SportsGiants 5 players Giants could take in first round of NFL Draft By TOM ROCK firstname.lastname@example.org Updated April 30, 2015 9:00 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Newsday's Tom Rock lists five players the Giants could take in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Brandon Scherff, Iowa Photo Credit: Getty Images / Matthew Holst Brandon Scherff, Iowa Offensive lineman A strong, tenacious player who would be a solid addition to the Giants’ running game and the latest piece in what has become a three-year rebuilding effort on the line. Figure him to step in at guard at first, but he can play tackle. Amari Cooper, Alabama Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin C. Cox Amari Cooper, Alabama Wide receiver It’s unlikely he’ll be available when the Giants make their pick at 9, but if he is it would be hard to pass on such a talent. Cooper would give the Giants the top wide receiving unit in the NFL, assuming Victor Cruz can come back at anything close to what he was. Danny Shelton, Washington Photo Credit: Getty Images / Otto Greule Jr. Danny Shelton, Washington Defensive tackle A huge man who can clog the middle against the run, he’d work well on a front with other young Giants DTs Johnathan Hankins and Jay Bromley who are shiftier and better pass rushers and could learn for a year with fellow jumbo-liner Kenrick Ellis. Kevin White, West Virginia Photo Credit: Getty Images / Justin K. Aller Kevin White, West Virginia Wide receiver Not as polished as Cooper, but some scouts believe he has more potential. He could be too risky for the play-it-safe Giants who don’t want to gamble too much with their first top 10 pick in over a decade. They want this one to be a for-sure selection that’ll allow them to pick in the late 20s and 30s for years to come. Randy Gregory, Nebraska Photo Credit: Getty Images / Eric Francis Randy Gregory, Nebraska Defensive end The Giants still love their pass-rushers, and with the return of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo they’ll put even more of an emphasis on the position and his relative lightness would allow him to drop back in zone coverages. Gregory has tested positive for marijuana, which could be a red flag for the team. By TOM ROCK email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Giants draft 2015: Pick or pass?Who would you draft? Who would you skip? Will Giants address need at safety in NFL Draft?Nat Berhe wasn't a free agent, but he knew his value would be determined by what happened to other safeties ... Giants look for attitude in offensive linemenJustin Pugh said he would like to see the Giants draft "the kid from Iowa." By that he meant fellow ... Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.