are pick #95 or later. It's rare to find quality there. I think there's a good chance we hit on 1 of them, but even asking for 2 quality starters out of those 9 is asking a lot. People forget Carter and Hill were picks #66 and #69 respectively, so yes they were 3rd rounders but they were pretty high 3rd rounders. Once you get out of the top 100 it's tough to find a sure thing anywhere.
We have to hit on all of #6, #17, and #37 if we want any chance of competing the next couple of years. We have about 15 holes to file on both sides of the ball and even though we have 12 picks a lot of those later guys are going to be camp wash-outs, that's just how it goes.
would be great with the first two picks, this is an absolutely loaded defensive draft especially in round 1. To wait until pick #37 would be disappointing. That being said, the OL and QB would be set for quite some time if that ended up being the way we go.
Yes we can and it's a good idea since we don't have a RT
5th rounds this year. The poster above mentions Dontavious Russell - excellent example.
There's Jeffrey Simmons, how far does he drop from the ACL injury combined with the HS hitting the girl thing? At 37, you get a top 5 talent with him, discounted by one year that you might have to wait till he's healthy.
In the various mocks I've tried, there's always some DL and speedy LBs available late. David Long and Ben Burr-Kiven in the 4th or 5th round...
There's excellence at the top of the draft on the D front seven, but quality depth too.
I wonder if analytics have shown that it's better to rotate 6-7 pretty good DL rather than have 4 studs playing almost every snap... It seems that's what the Pats do with their DL.
If the Giants are "sold" on Haskins as Eli's heir and are willing to have him "sit and learn" behind Eli until we are say 3 - 6 and out of it (LOL); well, make the pick. I'm not sold on him.
If Haskins and a starting RT come out of round 1 and have good camps and such we'd have to be ecstatic for the future. Better yet, if last year's picks really develop including Lauletta we'd have to be especially ecstatic.
I believe we can get a good LB in round 2 and maybe some DL's in round 3 but logic says top end defenders are obviously in round 1 and early 2.
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