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    2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT: NY GIANTS PRE-DRAFT STRATEGY

    2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT: NY GIANTS PRE-DRAFT STRATEGY

    "1. Season
    Summary


    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…then it
    was the best of times again. After defeating the Patriots for the first time in
    the 2011 season, the New York Giants raced out to a 6-2 record through week 9.
    Then, they went into the annual ritual that is their second-half swoon, losing
    five of the next six, leaving them 7-7 and the New York fans and media calling
    for coach Tom Coughlin’s head. The rest is history…or rather, made history: The
    Giants finished the regular season with two must-have wins to secure the NFC
    East title. Another amazing playoff run later, the giants found themselves
    wearing Cinderella’s slipper once again, as they defeated the favored New
    England Patriots in the Super Bowl for the 2nd time in the last five
    years.

    2. 2011 Record

    Regular Season: 9-7 NFC East
    Champion
    Playoffs: Super Bowl Champion

    3. Positions of
    Need


    Father time has taken his toll on the Giants OL, and
    replenishing it with youth should be the Giants top priority in the draft.
    Looking towards the defense, LB, and particularly MLB, has been a need for years
    for New York. With the signing of Martellus Bennett, TE is no longer a dire
    need, but they’ll keep an eye focused on TE, RB and DB if they find value at
    those positions when it’s time for the Super Bowl champs to make their
    pick.

    4. First Round Target(s)

    When drafting with the last
    pick in the round, the Giants will have to see what falls to them. However,
    likely targets at the 32nd pick are two players with size and power
    to hold up through the bruising NFC East - OL Cordy Glenn (Georgia) and LB
    Dont’a Hightower (Alabama).

    Glenn provides surprising quickness to go
    along with his 6’6”, 346lb frame, and versatility to possibly play RT, giving
    the Giants greater insurance against injuries forcing their veterans to play out
    of position.

    A powerful and intimidating presence, Hightower could be
    the real thumper New York has been searching for since Antonio Pierce suited up
    for the G-Men.

    5. Vultures: Teams To Keep An Eye On

    Both
    the Steelers (24th pick) and the Bengals (17th &
    24th) have very similar needs to the Giants. Fortunately, if players
    targeted by New York slide past Pittsburgh at 24, they have a decent
    chance of still being there at 32.

    6. Trade Winds

    It’s
    rare for the Giants to trade up in the draft unless they see a player they feel
    can have a franchise-changing impact (like they did in ’04 for Eli Manning). So,
    I’m not expecting the team to make a move up the board this year
    either.

    However there are two players in this draft that appear born to
    be Giants: Boston College’s tackling machine, LB Luke Kuechly, and Stanford OG
    David DeCastro, who plays with the kind of nasty streak that Tom Coughlin loves
    in his lineman.

    To really guarantee a shot at both guys, the Giants
    would have to trade up to the Seahawks at 12 or Cardinals at 13. The price to
    move up that high would be costly. A more realistic trade partner might the
    Titans at 20. Securing the 20th pick would make sure Cincinnati
    doesn’t snag the apple of the Big Apple’s eye.

    2011: 1.19 – Prince
    Amukamara
    2010: 1.15 – Jason Pierre-Paul
    2009: 1.29 – Hakeem
    Nicks
    2008: 1.31 – Kenny Phillips
    2007: 1.20 – Aaron Ross"

    “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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    Re: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT: NY GIANTS PRE-DRAFT STRATEGY

    I can't see Glenn falling to #32 but that would be fantastic if he did.

    If no studs fall I think we should trade out of the 1st and try and land a 2nd & 3rd.

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    Re: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT: NY GIANTS PRE-DRAFT STRATEGY

    I'd honestly be SHOCKED if the Giants trade up. The strength of this draft is in the mid-rounds (2-4). Maybe if Kuechly were to fall to the teens, and the Giants want to make sure the eagles don't get him.

    That being said, I think there's going to be a run on QB's again, that's going to push some high quality players down. If a guy like Micheal Brockers (DT-LSU) were to fall, JR won't be able to resist. Likewise, if everything breaks wrong, I hope they trade back and grab some high-value guys in the 2nd

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    Re: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT: NY GIANTS PRE-DRAFT STRATEGY

    Draft day is always interesting, I think the G-men will go with the best available on the board. The problem is the board is not what everyone expects and it will be interesting to see what crumbs are left for Tom and Company to mold into top notch players!

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    Re: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT: NY GIANTS PRE-DRAFT STRATEGY

    I still dont think Glenn is a giants type player. Giants never really went after the oversized OLs.

    They have always seemed to want the average size guys who can move well..

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    Re: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT: NY GIANTS PRE-DRAFT STRATEGY

    [quote user="slipknottin"]I still dont think Glenn is a giants type player. Giants never really went after the oversized OLs.

    They have always seemed to want the average size guys who can move well..[/quote]

    The only reason I would disagree with this is because Glenn could flex to Tackle.

    Giants do love their versatile players.
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