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OSI UMENYIORA'S TEAMMATES ARE READY TO MOVE ON WITHOUT HIM IF NEED BE (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/osi_umenyioras_teammates_are_r.html)

"At least one member of the Giants defense believes the unit would go on
without skipping a beat if defensive end Osi Umenyiora does not return last
season, as he has indicated could be the case in <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/giants_osi_umenyiora_uncertain.html">several
interviews and public appearances this week if his contract is not reworked.</a>


</p>


Linebacker Michael Boley pointed to the defense's success when Umenyiora was
out due to injury last season as evidence that the defense can succeed if
Umenyiora is traded during the offseason.</p>


"If Osi's not around it won't change anything," Boley said last night at the
ESPN The Mag Pre-Draft Party in Manhattan last night. "We got a good group of
guys. Obviously, having Osi there is great, but with him not being there it's
not going to change. Just like the times that he's been hurt, nothing
changed."</p>


Umenyiora missed seven games last season, but still managed to record nine
sacks in nine regular season games and 3 1/2 more in the Giants' four postseason
games. </p>


He told reporters yesterday that if he has to play under his current
contract, "I really don't know how I'm going to react to that situation."</p>


Fellow defensive Jason Pierre-Paul said losing Umenyiora, someone who he said
has aided his growth as a football player, "would hurt." But he also said he
would be doing the same thing if he were in Umenyiora's position -- a
30-year-old sackmaster entering the final year of a seven-year deal he feels
he's outplayed. </p>


"This whole thing's a business," Pierre-Paul said. "I feel like Osi, he
deserves better and what he's doing is a business part of football. If I was in
the situation, too, I would do the same thing."</p>


<a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/dave_tollefson_agrees_to_terms.html">With
Dave Tollefson already gone to the Raiders</a>, losing Umenyiora would mean that
half of the Giants' vaunted NASCAR personnel on the line wouldn't be around.
Pierre-Paul said he could see the Giants drafting a defensive end this weekend
to maintain the unique personnel package and a quality rotation.</p>


"We're going to have to keep the rotation going," Pierre-Paul said. "That's
with any line in the league. You got to have a rotation so when guys get tired,
you depend on the next man to come in and fulfill thee job and do you job better
than you can. That's with any defensive line."
</p>HERE'S HOW THE FIRST ROUND IN THE NFL DRAFT COULD GO (http://www.nj.com/times-sports/index.ssf/2012/04/heres_how_the_first_round_of_t.html)

"Tonight’s NFL Draft, as most drafts, can take several different twists and
turns. One trade, one surprise pick, a player or two drop, and the Giants get a
guy at 32 who never should have been there.


In trying to do a mock of what
might happen tonight, one major consideration was taken, bigger is better.
In
the words of former Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan, who had some pretty good
drafts in his day, “always take a good big man over a good small man, because
there are only so many of those big ones.”
Here we go with a look at what
might happen in tonight’s first round.
1. Indianapolis:
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford. The Colts have already told Luck he’s their man.

2. Washington (from St. Louis): Robert Griffin III, QB,
Baylor. The Redskins didn’t trade away their future for a wide
receiver.
3. Minnesota: Matt Kalil, T, USC. The Vikings
think long and hard about CB Morris Claiborne, but go with the big
tackle.
4. Cleveland: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama. Wonder
who the Browns will take the fourth pick in next year’s draft?
5.
Tampa Bay: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU. It’s been 10 years since Ronde
Barber picked off Donovan McNabb in the NFC Championship Game.
6.
St. Louis (from Washington): Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State. New
head coach Jeff Fisher could go defense, but Blackmon is the playmaker the Rams’
offense needs.
7. Jacksonville: Melvin Ingram, DE, South
Carolina. GM Gene Smith really likes Ingram, even more than Luke Kuechly or
Fletcher Cox.
8. Miami: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&amp;M.
Tannehill’s college coach Mike Sherman is Miami’s offensive coordinator. If the
Dolphins pass on him, that’s a major red flag.
9. Carolina:
Michael Brockers, DT, LSU. Head coach Ron Rivera needs a big man in the
middle of his defense and takes Brockers over Fletcher Cox.
10.
Buffalo: Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia. First surprise pick, but the Bills
like the massive Glenn more than any linemen in the draft.
11. Kansas
City: David DeCastro, G, Stanford. Head coach Romeo Crennel may want to
go for Kuechly, but the Chiefs opt for a potential Pro Bowl guard, a la Will
Shields.
12. Seattle: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College. The
Seahawks get the man they wanted to run their defense.
13.
Arizona: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald
asked for Floyd. What Fitz wants, Fitz gets.
14. Dallas:
Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State. Eagles fans just let out a groan. Don’t buy
into the Mark Barron talk, the Cowboys also go big.
</p>

15. Eagles: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina. Iowa tackle
Riley Reiff would be interesting, but Eagles go for the best player on Howie
Roseman’s board.
</p>16. Jets: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse:
Rex Ryan really likes Jones.
17. Cincinnati (from Oakland):
Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama. There are some issues with Kirkpatrick, but that
never bothers the Bengals.
18. San Diego: Mark Barron, S,
Alabama. Chargers may make a move up for the draft’s best safety, or they can
probably wait and get him.
19. Chicago: Riley Reiff, T,
Iowa. The Bears were all set to go defense, until Reiff fell in their laps.

20. Tennessee: Quintin Coples, DE, North Carolina. The
Titans need to fix a poor pass rush and Coples is a start.
21.
Cincinnati: Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama. All of a sudden the Bengals
defense is looking pretty good.
22. Cleveland (from Atlanta):
Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech. With a new RB and now a speedy WR, it’s
on QB Colt McCoy to produce.
23. Detroit: Trumaine Johnson,
CB, Montana. You could call it a reach, but at 6-2½, Johnson has a pretty good
reach himself.
24. Pittsburgh: Dont’a Hightower, LB,
Alabama. Steelers will go for help at linebacker.
25.
Denver: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis. The Broncos are desperate for size.
They take a chance with the athletic, yet non-productive Poe.
26.
Houston: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor. A native Texan, who played his
college ball in Waco, Wright stays in the Lone Star State.
27. New
England (from New Orleans): Shea McClellin, LB, Boise State. It’s
likely the Pats trade one of their two first-round picks.
28. Green
Bay: Whitney Mercillus, LB, Illinois: Clay Matthews finally gets a
pass-rushing partner, as the nation’s leading sacker joins the Pack.

