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The #4 pick vs a trade down

giant power : 1/20/2020 5:38 pm
Day in and day out, there are many posts on this board touting different trade proposals with the intent of obtaining more picks. At the same time, we also see a barrage of posts complaining that our football team lacks elite difference makers, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Here in lies the paradox. If you want an elite play-maker, the place you find that player is right where we sit: at the very top of the draft. Khalil Mack, The Bosa Brothers, Von miller: elite players with the skill set to transform a from seven all had one thing in common, they were all selected at the very top of the draft, 3 of them with the second overall pick. The chance of finding a player of this caliber declines dramatically as the draft rolls on.

To get one in free agency if one ever somehow becomes available, be prepared to shell out 25 MIL per year or more. A trade? What did the Bears give up in draft capital to acquire Mack? There are 3 defensive studs in this year's draft, all 3 a real potential difference maker. Our Giants will have one of them staring us in the face when we are on the clock at #4. I know which one I am all in on. My only fear is that the Lions pick him off at #3.

An O-lineman with the pick as so many are touting? Yes, we all want to improve the O-line big time. Yet, you do not need the best tackle to have an excellent line. A very competent tackle can be had with our 2nd pick and beyond. An elite difference maker for our D? Not so likely.

So BBI brethren, do your homework and you will find that the best Giant O-lines over the years contained very few high picks. From Francis Peay (1966), John Hicks, Gordon King all the way to our most recent #1 pick, the great Eric Flowers, most of our high OL picks have been abysmal. Perfect example is Jumbo Elliott taken in the 2nd round (1988), one of the best tackles this franchise has ever had. He proved to be a much better player than Eric Moore taken 10th overall in the same draft. The fact is the Giants have built their best O-lines with second rounders, later round picks and the occasional free agent.

So, for the chicken-little/sky-is-falling squad that pollute this site on a daily basis, I have some bad news for you. The needle is pointing up for our beloved Giants and we will probably not be in this position again for years to come. Therefore, you are going to have less to complain about in the future. You want a game changer on D, now is the time to get one while we have a premium pick. There will be an elite defensive-difference-maker waiting to be plucked with the 4th pick in this draft. Grab him and don't look back..
No offense but posts like these are worse than what you are  
robbieballs2003 : 1/20/2020 5:41 pm : link
complaining about. You don't draft positions. You draft people. Without giving specific names it is worthless.
Sorry I dont see 3 sure fire defensive studs  
Carl in CT : 1/20/2020 5:43 pm : link
At #4.
The three best defensive players in the NFL this year  
allstarjim : 1/20/2020 5:56 pm : link
Stephon Gilmore drafted 8th overall.

T.J. Watt drafted 30th overall.

Aaron Donald drafted 13th overall.

It's who you pick not where. There will be good players in both the first and second rounds, Giants just need to identify them.
Chris Snee  
3rdnlong : 1/20/2020 5:58 pm : link
A player with 2 Rings and is in the circle of honor was a 2nd round pick as well. When you have a top 5 pick, you need someone who is a difference maker. Lets keep in mind our SB teams were all built on the defense and pass rush. Get a defensive stud at 4. I dont care what position it is.
There are a couple of free agents that could instantly make the roster  
Rjanyg : 1/20/2020 6:00 pm : link
Better.

Gettleman has to decide what he is going to do with Leo Williams. I am assuming he will be RE-signed. The next guy is Marcus Golden. Is he gonna be brought back or will the Giants open up the wallet and go after Ngakoue. We know DG knows we need a pass rush.

The O Line is still a problem. I think a free agent Center should be brought in. Connor McGovern is the guy Id like to see signed. The OT position can be found in rounds 1 or 2 if the draft.

I think we would all be very happy if the pass rush was fortified and the Center position was fixed prior to the draft. That is where I would start.
Can't force a player just because of need  
Pheonix Orion : 1/20/2020 6:17 pm : link
Only guy worth taking is Young and 99% he'll be gone.

