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RoanokeFan
05-10-2012, 04:12 PM
RUEBEN RANDLE, DAVID WILSON, AND ADRIEN ROBINSON TO BEGIN THEIR TRANSITION TO NLF, GIANTS (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/10/rueben-randle-david-wilson-adrien-robinson-to-begin-transition-to-nfl-giants-tomorrow/)

"There has already been a decent amount of talk surrounding <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Rueben Randle" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/rueben-randle/" rel="tag nofollow">Rueben
Randle</a>’s potential role in the 2012 New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants offense. Will he
be able to step in immediately as one of the top three “starters?” Will he need
to wait his turn behind Domenik Hixon or Ramses Barden?


The answers are far from here. But tomorrow, Randle will take the first step
towards uncovering them when he takes place in the inaugural day of rookie
mini-camp. If Randle is unable to earn what is technically the second spot on
the depth chart, as New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) plans to use Cruz in the slot as often as
possible, he isn’t expected to fall farther than fourth.</p>


When asked about his new toy, General Manager Jerry Reese remarked, “He looks
like a big, pro wide receiver out there, the way he moves around. “I think he's
going to be a quick fit into the offense because of how he plays. He's big and
can post guys up.”</p>


Randle isn’t the only rookie with the potential for a prominent spot in the
offense this season.</p>


Running back <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with David Wilson" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/david-wilson/" rel="tag nofollow">David
Wilson</a> will be looking to turn heads this weekend. Wilson, is projected as a
future feature back for the Giants and could even make his debut as a starter in
2012 should Ahmad Bradshaw once again succumb to injury.</p>


Taken in the fourth round, tight end <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Adrien Robinson" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/adrien-robinson/" rel="tag nofollow">Adrien
Robinson</a> will have a spot on this team as well. How large a role he will be
given is yet to be seen.</p>


Like Jake Ballard, Robinson will not be entering the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) boasting a
stellar receiving stat sheet from his time in college. In his most productive
season, Robinson notched a paltry 12 receptions for 183 yards and a respectable
three TDs.</p>


Nick Provo, a TE out of Syracuse that went undrafted, hauled in 51 receptions
in his best season and accrued 537 yards. He found the end zone seven times.
Provo was signed by the Ravens as a free agent.</p>


So why would Reese pounce on a player like Robinson as early as the fourth
round when Provo and others of his caliber were still on the board? The answer
lies in the nature of the current Giants predicament at the TE position.</p>


On the morning of February 5th, the Giants were not in position to make major
changes at the position. By February 6th, they were down to one veteran TE that
was projected to be healthy in late 2012.</p>


The addition of Martellus Bennett allowed the Giants to fill the role of top
receiving TE. What they needed now was a blocker to compliment Bear Pascoe. At
6’4 264 lbs, Robinson is one of the shorter TEs on the roster. However, despite
his height he is listed as only one pound lighter than Bennett who is among the
tallest.</p>


His physical style of play and bulky frame is what attracted the Giants to a
player that many feel was a reach pick.</p>


While he is the likely candidate to beat out Christian Hopkins for the final
TE spot on the final roster thanks to his blocking potential, don’t rule out a
possible evolution for Robinson. It is worth noting that in Ballard’s most
productive collegiate season, he hauled in only two more receptions than
Robinson and accounted for 33 less receiving yards. He did not score a TD in
either his junior or senior season.</p>


Ballard’s lack of receiving success in college translated to 38 receptions
for 604 yards and four TDs in his first year as a starter.</p>


Will Robinson be able to find a new gear in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/)? Will Randle
and Wilson continue to match or exceed early expectations? Things will become
clearer tomorrow."
</p>

giantsfan420
05-10-2012, 04:31 PM
thanks buudddddddddddddyyyyy!

so stoked with this draft class...may be the most stoked i've ever been about a draft class (in total, no one can match the excitement and hope Nicks gave when he got drafted)

RoanokeFan
05-10-2012, 04:37 PM
thanks buudddddddddddddyyyyy!

so stoked with this draft class...may be the most stoked i've ever been about a draft class (in total, no one can match the excitement and hope Nicks gave when he got drafted)

We really never know how and when a draft pick is going to pay off for us because we tend to not expect any major immediate help beyond # 3. But developmentally, I have to agree if we can believe the hype that accompanied this class. Living in the middle of Hokie Land, I am still assured by the legions of VT fans that we struck gold twice in this draft.

fourth&forever
05-10-2012, 04:55 PM
Even though we took it all, there are many phases of our game that can use improvement.
Much to look forward to this new season. oh yeah!
thanks Roany.

RoanokeFan
05-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Even though we took it all, there are many phases of our game that can use improvement.
Much to look forward to this new season. oh yeah!
thanks Roany.

[Y]

buddy33
05-10-2012, 05:11 PM
Agree about the room for improvement. Yeah they won the Super Bowl, but they lost some players to injury, some to FA, and they where possibly one play from not making the playoffs.

I liked their draft and the FA signings. Can't wait for next season.

NYG4lifeNYK
05-10-2012, 05:29 PM
Hope Wilson and Randle sign soon..... thanks Roa [Y]

jomo
05-10-2012, 05:35 PM
This draft class is intriguing. JR went a little out of form in drafting for need. I know, I know, he said he went for the bpa however that coincidentally matched our needs. There are a couple of guys who seem ready and a few who seem like project but have great physical gifts. Can't wait to get started. Thanks RF!

buddy33
05-10-2012, 05:43 PM
I was watching the draft but didn't notice this. Someone posted that when it was the Giants turn to draft in the 1stvround Mayock said that Wilson was his BPA.

myles2424
05-11-2012, 12:58 AM
I was watching the draft but didn't notice this. Someone posted that when it was the Giants turn to draft in the 1stvround Mayock said that Wilson was his BPA.
I watched the whole draft on NFL network & didn't hear any of that

giantsfan420
05-11-2012, 01:01 AM
I was watching the draft but didn't notice this. Someone posted that when it was the Giants turn to draft in the 1stvround Mayock said that Wilson was his BPA.
I watched the whole draft on NFL network & didn't hear any of that

i heard mayock say it too actually

Captain Chaos
05-11-2012, 06:29 AM
Mayock talked about the BPA after just about every pick...

nygsb42champs
05-11-2012, 07:58 AM
I can not wait to see what the rookies can do.

B&RWarrior
05-11-2012, 09:02 AM
thanks buudddddddddddddyyyyy!

so stoked with this draft class...may be the most stoked i've ever been about a draft class (in total, no one can match the excitement and hope Nicks gave when he got drafted)

We really never know how and when a draft pick is going to pay off for us because we tend to not expect any major immediate help beyond # 3.* But developmentally, I have to agree if we can believe the hype that accompanied this class.* Living in the middle of Hokie Land, I am still assured by the legions of VT fans that we struck gold twice in this draft.


LOL! Yeah I don't think you'll be called as an impartial witness on this one even if you're not a Vtech fan.

I lived in Tallahassee for a while- which is FSU Seminole land- and every time any Seminole made 3 or more good plays they were marked future Pro Bowlers. I didn't even like the Noles, and I thought players were good that weren't really that good.

Have you seen the Paul Bunionesque posts on Wilson's YouTube clips? You would think he was a GMO offspring of Barry Sanders and Walter Payton.

I don't need him to have wings I just need him to get first downs.