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Raanan: No chance Engram is the pick, won't draft Njoku at 2

ryanmkeane : 4/17/2017 8:37 pm
From his recent twitter questions tonight. Jordan will publish his top 10 most likely picks on Wednesday.

Interesting thoughts on Njoku. Perhaps playmaker on offense is out of the question at 23?
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'I'm sure it'll happen'...  
Torrag : 4/17/2017 11:02 pm : link
Relax big guy. There are almost no sure things in the Draft, especially when it comes to unfinished prospects like Njoku. Yes he's uber athletic but he's most definitely a work in progress as a football player on multiple fronts.
Don't understand the argument against Njoku and Engram even  
SLIM_ : 4/17/2017 11:05 pm : link
We run a West Coast offense. We talk about attacking the seam but our signature tight end play is the 3 yard out. Donnell would catch it most of the time but then provide zero fight and get tackled for a 3 yard gain. Hopefully, he wouldn't fumble. Tye would do better. He would catch it consistently and would often fight for extra yards but didn't have a lot of agility to turn up field quickly. Most of the time he would get caught short of the chains. Neither put up much of a fight blocking.

I have trouble thinking that Engram/Njoku would block any worse in season 1 then Donnell/Tye. The difference is they both have the athletic ability to turn up field quicker on the out and convert 1st downs.

Attacking the seam with the tight end is 1 way to beat a cover 2. The other way is to draw the linebackers up and/or force a safety into the box. Engram/Njoku can do that.

I also don't buy into the argument of having too many weapons. Marshall came here to win. Beckham would thrive even more (BIG PLAYS!) if there were other weapons surrounding him. A TE and Sheppard are too young to complain yet.

RE: 'I'm sure it'll happen'...  
Mike in NY : 4/17/2017 11:07 pm : link
In comment 13432046 Torrag said:
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Relax big guy. There are almost no sure things in the Draft, especially when it comes to unfinished prospects like Njoku. Yes he's uber athletic but he's most definitely a work in progress as a football player on multiple fronts.


The one sure thing I know is you are up in the Mock Draft. Sorry, couldn't resist :)

Getting back to this thread, considering the flashes we saw from Adams and the depth at TE this year, I would be happy to not spend a first on Njoku if I am the Giants.
'you are up in the Mock Draft'...  
Torrag : 4/17/2017 11:23 pm : link
thanks I've been drinking tonight so I'll make my pick in the morning so there won't be any regrets. Unlike the last girl I brought home from the bar at 2am.
Not our type  
Peppers : 4/17/2017 11:24 pm : link
Like more of the inline TEs. Engram and Njoku aren't the types we usually target.

We seem to like guys who can block inline and have soft reliable hands who aren't afraid of the middle. We've won super bowls with those types.

OJ Howard would be the dream for us. We may even move up if he drops within striking distance. Inline big bodied guy who is also an athletic freak. Those are very hard to come by. He's potentially a Gronk.
RE: Not buying it  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 4/17/2017 11:26 pm : link
In comment 13432041 illmatic said:
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and it reeks of a smokescreen. Why would they completely rule out a top TE like that? Unless they think he'll be a god awful blocker but I haven't seen any evidence of that being the case for him. The guy looks like a stud. If they can nab either him or Howard at 23, I'm sure it'll happen. The guy was also a Shockey/Giants fan and I'm sure he'd love to be here. That means a little something too.


I think it's B.S. too. Between his measurables and his age, Njoku is almost the very definition of a "Jerry pick".
RE: Don't understand the argument against Njoku and Engram even  
Ten Ton Hammer : 4/17/2017 11:28 pm : link
In comment 13432048 SLIM_ said:
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We run a West Coast offense. We talk about attacking the seam but our signature tight end play is the 3 yard out. Donnell would catch it most of the time but then provide zero fight and get tackled for a 3 yard gain. Hopefully, he wouldn't fumble. Tye would do better. He would catch it consistently and would often fight for extra yards but didn't have a lot of agility to turn up field quickly. Most of the time he would get caught short of the chains. Neither put up much of a fight blocking.

I have trouble thinking that Engram/Njoku would block any worse in season 1 then Donnell/Tye. The difference is they both have the athletic ability to turn up field quicker on the out and convert 1st downs.

