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.
2017 Draft Wishlist:
1. Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford
2. Raekwon McMillan ILB Ohio State
3. Antonio Garcia OT Troy
4. Jordan Leggett TE Clemson
5. Ryan Glasgow DT Michegan
6. Chad Kelly QB Ole Miss
7. Billy Brown WR Shepherd
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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.
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.
Eh who knows what that means
But I'm not a huge Njoku fan anyway
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.
Last edited by compaqnigg; 04-17-2017 at 06:19 PM.