The NFL Combine will be officially starting tomorrow with offensive linemen and tight ends. Since today is a snowy day here in the northeast, I thought it would be a good idea to look at some players the Giants could have drafted this year if other players didn't do so well in 2009.
Remember, this is not a mock draft of any kind. Just simply evaluating some players the Giants will most likely not take, but still could, because of depth or players who have stepped up their game.
It will be interesting to see where Shipley ends up in the draft. He has been compared to Wes Welker and seems to be as reliable as they come. He had an outstanding career at Texas, racking up 248 catches for 3,191 yards and 33 touchdowns. He was also very good in the return game as well. If the Giants didn't have the young, talented receiving corps they have, and the defense didn't need so much help, Shipley could've been trading in the orange jersey for a blue one. But who knows, maybe the Giants will pick him up in the second or third round.
Just so you guys know, I'm not a fan of the University of Texas. Now that we have that clear, this guy won't be playing for the Giants, either. The Giants do have a need at linebacker, but not an outside backer. My guess is they will either sign Dansby or go after Spikes in the first or second round (depending on how well he does at the combine).
Best is a great talent. He didn't have a rushing average lower then 6.1 his entire collegiate career. But the Giants really don't need a running back that much. They have four right now on their roster for next year, and there are speculations they may be looking into free agency at a fifth. Sorry, but you're not the Best choice for the G-Men (pun intended).