On the other hand, If you want to argue Simmons as he had 8 sacks and 5-6 hurries last year on only 71 pass rush attempts that argument can be made especially in a 3-4 with a creative DC
I am on the side of drafting the best olineman available to protect  
Jack Stroud : 1/20/2020 6:29 pm : link
Jones and Barkley, they are the two biggest talents on this team and should be protected and given the opportunity to perform at all pro levels. Yes, the defense is lacking talent, hopefully the Giants can get a starter or 2 from the draft and one in FA.
Lol  
Soundtrack : 1/20/2020 6:35 pm : link
"So, for the chicken-little/sky-is-falling squad that pollute this site on a daily basis, I have some bad news for you. The needle is pointing up for our beloved Giants and we will probably not be in this position again for years to come. "

We've picked in the top 6,in each of the last 3 drafts, we could easily pick in the top 6 once again next year as you can't build an OL or a defense overnight. The key is to be smart with our decision in the immediate future.
More "OMG only top 2,3,4 mean anything" BS  
Jim in NH : 1/20/2020 6:57 pm : link
BB did OK with a sixth round QB and the #32 picks.

I agree with the guy who said "It's not where you pick but who you pick", and I would extend that to "It doesn't matter where you pick, it matters who does the picking".

The main argument against "after #4 it's all garbage" is that, historically, top four teams suck for long long periods of time.
Strahan was a 2nd rounder, Tuck a 3rd  
V.I.G. : 1/20/2020 7:40 pm : link
so we can all cherry pick.

I’m in the ‘just don’t fuck it up’ camp which means if there’s a floor concern eg simmons, pass.

In my perfect world, we trade down a spot or two - the giants are able to identify a perennial all pro left tackle and add another playmaker or two with the additional picks.

If that perennial all proLT isn’t there you take the next guy who has a chance to be a the all pro at their position. Maybe that’s okudah. No idea. Neither do any of the fans.
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Jim from Katonah : 1/20/2020 7:45 pm : link
In comment 14787465 Jim in NH said:
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BB did OK with a sixth round QB and the #32 picks.

I agree with the guy who said "It's not where you pick but who you pick", and I would extend that to "It doesn't matter where you pick, it matters who does the picking".

The main argument against "after #4 it's all garbage" is that, historically, top four teams suck for long long periods of time.


Agreed, but would add that there are rarely close to sure things in drafting. Over and over you see Dion Jordans drafted top 3 or 4 and HOF caliber guys drafted outside the top 10. Id rather not put all my chips on #4 and take an extra swing at it. When I see the likes of AJ Epenesa mocked at 11 or 12, I cant help but think of JJ Watt and Aaron Donald who were passed by too. If we can get a guy like him PLUS one of the myriad LSU and Bama guys with an extra second rounder ... sign me up.
Really good thread  
Jimmy Googs : 1/20/2020 8:07 pm : link
it took you several paragraphs to simply say we should take the best Defensive player available in the next draft.

thx



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Pheonix Orion : 1/20/2020 8:10 pm : link
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BB did OK with a sixth round QB and the #32 picks.

I agree with the guy who said "It's not where you pick but who you pick", and I would extend that to "It doesn't matter where you pick, it matters who does the picking".

The main argument against "after #4 it's all garbage" is that, historically, top four teams suck for long long periods of time.



Agreed, but would add that there are rarely close to sure things in drafting. Over and over you see Dion Jordans drafted top 3 or 4 and HOF caliber guys drafted outside the top 10. Id rather not put all my chips on #4 and take an extra swing at it. When I see the likes of AJ Epenesa mocked at 11 or 12, I cant help but think of JJ Watt and Aaron Donald who were passed by too. If we can get a guy like him PLUS one of the myriad LSU and Bama guys with an extra second rounder ... sign me up.


Epenesa does not show the pass rush ability the other 2 had. He is a powerful man but lacks pass rush moves.
RE: No offense but posts like these are worse than what you are  
Leg of Theismann : 1/20/2020 9:05 pm : link
In comment 14787380 robbieballs2003 said:
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complaining about. You don't draft positions. You draft people. Without giving specific names it is worthless.


Exactly. This post contributes nothing.

Many people advocating for a trade-down are doing so under the premise that there is no risk-free elite difference-maker at a premium position available at #4. You can't just make one up out of thin air and assume that guy is definitely going to be available at #4, just like you can't assume that the Giants CAN'T get a terrific value/need combo just a few picks later at #6, or #7, or #9, or #12, etc.

My whole thing is I really believe the only two non-QBs in this draft worth a top 5 pick are Young and Okudah. If there was a sure-fire elite OT in this draft then I'd sit right at #4 and take him, but I don't believe there is one. If Devin White were in this draft, I'd very strongly consider sitting at #4 and taking him, but I don't think anyone (including Simmons) is as good as White.