Attacking the seam with the tight end is 1 way to beat a cover 2. The other way is to draw the linebackers up and/or force a safety into the box. Engram/Njoku can do that.

I also don't buy into the argument of having too many weapons. Marshall came here to win. Beckham would thrive even more (BIG PLAYS!) if there were other weapons surrounding him. A TE and Sheppard are too young to complain yet.



One of the arguments against is simply that the Giants don't value the position like everyone wants them to. It's not so much about "having too many weapons". It's more about what the team would rather have. Like, a pass rush that doesn't depend on both DEs never getting hurt.
RE: RE: Don't understand the argument against Njoku and Engram even  
chopperhatch : 4/17/2017 11:44 pm : link
In comment 13432069 Ten Ton Hammer said:
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We run a West Coast offense. We talk about attacking the seam but our signature tight end play is the 3 yard out. Donnell would catch it most of the time but then provide zero fight and get tackled for a 3 yard gain. Hopefully, he wouldn't fumble. Tye would do better. He would catch it consistently and would often fight for extra yards but didn't have a lot of agility to turn up field quickly. Most of the time he would get caught short of the chains. Neither put up much of a fight blocking.

I have trouble thinking that Engram/Njoku would block any worse in season 1 then Donnell/Tye. The difference is they both have the athletic ability to turn up field quicker on the out and convert 1st downs.

Attacking the seam with the tight end is 1 way to beat a cover 2. The other way is to draw the linebackers up and/or force a safety into the box. Engram/Njoku can do that.

I also don't buy into the argument of having too many weapons. Marshall came here to win. Beckham would thrive even more (BIG PLAYS!) if there were other weapons surrounding him. A TE and Sheppard are too young to complain yet.





One of the arguments against is simply that the Giants don't value the position like everyone wants them to. It's not so much about "having too many weapons". It's more about what the team would rather have. Like, a pass rush that doesn't depend on both DEs never getting hurt.


The "don't value the position" argument I think was tossed once Ben was hired. He absolutely values a TE in this O and logic dictates it is one that can be moved around and block a little at least. Engram is definitely that. So long as he is not asked to block a DE 1 on 1 consistently, I think he can handle kick outs and down blocks from time to time. The match up issues he would cause would more than justify him as a pick. He would almost make the Cover 2 that all but neutralized ODB for stretches obsolete. If we need to tighten up and run the ball, Adams can definitely block.

Also, I am calling disinformation here. It makes no sense to divulge that there is "no chance" of ________ being the pick.
I don't see how to predict the pick  
81_Great_Dane : 4/18/2017 12:04 am : link
without knowing who falls unexpectedly -- which happens every year. If, say, Watson falls to 23 the Giants may have the chance to trade down. We can all name guys and say "No way he'll be available at #23," but I bet if we polled this board we'd get around 25-27 names who are "sure to be gone." So somebody will be unexpectedly available, and somebody will be unexpectedly gone.
I'm not sure why some  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 4/18/2017 12:22 am : link
of you are having trouble with this. It absolutely fits Reese's M.O.

History tells us that the current regime is not inclined to take a TE that early, so why do we react to the suggestion that they aren't targeting Njoku with such skepticism?


Unless maybe we believe what we want to believe, regardless of evidence?

Nah.
Chopperhatch  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 4/18/2017 12:25 am : link
I think you are seriously overstating McAdoo's impact on draft strategy. I seriously doubt that the entire draft strategy was drastically altered for a rookie HC.
Vin Cuccs, Torrag  
lugnut : 4/18/2017 12:42 am : link
Your takes on Engram are the literal exact opposite of Dave -Te's, who called Engram the "perfect fit" for the Giants right now. FWIW.
Smoke screen  
JohnB : 4/18/2017 5:14 am : link
I think that the Giants got burned last year by the loose talk about who the Giants will or will not take. I think that they have done a much better job at not publicly focusing in on 1 or 2 players and this is another example of that smoke screen.
RE: Chopperhatch  
chopperhatch : 4/18/2017 5:45 am : link
In comment 13432089 LakeGeorgeGiant said:
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I think you are seriously overstating McAdoo's impact on draft strategy. I seriously doubt that the entire draft strategy was drastically altered for a rookie HC.


Well then...why do you hire MacAdoo as HC knowing that the system he comes from has athletic TEs and a reliance upon them as an integral part of their offense?

Dont act like the Giants arent opposed to it as an org. They drafted fairly high for TEs starting with Shockey and Shaincoe in successive years and then tried again with Robinson. Dont make it like its unheard of.
RE: Smoke screen  
chopperhatch : 4/18/2017 5:46 am : link
In comment 13432108 JohnB said:
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I think that the Giants got burned last year by the loose talk about who the Giants will or will not take. I think that they have done a much better job at not publicly focusing in on 1 or 2 players and this is another example of that smoke screen.


I honestly think the Giants had zero intention of drafting Floyd. Conk? Yes. Floyd didnt make sense
RE: RE: Chopperhatch  
UConn4523 : 4/18/2017 6:15 am : link
In comment 13432113 chopperhatch said:
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I think you are seriously overstating McAdoo's impact on draft strategy. I seriously doubt that the entire draft strategy was drastically altered for a rookie HC.



Well then...why do you hire MacAdoo as HC knowing that the system he comes from has athletic TEs and a reliance upon them as an integral part of their offense?

Dont act like the Giants arent opposed to it as an org. They drafted fairly high for TEs starting with Shockey and Shaincoe in successive years and then tried again with Robinson. Dont make it like its unheard of.


Shockey was 15 years ago and Shiancoe was a 3rd rounder, I don't get either player being a reason for this regime being prone to take TE high. What great TEs did McAdoo have in Green Bay?

I'd be fine with a TE but in regards to Njoku he may be too much of a project to take when there's other, more polished players at potentially more premier positions available.
'who called Engram the "perfect fit"'...  
Torrag : 4/18/2017 6:24 am : link
...whose the last move TE the Giants drafted in Round 1? Or Round 2 for that matter? Macs 'West Coast' scheme is derived from his Green Bay days and they prefer a TE that can block in line, not just receivers. Hence their acquisition of Martellus. Jared Cook played at 6'5/255# before him and the list goes on. Engram doesn't fit the profile of what the Giants have coveted in the past or Macs experiences indicate he will value.

It should be noted I did say if we see him as a Boundary WR and a long term replacement of Marshall he could be a target. He's certainly fast and agile enough to transition there full time. He's really just a big receiver anyway. What's more his 'mediocre' blocking as a TE suddenly becomes above average as a WR.
Are we underrating Ellerson and Adams?  
grizz299 : 4/18/2017 8:13 am : link

Ellerson is a hybrid full back / TE regarded mostly for his blocking. But in the films I've seen I think he's a much better receiver than we're giving him credit for (but, of course, highlights don't tell the full story).
Adams is going to experience the huge second year gain we expect and maybe that puts him in the mix.
I personally think we're a lot stronger at line backer and TE than we most people think.
My inclination is to keep thinking OL, DL. Just a darn shame that this year the OL prospects are flawed and we're lightly to get as much talent late as we'd get in the first.
That puts me back to DL by the process of elimination. I've heard warnings about the "motor" on the DE from MI. but at 295 with high atleticism and long arms he reminds me of JPP.
The fact that we spend so much energy and cyber-ink on something we virtually know nothing about and contribute nothing to, is kinda sick. Or sad..."empty people", living life vicariously.
Engram's a project, a hybrid TE/WR in progress  
JonC : 4/18/2017 8:29 am : link
NYG cancelled their private meeting yesterday with Njoku, worth noting.

Skipping both doesn't mean no offensive playmaker at #23, but rather perhaps the value isn't there. Think bigger picture roster puzzle rather than hyped up prospect.
RE: Engram's a project, a hybrid TE/WR in progress  
The_Boss : 4/18/2017 8:38 am : link
In comment 13432177 JonC said:
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NYG cancelled their private meeting yesterday with Njoku, worth noting.

Skipping both doesn't mean no offensive playmaker at #23, but rather perhaps the value isn't there. Think bigger picture roster puzzle rather than hyped up prospect.


I was under the impression that they cxld all their meetings yesterday. Not just Njoku.
'Not just Njoku'...  
Torrag : 4/18/2017 8:42 am : link
Nope just Njoku.
I'd be damned disappointed if they picked Lamp  
JonC : 4/18/2017 9:09 am : link
because it would likely be to replace Pugh, rather than pay him $10M per on an extension.

Not seeing the OL value at #23.
RE: RE: Chopperhatch  
Ten Ton Hammer : 4/18/2017 9:12 am : link
In comment 13432113 chopperhatch said:
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I think you are seriously overstating McAdoo's impact on draft strategy. I seriously doubt that the entire draft strategy was drastically altered for a rookie HC.



Well then...why do you hire MacAdoo as HC knowing that the system he comes from has athletic TEs and a reliance upon them as an integral part of their offense?

Dont act like the Giants arent opposed to it as an org. They drafted fairly high for TEs starting with Shockey and Shaincoe in successive years and then tried again with Robinson. Dont make it like its unheard of.


Who are these TEs that were the centerpiece of Green Bay's offense? I don't know where you're getting that from. They had one guy, jermichael Finley, who was a third round draft pick. And when injuries cut his career short he was replaced by nondescript players.
RE: Are we underrating Ellerson and Adams?  
YAJ2112 : 4/18/2017 9:13 am : link
In comment 13432168 grizz299 said:
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Ellerson is a hybrid full back / TE regarded mostly for his blocking. But in the films I've seen I think he's a much better receiver than we're giving him credit for (but, of course, highlights don't tell the full story).
Adams is going to experience the huge second year gain we expect and maybe that puts him in the mix.
I personally think we're a lot stronger at line backer and TE than we most people think.
My inclination is to keep thinking OL, DL. Just a darn shame that this year the OL prospects are flawed and we're lightly to get as much talent late as we'd get in the first.
That puts me back to DL by the process of elimination. I've heard warnings about the "motor" on the DE from MI. but at 295 with high atleticism and long arms he reminds me of JPP.
The fact that we spend so much energy and cyber-ink on something we virtually know nothing about and contribute nothing to, is kinda sick. Or sad..."empty people", living life vicariously.


You are definitely underrating Ellison.
RE: I'd be damned disappointed if they picked Lamp  
mrvax : 4/18/2017 9:20 am : link
In comment 13432223 JonC said:
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because it would likely be to replace Pugh, rather than pay him $10M per on an extension.

Not seeing the OL value at #23.



Well if Pugh, Richburg & Fluker do not re-sign for 2018+, the best guy on the Oline today would be Flowers. The Giants may reach for an Oline guy in the 1st and then again later.
understood  
JonC : 4/18/2017 9:23 am : link
but it's still disappointing to reach and to backfill with it.
They're doing the sports science on Njoku  
dpinzow : 4/18/2017 9:30 am : link
He was a national high jump champion in high school and jumped 6'4" with pads and a football on, which is sick
Chopperhatch  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 4/18/2017 10:21 am : link
I said "current regime", Shockey wasn't drafted by the current regime.

There is no precedent for a first round TE.

Anything can happen, but I don't think they are inclined to go TE. For better or worse, that's the situation.
RE: Chopperhatch  
mrvax : 4/18/2017 10:28 am : link
In comment 13432342 LakeGeorgeGiant said:
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I said "current regime", Shockey wasn't drafted by the current regime.

There is no precedent for a first round TE.

Anything can happen, but I don't think they are inclined to go TE. For better or worse, that's the situation.


You're probably right but if the TE is graded very highly, they could shock us and grab the guy. They'd have to be impressed though.
RE: RE: Smoke screen  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 4/18/2017 10:29 am : link
In comment 13432114 chopperhatch said:
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I think that the Giants got burned last year by the loose talk about who the Giants will or will not take. I think that they have done a much better job at not publicly focusing in on 1 or 2 players and this is another example of that smoke screen.



I honestly think the Giants had zero intention of drafting Floyd. Conk? Yes. Floyd didnt make sense


I'm with you on this one.

We will never know, but I remain unconvinced that Floyd was their "target".

They seem to have had interest in Floyd, but I suspect they would have taken Apple or Conklin over him.

It's all conjecture though.
I think the Giants were genuinely interested in Floyd  
UConn4523 : 4/18/2017 10:54 am : link
but they were also genuinely interested in Conklin and Apple. It isn't a secret they value pass rushers and Floyd was at the top of that list respective to where they were picking. But, he was light, and had stamina/injury concerns which I'm sure he got dinged for in our scoring.

Anyone suggesting that our interest was telegraphed and that the Bears pulled a fast one on us isn't paying attention.
The whole idea of another team  
mrvax : 4/18/2017 11:00 am : link
"knowing" who the Giants want and then making a move to foil the Giants plans or just trade up and disregard their draft board is preposterous.
RE: RE: Smoke screen  
JordanRaanan : 4/18/2017 2:17 pm : link
In comment 13432114 chopperhatch said:
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I think that the Giants got burned last year by the loose talk about who the Giants will or will not take. I think that they have done a much better job at not publicly focusing in on 1 or 2 players and this is another example of that smoke screen.



I honestly think the Giants had zero intention of drafting Floyd. Conk? Yes. Floyd didnt make sense


You should rethink that. I'm not 90 or 95 percent on that. I'm 100.
RE: RE: RE: Smoke screen  
Big Blue '56 : 4/18/2017 3:29 pm : link
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I think that the Giants got burned last year by the loose talk about who the Giants will or will not take. I think that they have done a much better job at not publicly focusing in on 1 or 2 players and this is another example of that smoke screen.



I honestly think the Giants had zero intention of drafting Floyd. Conk? Yes. Floyd didnt make sense



You should rethink that. I'm not 90 or 95 percent on that. I'm 100.


If that's the case, then there's a shot at taking a LB at 23
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Rjanyg : 4/18/2017 5:06 pm : link
In comment 13432826 JordanRaanan said:
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I think that the Giants got burned last year by the loose talk about who the Giants will or will not take. I think that they have done a much better job at not publicly focusing in on 1 or 2 players and this is another example of that smoke screen.



I honestly think the Giants had zero intention of drafting Floyd. Conk? Yes. Floyd didnt make sense



You should rethink that. I'm not 90 or 95 percent on that. I'm 100.


Hey Jordan,

When we getting a list of guys you think NYG will take at 23? I still think Njoku is a possibility. Cancelling his visit? Makes everyone think they aren't interested. Your thoughts on Lamp, Bowser, Davis and Willis?
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chopperhatch : 4/18/2017 5:13 pm : link
In comment 13432826 JordanRaanan said:
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I think that the Giants got burned last year by the loose talk about who the Giants will or will not take. I think that they have done a much better job at not publicly focusing in on 1 or 2 players and this is another example of that smoke screen.



I honestly think the Giants had zero intention of drafting Floyd. Conk? Yes. Floyd didnt make sense



You should rethink that. I'm not 90 or 95 percent on that. I'm 100.


Why would I rethink that? It was just an educated guess on my part. Floyd as a top 10 pick flies in the face of what the Giants normally look for in a DE and certainly a LBer. He was 25 year old rookie, he was a tweener, he was light in the ass and he got hirt at both workouts. If you have it on good authority that that was the guy they favored (and I def believe you do), then I stand corrected. More over, I am appalled that they would make it that obvious who they favored so that not 1 but 2 teams could leapfrog them to take the guy the wanted. Hopefully they dont do the same thing with Bowser and lose out on him too.
Hey, Jordan.  
Klaatu : 4/18/2017 5:23 pm : link
Just because Paul Dottino was on the NFL Network a week or so before the draft telling everyone who would listen that the Giants were in love with Leonard Floyd doesn't mean that the Giants were really in love with Leonard Floyd, does it? Does it? Hmmmm?
Floyd wasn't a 25year old rookie  
KWALL2 : 4/18/2017 6:15 pm : link
He turned 24 during his rookie year and he's more than just a LB, or just a DE, and he was damn good as a rookie.

The idea of "what the Giants traditionally look for" is silly (didn't they draft a 24 year old Ross in round 1?) especially with a game that has changed quite a bit in the last 10 years.

Also trying to put together some kind of draft history of player type or positions over a 10 year period is kind of useless too.

Was David Wilson a "traditional" first rounder or RB drafted by the Giants? Was Beckham?

Engram is so explosive he's on everybody's list this year. The only thing that drops his value is the depth of the draft class at this position.

Klaatu  
KWALL2 : 4/18/2017 6:17 pm : link
Wasn't it a lot more than just one guy talking about Giants and Floyd? It was widespread which is why the Bears traded up, right?
KWALL  
Klaatu : 4/18/2017 6:31 pm : link
When Dottino (who works for the Giants, doesn't he?) goes on Path to the Draft and says flat-out that the Giants are in love with Leonard Floyd, it's more than just speculation by your garden variety beat writer trying to read the tea leaves.