29. Baltimore: Reuben Randle, WR, LSU. Randle would make
eight players in the first round from last year’s BCS title game between Alabama
and LSU.
30. San Francisco: Amini Silatolu, G, Midwestern
State. Silatolu reminds the 49ers of current guard Mike Iupati.
31.
New England: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin. Pats usually find good offensive
linemen at the bottom of the first round.
32. Giants:
Kendell Reyes, DT, Connecticut. Just what the Giants need, another pass rusher."

NFL DRAFT 2012: THREE POTENTIAL TARGETS FOR GIANTS (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/nfl_draft_2012_three_potential.html)

"There’s been some talk this could be a funky first round with some
surprises through the middle part, so we’re not even sure the Giants could
project their pick at this point. But we’ll give it a shot, using their
pre-draft visits and meetings as a guide for positions and players who might be
targets. And we’ll lean toward best potential athletes available because natural
ability is what lands a player high on the Giants’ draft board.


<big>Three names you could hear tonight:
</big></p>


Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick

If you believe
the mock drafts, this one is a long shot unless the Giants uncharacteristically
trade up. But there’s some chatter Kirkpatrick, who visited the Giants, could
slide after an unimpressive showing during pre-draft workouts and
interviews.</p>


</p><div class="entry-content">

Stanford OT Jonathan Martin

Athletic tackle
could help depth, especially since the team hasn’t re-signed Kareem McKenzie and
sees offensive line as a need. Martin will need time to work on his technique,
though.</p>


Clemson DE Andre Branch

Long-armed, athletic
pass rusher. You can never have enough of them, right?
</p></div>GIANTS' OSI UMENYIORA UNCERTAIN IF HE'LL BE TRADED DURING NFK DRAFT (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/giants_osi_umenyiora_uncertain.html)

"Osi Umenyiora claims he isn't sleeping much these days because, like every
draft-eligible player not named Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, he's unsure
which team will be his employer by the end of the week.


Right now, it's the Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants). But with
an ever-contentious contract situation heading into its final season, Umenyiora
knows this could be the best time for the team to get something instead of
nothing.</p>


"If they make me play out the seventh year of a seven-year deal, that's going
to be rough right there," the two-time Pro Bowl selection, who had nine sacks in
nine regular-season games and 3½ more in the postseason, said today at the NFL's
"Play 60" event at Chelsea Waterside Park, while making an appearance for Kinect
for Xbox. "I don't even know if that's a possibility at this point, but you can
never say never. Hopefully something will be done here. If I have to come back
and play (under his current deal), I really don't know how I'm going to react to
that situation."</p>


Umenyiora added, "This is the last year of my deal and, given the current
circumstances, I think maybe the Giants would probably think I wouldn't be back
after this year. So if they're going to get something, now would be the time to
do it."</p>


Last week, general manager Jerry Reese said there's been "a little bit of
talk" between the front office and Umenyiora's camp, though indications are the
"little" part of the statement is the most accurate part. In other words,
there's nothing cooking there, as Umenyiora confirmed there have been only
"preliminary" discussions and no "serious talks" about an extension or
trade.</p>


Umenyiora is scheduled to earn $3.975 million in base salary this upcoming
season as part of the six-year extension he signed in December 2005. Umenyiora,
who parted ways with his first agent a little more than a year after signing the
contract, has said in the past he didn't understand it was in actuality a
seven-year deal because he was already under contract for 2006.</p>


Asked if he expects to redo his contract with a new team before a trade would
be completed, Umenyiora gave an interesting and telling answer.</p>


"At this point, it wouldn't even matter. I would go somewhere else and play
under my current deal, I really would," he said. "So whatever happens, man, I
think this year is going to be my best year as a professional. I truly, truly
feel that way. So whether it's with the Giants or somewhere else, I'll be all
right. I'll be all right."</p>


Umenyiora, 30, said he took about a week to celebrate the Super Bowl XLVI
championship, <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/02/giants_osi_umenyiora_enjoying.html">as
he vowed he would</a>. After that, he worked on getting into what he described
as "some of the best shape of my career right now." He's eager to play and
perform - on all three downs.</p>


Though he stopped short of saying he'd prefer it to be elsewhere if he has to
play under his current deal.</p>


"I wouldn't go so far as to say that. But I definitely feel like I'm an
every-down player," he said. "I feel like I'm one of the most dangerous
defensive ends in football. Not the best but the most dangerous. There's a
difference there. I want to be able to play, I want to be able to lay it out
there for everybody.</p>


"There's this perception that I don't play the run (well) and all that stuff
and that just makes me so angry because there's no evidence on tape, especially
over these last two years, that that's true. So the fact everyone keeps saying
that, I just want to go out there and prove I can definitely do that."</p>


Umenyiora was demoted in 2009 because of sub-par play against the run. After
that season, <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2010/08/giants_osi_umenyiora_determine.html">even
he admitted he played "terrible" football at times</a>.</p>


But since then, Umenyiora has worked to be a well-rounded player. And as he
showed with a forced fumble that saved a touchdown in the Divisional Round
victory over the Packers, he's still very much a difference maker.</p>


"(The Giants) are really starting to view me as (solely) a pass rusher,
especially with the emergence of Jason Pierre-Paul and obviously you know how
(Justin) Tuck plays," he said. "There are a lot of issues we have to work
through here. There really are. But hopefully we’ll be able to come to some sort
of resolution."</p>


One of those "issues" is Umenyiora's belief the Giants have soiled his
reputation as a run defender and thus hurt his value.</p>


"I think definitely people are like, ‘Well, if the team’s only going to put
him out there in passing situations then obviously they’re doing it for a
reason,'" he said. "I mean, it can’t be the fact Jason and Tuck are just
absolutely monsters against the run. It must be the fact I’m terrible at this.
You know what I mean?"</p>


This all seems to be coming to a head at some point or another. If it's not
this week via a trade, the Giants will have to figure out a way to please
Umenyiora before he plans on returning.</p>


"As soon as those things are taken care of I’ll be more than glad or more
than happy to join my teammates," he said. "I miss them, I want to be around
them, but they definitely understand what’s going on with my situation, the
coaches understand what’s going on with my situation and more importantly I
think the owners and management understand what’s going on with my
situation.</p>

"So at the end of the day I think something is going to happen and it just
remains to see what that is."</p>


* * * *</p>


Umenyiora was serious when it came to business but was having fun with the
kids on hand for the "Play 60" event. The players there were stressing the
importance of staying active. Umenyiora and Luck both mentioned Kinect for Xbox
360 as a way to play video games but still remain active because of the
controller-free play that uses one's whole body.</p>