None of this is to say that there aren't good players in this draft who could go on to become perennial pro-bowlers. But I do believe AS PROSPECTS, beyond Burrow, Young, and Okudah, the talent from picks #4-#13 is relatively equal compared to other drafts.

It's honestly quite unfortunate we're likely going to just barely miss out on those dudes I just mentioned, but if it results in the Bengals-Skins-Lions staying put and drafting them 1-2-3, it might be a blessing in disguise that sets us up as the prime team to get a haul in a trade from a team that falls in love with Tua or Herbert and needs to jump right in front of the Dolphins-Panthers-Jags.
RE: RE: No offense but posts like these are worse than what you are  
Jimmy Googs : 1/20/2020 9:22 pm : link
In comment 14787592 Leg of Theismann said:
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None of this is to say that there aren't good players in this draft who could go on to become perennial pro-bowlers. But I do believe AS PROSPECTS, beyond Burrow, Young, and Okudah, the talent from picks #4-#13 is relatively equal compared to other drafts.



This statement is just far too reaching.

You can caveat all you want with the phrasing of PROSPECTS, but the fact is there will be a lot more guys than just 3 that everyone will look upon several years from and say..."I wish we drafted this guy....he's great".
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Jim from Katonah : 1/20/2020 9:51 pm : link
In comment 14787530 Pheonix Orion said:
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BB did OK with a sixth round QB and the #32 picks.

I agree with the guy who said "It's not where you pick but who you pick", and I would extend that to "It doesn't matter where you pick, it matters who does the picking".

The main argument against "after #4 it's all garbage" is that, historically, top four teams suck for long long periods of time.



Agreed, but would add that there are rarely close to sure things in drafting. Over and over you see Dion Jordans drafted top 3 or 4 and HOF caliber guys drafted outside the top 10. Id rather not put all my chips on #4 and take an extra swing at it. When I see the likes of AJ Epenesa mocked at 11 or 12, I cant help but think of JJ Watt and Aaron Donald who were passed by too. If we can get a guy like him PLUS one of the myriad LSU and Bama guys with an extra second rounder ... sign me up.



Epenesa does not show the pass rush ability the other 2 had. He is a powerful man but lacks pass rush moves.


I humbly disagree with that conclusion. I see a guy who could be an excellent pass rusher. And PS, JJ Watt had 11 career sacks in his 2 years playing defense in college, Espenesa had 27 in 2.5 years.
Remember 1986? Giants had four 2nd round picks to go with  
Reese's Pieces : 1/20/2020 10:32 pm : link
their 1st and 3rd. George Young went Defense with the first six picks.

Erik Dorsey
Mark Collins
Erik Howard
Pepper Johnson
Greg Lasker
John Washington

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Then George went offense with next nine first round picks
(including the supplemental they wasted on Dave Brown)

George drove me nuts as I thought I saw our great defense begin to decline. I still can't figure this out.

1987 - Mark Ingram (Not a 1st round value, but he made huge
play in the Super Bowl)
1988 - Eric Moore -(bad pick rescued by Jumbo Eliot in 2nd)
1989 - Brian Williams
1990 - Rodney Hampton (popular player, but his low
yards/carry didn't impress me.)
1991 - Jarrod Bunch
1992 - Derek Brown (Derek who?)
1993 Supplemental - Dave Brown forfeited 1993 1st round
1994 - Thomas Lewis
1995 - Tyrone Wheatley

Finally in 1996 Cedric Jones

George, George What were you thinking?
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Leg of Theismann : 1/20/2020 11:55 pm : link
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None of this is to say that there aren't good players in this draft who could go on to become perennial pro-bowlers. But I do believe AS PROSPECTS, beyond Burrow, Young, and Okudah, the talent from picks #4-#13 is relatively equal compared to other drafts.





This statement is just far too reaching.

You can caveat all you want with the phrasing of PROSPECTS, but the fact is there will be a lot more guys than just 3 that everyone will look upon several years from and say..."I wish we drafted this guy....he's great".


Of course there will be, that's why in the exact line you quoted from me I was saying there are other players who will go on to become perennial pro bowlers besides just those 3 players. No question there will be, and no question there will be guys we pass on who 31 other teams will look back on and say "wow I wish we drafted that guy." You can't stop that from happening.

But we have no idea which player is going to be that guy. You can only look at players in the draft as prospects; i.e. what is the *probability* that this guy is going to turn out to be a special player.

