Just Blog Baby 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round One 9.0

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Aug 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive lineman Ra

#12 New York Giants: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT Minn

Rory’s Take: The Giants’ defense revolves around the pass rush and what they have lacked recently is a continuous pass rush threat inside. Hageman is downright dominate at times and can be that guy the pushes the pocket and makes the life of Jason Pierre-Paul easier.  He would also replace the versatile Linval Joseph who will likely get paid by another team.

Chase’s Take: Hageman is a monster and this pick would help the Giants restore their moneymaker which has been their pass rush. While Eli made a ton of big plays for their Super Bowl rings the pass rush arguably played a bigger role in those Giants championships, Hageman would be a dominant defensive tackle that could allow JPP and potentially UFA Jason Tuck to return to form and give the Giants front line a new lease on life.