"I just ran the little 200 meter hurdles against these 11-year olds and I
won. And I was so proud of myself," Umenyiora said. "I was talking trash to them
about how good I am and how much faster I am than these 10-year-old kids."</p>GIANTS HOST MORE NON-LOCAL TALENT AS FIRST ROUND APPROAHCES (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/nfl_draft_giants_host_more_non.html)


"Last week, we gave you a working <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/giants_bring_in_draft_candidat.html">list
of players who had visited the Giants</a>. Well, as we’re now a little more than
a day to the first pick in the NFL Draft, it’s time to extend that list by nine
names who visited the team at some point over the past month.</p>


These names are courtesy of people informed of the players’ visits. Those
people requested anonymity because they were not to be divulged publicly.</p>


A reminder: the Giants don’t use these non-local visits (of which they’re
allowed up to 30) as smoke screens. If they bring guys in, they’re interested in
them. Or at the very least, they’re looking for more information on heath or
behavioral concerns. So keep these names (and the ones from last week) in mind
once the draft gets underway:</p>


Iowa CB Shaun Prater: A projected mid-round pick, he had a
productive junior season in which he grabbed four interceptions before recording
only one last season. He had a good week of practice at the East-West Shrine
game and ran a tad over or under 4.4 at his pro day (depending on whose watch
you believe). Prater had a knee issue that prevented him from working at the
Scouting Combine, though that doesn’t seem to be a major red flag at this point.
Doesn’t have ideal size (5-10, 185 pounds) and needs work with his press/man
coverage, according to a few scouting reports.</p>


USC TE/FB Rhett Ellison: Converted to fullback last season
for the Trojans. Not the most gifted of athletes, per scouting reports, but an
extremely hard worker and a great leader -- so much so <a href="http://www.usctrojans.com/blog/2011/12/the-trojan-way.html">USC renamed
the team’s annual leadership award for him</a>. Ellison had 43 catches and five
touchdowns in his final two seasons in college combined. At 6-5, 250 pounds, he
sounds like he needs to add to his frame to play tight end at the next level. A
projected mid-round pick.</p>


USC DT DaJohn Harris: The projections here are all over the
place because he didn’t work out at the Scouting Combine after doctors found a
hole in his heart, a result of a condition known as patent foramen ovale. Harris
said his cardiologist cleared him and sent letters to all 32 teams telling him
he was not a medical risk. Still, the Giants probably brought him in to get
their own doctors to examine him. Harris had a heckuva performance at the Shrine
Game and should hear his name by the early part of Saturday, when Rounds 4-7
will be held.</p>


McNeese State CB Janzen Jackson: A ton of baggage here for
this transfer from Tennessee, who was arrested on attempted armed robbery as a
freshman (the charges were later dropped) and reportedly failed a few drug
tests. "I made some mistakes, and I admit I made them," Jackson said during an
interview with WWL 870 in New Orleans, <a href="http://timesfreepress.com/news/2012/apr/23/second-chances-former-vols-are-hoping-for-nfl/">per
this story from the Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tenn</a>. "I was young. I
was away from home, and I didn't make the right choices back then, and I paid
the price. It humbles you no matter how good you think you are." Janzen can be
good, as he had five interceptions with the Vols in 2010 and added three with
McNeese State last season. He didn’t impress physically at the Combine or his
pro day, <a href="http://cache.profootballweekly.com/prospects/player/janzen-jackson-12/">according
to Pro Football Weekly</a>, so he surely had a lot of convincing to do when he
sat down with the Giants.</p>


Kentucky LB Dan Trevathan: Your turn to play the role of
scout as <a href="http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d827d432b/2012-Combine-workout-Danny-Trevathan">you
watch Trevathan work out at the Scouting Combine</a>. You got a lot out of that,
right? Sure you did. Ah, the Combine. Anyway, Trevathan has good speed,
according to reports, and was a very productive player last season but is a bit
undersized at 6-1, 232 pounds. Jerry Reese said last year he couldn’t ignore
Greg Jones’ production and perhaps it’ll be the same case with Trevathan, who
last season had 143 tackles (11 1/2 tackles for loss), three sacks, four
interceptions, five passes defensed and five fumbles forced. He’s projected as a
late-round pick.</p>


Texas A&amp;M CB Terrence Frederick: <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/TEXAGSDB7/status/191935216405856256">Judging from
his Twitter timeline</a>, it looks like he was in with the big group of players
on April 15-16. Frederick ran in the low 4.4s at his pro day after being clocked
over 4.5 at the Scouting Combine. He had only four interceptions in his college
career. As for his ability, <a href="http://cache.profootballweekly.com/prospects/player/terrence-frederick-7/">Pro
Football Weekly had a nice breakdown</a> on him and believes he needs to work on
his technique and physical play. He’ll likely be a late-round pick.</p>


Harvard DE Josue Ortiz: I forgot to mention him last week,
as <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/29/2012-draft-visits-and-workout-tracker/">ProFootballTalk.com
was the first to report his visit with the Giants</a> (I think). For the skinny
on Ortiz, check out this <a href="http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/harvard-s-ortiz-eyes-landing-spot-in-nfl-1.3673569">good
story from Newsday’s Bob Glauber</a>. </p>


Kentucky S Winston Guy: A late-round pick or perhaps an
undrafted free agent, he’s a physical safety who has 120 tackles last season.
He’s also played some cornerback.</p>


Tennessee State LB Rico Council: Not a ton of information to
be found on him because he’s projected as an undrafted free agent. Frankly,
though, <a href="http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/sports/tsus-rico-council-uses-near-death-experience-transform-himself">Council
will gladly take that after a near-death experience when he was shot in the jaw
three years ago</a>. </p>


* * * *</p>


So to review, what follows is a list of guys who have visited the Giants,
based on our reports and those of others. They’re ranked, as best I could, by
projected order of selection:</p>


Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower</p>


Alabama CB <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/giants_brought_in_alabama_corn.html">Dre
Kirkpatrick</a></p>


Clemson TE <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/giants_hosted_clemson_tight_en.html">Dwayne
Allen</a></p>


Iowa CB Shaun Prater</p>


Arizona State CB Omar Bolden</p>


Oklahoma OT Donald Stephenson</p>


Texas A&amp;M RB Cyrus Gray</p>


USC TE/FB Rhett Ellison</p>


USC DT DaJohn Harris</p>


Fresno State WR Devon Wylie</p>


McNeese State CB Janzen Jackson</p>


Cincinnati TE Adrien Robinson</p>


Southern Miss QB Austin Davis</p>


Idaho LB Kory Toomer</p>


Coastal Carolina CB Josh Norman</p>


Harvard DE Josue Ortiz</p>


Duke S Matt Daniels</p>


Mississippi State OT James Carmon</p>


Utah State RB Michael Smith</p>


Central Florida TE Adam Nissley</p>


Wisconsin TE Jake Byrne</p>


A reminder that this isn’t an all-inclusive list of guys who interest the
Giants. They’ll obviously draft players who didn’t make trips to East
Rutherford. But these names help give a feel for some players they’re targeting
as well as positions they’re eying at certain points in the draft.</p>


* * * *</p>


And finally, I don’t know if Huntingdon (Ala.) College WR Cody Pearcy visited
the Giants but we do know he wowed one of the team’s scouts, Joe Collins.</p>


How do we know that? Well, for one, Bill Parcells mentioned Pearcy as a
sleeper at the tail end of his NFL Draft special on ESPN Tuesday night. Perhaps
he gathered that information via his old Giants connections. Plus, when Parcells
mentioned Pearcy, ESPN ran a clip of his pro day workout at Alabama State and
Collins could be seen with a stunned look on his face as Pearcy ran a
3.76-second short shuttle -- a ridiculous number as evidenced by Collins’
reaction. Pearcy also ran a 4.31-second 40.</p>


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQIkjE3rAWI">Here’s the full clip of
Pearcy’s workout</a>, complete with shots of Collins’ dropped jaw."
</p>http://www.nj.com/giants/

</div></div><u><font size="4">NY DAILY NEWS</font></u>
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GIANTS SIGN VETERAN DT SHAUN ROGERS (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/04/giants-sign-veteran-dt-shaun-rogers)

"The Giants were so eager to bolster their defensive line, they didn’t even
wait until the NFL draft started.


A few hours before the first pick was
made, the Giants signed veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, a 6-4, 350-pound,
12-year veteran. The three-time Pro Bowler will likely backup starters Chris
Canty and Linval Joseph, adding some depth to what is already one of the NFL’s
deepest and best defensive lines.

“I’m kind of honored and I appreciated
them holding me in a regard enough to put me in along those guys,” Rogers said.
“Those guys are most definitely top-notch pass rushers, defensive linemen right
now, especially in their prime. I’m just happy to be a part of that group, those
guys are going to help me out and hopefully I can help them
out.”

Rogers, 33, was the second-round choice of the Detroit Lions in
2001. He made the Pro Bowl with the Lions in 2004 and 2005 and again in the AFC
with the Cleveland Browns in 2008.

Though his best days are behind him,
he did play all 18 games for the Saints last season, starting four. When New
Orleans chose not to re-sign him, even Rogers admitted he wondered if he was
done.

“When you’re sitting out there you always have that in the back of
your head being an 11-year vet,” he said. “‘Maybe this is the time. Is it not
the time? How am I feeling? How am I transitioning this offseason?’ There are a
lot of variables that play into that whole card.

“But there was still
some interest, so I figured as long as they’re still interested I have something
to offer. I still most definitely feel that I can bring something to the table.
I might not be exactly like I was in ’06, but I still have some tricks and I
still have some good push in me.”

That’s what the Giants are counting
on, especially since they have some concern about defensive tackle Marvin
Austin, their second-round pick from 2011. Austin missed all of last season with
a torn pec and he missed his senior season in college while serving a suspension
for taking improper benefits, so he hasn’t played competitive football since
2009.

Rogers does bring some baggage with him to the Giants. In 2010 he
was arrested at Cleveland’s airport when a loaded gun was found in his carry-on
luggage. Rogers was not suspended by the NFL for that incident, but he was fined
one week’s pay – a little more than $400,000.</p>


Terms of Rogers' deal with the Giants were not immediately disclosed."</p>

##

THE CONSENSUS IS...THERE IS NO CNOSENSUS (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/04/the-consensus-is-there-is-no-consensus)

"It’s a simple question, really: Who do you think the Giants will select with
the 32<sup>nd</sup> pick in the NFL draft on Thursday?


It turns out,
though, your answers weren’t really simple at all.

I posed that question
on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#%21/TheBlueScreen) on Wednesday and
this is what I got in response: 113 votes suggesting 23 players (and a
24<sup>th</sup> option in “trade down”). Nobody got more than 15.9 percent of
the vote, which is startlingly low considering it came the day before the draft.
Usually by now if we haven’t already pegged the Giants’ pick we’ve got it
narrowed down to a handful of names.

But 23 is way more than a
handful.

The “winner” was Stanford TE Coby Fleener with a mere 18 votes,
enough for him to barely edge Boise State RB Doug Martin. The most popular
position was offensive lineman which garnered 23 votes. Also, the votes leaned
overwhelmingly towards the offensive side of the ball – 75 to 33.

Now,
keep in mind, the idea wasn’t to see who the fans want the Giants to pick, but
to see who everyone thinks the Giants will pick. And now you know why my job is
so hard this year – nobody really seems to know.

The full voting results


Stanford TE Coby Fleener … 18

Boise State RB Doug Martin …
16

Ohio State T Mike Adams … 11

Stanford T Jonathan Martin …
10

Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower … 9

Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill
… 8

USC DE Nick Perry … 7

Syracuse DE Chandler Jones …
5

Trade Down … 5

LSU WR Reuben Randle … 4

North Alabama
CB Janoris Jenkins … 3

Notre Dame S Harrison Smith … 3

South
Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery … 2

Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu …
2

Wisconsin C Peter Konz … 1

Connecticut DT Kendall Reyes …
1

Baylor WR Kendall Wright … 1

Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy …
1

North Carolina LB Zach Brown … 1

Iowa State T Kelechi Osemele
… 1

Miami RB Lamar Miller … 1

Memphis DT Dontari Poe …
1

Penn State DT Devon Still … 1

Boise State LB Shea McClellin …
1
</p>


***
Voting by position: Offensive line (23 votes), tight end (18), running
back (17), receiver (17), defensive end (12), linebacker (11), defensive tackle
(4), cornerback (3), safety (3).
</p>
RGIII RECOGNIZES - BUT DOES NOT FEAR - GIANTS' PASS RISH (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/04/rgiii-recognizes-but-doesnt-fear-giants-pass-rush)

"Robert Griffin III knows the names of the Giants pass-rushers. He can pick
out Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Pierre-Paul.


But RGIII, the Baylor QB who is like to be chosen by the Washington Redskins
with the second overall pick in this week's NFL draft, doesn't plan to worry
about Big Blue's vaunted pass rush.</p>


"You can’t compare college pass rushers to the Giants, with Tuck and
Umenyiora and everyone else on that squad," he said. "It’s hard to say you’ve
faced guys like that. Have I faced a guy like a Justin Tuck? Yeah, maybe I have
at an Oklahoma or a Texas, or even at Baylor. But to have all those guys on the
same team is what makes it truly different.</p>


"But it’s also different for offenses because you have offensive linemen who
were all all-aermcaisn in college. At the end of the day it balances itself out
and I’ll be more focused on what I have to do offensively than where those guys
are at cuz I don’t want to get hit. You can’t play the game scared."</p>


It was that usual quiet confidence that Griffin showed when he appeared at a
SUBWAY restaurant in Manhattan to be announced as the fast food chain's latest
Famous Fan. He put bunny-ears on the custom-made food statue of himself, and
showed off a pair of SUBWAY-themed socks.</p>


He also said that he wants to do more than take the Redskins back to
respectability in 2012. A part of him hopes to make them an instant
contender.</p>


“There’s no shortage of talent in the NFL, any team can compete,” he said.
“It’s all up to that team to decide what they want to do early on. Hopefully, I
can get my teammates to believe in me to where we can not just compete, but
win.</p>


“I can’t predict, but we’re definitely going to work towards that,” he added.
“We’re not going to shy away from it. We want to win football games.”</p>http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giant (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants)</div>
</div></div></div><u><font size="4">NY POST</font></u>
<div><div>
It’s a simple question, really: Who do you think the Giants will select with
the 32<sup>nd</sup> pick in the NFL draft on Thursday?


It turns out,
though, your answers weren’t really simple at all.

I posed that question
on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#%21/TheBlueScreen) on Wednesday and
this is what I got in response: 113 votes suggesting 23 players (and a
24<sup>th</sup> option in “trade down”). Nobody got more than 15.9 percent of
the vote, which is startlingly low considering it came the day before the draft.
Usually by now if we haven’t already pegged the Giants’ pick we’ve got it
narrowed down to a handful of names.

But 23 is way more than a
handful.

The “winner” was Stanford TE Coby Fleener with a mere 18 votes,
enough for him to barely edge Boise State RB Doug Martin. The most popular
position was offensive lineman which garnered 23 votes. Also, the votes leaned
overwhelmingly towards the offensive side of the ball – 75 to 33.

Now,
keep in mind, the idea wasn’t to see who the fans want the Giants to pick, but
to see who everyone thinks the Giants will pick. And now you know why my job is
so hard this year – nobody really seems to know.

The full voting results


Stanford TE Coby Fleener … 18

Boise State RB Doug Martin …
16

Ohio State T Mike Adams … 11

Stanford T Jonathan Martin …
10

Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower … 9

Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill
… 8

USC DE Nick Perry … 7

Syracuse DE Chandler Jones …
5

Trade Down … 5

LSU WR Reuben Randle … 4

North Alabama
CB Janoris Jenkins … 3

Notre Dame S Harrison Smith … 3

South
Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery … 2

Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu …
2

Wisconsin C Peter Konz … 1

Connecticut DT Kendall Reyes …
1

Baylor WR Kendall Wright … 1

Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy …
1

North Carolina LB Zach Brown … 1

Iowa State T Kelechi Osemele
… 1

Miami RB Lamar Miller … 1

Memphis DT Dontari Poe …
1

Penn State DT Devon Still … 1

Boise State LB Shea McClellin …
1
</p>


***
Voting by position: Offensive line (23 votes), tight end (18), running
back (17), receiver (17), defensive end (12), linebacker (11), defensive tackle
(4), cornerback (3), safety (3).</p>GIANTS HAVE OPTIONS WITH LAST PICK TONIGHT (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/champion_giants_with_handful_of_iWwVloCM4NdpMBQghC QMOO)

"It is the best of times for the Giants, fresh off their Super Bowl XLVI
triumph, so they can deal with the long wait tonight as the first round of the
NFL Draft ebbs and flows to them. First on the field in the 2011 season, they
are last in the round and, unless they trade up or — more likely — down, must
wait until 31 prospects are off the board before making their selection.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


Bummer? Not at all.</p>


“You just wait and see if somebody is going to fall to you or if there is
somebody you may be able to move up for, that you’re in love with,’’ general
manager Jerry Reese said. “It’s always a good problem to have when you’re
picking 32.’’
</p>There are many different directions the Giants can go. The need for a tight
end arose after Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum both went down with serious knee
injuries in the Super Bowl. Stanford’s Coby Fleener makes sense, a 6-foot-6
target who could instantly emerge as a threat after spending the past four years
in a pro-style offense, meaning he should be able to slip comfortably into an
Eli Manning-led attack.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


POST MOCK DRAFT: GIANTS PICK (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/backpage/first_mock_draft_giants_look_round_qBKnY7CSULJzPqs 2e89lBK) </p>


It also stands to reason they will add a running back at some point, and if
Boise State’s Doug Martin is there at No. 32, he would be hard to pass up,
considering he’s been compared to Ravens running back Ray Rice. More likely, a
running back will come in the later rounds.</p>


If offensive tackle presents the greatest value — and if the Giants are
concerned Will Beatty is not the answer at left tackle or will not be able to
make a complete comeback following a detached retina — it could be Mike Adams
(Ohio State), Bobby Massie (Mississippi), Jonathan Martin (Stanford) or even
Amini Silatolu, a small-college riser from Midwestern State more suited to guard
in the NFL.</p>


The loss in free agency of Mario Manningham and no obvious replacement
(unless you are a big believer in Ramses Barden or Jerrel Jernigan) puts
receiver in play, although Reese probably will try to get one a bit later than
the first round.</p>


Defense is always a safe bet for Reese in the first round, as he’s taken a
defensive player in the first round four times (Aaron Ross, Kenny Phillips,
Jason Pierre-Paul and Prince Amukamara) in his first five years as the general
manager (Hakeem Nicks in 2009 was the exception). If Notre Dame safety Harrison
Smith is available he will present a ready-to-play athlete with impeccable
credentials and work habits. Reese usually doesn’t reach for linebackers and
Alabama’s Dont’a Hightower will likely be gone before the Giants pick.</p>


Knowing how the front office likes to stockpile defensive linemen, taking one
in the first round can never be dismissed. Remember, the last time they used the
32nd overall pick — they traded down in 2006 — they took Mathias Kiwanuka even
though they already had Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora at
defensive end.</p>


This time around, defensive tackles Jerel Worthy (Michigan State) or Devon
Still (Penn State) can’t be ignored if they’re on the board. If they are
considering trading Umenyiora, a pass-rush demon such as Clemson’s Andre Branch
is intriguing. As the Giants last season learned — the hard way — a team can
never have enough cornerbacks and taking another in the first round cannot be
discounted, especially if a player such as Dre Kirkpatrick (Alabama) or Stephon
Gilmore (South Carolina) drops in their lap."</p>
[/url]</div>OSI LOSING SLEEP OVER GIANTS FUTURE, EXPECTS DECISION SOON (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/champion_giants_with_handful_of_iWwVloCM4NdpMBQghC QMOO#ixzz1t9z9cVdy)
</div>
"For the past two weeks, Osi Umenyiora said, he hasn’t been able to get a good
night’s sleep. That’s how concerned and worried he is about what happens
next.<div>


Once again, it is an offseason of unrest for Umenyiora, who - once again – is
stressing how unhappy he is with his present contract and his desire to get a
new, lucrative long-term deal from the Giants or get traded. Given that he is
about to enter the final year of his contract and the NFL Draft starts Thursday
night, it might be now or never to produce a trade for draft picks.</p>


“I’m resigned to whatever is going to happen,’’ Umenyiora said Wednesday at a
Play 60- event for Xbox 360 at Chelsea Waterside Park. “Whatever is going to
happen is going to happen. I’m trying my best not to really think about it too
much. It keeps me up at night. I haven’t really had a good night’s sleep in
these past two weeks because I never really know what’s going to happen. So,
we’ll see.’’</p>


Umenyiora is on the books this season for $3.975 million, the final year of a
seven-year, $41.38 million deal. At this point he has not shown up at the
offseason workout program and says before he steps foot in the team facility
“Obviously, there are some issues that need to be addressed. There are some
things that need to be taken care of. As soon as those things are taken care of,
I’ll be more than happy to join my teammates," Umenyiora said. </p>


"I miss them. I want to be around them, but they definitely understand what
is going on with my situation. The coaches understand what is going on with my
situation. More importantly, the owners and the management know what’s going on
with my situation. At the end of the day, I think something is going to happen.
It remains to be seen what that is.’’</p>


General manager Jerry Reese last week reiterated that he is open to
considering a contract extension for Umenyiora but a source said there have been
no real talks. The source said there is a circulating rumor that the Giants
would deal Umenyiora if they can get a third-round pick in return. Last summer,
the Giants gave permission for Umenyiora’s agent, Tony Agnone, to find a trade
partner but set the price-tag at a first-round pick. Predictably, no takers were
found.</p>


“We’ve had preliminary discussions, but we haven’t had any serious talks as
far as a contract extension or a trade,’’ Umenyiora said. “I think things will
probably heat up pretty soon here over these next couple of days. If they are
going to do something, there would be no better time than to do it now.’’</p>


If he were to be traded, Umenyiora said he would not demand a contract
extension from his new team. </p>


“I would go somewhere else and play under my current deal. I really would,’’
he said. “Whatever happens, I think this year is going to be my best year as a
professional. I truly, truly feel that way. Whether it’s with the Giants or
whether it’s somewhere else, I’ll be all right.’’</p>


Umenyiora last season missed the first three games coming off knee surgery
and saw his starting defensive end job taken by Jason Pierre-Paul, who had a
breakout 16 1/2-sack season. Umenyiora in 13 games (counting the postseason)
came up with 12 1/2 sacks.</p>


“I definitely feel like I’m an every-down player,’’ Umenyiora said. “I feel
like I’m one of the most dangerous defensive ends in football. Not the best, but
the most dangerous. There’s a difference there. I want to be able to play. I
want to be able to lay it out there. There’s this perception that I don’t play
the run and all that stuff. That just makes me so angry. There’s no evidence on
tape, especially with these last two years, that that’s true. The fact that
everybody keeps saying that I just want to go out and prove that I can
definitely do that.</p>


“It’s going to be difficult for me to do that here in New York because
they’re really starting to view me as a pass rusher especially with the
emergence of Jason Pierre-Paul and obviously you know how (Justin) Tuck plays.
There’s a lot of issues we have to work through here. Hopefully we can come to
some sort of resolution.’’</p>


Working out in Atlanta, Umenyiora said he is in “some of the best shape of my
career’’ and sounded a bit torn when asked what he truly wants. </p>


“I really don’t know,’’ he said. “I don’t know what’s best. Is me leaving and
going somewhere else and playing 100 snaps a game, is that really the best for
my career? Is that the best for my body? Or is me staying here and playing
behind these guys and still having people have this false perception that I
can’t play the run, is that best for me? I don’t know. Is giving the Giants
another year of a seven-year deal that they made me play out, is that best for
me? I really don’t know. Everything’s up in the air right now.’’</p>


Umenyiora is certain of what he does not want. “If they make me play out the
seventh year of a seven-year deal, that’s going to be rough right there,’’ he
said. “I don’t even know if that’s a possibility at this point. You can never
really say never. Hopefully, something can be done here. If I have to come back
and play it, I really don’t know how I’m going to react to that situation.’’
</p></div>http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants

</div></div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>
</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div>
GIANTS SEEK BEST PLAYER AT NO.32 (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/149007265_Giants_use_winning_game_plan.html)

"The Giants have embraced the good news/bad news proposition of having the final
pick tonight in the first round of the NFL Draft.