For the record, I do think that Derrick Brown and Jerry Jeudy are elite talents as well, but given our strength on the interior DL I'm not sure Brown is worth the #4 pick for NYG, and also in general I don't think the Giants can afford to go WR at that pick especially IF they have an opportunity to get a haul in a trade-down (and as great as Jeudy is I don't see him having Calvin Johnson -like impact).

I'll be more specific, as far as non-QBs go, and considering all three of: value AND need AND positional value for the Giants specifically, I believe there are two tiers of high-end possible picks in this draft:


Tier 1:
Chase Young, EDGE
Jeffrey Okudah, CB

Tier 2:
(in no particular order)
Derrick Brown, IDL
Jerry Jeudy, WR
Jedrick Wills, OT
Tristan Wirfs, OT
Andrew Thomas, OT
Isaiah Simmons, LB
CeeDee Lamb, WR
A.J. Espenesa, EDGE
Kristian Fulton, CB
K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE

You can argue that I left out guys like Grant Delpit, Henry Ruggs, Tee Higgins, D'Andre Swift, etc. out of tier 2, but this is just my personal opinion and again the list is solely based on my perception of NYG needs.

My point is of the guys in that tier 2 list I don't think any one guy stands out over the others for the Giants as a "must-have" player (and I do believe every one of those guys has the potential to be great, I just don't know which ones, I consider them all having equal chance of being perennial pro-bowlers). That's 10 guys I just named who literally you couldn't convince me of being more happy that the Giants got one guy over another guy, I'd probably have the exact same reaction to the Giants drafting any one of those 10 guys. That's why I'm saying: if Young or Okudah are there, grab them and don't look back, but if not, trade back several slots and then take the BPA of these guys remaining based on all the analysis and scouting done by NYG between now and draft day (and based on what happens in FA).

Again, I'm an amateur and this is just my opinion of these prospects, but the bottom-line I'm getting at is I think there are TWO non-QBs who in my mind are "sure-things" (even though that doesn't really exist, they're as about close as you'll get) and then there's about 10 guys (more or less) of whom I don't favor one over the other. That leads me to believe a trade-down would be ideal, especially in a year where you have 2 QBs (Tua and Herbert) who have been talked about as potential top 5 picks and franchise QBs for a couple years now. I can see at least one team falling in love with one of these guys and trading a decent haul to move up.
Giant Powers point is that the Giants need an immediate impact player  
Ivan15 : 1/21/2020 7:38 am : link
On defense and those players are best found at the top of the draft.
Whether we pick #4, #10, or #32, considering BPA and need, if you have a conviction about an impact defender, you do it.

Although the Giants need o-line and WR talent, those players can come from anywhere in the draft. It is much less likely (but not impossible) to find impact defenders in the lower rounds, so if you have a chance to get one, grab him as soon as you can.
RE: Giant Powers point is that the Giants need an immediate impact player  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/21/2020 8:08 am : link
In comment 14787748 Ivan15 said:
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On defense and those players are best found at the top of the draft.
Whether we pick #4, #10, or #32, considering BPA and need, if you have a conviction about an impact defender, you do it.

Although the Giants need o-line and WR talent, those players can come from anywhere in the draft. It is much less likely (but not impossible) to find impact defenders in the lower rounds, so if you have a chance to get one, grab him as soon as you can.


I'd argue that we need a few impact players. One way to attempt to get a few would be a trade down scenario. Especially picking at the top of the draft, you'll often get an additional 1st rounder this year or next, and a 2nd and 3rd/4th. Dropping down but staying in the Top 10 should yield a quality player.
Discussing the 1st round pick is great but  
Rjanyg : 1/21/2020 8:14 am : link
Free agency happens before the draft. We can assume either Okudah, Simmons or any of the OT would be the selection at this point. But if DG signs a DE, OT, CB, LB, FS in free agency then maybe Juedy is a possible selection based on the BPA-need mindset.

For arguments sake lets say the following players are signed:
1. Nkagoue
2. Conklin
3. Jones
4. Schubert
5. Simmons

Juedy would make sense as we could use a sure fire impact player and he would probably start and give Jones a deep threat.

