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jints1964
05-01-2012, 08:56 AM
Wilson rated 2nd or 3rd best back in this draft
Bradshaw was taken in round 7 in 2007

Randall taken in 2nd round with a draft loaded with talented WR. He was called a real steal by those drafting experts

Steve Smith 2nd round in 2007 Manningham 3rd round in 2008

BTW Boss was also taken in the 5th round in 2007

I could go on like the picks in 2005: Webster 2nd round, Tuck 3rd , Jacobs 4th Terrel Thomas round 2 in 2008.

We're still waiting to see how the Prince and Scott will do

I don't think we've done too badly, in our drafting after all we got that guy JPP in the draft, who seems to be doing ok and found some guys like Cruz and Hynowski as UDFA.
These rookies will be coached up and may actually help win some games !

Some guys out there would have thrown LT under the bus right after the draft. We all know some drafted players don't make it but this happens with every team.

giantyankee1976
05-01-2012, 09:10 AM
+1

what the problem is, is that some of us want the "big name sexy picks."
what some people have not come to understand is that JR and Company draft by Need (holes to fill) and then BPA.

Every Pick they made filled a hole and/or need.

My guess is looking at our Div rivals, some of us feel like we lost out somehow.

But we were picking at 32 so ...

Buto
05-01-2012, 09:39 AM
The folks who spend countless hours and millions of dollars researching these players probably know more about this than we do.
I trust them. RB in the first round? Surprising for this team but I trust them.
They've done much better than the R Dayne and W Joseph years of yore.

jomo
05-01-2012, 10:01 AM
Wilson rated 2nd or 3rd best back in this draft
Bradshaw was taken in round 7 in 2007

Randall taken in 2nd round with a draft loaded with talented WR. He was called a real steal by those drafting experts

Steve Smith 2nd round in 2007 Manningham 3rd round in 2008

BTW Boss was also taken in the 5th round in 2007

I could go on like the picks in 2005: Webster 2nd round, Tuck 3rd , Jacobs 4th Terrel Thomas round 2 in 2008.

We're still waiting to see how the Prince and Scott will do

I don't think we've done too badly, in our drafting after all we got that guy JPP in the draft, who seems to be doing ok and found some guys like Cruz and Hynowski as UDFA.
These rookies will be coached up and may actually help win some games !

Some guys out there would have thrown LT under the bus right after the draft. We all know some drafted players don't make it but this happens with every team.
<U>"Some guys out there would have thrown LT under the bus right after the draft?"</U> </P>


If ever there was universal acclaim for a draft pick it was with LT coming out of North Carolina. He hit the ground running in the NFL and delivered on the great promise.</P>


As incompetent as the media is, no one, not anyone questioned his enormous talent or the brilliance of the pcik.</P>

jints1964
05-01-2012, 10:32 AM
Good point I certainly thought he was going to be a winner, but how about the fans who said he may not fit our current schemes or he's a pass rusher and may not play the run that well and let's not forget that he goes a little wild and doesn't follow the D plays as called but kinda goes his own way and he's not great in coverages.

BeatYale
05-01-2012, 11:04 AM
Good post.

It's a combination of drafting the right guy and/or being able to develop him. The Giants have done a good job with both, otherwise we wouldn't be one of the select few teams in the league that has won multiple superbowls during the past decade.

I get annoyed with the self proclaimed experts around here who act like they know what's best for the team when they have 0 involvement with the team internally.

Flip Empty
05-01-2012, 11:29 AM
I get annoyed with the self proclaimed experts around here who act like they know what's best for the team when they have 0 involvement with the team internally.
Reading a scouting magazine cover-to-cover and memorizing analysts' mock drafts is apparently all it takes to qualify as an "expert".

TuckYou
05-01-2012, 12:14 PM
I feel the only regret we will have drafting Wilson in the first round, is that we passed up Courtney Upshaw. I could be wrong. Most teams passed on him because they said he was a tweener... I don't buy it. He was a star in Bama. </P>


Other then that, I feel this draft was very solid. Randle and Hosley were steals IMO. Mosely could turn out to be a solid RT, but can also play LT and G. McCants, not sure about that one. Robinson could turn out to be a very solid TE. He looks like a great receiving threat, but scouts say he also can block very well. Very intreged to see what Pope can turn him into. And Kuhn, he is 25 and real raw. Hasnt played much so we shall see what they saw in the guy. Maybe he can turn into something. </P>

ru_gmen55
05-01-2012, 01:02 PM
People tend to mix up the notions of the a bad draft and the Giants just simply not going in the direction the fan in question wanted to go. It's funny because people will watch some college football games, look at measurables, watch the Combine, etc, and will deem themselves experts just because they have more draft knowledge than the average fan. The fact is, NFL teams have scouting teams that probably have already moved on from this draft, and are preparing for the next one. I don't think people realize how hard tea s work on the draft...and honestly, while a couple picks surprised me, I trust the Giants in the draft right now. They have done a great job, and I have no reason to believe that will change.