<div id="storybody">

The bad news: Big Blue will be forced to play the waiting game and watch 31
presumably talented players go off the board before getting the chance to join
the party.</p>


There also is some good news that comes with the distinction of selecting
last.</p>


You know — having won the sport's ultimate prize, the Vince Lombardi
Trophy.</p>


"It's always a good problem to have when you're picking 32," general manager
Jerry Reese said in a tone that suggested the obvious: teams would accept that
draft position every season if it meant celebrating a Super Bowl championship
two months prior.</p>


Reese and the Giants have been here before, of course, and not that long
ago.</p>


So there is a blueprint of sorts to follow, especially for a team without a
glaring need and far from the rebuilding mode many others find themselves
in.</p>


"We just try to pick a good player right there," Reese said. "There's going
to be a good player for us there at 32."</p>


The Giants have areas that need to be addressed, yet there are no guarantees
it happens in the first round. They are out to replace Super Bowl hero Mario
Manningham at wide receiver and running back Brandon Jacobs, both gone to San
Francisco.</p>


With tight ends Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum shelved with knee injuries –
the former more than likely for the 2012 season – Stanford's Coby Fleener has
been a popular choice in countless mock drafts for Big Blue heading into the
festivities this weekend.</p>


"We never try to reach in the draft. We're conscious of what we think our
needs are, but we try to pick the best player in the draft," Reese said. "We do
try to fill holes in free agency when we get an opportunity to do that, but we
never say, 'Let's get a certain position in the draft.' We just try to pick the
best player. … It would be hard for us to take a kicker or a punter, something
like that, in the first round, but any other position, if it's a good player,
we're not opposed to taking anybody in the first round."</p>


Reese even joked with reporters that if Andrew Luck fell to 32, "he'd be a
Giant."</p>


There also is the on-again, never-quite-off-again contract situation
surrounding defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who reportedly could be had on the
market over the next few days for the right price.</p>


Umenyiora told Newsday on Wednesday at a league-sponsored Play 60 event at
Chelsea Piers: "If they're going to get something, now would be the time to do
it."</p></div><nav>

In the five previous seasons since he took the GM reins from Ernie Accorsi,
Reese has pushed the "best player available" motto as the method to his team's
draft madness.</p>


"The records show that Jerry's done that," former Colts vice chairman and
current ESPN analyst Bill Polian said last week in a conference call. "It's
incredible to have built two Super Bowl teams in four years. … He practices what
he preaches and I think that he and I share a similar approach to things: 'Say
what you mean and mean what you say.'"</p>


The philosophy has produced results with All-Pro defensive end Jason
Pierre-Paul serving as the greatest example (15th overall in 2010) when the
Giants already had Justin Tuck, Umenyiora and Mathias Kiwanuka at that position
on the roster.</p>


"I think the draft has good players, a lot of value in every round," Reese
said. "You just have to look deep and try to find them."</p></nav>NFL DRAFT: GIANTS' FIRST ROUND TARGETS (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/149007305_NFL_Draft__Giants__first-round_targets.html)

"Giants' first-round targets <div id="storybody">



RB Doug Martin, Boise State (right): Productive runner has drawn comparisons
to Ray Rice.</p>


TE Coby Fleener, Stanford: Could go from catching passes from Luck to
catching them from Manning.</p>


OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford: Three-year college starter adds depth,
long-term cornerstone.</p></div>http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/

<u><font size="4">THE NEW YORK TIMES</font></u>
</div></div></div><div>
ZIP

<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html">[url]http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html
</a>
<u><font size="4">GIANTS 101</font></u>
</div>
NY GIANTS SIGN DT SHAUN ROGERS (http://www.giants101.com/2012/04/26/new-york-giants-sign-dt-shaun-rogers/)

"Mere hours before the 2012 NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Draft is set to get underway, the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> have made waves in free agency, signing veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-add-Tackle-Shaun-Rogers-to-D-Line/431f94b9-db90-4c33-806b-82de279ab55c).
<blockquote>


“I’m kind of honored and I appreciated them holding me in a regard enough to
put me in along those guys,” Rogers said, speaking of Big Blue's defensive line.
“Those guys are most definitely top-notch pass rushers, defensive linemen right
now, especially in their prime. I’m just happy to be a part of that group, those
guys are going to help me out and hopefully I can help them
out."</p></blockquote>


Rogers, nicknamed Big Baby, is an 11-year NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) veteran having spent most of his career with the
Detroit Lions, but most recently he was with the New Orleans Saints. He also
spent three years with the Cleveland Browns.</p>
<blockquote>


“I still most definitely feel that I can bring something to the table. I
might not be exactly like I was in ’06, but I still have some tricks and I still
have some good push in me," he added.</p></blockquote>


The 6'4'', 350 lbs monster has played in 156 career games, collecting 504
tackles, 37.5 sacks and 51 stuffs. He's been named to Pro Bowl three times and
was a second team All-Pro selection in 2004.</p>


The addition of Rogers likely means the Giants will not draft a defensive
tackle, while it would also mean the end for either or both of Jimmy Kennedy and
Rocky Bernard who are currently unrestricted free agents.</p>


Contract details have not yet been made available."</p>

##

GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ: I DON'T PLAY FOR "THE BIG BUCKS" (http://www.giants101.com/2012/04/26/new-york-giants-victor-cruz-i-dont-play-football-for-the-big-bucks/)

"New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants wide receiver <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> has no plans to holdout this year. He's said it repeatedly, but it's so
outside of the norm for an NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) player that people refuse to believe it. As a result,
Cruz has been forced to answer as many questions about a potential holdout as he
has about his salsa dancing. Wednesday was no different as the breakout star
once again reaffirmed that no holdout is in his plans.
<blockquote>


“I don’t want to be the guy that’s going to hold out for money reasons,” Cruz told CBSNewYork.com (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/04/25/victor-cruz-im-not-in-football-for-the-big-bucks/). “I play this game for the sheer love
of it. You know, when you were young, you didn’t play this game for money. You
just play your game. You do what God put you on this earth to do. That’s how I’m
gonna approach it.”</p></blockquote>


Having earned a mere $540,000 last year, Cruz has certainly outplayed his
contract. However, the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) is a tricky business and Jerry Reese &amp; Co. need
look no further than Steve Smith for reasons not to jump and give someone a
massive contract. Things change in the blink of an eye, but if Cruz keeps doing
what he's doing, there's no doubt the Giants will reward him for it.</p>
<blockquote>


“I’m trying to be a little different. I just want to follow my own path and
do things my own way. [Even] if that means going there and playing football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
without getting paid the big bucks like everyone expects me to be," Cruz said.
“I just want to remain consistent, keep up my high level of play, keep doing the
same thing I’ve been doing. Take it one game at a time. That’s what I’ve been
doing these past two years, and I think that motto should work out for me
again.”</p></blockquote>


Cruz has a unique blend of skill and smarts, and his talent combined with his
incredible attitude will only benefit him in the end. His payday will come to
him, and he knows it. Unlike some other athletes -even some other teammates- he
understand that all good things come in time."</p>

##

CHANDLER JONES TO GIANTS A POPULAR CHOICE IN ANNUAL GIANTS 10 MOCK-OFF (http://www.giants101.com/2012/04/26/chandler-jones-to-new-york-giants-a-popular-choice-in-annual-giants-101-mock-off/)

"For the third consecutive year, the users of Giants 101 have put together
their vision of who <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> General Manager Jerry Reese should target with his first five picks
of the NFL Draft (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl-draft/).
Coming off of an enthralling postseason run, culminating in an emotional Super
Bowl victory, and after what can only be described as a masterful beginning to
the offseason, the Giants are poised to use their first four picks, plus the
4thround compensatory pick, in typical Reese fashion—by looking to add impact
players at virtually any position.



