Can you really call it a Super Bowl hangover if you only get edged out of the playoffs at the end of the year? That's what happened to the Giants last year when they lost out in a three-team race for the NFC East title to the Washington Redskins.
At 9-7, they didn't have a bad season, but it just wasn't enough to make the postseason.
After free agency, the Giants have more questions on their usually vaunted defense than before. Osi Umenyiora is in Atlanta, linebacker Chase Blackburn went to Carolina, Chris Canty and Rocky Bernard are both gone, and Justin Tuck has now had two straight forgettable seasons.
So they need to work on replenishing it.
With that in mind, with the 19th pick of the 2013 BRB Mock Draft, the New York Giants select...Bjoern Werner (DE--Florida State).
There are several reasons behind this pick. First of all, I just like saying his name. Second, the Giants tend to pick the best player available and Werner is just that. Third, and more practically, Werner fills the gap left by Osi Umenyiora and his improved ability to stop the run should help, to some degree anyway, reduce the number of big runs against them.
The Bears/RedWhitePaws' pick is due to Tim via e-mail no later than 7 p.m. CDT tonight.
1. Kansas City Chiefs--Luke Joeckel (OT--Texas A&M)
2. Jacksonville Jaguars--Eric Fisher (OT--Central Michigan)
3. Oakland Raiders--Sharrif Floyd (DT--Florida)
4. Philadelphia Eagles--Dee Milliner (CB--Alabama)
5. Detroit Lions--Jarvis Jones (LB--Georgia)
6. Cleveland Browns--Keenan Allen (WR--Cal)
7. Arizona Cardinals--Chance Warmack (OG--Alabama)
8. Buffalo Bills--Geno Smith (QB--West Virginia)
9. New York Jets--Dion Jordan (DE/OLB--Oregon)
10. Tennessee Titans--Ezekial Ansah (DE--BYU)
11. San Diego Chargers--Lane Johnson (OT--Oklahoma)
12. Miami Dolphins--Barkevious Mingo (DE/OLB--LSU)
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers--Tavon Austin (WR--West Virginia)
14. Carolina Panthers--Star Lotulelei (DT--Utah)
15. New Orleans Saints--Sheldon Richardson (DT--Missouri)
16. St. Louis Rams--DeAndre Hopkins (WR--Clemson)
17. Pittsburgh Steelers--Cordarrelle Patterson (WR--Tennessee)
18. Dallas Cowboys--Jonathan Cooper (G--North Carolina)
19. New York Giants--Bjoern Werner (DE--Florida State)
20. Chicago Bears--RedWhitePaws
21. Cincinnati Bengals--McKnight299
22. St. Louis Rams--gm.in.waiting
23. Minnesota Vikings--The Night Owl
24. Indianapolis Colts--ckone
25. Minnesota Vikings--The Night Owl
26. Green Bay Packers--krkenney
27. Houston Texans--BRB Staff
28. Denver Broncos--Capt Ron
29. New England Patriots--MaloneyPony
30. Atlanta Falcons--riversmccown
31. San Francisco 49ers--TexansDC
32. Baltimore Ravens--Cougfan