flimflam
05-01-2012, 01:06 PM
Since JR took over, we have been blessed with consistently good drafts. Accorsi, while a great GM blew picks for evry good one he did (Wheatly, Dayne, T. Lewis, etc)

Most pundits and experts will probably consider this our weakest draft since 2007. Surprisingly a lot of the experts have given us pretty glowing grades and remarks on this year's draft.

With that being, said I think our draft this year is deceptively strong.

David Wilson let the nation is yards after contact. He is dynamic, and I am not sure if you can really reach at 32 with a Top 5 RB. We rarely draft RBs this high anymore, and I trust in our scouts. After he adds another 5-10 pounds, this dude is going to be a monster in the mold of Tiki.

We got a Top 5 WR in Ruben Randle.

What can you say about Jayron? We definitely needed a CB, and CBs are at a premium. The dude is a ballhawk.

Then we had the luxury of drafting several projects with HUGE upside in Robinson, Mosley, and Kuhn. All of these guys are athletic and raw, but wiht our coaching, they have the potential to be good starters and/or significant contributors.

Robinson, in particular, is freakishly athletic and had Shockey-esque combine numbers. If he can put it together, he will be a nice blocking/pass catching TE for us.

We so much raw talent in this years draft, I truly think that we cannot evaluate it until 5 years time, after they've helped us win our 5th Lombardi trophy.

giantsfan420
05-01-2012, 05:47 PM
the term "sexy picks" based on big names;

guys like kiper and mccshay will rant and rave about this guy or that...they'll define who the "sexy picks" are...

but for me, whoever JR takes, those picks are the ones i consider the enticing prospects. its like people are viewing the draft in reverse; "we missed out on so and so...mccshay and kiper say these are the big time prospects" and how often are they dead wrong? meanwhile, JR drafts players and people will go "ugh, these arent the enticing players" and they end up turning into top 5 talent at their positions...

just how i view it

giantyankee1976
05-01-2012, 06:14 PM
the term "sexy picks" based on big names;

guys like kiper and mccshay will rant and rave about this guy or that...they'll define who the "sexy picks" are...

but for me, whoever JR takes, those picks are the ones i consider the enticing prospects. its like people are viewing the draft in reverse; "we missed out on so and so...mccshay and kiper say these are the big time prospects" and how often are they dead wrong? meanwhile, JR drafts players and people will go "ugh, these arent the enticing players" and they end up turning into top 5 talent at their positions...

just how i view it

excellent post !

What you stated is a major factor in why I prefer Charles Davis, Mike Mayock and even Bucky Brooks over the fare at ESPN.

Honestly, that TV station seriously irks the hell outta me.

Thank goodness for NFLN, MLBN and NBATV !!! (and if I was deep into Hockey, I'd rely on NHLN for my information as well.)

flimflam
05-01-2012, 06:46 PM
the term "sexy picks" based on big names;

guys like kiper and mccshay will rant and rave about this guy or that...they'll define who the "sexy picks" are...

but for me, whoever JR takes, those picks are the ones i consider the enticing prospects. its like people are viewing the draft in reverse; "we missed out on so and so...mccshay and kiper say these are the big time prospects" and how often are they dead wrong? meanwhile, JR drafts players and people will go "ugh, these arent the enticing players" and they end up turning into top 5 talent at their positions...

just how i view it

<font size="2">This is exactly the reason Kiper and McShay always regrade their drafts. </font>

They know it and we know it, it is really impossible to project without error. But to be fair, the experts frame their analysis as if it were gospel when everyone knows that sometimes they will be right and sometimes they will be wrong. It would just sound dumb if they didn't report it in the way they do - that is that their analysis is spot on.

Also, to me, McShay is the much better analyst. He is less of tool than Kiper is.

jomo
05-01-2012, 07:31 PM
Good point I certainly thought he was going to be a winner, but how about the fans who said he may not fit our current schemes or he's a pass rusher and may not play the run that well and let's not forget that he goes a little wild and doesn't follow the D plays as called but kinda goes his own way and he's not great in coverages.
I don't remember that but then again I don't remember alot of stuff lol. I totally agree with you basic point which is, someone is always going to find something they don't like about our draft choices and the truth is we won't know how things will work out for a few years. In the mean time, look at JR's track record in the draft and relax.