Excerpt: "From wherever he might be watching, George Young, the late, great Giants general manager, has to be delighted with what his former team has done in first two days of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Young, one of the colorful characters in the league back in the day when he used to call the shots for the Giants from the bowels of the old Giants Stadium, once coined the phrase, “The dance of the elephants.’’ That was his playful reference to teams going on a run drafting big offensive and defensive linemen.
Well, the Giants, in an effort to bulk up and bolster their rushing attack, run defense and pass rush, did some serious dancing with elephants in the first three rounds the last two nights.
On Thursday night, they beefed up their offensive line by picking 6-foot-4, 301-pound Syracuse offensive tackle Justin Pugh in the first round. They followed that last night by picking 6-2, 320-pound Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins in the second round and then added 6-5, 250-pound Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore in the third round.
GIANTS DRAFT SELECTIONS
So, in a span of about 22 hours, the Giants added some 871 pounds to their respective lines of scrimmage.Their two picks last night specifically targeted 2012 weaknesses in run defense and pass rush." Read more...