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NFL Mock Draft 2012: New York Giants Pick Up Protection For Eli Manning

With the final pick of the first round in the 2012 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss.

While not typically mentioned with the other tackles of the first round, Massie is what the Giants need. They have their franchise QB in Eli Manning. They want to keep him that way and on the field. While there is still a very talented pass rusher in Whitney Mercilus on the board, we all know that the Giants have many pass rushers and Mercilus would not get as much time on the field and they would like. So instead, they go with a team need. Massie has recently been projected to go higher, so this is still a good value pick for New York.

Previous Picks:

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

4. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

9. Carolina Panthers: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

10. Buffalo Bills: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi

12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina

13. Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

14. Dallas Cowboys: Mark Barron, S, Alabama

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

16. New York Jets: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson

17. Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Floyd, WR, Note Dame

18. San Diego Chargers: Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia

19. Chicago Bears: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

20. Tennessee Titans: Stephon Gilmore, CB,South Carolina

21. Cincinnati Bengals: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

22. Cleveland Browns: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

23. Detroit Lions: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama

25. Denver Broncos: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

26. Houston Texans: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

27. New England Patriots: Nick Perry, OLB, USC

28. Green Bay Packers: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama.

29. Baltimore Ravens: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

30. San Francisco 49ers: Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin

31. New England Patriots: Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame