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Eric from BBI : Admin : 4/4/2018 2:46 pm
For those who missed or want to continue to reference Sy'56's craft previews, they are all archived in the BBI Draft section.
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Eric, small typo  
SCGiantsFan : 4/4/2018 9:30 pm : link
Draft not craft
Craft scouting is like craft brewing  
Greg from LI : 4/5/2018 9:43 am : link
Small batches with an emphasis on quality over quantity.
does  
QB Snacks : 4/5/2018 9:48 am : link
anyone have Sy's grading system? I'm trying to understand what the scores mean?
From Sy in the RB thread  
Kevin in Annapolis : 4/5/2018 9:57 am : link
90+ Elite, All Pro, Franchise players
85+ Pro Bowlers, long time starters, among the best at their position eventually
80+ First round caliber talent, long time starters
75+ Day 2 prospects, starters/solid rotational contributors
72+ Rounds 4-5
67+ Rounds 6-7
65+ Priority UDFA
Tentative dates for positions  
Sy'56 : 4/5/2018 11:10 am : link
OG/OC - Monday April 9

DL - Tuesday April 10

Edge - Wednesday - April 11

Linebacker - Thursday - April 12

Cornerback - Monday April 16

Safety - Tuesday April 17

Quarterback - Monday April 23
I've spent so much time this offseason looking at the  
robbieballs2003 : 4/5/2018 11:54 am : link
offensive side of the ball. While I am interested in pass rushers on defense, I think I am most curious to see your write-ups of the corners. What was probably our best group on the field just 2 years ago has really become a huge need.
NYG Approach  
jbeintherockies : 4/8/2018 11:03 am : link
The NYG Approach is missing from the RB, WR and TE draft reviews. I really like reading Sy's thoughts on what the Giants should do at each position.

Sy, do you have the time to provide the Approach for the first three reviews?

we need a Sy'56 appreciation thread  
markky : 4/8/2018 11:46 am : link
this is just awesome
Looking forward to Sys DL profiles  
idiotsavant : 4/9/2018 10:44 am : link
Que the beef.
Can someone post  
Tim in VA : 4/11/2018 9:57 am : link
the link to Joey's compilation of these? And do we know if those are still being updated. Very valuable info and many thanks to Stop and Joey
Sy not Stop  
Tim in VA : 4/11/2018 9:57 am : link
Dumbass autocorrect
Here is Joey's  
Kevin in Annapolis : 4/11/2018 10:19 am : link
spread sheet. He hasn't updated with this weeks rankings.

Top 5 are

Barkley - 94
Vea - 87
Payne - 86
Chubb- 86
Nelson & Smith - 85

Still has yet to release CB, S, and QB
Link - ( New Window )
Oh and  
Kevin in Annapolis : 4/11/2018 10:19 am : link
LB
Sy’56 rocks, and he has developed a flair for the dramatic.  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/12/2018 5:51 am : link
Holding back the QB reviews sets up a great season finale. Does Sam Darnold get Sy's rose? Will Josh Allen be voted off the island? Did Kate Mara secretly marry Art Rooney II in the Tower of Joy and give birth to Josh Rosen, making him the legitimate heir?
LBs  
Joey in VA : 4/12/2018 1:17 pm : link
Are now added, reshuffled overall and these pretzels are making me thirsty
you know with this chart  
gidiefor : Mod : 4/13/2018 7:31 am : link
Vita Vea is starting to stand out -- I hadn't really looked at this guy very much before this -- but his dominance on Sy's chart made me look at him a little closer

Holy crap -- is all I can say -- this a massive Snacks-like player -- he eats the field up and he can move

You put him and Snacks on the field together -- and you have something like the Pittsburgh steel wall of old or the Vikings Purple people eaters of old -- I mean - it would be a legendary kind of scary scary defensive line the Giants would have -- legendary!
I'm having Tomlinson, Snacks, Vea dreams  
gidiefor : Mod : 4/13/2018 7:33 am : link
the kinda dreams I would be wanting every Oline that faces the Giants to have

Oh I could like very much to see this -- I really could
RE: you know with this chart  
Percy : 4/13/2018 2:35 pm : link
In comment 13912407 gidiefor said:
Quote:
Vita Vea is starting to stand out -- I hadn't really looked at this guy very much before this -- but his dominance on Sy's chart made me look at him a little closer

Holy crap -- is all I can say -- this a massive Snacks-like player -- he eats the field up and he can move

You put him and Snacks on the field together -- and you have something like the Pittsburgh steel wall of old or the Vikings Purple people eaters of old -- I mean - it would be a legendary kind of scary scary defensive line the Giants would have -- legendary!

This idea has powerful appeal. Could happen!
I look forward to the Safety rankings  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 4/14/2018 8:44 pm : link
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I want Vea  
CT Charlie : 4/15/2018 6:02 pm : link
as our short-yardage RB. Who's gonna bring him down?
Updated  
Joey in VA : 4/17/2018 12:23 pm : link
CB and S added
Can’t wait to read tomorrow’s post  
TommytheElephant : 4/22/2018 8:32 am : link
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It’s interesting to go back and read some of Sys rankings  
mfsd : 4/22/2018 10:05 pm : link
from previous years. He had Dalvin Tomlinson, Alvin Kamara and Cooper Kupp ranked pretty high, compared to a lot of other draftniks, IIRC

He did not have Erik Flowers graded that highly in 2015
Lots of value  
SCGiantsFan : 4/23/2018 7:44 am : link
At the top of the second round. So He one or two will be pushed down to the 2nd with all the Qbs expected to be taken. >;)
Any pre-draft podcasts scheduled?  
Ivan15 : 4/23/2018 10:20 am : link
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Here's a quick summary of Sy's first-round grades.  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/23/2018 11:33 am : link
Barkley and Rosen stand out as attractive options at #2. Granted, we can argue endlessly about the value proposition at RB, or the injury risk with Rosen. Other high-graded prospects are less compelling at #2, but intriguing in various trade-down scenarios. The 34th pick should offer good value at one or more positions of obvious need: CB, OL, WR, possibly DL and others.

Grd LastName FirstName Pos School
94 Barkley , Saquon , RB , Penn State
90 James , Derwin , S , Florida State
89 Rosen , Josh , QB , UCLA
87 Vea , Vita , DL , Washington
87 Fitzpatrick , Minkah , S , Alabama
86 Jackson , Josh , CB , Iowa
86 Oliver , Isaiah , CB , Colorado
86 Ward , Denzel , CB , Ohio State
86 Payne , Da'Ron , DL , Alabama
86 Chubb , Bradley , Edge , North Carolina State
86 Mayfield , Baker , QB , Oklahoma
86 Leonard , Darius , LB , South Carolina State
85 Hughes , Mike , CB , Central Florida
85 Nelson , Quinton , OG , Notre Dame
85 Smith , Braden , OG , Auburn
84 Smith , Roquan , LB , Georgia
83 Turay , Kemoko , Edge , Rutgers
83 Evans , Rashaan , LB , Alabama
83 Goedert , Dallas , TE , South Dakota State
82 Alexander , Jaire , CB , Louisville
82 Hurst , Maurice , DL , Michigan
82 Davenport , Marcus , Edge , Texas-San Antonio
82 Rankin , Martinas , OL , Mississippi State
82 Gallup , Michael , WR , Colorado State
81 Green , Rasheem , DL , USC
81 Settle , Tim , DL , Virginia Tech
81 Landry , Harold , Edge , Boston College
81 Wynn , Isaiah , OL , Georgia
81 McGlinchey , Mike , OT , Notre Dame
81 Williams , Connor , OT , Texas
81 Darnold , Sam , QB , USC
81 Michel , Sony , RB , Georgia
81 Sutton , Courtland , WR , SMU
80 Edmunds , Tremaine , LB , Virginia Tech
80 Price , Billy , OL , Ohio Stae
80 Jones , Ronald , RB , USC
80 Watts , Armani , S , Texas A&M
80 Hurst , Hayden , TE , South Carolina
80 Hamilton , Daesean , WR , Penn State
80 Miller , Anthony , WR , Memphis
80 Moore , D.J. , WR , Maryland
80 Ridley , Calvin , WR , Alabama
80 St.Brown , Equanimeous , WR , Notre Dame
List is updated with QBs  
Joey in VA : 4/23/2018 1:01 pm : link
Overall reshuffled, ready for Draft night!
Thanks Joey.  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/23/2018 1:55 pm : link
Yours is the master list.
Ok so I started watching Derwin James tape  
gidiefor : Mod : 4/23/2018 5:25 pm : link
OMG!

He's awesome too

I could definitely see him in Blue -- he's fast, he's hard, he plays smart, he's an amimule!!

I can't decide who I like better him or Vea - but we need another player like him in the backfield -- he's got more juice than Antrel Rolle in his prime
RE: Ok so I started watching Derwin James tape  
Sy'56 : 4/23/2018 8:33 pm : link
In comment 13926955 gidiefor said:
Quote:
OMG!

He's awesome too

I could definitely see him in Blue -- he's fast, he's hard, he plays smart, he's an amimule!!

I can't decide who I like better him or Vea - but we need another player like him in the backfield -- he's got more juice than Antrel Rolle in his prime


Some of his freshman year tape is even better. I think he protected the knee a bit in 2017 to be honest.

Someone is going to get a star with him
Joey  
Jay in Toronto : 4/25/2018 11:05 am : link
is there a different link?
Joey scartch that :)  
Jay in Toronto : 4/25/2018 11:06 am : link
found it
Can't wait for tonight  
jpennyva : 4/26/2018 11:00 am : link
I am very excited about this draft and am hopeful that this whole draft will be great for the Giants.

I want to give a shout out to Sy for his rankings and to Joey for preparing that awesome spreadsheet, which I will download and reference tonight.

While I am looking forward to the draft, a very close second of happiness will be the departure of all of the "why the Giants should/shouldn't draft specific players and positions" threads.

Go Giants!
Love Sy's writeup on Barkley  
baadbill : 4/26/2018 8:53 pm : link
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If we take  
GeneInCal : 4/27/2018 10:53 am : link
Equanimeous St. Brown I would freak out. That kid grew up down the block from me. I used to see him and his younger brothers catching balls from the Juggs machine all of the time. Dad was a nice dude, little eccentric. Mom is a sweetheart.
Jayln Holmes  
JPinstripes : 4/28/2018 7:49 am : link
Interesting DL/Edge guy that Sy likes. He may be a good fit in round 4 for the Giants. Sy write up
....

8 – Jalyn Holmes – Ohio State – 6’5/283

Grade: 75

Strong Points:

-Has the NFL ready frame and power presence right now
-Flashes an array of developed rush moves
-When the light is on, his impact is near top notch when he punches the blocker

¬Weak Points:

-Inconsistent all around when it comes to production and effort
-Urgency and quick reactions aren’t there
-Pad level gets too high, makes him an easy target

Summary:

Senior that struggled to get a ton of playing time because of the overcrowded defensive line at OSU. Holmes gets people excited because of what he would flash on a weekly to bi-weekly basis. His size and short area burst is enough to send power blockers back a couple steps. He has also shown the ability to rip under blockers and make plays in the backfield. I think if he played a little lighter, 10-15 pounds, he could be a terror. He could break out in the NFL if he ever gets more consistent snaps, but at the same time his intensity needs to be there no matter what when his number is called, something I didn’t always see in college.

NFL Comparison: Cameron Jordan / NO
On Holmes  
JPinstripes : 4/28/2018 7:54 am : link
I should have written "that Sy sees as a guy with upside potential."
Sy style of play comparison is Case Keenum  
kelsto811 : 4/28/2018 1:43 pm : link
Coincidence?
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