Point is, lots happens before the draft.
Unfortunately, After YOung there is a Huge Dropoff  
LTIsTheGreatest : 1/21/2020 8:50 am : link
in pass rushing talent, so unless they want a stud OLineman, then trading down is the best bet.
RE: RE: RE: RE: No offense but posts like these are worse than what you are  
Reale01 : 1/21/2020 9:37 am : link
In comment 14787705 Leg of Theismann said:
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None of this is to say that there aren't good players in this draft who could go on to become perennial pro-bowlers. But I do believe AS PROSPECTS, beyond Burrow, Young, and Okudah, the talent from picks #4-#13 is relatively equal compared to other drafts.





This statement is just far too reaching.

You can caveat all you want with the phrasing of PROSPECTS, but the fact is there will be a lot more guys than just 3 that everyone will look upon several years from and say..."I wish we drafted this guy....he's great".



Of course there will be, that's why in the exact line you quoted from me I was saying there are other players who will go on to become perennial pro bowlers besides just those 3 players. No question there will be, and no question there will be guys we pass on who 31 other teams will look back on and say "wow I wish we drafted that guy." You can't stop that from happening.

But we have no idea which player is going to be that guy. You can only look at players in the draft as prospects; i.e. what is the *probability* that this guy is going to turn out to be a special player.

For the record, I do think that Derrick Brown and Jerry Jeudy are elite talents as well, but given our strength on the interior DL I'm not sure Brown is worth the #4 pick for NYG, and also in general I don't think the Giants can afford to go WR at that pick especially IF they have an opportunity to get a haul in a trade-down (and as great as Jeudy is I don't see him having Calvin Johnson -like impact).

I'll be more specific, as far as non-QBs go, and considering all three of: value AND need AND positional value for the Giants specifically, I believe there are two tiers of high-end possible picks in this draft:

I would say
Tier 1:
Chase Young, EDGE

Tier 2
Jeffrey Okudah, CB
Isaiah Simmons, LB
Derrick Brown, IDL

Tier 3:
Jerry Jeudy, WR
Jedrick Wills, OT
Tristan Wirfs, OT
Andrew Thomas, OT
CeeDee Lamb, WR
A.J. Espenesa, EDGE
Kristian Fulton, CB
K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE
Grant Delpit
Tee Higgins, D'Andre Swift, etc. out of tier 2, but this is just my personal opinion and again the list is solely based on my perception of NYG needs.

My point is of the guys in that tier 2 list I don't think any one guy stands out over the others for the Giants as a "must-have" player (and I do believe every one of those guys has the potential to be great, I just don't know which ones, I consider them all having equal chance of being perennial pro-bowlers). That's 10 guys I just named who literally you couldn't convince me of being more happy that the Giants got one guy over another guy, I'd probably have the exact same reaction to the Giants drafting any one of those 10 guys. That's why I'm saying: if Young or Okudah are there, grab them and don't look back, but if not, trade back several slots and then take the BPA of these guys remaining based on all the analysis and scouting done by NYG between now and draft day (and based on what happens in FA).

Again, I'm an amateur and this is just my opinion of these prospects, but the bottom-line I'm getting at is I think there are TWO non-QBs who in my mind are "sure-things" (even though that doesn't really exist, they're as about close as you'll get) and then there's about 10 guys (more or less) of whom I don't favor one over the other. That leads me to believe a trade-down would be ideal, especially in a year where you have 2 QBs (Tua and Herbert) who have been talked about as potential top 5 picks and franchise QBs for a couple years now. I can see at least one team falling in love with one of these guys and trading a decent haul to move up.


Great list I might suggest the following adjustment

Tier 1:
Chase Young, EDGE

Tier 2
Jeffrey Okudah, CB
Isaiah Simmons, LB
Derrick Brown, IDL

Tier 3:
Jerry Jeudy, WR
Jedrick Wills, OT
Tristan Wirfs, OT
Andrew Thomas, OT
CeeDee Lamb, WR
A.J. Espenesa, EDGE
Kristian Fulton, CB
K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE
Grant Delpit
Tee Higgins

There are 14 players on it. Add 3 QBs (Burrows, Herbert, Tua) and Swift and it means you could get the worst guy on this list at #18.

A trade down would be great if we got two of the top 18 or if we stayed in the top 7 or 8 and picked up a high pick in round two.


Would you trade Akudah for Wills and Wirfs?
RE: Giant Powers point is that the Giants need an immediate impact player  
Klaatu : 1/21/2020 9:52 am : link
In comment 14787748 Ivan15 said:
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On defense and those players are best found at the top of the draft.
Whether we pick #4, #10, or #32, considering BPA and need, if you have a conviction about an impact defender, you do it.

