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    Quote Originally Posted by compaqnigg View Post
    Last time we've drafted a LB in the 1st round was 1984. Every couple of years I feel like: "This is going to be the year we break that streak!" and we never do it. I'm now convinced that as long as Jerry Reese is our GM, it is never happening. Maybe it isn't a bad thing. The NFL is changing, the LB position is not valued as highly anymore. There's so many packages that teams use on defense where only 1 LB is being used. The rest are made up of safeties and cornerbacks.

    Here's two good (short) reads:
    http://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/20...y-did-in-past/
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    http://www.bigblueview.com/2017/1/13...ard-bj-goodson

    If I see JR at a LB pro day I'm now assuming it is a smokescreen from this point on until proven wrong.
    I agree and starting in January the LB discussion will begin again. A futile endeavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnalyst View Post
    I dont know, Reese would have blown his wad for Fournette this year. Imagine what he would do for Saquon Barkley or Bo Scarborough next year...
    I think Bo is a little overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compaqnigg View Post
    Last time we've drafted a LB in the 1st round was 1984. Every couple of years I feel like: "This is going to be the year we break that streak!" and we never do it. I'm now convinced that as long as Jerry Reese is our GM, it is never happening. Maybe it isn't a bad thing. The NFL is changing, the LB position is not valued as highly anymore. There's so many packages that teams use on defense where only 1 LB is being used. The rest are made up of safeties and cornerbacks.

    Here's two good (short) reads:
    http://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/20...y-did-in-past/
    and
    http://www.bigblueview.com/2017/1/13...ard-bj-goodson

    If I see JR at a LB pro day I'm now assuming it is a smokescreen from this point on until proven wrong.
    I agree, but this team keeps getting more well-rounded year after year. The only two weakness right now are really OL and LB (although I would say we've got potential to be alright on the OL and our LBs are probably average). With the 2018 LBs and OLs seemingly being deep combined with us not having many other needs, I think the chances we draft one or both of them early are better than in years past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compaqnigg View Post
    Last time we've drafted a LB in the 1st round was 1984.
    And in the 84 years that the Giants have drafted they only took 4 LBs in round one with LT and Banks being only 3 years apart. It's not a Jerry Reese thing. EA was the GM or 18 years and took zero LBs in the 1st too.
    LT (132.5) -> Strahan (141.5) -> Osi (65) -> Tuck (60.5) -> JPP (50) -> ???
    "Next man up"

    "I am a nasty football player, I get after people. That is something that I am very proud of. I am out there and I am physical every play, making sure that the guy across from me wants to quit." - Adam Bisnowaty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmulroy99 View Post
    There's probably an 85% chance imo we go OL or LB in the first. We really don't have any other holes. I could see us going CB, WR, or DE if someone drops, but I don't think there's that great of a chance of that occurring.

    Also, the OL class looks like it could be real good. Still early though.
    http://www.mlive.com/broncos/index.s...end_tackl.html

    i'll be interested check out the other Western Michigan Tackle ,Okorafor, .............. Tayor Moton went in the second round.... and he was there right tackle...the left tackle better....http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/s...aft/101031602/
    Last edited by bigpoppy; 05-03-2017 at 09:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedBlue15 View Post
    Obviously things change between now and next years draft, but Matt Miller tweeted yesterday that as of now next years draft looks strong at OT, LB and QB. 3 positions Giants could use help at.
    Yea thank God we didn't waste a 3rd rd pick on a QB this year. On Todd McVay's " Way to Early 2018 Mock Draft " the first 3 picks were QB, on ESPN. ^ QB's taken in first 2 rds. 4 QB's in the 1st rd.

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    Probably need to try and snag one of the 8 coming out in a strong QB class as well to either be the Starter or backup to Webb starting when Eli's contract is up. Hopefully Webb will be good enough to be able to cut Geno loose at the end of the 2018 pre Season and just keep whoever they draft and Webb for one more season along with Eli then drop back to retaining just two QBs on the roster
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    After losing seasons 2013-15, the giants put up 11 wins in 16.. they are on way Back
    But for now we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, Denver
    4-New York Giants!!!
    5-NE
    Let's make it 5 in 2016 so we can be on a LINE NE again!!!

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