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RoanokeFan
02-24-2012, 06:31 PM
GIANTS' JERRY REESE USES A SPECIFIC DRAFT STRATEGY AND LIKELY WON'T CHANGE THAT IN 2012 (http://www.giants101.com/2012/02/24/new-york-giants-jerry-reese-uses-a-specific-draft-strategy-and-likely-wont-change-that-in-2012/)

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Giants General Manager Jerry Reese understands the NFL Draft. No one is questioning that. In his 6th draft as the General Manager of the team he is
sitting with the 32nd selection for the second time and has hopes of being there
even more often.



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In the NFL, there is a higher premium placed on certain positions,
particularly quarterback and wide receiver. Defensively, pass rusher and
cornerback take precedence. This is no coincidence. The NFL is built on big
plays and the quarterbacks and receivers create them. The defensive ends and
corners prevent them.</p>


Of course, football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
remains the ultimate team game, but as the NFL has evolved, the league has
become more and more predicated on speed.</p>


Not only does Reese make it his prerogative to have very strong players
across the secondary, out wide, and in the trenches, he bolsters those positions
year after year and never rests on his laurels. His first five first-round
selections have been cornerback, safety, wide receiver, defensive end and
cornerback.</p>


Don't expect much to change about Reese in that regard this April. Some
potential star cornerback, receiver, or pass rusher will slip down to the 32nd
spot and Reese will be happy to snatch him up. A few names come to mind.</p>


1. TrumaineJohnson, CB, Montana</p>


Johnson is 6'3" 210 pounds. The Giants love their defensive backs to have
size and if Terrell Thomas can not make it back to 100%, Johnson is another big
physical corner. He has experience as he has played all 4 years at Montana.</p>


His size/speed combination also make him a solid candidate to move to safety
in certain situations. He also has the production with 44 tackles and four
interceptions this past season to prove he belongs.</p>


The team figures to lose safety DeonGrant, while Tyler Sash and Chad Jones
remain serious unknowns. At the cornerback spot, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Corey Webster" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/corey-webster/" rel="tag nofollow">Corey
Webster</a> figures to have some good years left but when the end comes, it
comes very quickly and very brutally. With <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Aaron Ross" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/aaron-ross/" rel="tag nofollow">Aaron
Ross</a> and Terrell Thomas both unknown at this point, it makes sense to
continue to get younger and stronger at what might be the NFL's most important
position outside of quarterback.</p>


2. <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Devon Still" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/devon-still/" rel="tag nofollow">Devon
Still</a>, DT, Penn State</p>


Defensive tackle seems to be a fairly set position for the Giants with Chris
Canty, Linval Joseph, MarvinAustin returning plus Jason Pierre- Paul and <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Justin Tuck" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/justin-tuck/" rel="tag nofollow">Justin
Tuck</a> playing some nickel defensive tackle.</p>


Still was a great pass rushing defensive tackle at Penn State, posting 17
tackles for a loss this past season with 4.5 sacks. He started 25 games the last
2 years as well.</p>


Again, production and experience at a premium position are there. Reese likes
that.</p>


Still can swing around the defensive line and should fit into the Giants
rotational scheme should OsiUmenyioraand or Mathias Kiwanuka leave in the next
2 years.</p>


3. Reuben Randle, WR, LSU</p>


Still love the idea of adding a big (6'3") option for <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Eli Manning" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/" rel="tag nofollow">Eli
Manning</a> on the outside. Randle was a force in the SEC with questionable
quarterback play at LSU.</p>


Size, production (a 17.3 yard per catch average and eight touchdowns this
past season), and a unique skill set again fit what the Giants are looking
for.</p>


The Giants are very thin at wide receiver behind Hakeem Nicks and <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Victor Cruz" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/victor-cruz/" rel="tag nofollow">Victor
Cruz</a> and Nicks had never started all 16 games. Also, Cruz has a future in
the slot, where Jerrel Jerniganis limited to. He can be a nice option for the
Giants, but Cruz has to be that guy in the slot for the Giants.</p>


Randle is a big strong flanker who can line up outside and give smaller
defensive backs problems. You want to have as many of those as possible when <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Eli Manning" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/" rel="tag nofollow">Eli
manning</a> is your quarterback.</p>


Keep an eye out come draft day for the Giants to continue to bolster key
positions."</p>

GMenNY21
02-24-2012, 06:41 PM
Rueben Randle next to Nicks & Cruz would be AMAZING.. BUT I think we need Allen or Fleener.. I perfer Allen

Blue_Buddha
02-24-2012, 08:38 PM
I don't really like either TEs in the first round but teams will reach for them after what NE did. If we get Ladarius Green in the 3r or 4th I will be happy

Voldamort
02-24-2012, 08:54 PM
bpa that's what Jerry will do

GameTime
02-25-2012, 07:17 AM
bpa that's what Jerry will do</P>


thought BPA was a myth???......[:|]</P>