New York Football Giants

yahooyahoo
terp said:
It's odd, but I think if the Giants selected Dexter Lawrence with the #6 pick and Daniel Jones lasted until 17 & the Giants selected him there, there'd be much less talk about the pick. 

Dexter is known as a run-stopper and may or may not be a wise pick in a pass-happy league.


yahooyahoo

The most glaring weakness over the past few years has been the Giants' offensive line.  

As a result, Gettleman picks one offensive lineman in the 7th round.


terp

They struggled against the run last year after Snacks left.  This will allow Tomlinson to slide over to DE which is a better fit in Bettcher's system.  This is Gettleman's rebuild.   

It seems like the plan is to revamp the secondary so the coverage on the back end will allow the Giants to blitz more.  Hopefully, this works out as they don't seem to have any top pass rushers at the moment.  

I'm not sure the Giants are all the way through the rebuild, but if more of these players pan out than not, they will have a lot fewer holes in next years draft. 

BTW:  Corey Ballantine who is a CB the Giants selected in the 6th round was shot yesterday. It seems like he will be ok, but one of his teammates was killed. 


vermontgolfer
terp said:
It's odd, but I think if the Giants selected Dexter Lawrence with the #6 pick and Daniel Jones lasted until 17 & the Giants selected him there, there'd be much less talk about the pick. 

 The only problem with that  is that both Denver, who traded out right after the Giants drafted Jones and Redskins, who reportedly wanted to trade up, never did, after Jones was chosen.  Having said that, while I would have loved Josh Allen, there is no way Jones makes it to #17.


bub
vermontgolfer said:


terp said:
It's odd, but I think if the Giants selected Dexter Lawrence with the #6 pick and Daniel Jones lasted until 17 & the Giants selected him there, there'd be much less talk about the pick. 
 The only problem with that  is that both Denver, who traded out right after the Giants drafted Jones and Redskins, who reportedly wanted to trade up, never did, after Jones was chosen.  Having said that, while I would have loved Josh Allen, there is no way Jones makes it to #17.

 I spent more time than I care to admit perusing mock drafts this year and I don't recall a whisper of Jones' name in the first round predictions.  


mfpark
bub said:
 I spent more time than I care to admit perusing mock drafts this year and I don't recall a whisper of Jones' name in the first round predictions.  

 On the CBS Mock Draft website they polled six prognosticators.

Jones to Giants at 17

Jones to Giants at 13 (mock trade up with Miami)

Jones to Giants at 17

Jones to Washington at 15

Jones to the Giants at 32 (mock trade with NE)

Jones to Washington at 5 (mock trade with TB)


bub

I saw a cumulative mock draft thing that had him, on average, going lower than 20.  


DaveSchmidt

If I’m a GM with my eye on a college player I like more than the public consensus, am I going to tell a mock drafter? I am not.

So when a GM says after the draft that other teams were also poised to draft that player earlier, I won’t be citing mock drafts to argue with him.


oots

my take is that Eli will be the starter no matter what ( how impressive the new kid  may be)

I just hope that they will give him a chance to play when we are losing by 30 or maybe winning by 30

(not an eli fan)(lifelong giants fan)

oots


Michael

At this point, the real question is when will they use him?  When Manning first came up, they replaced Warner (I think it was Warner) with Manning when the team was like 5-4.   I suspect that they will stick with Manning as long as they have a winning record at the mid point in the season or in the playoff hunt.  




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