CHICAGO - It has been 11 years since the Giants had a top-10 pick in the draft. Should they try to select someone a little more exciting than an offensive lineman with such a rare opportunity?

"To me, I always think the most important thing is not worrying about excitement and worrying about wins," NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock said at a pre-draft event on Wednesday. "If Brandon Scherff is there at 9 -- I don't think Amari Cooper is going to get there, I don't think that kind of guy is going to get there -- so from my perspective Brandon Scherff fits the bill."

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Scherff is probably the most NFL-ready offensive lineman in the draft. The Iowa product said he visited the Giants about two weeks ago.

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Mayock said Scherff gives the Giants versatility on the line.

"Then you can do whatever you want to do with Justin Pugh, kick him in [to guard], keep him out [at right tackle], whatever," Mayock said. "It gives them the flexibility to try to put five good guys on the field as opposed to just saying 'Pugh, you're a right tackle' or whatever."

It certainly seems like it would be the smart choice. But it does lack some razzmatazz, which is what Chicago is supposed to be known for.

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"What was wrong with the guy they got last year?" Mayock said in answer to that. "He was pretty exciting."