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  • NFL Draft Loaded With WR Talent

    http://nypost.com/2014/04/06/nfl-dra...ith-wr-talent/

    Excerpt: "First in five-part series leading up to NFL Draft May 8-10. Next week: defensive ends, tackles and linebackers

    Rating the prospects
    Post NFL writer Bart Hubbuch ranks the top wide receivers and tight ends in the May 8-10 draft:

    Top 5 wide receivers

    No.=Name=School=Ht.=Wt.

    1. Sammy Watkins*=Clemson=6-1=210
    The complete package and a likely top-five pick.

    2. Mike Evans*=Texas A&M=6-5=230
    Big, strong prospect who fights for every ball.

    3. Marqise Lee*=USC=6-0=190
    Needs bulk but is a relentless, big-play receiver.

    4. Odell Beckham Jr.*=LSU=5-11=200
    Prolific wideout who could thrive in a slot role.

    5. Kelvin Benjamin*=Florida St.=6-5=240
    Huge target with long arms who only lacks speed.

    Late riser

    Brandin Cooks, Oregon State: Turned heads with a 4.33-second 40-yard dash, the fastest turned in by any WR at the combine.
    Dropping fast

    Jarvis Landry, LSU: Stock plummeted when he ran a 4.77 at the combine, then left early due to injury.
    Small-school wonder

    Jeff Janis, Saginaw Valley: Big, physical, reliable target who was a three-year starter and has respectable speed (4.42).

    Top 5 tight ends

    No.=Name=School=Ht.=Wt.

    1. Eric Ebron*=North Carolina=6-4=245
    Poor pro day but still the class of a thin group.

    2. Jace Amaro*=Texas Tech=6-5=260
    Big target put up big numbers in a wide-open offense.

    3. Troy Niklas*=Notre Dame=6-7=270
    Converted defensive end who excels as a blocker.

    4. C.J. Fiedorowicz=Iowa=6-7=265
    Lack of explosiveness is made up for with sure hands.

    5. Austin Seferian-Jenkins*=Washington=6-6=275
    Won the Mackey Award as the country’s top tight end.

    Late riser

    Niklas: He’s no Tyler Eifert, but a solid combine and offseason have answered questions about his speed and hands.
    Dropping fast

    Seferian-Jenkins: A DUI last year and foot surgery that forced him to miss the combine and pro day aren’t helping his case.
    Small-school wonder

    Reggie Jordan, Missouri Western: A whopping 33 percent of his catches in college (17 out of 52) went for touchdowns.

    *underclassman

    What Giants might do

    There is little doubt the Giants want to add a receiver and a tight end in the NFL Draft. At receiver, they gave up on Hakeem Nicks after two subpar seasons. They still have Victor Cruz, but behind him Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan are young and fairly unproven, despite Randle’s team-high six TDs in 2013. They would have to be enticed at No. 12 by towering Mike Evans (Texas A&M). The Cruz-like Marqise Lee (USC) or huge, Plaxico Burress clone Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State) in the second round would make sense.

    At tight end, the signing of Kellen Davis gives the Giants a big, experienced blocker, but the options behind him — Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell and newly acquired veteran Daniel Fells — are not ideal. Making a first-round splash with Eric Ebron of North Carolina would be a departure for GM Jerry Reese, but going for Jace Amaro (Texas Tech) or the imposing Troy Niklas (Notre Dame) on the second day of the draft could work." Read more...
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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    How is Jordan Matthews not getting his due? 6'3 205 and runs 4.46. Runs great routes and has better hands than Michael Floyd coming out. I don't understand how people keep picking Benjamin over him.
    "You killed my family, and I don't like that kind of thing."

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    • #3
      The kid from Oregon State - Brandin Cooks is pretty interesting. He looks like he could be another Steve Smith (ex Carolina not Giants). Small, but solid. Plays with a chip on his shoulder. While 12 is way too high for him, if he's on the boards when we pick in the 2nd (which I doubt), I'd snatch him up in a NY Minute.

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      • #4
        Good to hear that there's a chance to pick up NFL caliber WR talent outside the first 3 rounds. I'm in the minority who feels we're better off at WR than it appears at first glance. I'd rather use early picks to sure-up OLine, DLine, and CB (looking beyond this season at CB).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fletch842 View Post
          The kid from Oregon State - Brandin Cooks is pretty interesting. He looks like he could be another Steve Smith (ex Carolina not Giants). Small, but solid. Plays with a chip on his shoulder. While 12 is way too high for him, if he's on the boards when we pick in the 2nd (which I doubt), I'd snatch him up in a NY Minute.
          I would definitely take Cooks in the 2nd round if he's there. The Giants already have a lot of smallish receivers but I don't think they can pass on Cooks there. If Matthews was still available, I would go with Jordan, for sure.
          "You killed my family, and I don't like that kind of thing."

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          • #6
            huge fan of jordan matthews. He's got the size and speed plus he's a great kid by all accounts who studies the game hard

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gmen43 View Post
              huge fan of jordan matthews. He's got the size and speed plus he's a great kid by all accounts who studies the game hard
              Matthews or Allen Robinson in the 2nd.. Fiedorowicz or Niklas (if he falls) in the 3rd..

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              • #8
                Niklas would give me a woody if we got him in the 3rd. Yea, I said it.

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                • #9
                  Niklas reminds be of Bavaro, so what's not to like!

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                  • #10
                    Matthews, Cooks, or Benjamin, in that order. Though i believe Benjamin is Stephen Hill 2.0, who hasn't done much with the jets.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PUGH72 View Post
                      Matthews, Cooks, or Benjamin, in that order. Though i believe Benjamin is Stephen Hill 2.0, who hasn't done much with the jets.
                      Martavis Bryant reminds me of the Stephen Hill of this draft class. Freakish type measurable guy who is really raw. A boom/bust pick for sure.
                      "You killed my family, and I don't like that kind of thing."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by titwio View Post


                        How is Jordan Matthews not getting his due? 6'3 205 and runs 4.46. Runs great routes and has better hands than Michael Floyd coming out. I don't understand how people keep picking Benjamin over him.
                        Give me Matthews all day in the 2nd round.
                        " Success is never final, but failure can be " B.P.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by titwio View Post


                          How is Jordan Matthews not getting his due? 6'3 205 and runs 4.46. Runs great routes and has better hands than Michael Floyd coming out. I don't understand how people keep picking Benjamin over him.
                          Hey who knows, maybe Reese has Matthews ranked over Benjamin. I would be ok with Matthews in the 2nd rd. He is a very good WR, great work ethic and a high character guy

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Carter.525 View Post
                            Matthews or Allen Robinson in the 2nd.. Fiedorowicz or Niklas (if he falls) in the 3rd..
                            I too would be ok with that, though I don't know much about Allen Robinson, except what some posters have mentioned.

                            That is a reason why I would be ok if Evans is gone by 12 or if Reese passes on him at 12. I think there is very good WR talent in rds 2, 3 and possibly 4.

                            The same applies for TE---I would take Niklas or Fiedorowicz in a heartbeat. There is no need to absolutely have Ebron at 12.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by titwio View Post


                              How is Jordan Matthews not getting his due? 6'3 205 and runs 4.46. Runs great routes and has better hands than Michael Floyd coming out. I don't understand how people keep picking Benjamin over him.
                              I completely agree. I have us taking Matthews in my mock in the third. May not last that long. I can see Matthews Cruz and JJ top 3 unless RR surprises me. MM can also press RR for snaps.

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