New York Giants NFL Draft Updates: Latest News, Trade Rumors, Storylines
They've addressed the linebacker position, acquiring former Cincinnati Bengal Keith Rivers for a fifth-round pick and re-signing fan favorite Chase Blackburn to a one-year deal.
With that being said, Jerry Reese and the G-Men can now focus on the draft, which begins on Thursday, April 26.
Sanu, whose stock rose after running a 4.41 40 at his pro day, later tweeted after the workout, "Great workout today."
As for Simms, it's highly unlikely the Giants will spend a pick on him, as they already have three quarterbacks on the roster in Eli Manning, David Carr and Ryan Perrilloux.
Like the quarterback position, the Giants list a number of tight ends on the depth chart, but they could still be looking to add depth.
In his latest seven-round mock draft, my colleague Jeff Shull has the Giants focusing on both sides of the football, including the G-Men taking Stanford TE Coby Fleener in the first round.
Like Shull, ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper has the Giants taking a shot on Fleener with their first pick in the draft.
"The best tight end on the board, Fleener has the speed to be used off the line, where he can become a matchup problem and further diversify an already strong passing attack. Fleener has great hands, fantastic route-running ability and will become a big threat in the red zone. The Giants also need offensive line help, or could target a linebacker here, but Fleener fits."
As for the second round, Kiper has the Giants drafting Virginia Tech running back David Wilson, saying, "They lose Brandon Jacobs, but Wilson will bring some power of his own, with a lot more explosiveness."
Both picks would benefit the Giants' running game, as they ranked last in terms of rushing yards per game last season at 89.2.
Remember, the Giants just acquired Sean Locklear to their offensive line and have yet to address the running back position.
No new trade rumors to report, but the details of Keith Rivers' deal with the G-Men are in.
Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger is reporting that the deal is for one year, $1.25 million.
Rivers will be added to a pool of linebackers on the Giants roster that includes Michael Boley, Mark Herzlich, Greg Jones, Mathias Kiwanuka, Spencer Paysinger, Clint Sintim, Jacquian Williams and Chase Blackburn, among others.
In a nine-part series analyzing the Giants' draft needs at each position, ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk's discusses the Giants' quarterback situation.
While he says that the Giants' need for a quarterback is a one on a scale of one to 10, Youngmisuk writes,
"The Giants obviously do not have a need at quarterback other than to potentially develop one for the future. They clearly like Perrilloux’s physical talents. But if the Giants were to consider a developmental quarterback late in the draft, there are quarterbacks like Chattanooga’s B.J. Coleman, Oregon’s Darron Thomas, LSU’s Jordan Jefferson and Monmouth’s Alex Tanney."
While we're on the subject of who the Giants won't draft, Peter King of Sports Illustrated tweeted that the Giants will not draft a tight end in the first round, tweeting, "What about mike pope suggests the NYG won't take fleener? ... He finds TEs (Beckum, Boss, Ballard) waaay down the line."
Two of the biggest storylines to follow heading into the draft will be finding a replacement for Jacobs at RB and who's going to fill the void left my Manningham at WR.
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