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NFL Mock Draft 2013: NY Giants Select Sheldon Richardson

With the nineteenth overall pick in the 2013 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the NY Giants (represented by BlackandGold4ever ) select...


Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

Sheldon Richardson

#34 / Defensive Linesman / Missouri Tigers




When you think of the New York Giants, what comes to mind? I'm sure some people will say Eli Manning and some of his clutch performances in the Super Bowl runs, but I hope that most people will say defensive linemen. Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Jason Pierre-Paul, Barry Cofield, Chris Canty, and Rocky Bernard are some of the names that come to mind from the Giants' recent teams. And if you dig through the long history of the Giants you will find many more names that stand out from their defensive lines. I guess you could think of the Saints defensive line as the polar opposite of the Giants...I find myself quite envious of their front four every season because of how poorly ours performs.

Enough about my D-line envy, though. As I look at the draft board, I see a couple of good options for the Giants to once again restock their defensive line with a player to wreak havoc against opposing offenses. At first, I thought of taking Bjoern Werner. I mean, Umenyiora signed with our beloved Falcants and Tuck isn't what he used to be. I also thought about Alec Ogletree...he'd fit in perfectly on the weakside next to Dan Connor. However, I was SHOCKED when I noticed that Sheldon Richardson was available at 19.

Richardson will be one of the most athletic DTs in the league. His coaches actually dropped him back into coverage...that is how athletic he is. He improved his 40 time from 5.02 at the combine to 4.71-4.82 at the Missouri Pro Day. That's fast for somebody who weighs in just shy of 300 pounds! I certainly don't want him running free at Brees anytime. He has a good body for playing in the trenches, but needs a little bit of coaching to help with holding firm against the blockers. He also needs a little more upper body strength to help there, but he can take care of that with proper conditioning. If the Saints weren't switching to the 3-4, I'd be lobbying hard for us to take him at 15.

Other possibilities: Bjoern Werner (DE), Alec Ogletree (ILB), Jonathon Cooper (OG)

Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2013 CSC Community Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Kansas City Chiefs OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
Hans Petersen 77%
2 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Geno Smith - West Virginia
Dragon Ninja Warrior 48%
3 Oakland Raiders CB Dee Milliner - Alabama
Ralph Malbrough 42%
4 Philadelphia Eagles OT Eric Fisher - Central Mich.
Aburton531 78%
5 Detroit Lions DE Dion Jordan - Oregon
ShadowFlash 50%
6 Cleveland Browns DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah - BYU
Fan since the Aints 54%
7 Arizona Cardinals OT Lane Johnson - Oklahoma
Joseph Williams Stern 94%
8 Buffalo Bills G Chance Warmack - Alabama
aburton531 52%
9 NY Jets S Kenny Vaccaro - Texas
organictallman 33%
10 Tennessee Titans G Jonathan Cooper - UNC
cajuncommando58 67%
11 San Diego Chargers DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida
lostastic 55%
12 Miami Dolphins DT Star Lotulelei- Utah Ralph Malbrough 59%
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Xavier Rhodes - Florida St. jeff.l.b 77%
14 Carolina Panthers CB Desmond Trufant - Washington Stilljreming
15 New Orleans Saints DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo - LSU Dave Cariello
16 St. Louis Rams OLB Jarvis Jones - Georgia caomhin
17 Pittsburgh Steelers WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Tennessee aryanspecial
18 Dallas Cowboys OT D.J. Fluker - Alabama SAINTMANUMIT
19 NY Giants DT Sheldon Richardson - Missouri BlackandGold4ever
20 Chicago Bears
21 Cincinnati Bengals
Fan since the Aints
22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Kevin Held
23 Minnesota Vikings
24 Indianapolis Colts
Legatron Morstead
25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle)
Fan since the Aints
26 Green Bay Packers
27 Houston Texans
28 Denver Broncos
29 New England Patriots
30 Atlanta Falcons
Dave Choate
31 San Francisco 49ers
32 Baltimore Ravens