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New York Giants: Predicting Full-Season Stats for the 2011 NFL Draftees

Jeff ShullAnalyst IMay 22, 2011

New York Giants: Predicting Full-Season Stats for the 2011 NFL Draftees

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  Prince Amukamara, #19 overall pick by the New York Giants, holds up a jersey on stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
    Chris Trotman/Getty Images

    I've already predicted the stats for the Giants' major offensive skill players, now it's time to see how each rookie from the 2011 NFL Draft will do in the 2011 season. 

    Not all of them will see the field for their respective positions, but it's not a stretch to say they will all contribute in some way or another—I'm thinking special teams for most of the guys selected on day three.

    However much, or little, these players contribute, all of them are essential to the Giants success in 2011.

Prince Amukamara

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Defensive back Prince Amukamara #2 of Nebraska runs with the football during the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
    Joe Robbins/Getty Images

    Prince Amukamara has blazing speed and incredible man coverage ability. At Nebraska in 2010 he was targeted only 52 times and allowed just 18 receptions, most of which came from Belitnikof winner Justin Blackmon.

    The Giants have two starting corners they like already in Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas, but they won't waste a first round pick by sitting him on the bench.

    He'll get his time in as a nickel corner and maybe even filling in for Thomas at times.

    2011 Stats: 35 tackles, 4 interceptions, 10 pass deflections

Marvin Austin

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    CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 7:  Marvin Austin #9 of the North Carolina Tar Heels looks on during the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Kenan Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    Nothing but the best to say about Marvin Austin from Giants management, and I couldn't agree more. The guy is a monster and freakishly athletic for his size. He could give the Giants the luxury of letting Barry Cofield walk if he asks for too much money.

    I fully expect that to happen, and Austin to be a key backup for Chris Canty and Linval Joseph.

    2011 Stats: 32 tackles, three TFL, three sacks, two forced fumbles


Jerrel Jernigan

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 18:  Jerrel Jernigan #3 of the Troy University Trojans scores a touchdown over Donovan Fletcher #29 of the Ohio University Bobcats during the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on December 18, 2010 in New O
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    This slide is based on a ton of assumptions. First, it's been reported that Steve Smith may have to start the season on the PUP list, leaving him out until Week 6. If that's the case someone will have to step up and be the slot receiver.

    I also fully expect Jernigan to pass both Barden and Cruz on the depth chart with Smith watching camp from the sidelines.

    Jernigan's skill set lends him to be the best option to replace Smith in that role. While Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham will remain the top two options, Jernigan would rack up some nice yards in Smith's absence. However, when Smith comes back the receptions will come at a premium.

    Let's also not forget my prediction of Jernigan being the team's premier punt return man.

    2011 Stats: 32 receptions, 313 yards, two touchdowns, 343 punt return yards, one touchdown

James Brewer

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    There really isn't much to say here because not only do offensive lineman have very little statistics to go by, but I don't expect James Brewer to get much playing time next season.

    Should either of the Giants tackles get hurt, Will Beatty is first in line to replace him, then likely Shawn Andrews behind him.

    Brewer's impact will likely not be felt until Kareem McKenzie and David Diehl retire or both sustain serious injuries.

    2011 NFL Stats: N/A

Greg Jones

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    EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 23: Greg Jones #53 of the Michigan State Spartans awaits the start of play against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 23, 2010 in Evanston, Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Dan
    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    One disclaimer on this slide is that I believe that not only will the Giants have a full training camp, which may or may not happen, but I also feel Greg Jones has a very good chance to win the starting SAM linebacker position vacated by Keith Bulluck.

    Clint Sintim just doesn't fit the position well enough and Bulluck is likely retiring.

    Jones has a masterful career at Michigan State finishing as one of the more decorated defensive players in their school's history. Some teams passed on him due to his small stature, but that obviously didn't affect him in college.

    The Giants' 4-3 defensive scheme is designed to protect the linebackers and allow them to roam free, which is exactly what Jones will do.

    2011 Stats: 74 tackles, six TFL, four sacks, three pass deflections

Tyler Sash

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    IOWA CITY, IA - OCTOBER 23: Defensive back Tyler Sash #9 of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes closes in on running back James White #20 of the Wisconsin Badgers as he rushes for yards during the first half of play at Kinnick Stadium on October 23, 2010 in I
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    Even if the Giants don't re-sign Deon Grant, I don't imagine Sash getting much playing time other than on special teams.

    He could see action as a result of an injury, but I don't want to get in the business of predicting injuries.

    2011 Stats: 10 tackles, 0 interceptions, 0 pass deflections

Jacquian Williams

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    Much like Sash, Jacquian Williams seems to be a solution to the problem the Giants had on kickoff coverage. After a while they had to start putting defensive starters on the unit and that shouldn't happen.

    Williams has a lot of upside, but probably won't make an impact on defense this season.

    2011 Stats: 6 tackles, 0 interceptions, 0 sacks, 0 TFL

Da'Rel Scott

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    CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 29:  Da'Rel Scott #23 of the Maryland Terrapins carries the ball in the first half against the Boston College Eagles on November 29, 2008 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
    Elsa/Getty Images

    Unlike the picks previous to him, Da'Rel Scott has a very real chance to make an impact at his position. The Giants lack a home run threat at the running back position, and that alone could get Scott some carries this year.

    He ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, leading all running backs. He also has good hands coming out of the backfield, and the Giants did not have a single receiving touchdown from a running back in 2010.

    I expect the Giants to utilize Scott's speed as much as they can.

    2011 Stats: 40 carries, 212 yards, one touchdown, 12 receptions, 103 yards, one touchdown

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