Although the Giants need o-line and WR talent, those players can come from anywhere in the draft. It is much less likely (but not impossible) to find impact defenders in the lower rounds, so if you have a chance to get one, grab him as soon as you can.


I don't think you can make those assumptions.
raiders  
MM_in_NYC : 1/21/2020 10:23 am : link
i suspect we'll hear a lot about them as a trade partner if they start showing signs of interest in qbs. they have two picks in the teens and it would seem a beneficial deal both ways could be had
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allstarjim : 1/21/2020 11:43 am : link
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BB did OK with a sixth round QB and the #32 picks.

I agree with the guy who said "It's not where you pick but who you pick", and I would extend that to "It doesn't matter where you pick, it matters who does the picking".

The main argument against "after #4 it's all garbage" is that, historically, top four teams suck for long long periods of time.



Agreed, but would add that there are rarely close to sure things in drafting. Over and over you see Dion Jordans drafted top 3 or 4 and HOF caliber guys drafted outside the top 10. Id rather not put all my chips on #4 and take an extra swing at it. When I see the likes of AJ Epenesa mocked at 11 or 12, I cant help but think of JJ Watt and Aaron Donald who were passed by too. If we can get a guy like him PLUS one of the myriad LSU and Bama guys with an extra second rounder ... sign me up.



Epenesa does not show the pass rush ability the other 2 had. He is a powerful man but lacks pass rush moves.


That is the most hilarious thing I've read on this site in a while.

Epenesa is one of the more advanced pass rushers I have seen coming out of college in a while. He sets the tackle up with his footwork, and his hand work is AMAZING. He closes fast and always goes for the strip when he gets home. He can bull rush, swim, rip, speed, he has a great package of pass rush moves.
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Jim from Katonah : 1/21/2020 12:31 pm : link
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BB did OK with a sixth round QB and the #32 picks.

I agree with the guy who said "It's not where you pick but who you pick", and I would extend that to "It doesn't matter where you pick, it matters who does the picking".

The main argument against "after #4 it's all garbage" is that, historically, top four teams suck for long long periods of time.



Agreed, but would add that there are rarely close to sure things in drafting. Over and over you see Dion Jordans drafted top 3 or 4 and HOF caliber guys drafted outside the top 10. Id rather not put all my chips on #4 and take an extra swing at it. When I see the likes of AJ Epenesa mocked at 11 or 12, I cant help but think of JJ Watt and Aaron Donald who were passed by too. If we can get a guy like him PLUS one of the myriad LSU and Bama guys with an extra second rounder ... sign me up.



Epenesa does not show the pass rush ability the other 2 had. He is a powerful man but lacks pass rush moves.



That is the most hilarious thing I've read on this site in a while.

Epenesa is one of the more advanced pass rushers I have seen coming out of college in a while. He sets the tackle up with his footwork, and his hand work is AMAZING. He closes fast and always goes for the strip when he gets home. He can bull rush, swim, rip, speed, he has a great package of pass rush moves.


I agree with All Star Jim. And anyone who says that JJ Watt (and his 11 career sacks in college) exhibited greater pash rush ability than Epenesa (and his 27 career sacks in college) is engaging in revisionist history. I would love to see what DC Graham could do with this massive, versatile and 21 year old chess piece.

Sincerely, Practice Squad/Waivers Jim
RE: Giant Powers point is that the Giants need an immediate impact player  
santacruzom : 1/21/2020 12:52 pm : link
In comment 14787748 Ivan15 said:
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On defense and those players are best found at the top of the draft.


I don't know... given how much mediocrity there is on this roster of players who are utter liabilities, I think transforming one top-5 pick into 3 top 75 picks (if possible) might be the way to go. If it came down to a choice, a team in the Giants' state could see more benefit from drafting a greater number starting-caliber players than they can from getting one elite player.
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allstarjim : 1/21/2020 1:19 pm : link
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BB did OK with a sixth round QB and the #32 picks.

I agree with the guy who said "It's not where you pick but who you pick", and I would extend that to "It doesn't matter where you pick, it matters who does the picking".

The main argument against "after #4 it's all garbage" is that, historically, top four teams suck for long long periods of time.



