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    Quote Originally Posted by compaqnigg View Post
    I didn't want to post this until draft day. But every day I'm here on the forums, I've thought of all the scenarios, I've looked at what the Giants seem to be building. Honestly, I think the person that the Giants are drafting with pick 23 is Njoku. I'm so confident in this in fact that this news does nothing to reject my feeling. When the Giants drafted Rhett Ellison it was a massive smokescreen. The more I've thought about it, the more I think I know what the Giants are doing. Rhett is going to be used as the FB on our team. The Giants got rid of Will Johnson and to me Rhett fills his role completely.

    I think the Giants are in love with Njoku. He has off the chart intangibles and he is very young. His arms are 35 1/4 inches long, his hands are 10 inches, he has size and can jump close to 38 inches. That arm length is the size they look for in LTs! His hand size is what the Giants look for in receivers. He has such a high ceiling that I think the Giants draft him. He has to work on his catching, he has to work on his blocking, but there's no reason why he can't learn those. You can't teach height, hand size, arm length, speed, and jumping ability. The Giants need another offensive weapon and I think he fits the bill.

    They will use Rhett in the traditional FB slot and Njoku as the starting TE. This cancellation of his meeting is a smokescreen to me. I think they are so in love with him as a player that they don't even need the meeting. It is just showing their cards too much. There I said it. I was going to keep my mouth closed but Njoku is the pick at 23 if he's there.
    I don't think Ellison serves as a smoke screen. Pretty much every analyst and Giants beat writer said that Ellison projects as a 2nd TE and FB. Now, cancelling the meeting with Njoku certainly could be one. I'm sure we Gave him a long look at the combine and I believe he went to our local workout. He seems really clean off the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCHOF View Post
    Couldn't that be accomplished by not scheduling the meeting in the first place?
    They obviously have no idea what they are doing. Just like when they make all those "panicked" draft picks...

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    I don't think a cancelled meeting means much here. At this point I think our big board is made and will see little change before draft day. For the most part JR is just waiting for the draw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdawg1413 View Post
    Its possible they cancelled because they have already spoken with him 3 times prior and wanted to save that visit for another prospect.
    Makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnalyst View Post
    Good. TE in the 1st is a waste in this draft IMO. And to me Njuke is a huge risk.
    I agree with you Analyst, I'm in the group that thinks OT and DT are the 2 most important positions to fill then RB and then TE. And TE is deep supposedly so we could get a talented player in the 4th rd.

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    I don't think this means anything and Njoku is still very much in play at 23. Still, it all depends on who's available at 23. In an ideal world, someone better than Njoku will be available and we can take a TE in later rounds because there will certainly be some quality TEs available later in this draft. But that being said, I'd still be very excited about Njoku in the 1st.

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    I never considered him a real option in the first place. Everybody else loved his athleticism. But he didn't offer anything else pass that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compaqnigg View Post
    I didn't want to post this until draft day. But every day I'm here on the forums, I've thought of all the scenarios, I've looked at what the Giants seem to be building. Honestly, I think the person that the Giants are drafting with pick 23 is Njoku. I'm so confident in this in fact that this news does nothing to reject my feeling. When the Giants drafted Rhett Ellison it was a massive smokescreen. The more I've thought about it, the more I think I know what the Giants are doing. Rhett is going to be used as the FB on our team. The Giants got rid of Will Johnson and to me Rhett fills his role completely.

    I think the Giants are in love with Njoku. He has off the chart intangibles and he is very young. His arms are 35 1/4 inches long, his hands are 10 inches, he has size and can jump close to 38 inches. That arm length is the size they look for in LTs! His hand size is what the Giants look for in receivers. He has such a high ceiling that I think the Giants draft him. He has to work on his catching, he has to work on his blocking, but there's no reason why he can't learn those. You can't teach height, hand size, arm length, speed, and jumping ability. The Giants need another offensive weapon and I think he fits the bill.

    They will use Rhett in the traditional FB slot and Njoku as the starting TE. This cancellation of his meeting is a smokescreen to me. I think they are so in love with him as a player that they don't even need the meeting. It is just showing their cards too much. There I said it. I was going to keep my mouth closed but Njoku is the pick at 23 if he's there.
    you think the Giants are in love with Njoku because you are? that's pretty much what i got from that lol.

    i think he's a possibility at 23, depending how the board falls, but there's no way to know he's no doubt the pick or that they even love him as a prospect

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    Eh who knows what that means

    But I'm not a huge Njoku fan anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by gibril28wilson View Post
    you think the Giants are in love with Njoku because you are? that's pretty much what i got from that lol.

    i think he's a possibility at 23, depending how the board falls, but there's no way to know he's no doubt the pick or that they even love him as a prospect
    No, the Giants really like Njoku. Scouts have been talking and the word has been out that the Giants like Njoku and they are also high on Gerald Everett too http://draftanalyst.com/da-draft-buzz-february-3rd

    Njoku is local talent, the Giants like to draft people around the area. They've done this throughout their history too. They don't need this meeting with Njoku, they already know that he's round 1 talent that they are willing to draft depending on how the draft plays out. Njoku has the chance to be a dominate TE in the NFL for so many years. He is one of the youngest people to enter the NFL draft. His mentor is Jeremy Shockey. He talks about it all the time how Shockey is a good friend and he stays in contact with him. Njoku has stated that he grew up as a Giants fan and he'd like to be a Giant. Everything points to this being the perfect story. Sometimes a special story brings everything together like it was meant to be. NY is the place of media. The articles will write themselves.

    The Giants haven't had a dominate TE since Shockey. This is the year they get that high end TE. The offensive linemen that they are interested in are going to be gone by the time they pick. I honestly think that in almost every scenario Njoku is available at pick 23. I really can't imagine teams picking two TEs, two RBs, and two WRs in the first 23 picks, but I really believe that two WRs and two RBs go in the top 23. There's got to be a QB selected within that time frame too. There's too many QB needy teams. Someone is going to bite. So if two RBs are selected within the first 23 picks. That means either McCaffrey or Cook is available. My gut tells me the Giants would be interested in McCaffrey. I'm not too sure about Cook. I'm not sure how good he could be at special teams. McCaffrey can certainly be a special teams player too which helps his usage tremendously. Eli certainly needs good blocking around him but he needs some weapons too. He's been dying for some tall receivers. Brandon Marshall was a great pickup but Njoku would make our receiving core ridiculous. O.J. Howard has to be very high on their board too but the probability he's available at pick 23 is quite slim. If he was available I think they grab him instantly. If they are willing to grab Howard at 23 that means TE is of value in the first round. On most scouting websites with big boards, Njoku is listed as a top 23 pick. He hasn't had any problems with the law, he's clean as can be.
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