Dec 29, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal left guard David Yankey (54) at the 2013 Rose Bowl media day at the L.A. Hotel Downtown. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
New York Giants round 3 targets:
Besides any of the players from my Giants round 2 targets list who might drop to the third, here are some possible big blue targets in the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL draft..
David Yankey, G, Standford – If the Giants don’t grab an offensive lineman in the second, Yankey would be a perfect consolation prize in the third. Has the size and athletic ability to be a long time starter in the NFL.
Billy Turner, OL, North Dakota St. – Another versatile offensive lineman in a draft that boasts a lot of them. Nothing special, but could be a solid depth player for a Giants offensive line that could use it.
Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson – Highly unlikely that the Giants would grab a second wide receiver this early after investing in Beckham in the first, but I absolutely love the upside Bryant presents. At 6’5 he could provide a different dynamic to the Giants’ offense, especially if they miss out on Jace Amaro in the second
Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson – Looked like a potential first or second rounder before tearing an ACL in a pre-draft workout for the New Orleans Saints. Could be a real steal in this draft, but will not contribute this year which could scare a lot of ‘win now’ teams away (like the Giants).
Trai Turner, OG, LSU – Again, another lineman who can be versatile, but is nothing special. Will need some coaching up, but could be a solid depth player.
C.J. Fiederowicz, TE, Iowa – If the Giants miss out on adding any of the top TE’s in the second round, Fiederowicz would be a nice consolation prize. At 6’5, 265lbs he has prototypical size of the new generation of tight ends. Lacks elite speed, but could develop into a real steal if he is coached up to his natural ability.
Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State – I would be surprised if he fell to the Giants in the third, but if he does he would be an absolute steal. He is raw, but flashes supreme potential. Given a year to sit behind some of the Giants starters could develop into an impact defensive end for big blue.
Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton – I absolutely love Reid and think he would be a prototypical 4-3 3-technique defensive tackle. Is raw, but also a very smart player who I think will adapt to the NFL game quickly. I would be very satisfied with this selection in the third.
Let me hear who you would like to see the New York Giants select in the second and third rounds of the 2014 NFL draft tonight in the comments below!