Agreed, but would add that there are rarely close to sure things in drafting. Over and over you see Dion Jordans drafted top 3 or 4 and HOF caliber guys drafted outside the top 10. Id rather not put all my chips on #4 and take an extra swing at it. When I see the likes of AJ Epenesa mocked at 11 or 12, I cant help but think of JJ Watt and Aaron Donald who were passed by too. If we can get a guy like him PLUS one of the myriad LSU and Bama guys with an extra second rounder ... sign me up.



Epenesa does not show the pass rush ability the other 2 had. He is a powerful man but lacks pass rush moves.



That is the most hilarious thing I've read on this site in a while.

Epenesa is one of the more advanced pass rushers I have seen coming out of college in a while. He sets the tackle up with his footwork, and his hand work is AMAZING. He closes fast and always goes for the strip when he gets home. He can bull rush, swim, rip, speed, he has a great package of pass rush moves.



I agree with All Star Jim. And anyone who says that JJ Watt (and his 11 career sacks in college) exhibited greater pash rush ability than Epenesa (and his 27 career sacks in college) is engaging in revisionist history. I would love to see what DC Graham could do with this massive, versatile and 21 year old chess piece.

Sincerely, Practice Squad/Waivers Jim


LOL. I'd love to change my handle here to BenchwarmerJim, or HighMotorWhiteGuyJim
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BB did OK with a sixth round QB and the #32 picks.

I agree with the guy who said "It's not where you pick but who you pick", and I would extend that to "It doesn't matter where you pick, it matters who does the picking".

The main argument against "after #4 it's all garbage" is that, historically, top four teams suck for long long periods of time.



Agreed, but would add that there are rarely close to sure things in drafting. Over and over you see Dion Jordans drafted top 3 or 4 and HOF caliber guys drafted outside the top 10. Id rather not put all my chips on #4 and take an extra swing at it. When I see the likes of AJ Epenesa mocked at 11 or 12, I cant help but think of JJ Watt and Aaron Donald who were passed by too. If we can get a guy like him PLUS one of the myriad LSU and Bama guys with an extra second rounder ... sign me up.



Epenesa does not show the pass rush ability the other 2 had. He is a powerful man but lacks pass rush moves.



That is the most hilarious thing I've read on this site in a while.

Epenesa is one of the more advanced pass rushers I have seen coming out of college in a while. He sets the tackle up with his footwork, and his hand work is AMAZING. He closes fast and always goes for the strip when he gets home. He can bull rush, swim, rip, speed, he has a great package of pass rush moves.



I agree with All Star Jim. And anyone who says that JJ Watt (and his 11 career sacks in college) exhibited greater pash rush ability than Epenesa (and his 27 career sacks in college) is engaging in revisionist history. I would love to see what DC Graham could do with this massive, versatile and 21 year old chess piece.

Sincerely, Practice Squad/Waivers Jim



LOL. I'd love to change my handle here to BenchwarmerJim, or HighMotorWhiteGuyJim


Id settle for Veteran Minimum!
Look at drafting historically  
gary_from_chester : 1/21/2020 1:22 pm : link
I am a fan of accumulating picks. There are no sure things and generally the more top 50 picks you have, the better your chances of getting impact players.

Looking at it historically, lets compare number 4 picks from 2009 - 2015 versus number 12 and 25 picks (roughly equivalent in draft value points) for the same period:

Number 4 picks 2009 - 2015

Aaron Curry, Trent Williams, AJ Green, Matt Kalil, Lane Johnson, Sammy Watkins, Amari Cooper

Number 12 and 25 picks 2009 - 2015

Knowshon Moreno Vontae Davis, Ryan Matthews, Tim Tebow, Christian Ponder, James Carpenter, Fletcher Cox, Donta Hightower, DJ Hayden, Xavier Rhodes, Odell Beckham, Jason Verett, Danny Shelton, Shaq Thompson

One likely HOF from group 1(Trent), one possible (AJ), 4 good players, 1bust

Two possible HOF from group 2 (Fletcher and Odell), 8 good players, some busts (Tebow, Ponder).

In most circumstances, especially the Giants who have many holes to fill, my opinion is more picks trumps the top 5 pick.
from what I remember  
santacruzom : 1/21/2020 5:14 pm : link
Aaron Curry was considered at least as much of a "can't miss, consensus best player in the draft" type as Chase Young is this year. A lot of people were shocked that the Seahawks were able to take a player of that caliber at 4.
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