Should the Giants Target a QB Early in NFL Draft?

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Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) walks off the field after throwing a touchdown pass to South squad tight end Crockett Gilmore of Colorado State (not pictured) against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Carr

Derek Carr is one of the best signal callers in the draft, he has a huge arm, is accurate, and is one of the most mature prospects to come out for the draft.

Coming from Fresno State, he was a product of a system that was one of the best passing attacks in nation. Throwing for over 5000 yards, his decision making is shown off by his gaudy 50 touchdowns to 8 interceptions ratio. He has the NFL pedigree that teams like, with his brother being drafted #1 overall to the Texans, but make no comparison, they are two completely different players.

He had an elite college receiver in Davante Adams at Fresno state, and on the Giants he would come to a team with receivers like Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle ready to help carry the load for him.

There are questions surrounding him about his ability to hold up with defensive pressure, so if he falls to #12 and the Giants do decide to pick him, then it would be imperative to solidify the offensive line in the next two years.

You can find his highlight Here.

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  • Joseph Bulger

    It’s good to think about it all, so I guess this is ok to consider. But consider, the Giants are hurting at blocking / pass protection, and their #1 WR has already left the building in his mind. This draft is, fortunately for the Giants, deep in blocking / pass protection, and WRs. JR can’t fix all his holes in FA, because the CAP won’t allow it, and frankly some positions have better talent in the draft than FA. They just pulled a QB off the board using 2 picks, and then had to carry a 3rd QB on the roster. That is what it is, and Nassib is arguably better than any of the guys mentioned in this article. So let’s all pray the Giants brain trust with new brain McAdoo are wise enough to trade down from that 12th overall for a late 1st plus another 2nd and/or 3rd in order to fix blocking and pass protection, which is what ruined the 2013 offense. They can exit the 3rd round having already landed great blocking TE Troy Niklas, top Guard David Yankey, top Guard Xavier Su’a-Filo, and top Center Weston Richburg… “top” meaning not projects… the Giants have lots of blocking projects firmly planted on that bench, with no signs of becoming a top anything. All they’d need to finish fixing blocking / pass protection is Carlos Hyde, a fantastic pass protector with a great initial burst and a punishing runner. And the fabulous thing about JR coming away with that rookie roster, is the CAP hit it cost him to fix blocking / pass protection. Consider Justin Pugh at $1.8M in 2014 CAP… and David Baas at $8M in 2014 CAP. JR could have 5 Justin Pughs for one starting caliber FA lineman… oh… wait… Niklas, Yankey, Su’a-Filo, Richburg, and Hyde. Those 5 hit the CAP APY the equivalent of David Baas. So the Giants retire Snee, cut Baas on June 1st, and the rookies were a CAP wash… and blocking / pass pro is fixed for 2014. Too many rookies… can’t get it done? I’d suggest Pugh is ample proof that’s not the case.