A Giant Pre-Draft Friday


A Giant Friday to you all, less than a week before the NFL Draft. Sure, the NFL Draft is being a bit overshadowed by stories and rumors that Big Ben has a nasty little habit of introducing himself to young females with his “cat out of the bag,” but the NFL Draft 2010 is coming like a freight train nonetheless.

On the Giants front, Eli Manning has come out publicly with a show of support for his fellow Super Bowl winning quarterback, I don’t even want to get into how close Big Ben came to becoming a big Giant pain in the ass, but the Big Ben news serves as another reminder of how nice it is too have a franchise quarterback who only makes headlines on the football field.

On the draft front, it is reported that Jacksonville, who own the 10th pick in the 1st Round of next week’s draft, are interested in moving down a few spots and adding picks, could Jerry come calling in an effort to move up and grab Rolando McClain or C.J. Spiller? Only time will tell, but it has continued to be our stance that Jerry stay put or trade down and grab extra picks, not give them away for one player.

A lot has been said about the Giant needs on defense (at middle linebacker, defensive line, and depth everywhere), but could the Giants be interested in brining in another running back in the early rounds? Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw are both recovering from off-season surgeries (Jacobs had knee surgery and Bradshaw had several screws inserted into his foot as well as bone spurs cleaned out on his ankle), not to mention last year’s 4th Round pick, Andre Brown’s recovery from a torn achilles heal. Would another running back be nice? Sure, but I would prefer to see the G-men add one in the latter part of the draft and not in the first three rounds.

Jerry Reese also had his annual pre-draft news conference where he said a lot while saying nothing. Familiar thoughts, i.e., we have players who in-house who will compete at middle linebacker (Goff, Kehl, and Wilkinson), we are looking to improve competition everywhere (everywhere just happens to be on the offensive line where most are expecting last year’s 2nd round pick, William Beatty, to compete for the starting left or right tackle position), which would mean David Diehl moves inside (likely taking Rich seubert’s spot) or to the right tackle spot, leaving Kareem McKenzie’s future in doubt.

Guys We Think Will Look Good in Blue:

Round 1:
LB Rolando McClain
LB Sean Weatherspoon
G Mike Iupati
C/G Maurkice Pouncey
S Earl Thomas
OT Anthony Davis
RB C.J. Spiller
DT Dan Williams
DE Derrick Morgan

Round 2:
LB Daryl Washington
LB Sean Lee
DT Cam Thomas
DT Brian Price
DT Linval Joseph
G Jon Asamoah
S Morgan Burnett
CB Brandon Ghee
OT Jared Velhdeer

Round 3 and Beyond:
DT Arthur Jones
LB Jamar Chaney
C Matt Tennant
S Chad Jones
DE Corey Wooton
G Mike Johnson
G John Jerry

Stay Blue!