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2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Sutton Smith EDGE/LB, Nothern Illinois

Could the undersized small-school speed rusher help the Giants’ pass rush? The New York Giants need help with their pass rush. We knew their pass rush could be anemic at best last offseason, and that bore true throughout the 2018 regular season. The Giants were among the best teams in the NFL in creating pressure, but one of the absolute worst in translating that pressure into production. A big part of that was due to shoddy coverage and defensive coordinator James Bettcher having to rely on zone coverage more than he would probably have liked. However, the Giants also lacked a speed...

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2019 free agency: Ja’Wuan James, Daryl Williams could be best available right tackles

Giants figure to have a new hog mollie at this spot next season All eyes — at least those not on the awful officiating we saw during Championship Weekend — are on the 2019 NFL Draft. The Shrine Game just concluded. We are entering Senior Bowl week. Draft buildup is kicking into high gear. Still, NFL free agency comes before the draft. The negotiating window begins March 11 and the actual signing period March 13. Between now and then we will occasionally look at some of the positions the New York Giants might target in free agency and see who could be available. Today, we look at right...

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Duke podcaster — Eli Manning would be “great mentor” for Daniel Jones

Blue Devils’ QB is a likely first-round pick in the upcoming draft It might be sort of hard for a quarterback who could be taken in the top half of the draft to be overlooked, but in some ways that has been the case recently for Daniel Jones of Duke. With the obsessing over Dwayne Haskins and the hysteria over the announcement by Kyler Murray that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft, Jones has not gotten a ton of attention. That could, however, change this week. Jones will join the group of quarterbacks strutting their stuff for NFL scouts at the Senior Bowl. With the New York Giants perhaps...

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2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

Dillard has the tools, but does he have the polish to be a starter in 2019? Much of the talk around the New York Giants draft will be finding answers for center, right guard, and right tackle. After a turbulent 2018, they are locked in at left tackle and have a long-term answer at left guard. The rest of the line, however remains unsettled and in need of better play. Complicating matters is a league-wide shortage of viable starting offensive linemen. It is nothing new -- as the college ranks have progressed away from “pro style” systems, it is getting harder and harder for teams to...

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2019 NFL Draft prospect profile - Juwann Bushell-Beatty, OT, Michigan

The Giants need a right tackle and like massive offensive linemen. Does that make Michigan’s Bushell-Beatty a match? The biggest selling point for Dave Gettleman as GM of the New York Giants -- other than his familiarity with the franchise -- is the Carolina Panthers’ history of turning later-round (or undrafted) offensive linemen into productive players. So while the Giants undoubtedly need to invest premium resources into their offensive line, there is also the hope that Gettleman will be able to uncover a diamond in the rough who can grow into a starter at some point early in his...

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BBV mailbag: Draft, free agency, more — trying to answer your questions

The mail is here! It’s Saturday, New York Giants fans, so let’s open up the Big Blue View mailbag and see what falls out. Are you confident in Giants current direction?— Jesse Manginelli (@jessect6) January 17, 2019 Ed says: No one is happy with five wins. There are, however, things that make me optimistic. The locker room dissension and distractions are gone. The Giants drafted well in 2018, getting good players beyond Saquon Barkley in the middle parts of the draft. GM Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur seem to agree on how they want to construct a roster, and I am in favor...

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2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Michael Dogbe (DT, Temple)

Dogbe is under the radar nationally, but is he on the Giants’ radar? After the season, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman put the onus for the failed season on the defensive side of the ball. And there was some truth in that -- The Giants are stocked with talent at the offensive skill positions, but they need to invest resources to add talent to the defensive side of the ball. Some of that will surely be acquiring top-tier talent and playmakers, but they will also look to invest some of their (many) late-round picks in players who might be a good return on investment. Temple...

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2019 East-West Shrine Game : Game time, TV channel, prospects, more

Which players could catch the Giants’ eye at the East-West Shrine Game today? Happy Saturday New York Giants fans! After a layoff we have prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft playing football on a Satuday afternoon. The East-West Shrine game is the lesser of the two “big” All-Star games which mark the start of Draft Season. The Senior Bowl (which will be played next week) garners most of the attention, but this week players who have flown under the radar or went to smaller schools get their chance to shine. Every year there are players who were overlooked throughout the college season who...

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Giants news, 1/18: Plax — Giants should draft Dwayne Haskins

Let’s check today’s headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Giants should draft Dwayne Haskins: Plaxico Burress | New York Post Everyone is entitled to an opinion about what the Giants should do at quarterback. Burress has his: “They have generational talent, but at the quarterback position, we just gotta find a way to solidify that position….and my mindset is if Dwayne Haskins is available at the sixth pick, we gotta take him,” Burress said on Fox Sports 1’s “Undefeated.” “Kyler Murray may end up at the New York Giants, but from a passing standpoint, with Sterling...

