BPA mentality. He will be given a chance to compete with Kareem McKenzie for the LT position, but I'm projecting he'll lose that battle and end up elsewhere on the line. In 2012, the Giants will have one of the deepest o-lines and should be super bowl contenders from the very start.
Jonathan Martin Highlights:
Joe Goodberry's Instant Analysis:
With the final pick in the first round, New York chose to establish some credibility to their offensive line with Stanford's Jonathan Martin.
Last season, the Giants found a way to duct tape their line together long enough to keep Eli Manning upright and Ahmad Bradshaw running. It's isn't a very talented group and RG Chris Snee is the only real difference maker. They've tried playing David Diehl at LT, but he's much more suited to play inside at guard.
Jonathan Martin can play either LT or RT. He started most of his Stanford career at LT in a run-heavy west coast offense. He doesn't have the quickest feet so most project Martin to the right side but he also isn't very physical. It's why Martin has seen his stock drop a little over the past couple months. He's a bad mix for RT and a possible liability at LT. Either way, Martin is still an upgrade for the Giants offensive line. He's a day one starter for a Super Bowl winning team.
|#||Team||Picked By||Name/Positon of Pick|
|1||Indianapolis||Alex Neyer||Andrew Luck QB|
|2||Washington||David Farrelly||Robert Griffin III QB|
|3||Minnesota||Palewook||Matt Kalil OT|
|4||Cleveland||Jason Garrison||Justin Blackmon WR|
|5||Tampa Bay||Andrew Bernius||Morris Claiborne CB|
|6||St. Louis||Jim0ijk||Quinton Coples DE|
|7||Jacksonville||AK513||Melvin Ingram DE
|8||Miami||Dan Lockhart||Trent Richardson RB
|9||Carolina||Jason Blanton||Luke Kuechly LB|
|10||Buffalo||Casey Penn||Michael Floyd WR|
|11||Kansas City||Kenneth Taylor||David DeCastro OG|
|12||Detroit (projected trade)||Andrew Perrotta||Stephon Gilmore CB|
|13||Arizona||Dan Wolford||Riley Reiff OT|
|14||Dallas||Joshua Foster||Michael Brockers DT|
|15||Philadelphia||Travis Parker||Mark Barron S|
|16||New York Jets||Kenneth Taylor||Courtney Upshaw OLB|
|17||Cincinnati (from Oakland)||Jason Garrison||Dre Kirkpatrick CB|
|18||San Diego||Anthony Knox||Fletcher Cox DE|
|19||Chicago||Steve Whited||Kendall Wright WR|
|20||Tennessee||Jeff Welch||Nick Perry DE|
|21||Cincinnati||Jason Garrison||Cordy Glenn OG|
|22||Cleveland (from Atlanta)||Jason Garrison||Ryan Tannehill QB
|23||Seattle (projected trade)||Jared Egner||Whitney Mercilus DT|
|24||Pittsburgh||Jason Garrison||Dont'a Hightower LB|
|25||Denver||Jared Morgan||Devon Still DE|
|26||Houston||Brett Kollman||Dontari Poe DT|
|27||New England (from New Orleans)||Anthony Knox||Andre Branch DE|
|28||Green Bay||Travis Castleman||Kendall Reyes DT|
|29||Baltimore||Jason Garrison||Peter Konz OC/OG|
|30||San Francisco||Chris Brown||Coby Fleener TE|
|31||New England||Anthony Knox||Alfonzo Dennard CB|
|32||New York Giants||Matt Leitner||Jonathan Martin OT|