If it’s not overly evident to Giant fans and haters alike by now that Jerry Reese is confident with the caliber of players he already has, it should be.
Even yesterday on the Colin Cowherd radio show, Colin was going on and on about the NFL teams that don’t learn by their mistakes. He was referring to those teams that trade up into the top ten where they will be forced to meet the demand dollar-wise.
I agreed with Colin until he started talking about the Giants not jumping all over the chance to get Anquan Boldin. What the Giants do not need to do in their position is give away the better part of their picks and a quality receiver like Steve Smith to harvest a wide receiver who thinks he is worth the sun and the moon.
Sure Boldin is exceptional no doubt but the Giants have exceptional in Mario Manningham.
It is not like the Giant organization was not attempting to please their fans by bringing in wide receivers to replace the recently separated Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer.
The Giants General Manager Reese listened to Cleveland’s demands for Braylon Edwards and no doubt Reese listened to similar ridiculous wants for Boldin from St. Louis.
Why in the world would the Giants want to give away players that have proven themselves and will only get better plus top quality draft picks for a receiver who will want the big bucks and may drop the ball when he should be reeling it in?
Indeed that may not be Boldin but that indeed was Edwards. Enough is enough fans, haters, whatever; the Giants are satisfied with their receivers. Mario Manningham, Steve Smith, Sinorice Moss, Domenik Hixon etc., these are guys that will fill the Giant need.
Sure when you already have a Toomer under contract there is no need to replace him with a Manningham, Moss, or Hixon but that issue has been taken care of and these young Giant hopefuls will get the chance to win over the fans approval.
Sure anything can happen right up until the final minutes of the draft. The Giants have a lot of picks and to some they don’t need that many. Wrong!
The Giants own smart picks they don’t need to trade up or down, the picks they own will bring in abundant talent for the Giant organization and the Giants like to groom their players two-three years – They will be able to do just that.
Does that mean the Giants will not draft a wide receiver, running back or defensive stud? No! According to sources the Giants General manager will take any good player. Maybe for trade value?
If that's the case Reese will merely contact all those who have been contacting him with regards to moving up or down on the draft. That said, if the giants know another team wants a draftee and that team has someone or something the Giants want well a deal might be pending?
Its not like the Giants are some bonehead organization—you don’t win super Bowl(s) when you are.
Possible picks for this weekends draft are still Hakeem Nicks wide receiver from North Carolina (NC) and Linebacker Clay Mathews from University of Southern California (USC).
Indeed those are two quality picks. At running back the Giants don’t need a Knowshon Moreno they have Jacobs and Bradshaw. A good fit for the Giants would be UConn's Donald Brown and or Boise States star RB Ian Johnson.
There are other hopefuls—but that’s another story.