New York Giants: Top 5 takeaways from the Senior Bowl
By Henry Buggy
The Senior Bowl officially wrapped on Saturday with the South blowing out the North 45-16.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur were in Mobile, Alabama this week to scout some of the top prospects in this year’s draft class.
After a 3-13 season, the G-Men have plenty of holes to fill on their roster. Gettleman has said he plans to let free agency set up the team’s draft strategy, but New York will have little wiggle room with their cap space this offseason.
Big Blue has a franchise-changing decision to make with the No. 2 overall pick. Do they take their quarterback of the future? Does Gettleman trade back? Or do they take the top talent, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley?
While only one player, Josh Allen, is likely worthy of the No. 2 overall in this year’s Senior Bowl, there were plenty of future NFL starters on the field at the All-Star event.
The Giants struggled to find consistent talent in the draft under former general manager Jerry Reese, and Gettleman has already started changing Big Blue’s draft strategy. The Giants new general manager fired executive vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross within within a week of accepting the job.
The G-Men need to get back to building their roster through the draft. The Senior Bowl provides another opportunity for teams to see some of the top college players in the country compete on the same field. Unlike the Scouting Combine, these players are in pads, running actual football drills.
Here’s a closer look at the top five takeaways from the Senior Bowl from a New York Giants perspective.