Nowadays, the salary cap governs everything a GM does.
The draft pay-scale is designed so that if all draftees make the team, cap-hell is averted (simplified, but you get the point).
JR has a list of positions where guys are coming off contract down the road, and who he can cut and when. He'll concentrate picks on those positions.
JR has to do a better job of making more draft picks stick. That's the long-term key to getting out of our cap-hell. More production out of picks 3-7.
The Giants under Reese take chances on guys they feel they can develop. Barden, Beckum, Robinson are all examples of this. Even JPP was seen as a project since he had such a limited football background.
My 2015 NY Giants **** List: JPP
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I really need to make a graph to show people how the giants draft. Its not BPA nor is it need.
reese has said plenty times, they stick to BPA....But will fill BPA that happens to be a need also when multiple BPA's may be closely ranked on their board
They have time to develop bc they sit the bench for 2 years before tc put them in.....................just kidding...........no Im not........................just kidding