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Mock Draft roundup, 1/19: Quarterback for Giants unanimous, but which one?

Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray both draw support On Thursday, ESPN’s Mel Kiper gave the New York Giants Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins in his first 2019 NFL mock draft. A look at a smattering of other recently-updated mock drafts shows that quarterback is the overwhelming expectation for the Giants. In our list below, every choice was a quarterback. Draft Countdown — Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State Even though Saquon Barkley more than lived up to the hype as a rookie it’s still valid to question whether the Giants should’ve taken one of those highly-regarded quarterbacks...

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2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Tyree St. Louis, OT, Miami

Could the Giants draft another left tackle out of Miami? The New York Giants completely rebuilt their offensive line over the course of 2018. However, it isn’t a surprise to anyone who watched them last season that they need to continue to build their line, both for 2019 and for the future. Their most immediate needs are for a right tackle and center to fill in around Nate Solder and 2018 second round pick Will Hernandez. But while the Giants are locked in to Solder at left tackle for now, he is over 30 and an expensive player. It would behoove the Giants to have a tackle in the pipeline...

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Daniel Jeremiah mock draft 1.0: Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins to New York

Mock drafts are already falling into a familiar pattern Not only is Draft Season in full swing, but Mock Draft Season is well under way as well. Daniel Jeremiah, former scout and draft expert for the NFL network, released his first mock draft of 2019 on Friday afternoon. After a 2018 draft season filled with mock drafts featuring the New York Giants selecting a quarterback, this year’s mocks are already falling in to a familiar theme. With the sixth overall pick, Jeremiah mocks Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins to the Giants. 6. New York Giants Dwayne Haskins (QB, Ohio...

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Giants news: Plaxico Burress says New York has to draft Dwayne Haskins

Plaxico Burress is talking, and he wants the Giants Powers that Be to know that Dwayne Haskins needs to be drafted to the team. The former Super Bowl Champion and wide receiver knows that the New York team has to make a huge decision in the off-season about the direction of their quarterback. And while […] The post Giants news: Plaxico Burress says New York has to draft Dwayne Haskins appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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[Podcast] Big Blue Big Board - Running through the running back position

The Giants probably won’t draft a running back highly, but we should know the names anyway. The Big Blue Big Board podcast wraps up its first look at the position groups of the 2019 NFL Draft. We saved the running back position for last, based on the assumption that the New York Giants won’t be drafting a running back highly — if at all — in the upcoming draft. We felt that was a safe assumption based on the fact that they made Saquon Barkley the second overall pick in last year’s draft, and throughout the season struggled to find enough touches for Wayne Gallman (despite him...

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Carl Banks on ‘Twitter GMs,’ Eli Manning, other Giants topics

On ‘BBKL Live, Giants radio analyst hits wide range of issues In an appearance Thursday on ‘Big Blue Kickoff Live,’ New York Giants radio analyst Carl Banks was outstanding. Banks touched on topics that included Eli Manning, the importance of the draft vs. free agency, James Bettcher and more. Below you will find some of the main things Banks said, along with my views on those topics. I’m also going to recommend you find an hour to go listen to the full show. It’s worthwhile. On the future of Eli Manning This, of course, is where everything starts for the Giants. Banks said...

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NFL news: Odds released on who will draft Kyler Murray

On Thursday evening, BetOnline.ag released the official odds on who will draft the two-sport sensation, Kyler Murray. So far, the odds are the Raiders at +325, the Jaguars at +350, the Giants at +400 and then the Cardinals at +500. Murray has been a big part of recent sports media discussion, as many believe that the […] The post NFL news: Odds released on who will draft Kyler Murray appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Mel Kiper Mock Draft 1.0 - Giants land Dwayne Haskins

ESPN’s draft guru finds the Giants a QB for the future The NFL playoffs are still in process but for most of the NFL draft season is in full swing. There is no clearer indication of that than the fact that ESPN’s draft expert, Mel Kiper Jr., has released his first mock draft of the year. As we have come to expect over the last year, the mock draft has the New York Giants landing who they hope is their future franchise quarterback. In Kipers’ first simulation, the Giants make Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins the first quarterback off the board. 6. New York Giants - Dwayne...

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Keep Eli, draft, trade: What should Giants do at quarterback in 2019?

A big fear of any NFL team, especially in the modern era, is to get stuck in what Giants GM Dave Gettleman called "Quarterback Hell." So here are all the Giants' options to make sure they don't make it there down the road.

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Mel Kiper Jr.'s mock draft 1.0 has Giants picking a quarterback

With the sixth pick in the NFL draft, the Giants will pick a quarterback, predicts Mel Kiper Jr.

