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NFL Mock Draft 2017: New York Giants pick Dion Dawkins

With the No. 23 overall pick in the 2017 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, New York Giants GM BigWardy59 selects ...

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Dion Dawkins, OT, Temple

Dion Dawkins has been the toughest player for Temple in his time there.   Starting 40 consecutive games.   I am quite aware that he has been projected as a early to mid second roundd selection.   However I compare him to Tampa Bay selecting OT Donovan Smith at pick 33 overall.   He was a projected as a late second, early third round guy.   But since then he has justified his selection.   Dawkins is a great fit for the G-men who want a power run game and need versatile linemen who can start day one with a good summer camp.

Football is a big mans' game and they don't get much bigger and or stronger than Dawkins.   Inside he may be best suited as a power guard.   The Giants had him in to do a private workout and word was they really came away impressed with his versatility to play inside or out.   One scout said he looked like a day one starter.

Baltimore is also very high on Dion.   Their thoughts were very very strong at the point of attack, but showed quick feet.   He looks like he could become a pro bowl OG in the right system.   And a solid OT.

Temple ran a Pro-Style O.
Team leader, Smart and works very hard at his craft.
The kind of person you want in the locker room.

I see him having a long and very good career.

I compare this also to the Boys selecting Travis Fredrick in round one.   We all laughed and laughed....   remember ...?

2017 BGN Mock Draft Order

1) Browns (JALupowitz): Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
2) 49ers (sports00fan00): Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
3) Bears (gubby): Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama
4) Jaguars (TheWhalwing): Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
5) Titans (drc242): Jamal Adams, S, LSU
6) Jets (boomorbust): Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
7) Chargers (NowWhat?): Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
8) Panthers (B-Potts): Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
9) Bengals (Kiko’s Delivery Service): Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
10) Bills (jimmyrustler): O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
11) Saints (NotSoSlick): Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
12) Browns (Straight Edge Sid): Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
13) Cardinals (Paulie97): Haason Reddick, LB, Temple
14) Eagles (ablesser88): Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
15) Colts (mconner96): Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
16) Ravens (The Man, The Myth, the Matthews!): Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
17) Washington (kbruneault): John Ross, WR, Washington
18) Titans (mchiodo): JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR USC
19) Buccaneers (ei78): Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan
20) Broncos (NVEagleShark): Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
21) Lions (Shark Fighter): Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
22) Dolphins (J. Wil): Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky
23) Giants (BigWardy59): Dion Dawkins, OT, Temple
24) Raiders (big DUB):
25) Texans (GotFunds):
26) Seahawks (Rogmcc23):
27) Chiefs (B1G Cat):
28) Cowboys (RegalEagle):
29) Packers (Wutang_):
30) Steelers (General_Lee12): 
31) Falcons (SirJon):
32) Saints (Huffs_cellmate):

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