Either P-Dot and the Giants are the absolute dumbest of dumbasses for letting the entire league know that they were interested in Floyd, or it was part of a "false flag" operation, where the Giants weren't really interested in Floyd, but sent Dottino out to spread the word that they were.

Who knows?
Habnt we seen it before?  
KWALL2 : 4/18/2017 6:40 pm : link
The guy doesn't work for the Giants. And he wasn't the only guy.

And what was the point? To entice the Bears to move up so we can get our #1 target Apple?
RE: Habnt we seen it before?  
Klaatu : 4/18/2017 6:54 pm : link
In comment 13433300 KWALL2 said:
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The guy doesn't work for the Giants. And he wasn't the only guy.

And what was the point? To entice the Bears to move up so we can get our #1 target Apple?


He was the only guy who regularly appears on their website, so much so that I thought he worked for the team.

And he wasn't speculating...he wasn't saying that the Giants might be interested in Floyd...he stated categorically that they loved him. It shocked me so much at the time that I posted about it. Why the hell would he do that?
Lot of people were talking Floyd to Giants  
KWALL2 : 4/18/2017 7:10 pm : link
After the draft the Giants didn't act like they got their #1 target.

If they wanted Floyd, they got it right because he was outstanding as a rookie. And we needed a 3rd pass rush option. We still need pass rush hekp so it could be one at 23.

I do like Engram too at that spot. He would fit right in on any NFL offense. It's not hard to find a way to use a faster and more explosive Reed. And that's what he is.
KWALL, I didn't have a problem with Floyd.  
Klaatu : 4/18/2017 7:16 pm : link
I really wanted Conklin, but I would have settled for Decker. Apple, to me, was way out of left field. It just seems very strange to me that the Giants' interest in Floyd - if legitimate - was so overt. "Loose lips sink ships," ya know.
Oh, and you don't have to sell me on Engram.  
Klaatu : 4/18/2017 7:24 pm : link
I've been beating that drum since the Senior Bowl. Ditto for Tyus Bowser.
RE: KWALL  
Gatorade Dunk : 4/19/2017 6:52 am : link
In comment 13433294 Klaatu said:
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When Dottino (who works for the Giants, doesn't he?) goes on Path to the Draft and says flat-out that the Giants are in love with Leonard Floyd, it's more than just speculation by your garden variety beat writer trying to read the tea leaves.

Either P-Dot and the Giants are the absolute dumbest of dumbasses for letting the entire league know that they were interested in Floyd, or it was part of a "false flag" operation, where the Giants weren't really interested in Floyd, but sent Dottino out to spread the word that they were.

Who knows?

Considering their supposed interest in Bowser and Willis this year (who represent a similar skill set to Floyd), I would have a hard time believing that the Giants went from smokescreen to genuine interest from last year to this year. So, is this year a smokescreen too?

I think some of you guys give the Giants FO too much credit - their targets have leaked out a lot over the years. Not every year, so it's not systemic, but often enough that I think it's wishful thinking to give them credit for a smokescreen campaign.
'I really wanted Conklin, but I would have settled for Decker'...  
Torrag : 4/19/2017 7:25 am : link
...Apple, to me, was way out of left field.

Agreed on all fronts.

That said Apple looks promising. Has some things to improve on but has the athletic tools. Looks like the #1 rookie CB out of last years Draft so the Giants got value.
How do the Giants benefit from having people  
Ten Ton Hammer : 4/19/2017 9:10 am : link
Who appear on their official media platforms blab about how much they love a certain draft prospects?

When you consider how nobody in the front office ever says anything of direct substance, if Dottino or anyone else was spilling state secrets they didn't want out there they would've put a stop to it. And Dottino has a self preservation interest in keeping his gig.

A few of us  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 4/19/2017 10:44 am : link
were saying for months that Apple checked every damn box for a Giants CB, and they needed a CB. I felt he would be the top CB on their board.I believe JonC said the same.

It wasn't out of "left field" for all of us.
RE: A few of us  
Klaatu : 4/19/2017 11:46 am : link
In comment 13434075 LakeGeorgeGiant said:
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were saying for months that Apple checked every damn box for a Giants CB, and they needed a CB. I felt he would be the top CB on their board.I believe JonC said the same.

It wasn't out of "left field" for all of us.


Did I say it was, or did I use the phrase, "to me?"
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