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2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Daniel Wise (DT, Kansas)

The Giants were spotted talking to Wise at the East-West Shrine Game. Might he be an under-the-radar upgrade? The New York Giants have resolved to fix their defense over the 2019 offseason. Or rather, stock their well-schemed defense with the talent it needs to perform up to expectations. The most obvious area of need on the defense has been the pass rush. The Giants spent the first half of the season with one of the (if not the) worst pass rushes in the NFL. The obvious place to improve the front seven is with an EDGE rusher. However, the Giants would do well to consider pass rushers...

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How Michael Strahan would handle the Giants' QB situation in 2019

Michael Strahan thinks the Giants should draft a Heisman Trophy winner with the No. 6 pick but start the season with a two-time Super Bowl champion under center.

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Giants Mailbag: Would New York trade Odell for the No. 1 overall pick?

The mailbox stays full this time of year with Giants fans’ questions as the NFL Combine, free agency and the NFL Draft near. And it’s never too early to project what Big Blue will do to improve its 2019 roster and fate. So let’s get right to this week’s most pressing issues: Question from Gerard...

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Giants news, 1/17: Kyler Murray, QB choices dominate headlines — of course

Let’s check your Thursday morning headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! What are the odds Kyler Murray winds up with the Giants? Well, here is how one Las Vegas bookmaker sees it: Raiders +325Jaguars +350Giants +400Cardinals +500Dolphins +800Bucs +1200Redskins+800Broncos +800Steelers +1400 Bengals +900 Here is a little more Murray discussion. Kyler Murray enters the NFL Draft — what happens now and why the system is pointing him away from baseball | The Athletic This one is subscription only, but gives us a good idea why Murray is likely to play football. Is Kyler Murray’s...

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2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Nick Brossette, RB, LSU

Could the Giants actually draft another running back? The New York Giants are all set with their running back options, right? Saquon Barkley is coming off of one of the best rookie seasons for a runner in NFL history, and Wayne Gallman has proven to be an effective change-up who should probably be used more. However, running backs are a dime-a-dozen and it never hurts to bring a few extra into camp and see what happens. It is possible that the Giants could want to bring in another late-round or UDFA back to compete with Gallman and Robert Martin. If so, they might look at LSU running back...

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New York Giants: In a cruel irony, Eli Apple’s still playing

When cornerback Eli Apple the New York Giants after the 2016 NFL Draft, he was just 20-years old. The former Ohio State Buckeye floundered with the New York Giants for 2+ seasons, before he was shipped to the New Orleans Saints for a 2019 fourth-round selection, as well as a 2020 seventh-round pick. His trade […] New York Giants: In a cruel irony, Eli Apple’s still playing - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - A NY Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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East-West Shrine Game: Giants’ assistant coach Lunda Wells working with offensive linemen

Here is a list of players Wells is getting a first-hand look at this week The pre-draft process leading to the 2019 NFL Draft kicked into high gear this week with practices for this weekend’s East-West Shrine Game. The New York Giants, of course, have boots on the ground watching players. The Giants also, though, have a coach on the inside. Giants tight ends coach Lunda Wells is coaching the offensive linemen on the East team. Wells is the Giants tight ends coach and formerly an assistant offensive line coach. Wells being on the East staff headed by Sam Mills caught my attention simply...

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Giants can take this quarterback option off the table this offseason

When it comes to the Giants' options to explore adding a new quarterback next season, the NFL Draft or free agency comes to mind right away. But a trade isn't off the table, either.

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2019 NFL mock draft: PFF thinks Jaguars pick Haskins

The Jacksonville Jaguars were in a very tough spot at the end of the regular season. With a surprise win on the road against the Miami Dolphins, the team ended with a 5-11 record — which slotted them below the New York Giants and made them the second quarterback-needy team picking in a one-horse race. Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins was the guy and the rest of the crop — Daniel Jones, Will Grier, and more — just seemed a cut below. And then Kyler Murray declared for the 2019 NFL Draft. Now there are two options for a team wanting to roll the dice on a top-level prospect and, well, I...

Should Giants tank to secure a top QB in draft? I Pro Football Talk I NBC Sports

The Giants are at a pivotal point in their season and if they lose to the Eagles, Mike Florio thinks they should consider tanking the season so they can draft their quarterback of the future. #NBCSports #Giants #NFL »

Los Angeles Chargers vs. New York Giants | Week 5 Game Preview | NFL

In a matchup of quarterbacks from the 2004 draft class two 0-4 teams look to get their first win of the season. Here are the keys to victory, X-Factor, and prediction for the Los Angeles Chargers vs. the New York Giants Sunday, Oct. 8, 1pm EST on CBS. W

Eli Maning preps for Steelers, talks Ben Roethlisberger

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning discusses facing fellow QB draft-class mate Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.