</p><div style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; CLEAR: both">http://lh6.ggpht.com/-IkbQ9uKv0ps/T5lJYieqONI/AAAAAAAAAFw/qyg4sr8omQE/Flickr-5460446573.jpg (http://www.wylio.com/credits/flickr/5460446573)</div>



The weighted Best Player Available (BPA) approach employed by Reese in
previous years has often solicited a mixed reaction from Giants fans; however,
after locking down some of the perceived-deficiencies with targeted moves in
free agency, Giants fans ought to join Reese in delighting in taking any player,
at virtually any position (except for QB), that could help this team win another
Super Bowl.</p>


Nevertheless, after perusing hundreds of mock drafts from experts and
fans-alike, it is cathartic to be able to create your own. Plus, it’s always
good to have proof of when you are right so that you can rub it in people’s
faces! And we all know grandstanding and self-aggrandizing is the predominant
pastime of the Giants 101 community!</p>


<u>Mock Drafts</u>:</p>


Kujo</p>
Chandler Jones (DE) Syracuse David Wilson (RB) Virginia Tech Chris Givens (WR) Wake Forest Brandon Washington (OG) University of Miami/Adam Nissley (TE) Central
Florida


JBeast</p>
Alshon Jeffery (WR) South Carolina <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Vinny Curry" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/vinny-curry/" rel="tag nofollow">Vinny
Curry</a> (DE) Marshall Charles Orsen (TE) Georgia Ryan Turbin (RB) Utah/Matt McCants (OT) UAB


Foxlin</p>
Chandler Jones (DE) Syracuse Chris Givens (WR) Wake Forest Jeff Allen (OT) Illinois Bernard Pierce (RB) Temple/Deangelo Peterson (TE) LSU


GMenBeast23</p>


Scenario 1:</p>
Nick Perry (DE) USC Lamar Miller (RB) Miami AJ Jenkins (WR) Illinois Ladarius Green (TE) Louisiana-Layfette/Jeremiah Warren (OG/OT) USF


Scenario 2: (Giants trade 32nd pick in exchange for 2nd, 3rd and 5th
round picks)</p>
Traded David Wilson (RB) Virginia Tech/<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Vinny Curry" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/vinny-curry/" rel="tag nofollow">Vinny
Curry</a> (DE) Marshall Chris Givens (WR) Wake Forrest/Zebrie Sanders (OT) Florida State Ladarius Green (TE) Louisiana-Layfette/Michael Brewster (C) Ohio
State


Luv2Salsa</p>
Chandler Jones (DE) Syracuse Chris Givens (WR) Wake Forest <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Robert Turbin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/robert-turbin/" rel="tag nofollow">Robert
Turbin</a> (RB) Utah State Brandon Hardin (FS) Oregon State/Brandon Washington (OG) University of
Miami


GmenMania</p>
<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Whitney Mercilus" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/whitney-mercilus/" rel="tag nofollow">Whitney
Mercilus</a> (DE) Illinois Lamar Miller (RB) Miami Brian Quick (WR) Appalachian State Alfonzo Dennard (CB) Nebraska/Nate Potter (OT) Boise State


NYGinAUS</p>
Stephen Hill (WR) Georgia Tech Harrison Smith (S) Notre Dame Orson Charles (TE) Georgia Cyrus Gray (RB) Texas A&amp;M/Cam Johnson (DE) Virginia


wlubake</p>
Nick Perry (DE) USC Brandon Thompson (DT) Clemson Brandon Taylor (S) LSU Marvin McNutt (WR) Iowa/Vick Ballard (RB) Mississippi St


Dlev</p>
Cordy Glenn (OT/OG) Georgia Chris Polk (RB) Washington Cam Johnson (DE) Virginia Juron Criner (WR) Arizona/Michael Egnew (TE) Missouri



Simon Garron-Caine</p>
Chandler Jones (DE) Syracuse Mitchell Schwartz (OT) UCal Dwayne Allen (TE) Clemson Juron Criner (WR) Arizona/Josh Norman (CB) Coastal Carolina


GetDownWithJPP</p>
Chandler Jones (DE) Syracus Kendall Reyes (DT) UConn Markelle Martin (FS) Oklahoma State Mitchell Schwartz (OT) UCal/Ladarius Green (TE) La-Lafayette


Kyle Langan</p>
Stephen Hill (WR) Georgia Tech Andre Branch (DE) Clemson <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Omar Bolden" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/omar-bolden/" rel="tag nofollow">Omar
Bolden</a> (CB) Arizona State Cyrus Gray (RB) Texas A&amp;M/DeAngelo Peterson (TE) LSU


Krow</p>
Stephen Hill (WR) Georgia Tech <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Vinny Curry" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/vinny-curry/" rel="tag nofollow">Vinny
Curry</a> (DE) Marshall Isaiah Pead (RB) Cincinnati Michael Egnew (TE) Missouri/Brandon Washington (OG) University of
Miami


MentalHockey</p>


(Trade Scenarios: The Giants trade down their 32nd pick to the Bills for
picks #41, #105 and #178. The Giants package their 63rd pick with their 127th
pick to the Texans for pick #58)</p>
[list=1] Traded Chandler Jones (DE) Syracuse/Dw

GameTime
04-26-2012, 11:45 AM
thanks Ro....
we shall see tonight....

G-Men Surg.
04-26-2012, 11:48 AM
Great work RF !

RoanokeFan
04-26-2012, 11:57 AM
thanks Ro....
we shall see tonight....

[B] [B]

Who's your favorite player??

RoanokeFan
04-26-2012, 11:58 AM
Great work RF !

[Y]

GameTime
04-26-2012, 01:48 PM
thanks Ro....
we shall see tonight....

[B]* [B]

Who's your favorite player??

I am ill equiped to comment on college players. I do think they shouldnt take a TE in the frst though. But I trust what they do either way.

RoanokeFan
04-26-2012, 02:50 PM
thanks Ro....
we shall see tonight....

[B] [B]

Who's your favorite player??

I am ill equiped to comment on college players. I do think they shouldnt take a TE in the frst though. But I trust what they do either way.

MY BAD! I meant current GIANT player.