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Giants news 3/3: Grading trades, free agency, mock drafts, more headlines

New York Giants news for Wednesday Good morning, New York Giants fans! History of NFL teams trading first-round draft picks for veterans: Winners, losers from last five years March 13, 2019: Browns-Giants Browns acquire WR Odell Beckham Jr., EDGE Olivier Vernon Giants acquire 2019 first-round pick, 2019 third-round pick, S Jabrill Peppers, OG Kevin Zeitler Browns’ win-loss record since trade and furthest advancement: 17-15 (AFC Divisional Round) Giants’ win-loss record since trade and furthest advancement: 10-22 It is hard to declare anyone a winner in this deal....

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The Chris and Joe Show - Previewing the EDGE class in the 2021 NFL draft

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Can the Giants find the pass rusher they need? There are two positions we expect the New York Giants to address heading into the 2021 season: the wide receiver position and the EDGE position. Nearly every mock draft has the Giants selecting one of those two positions at eleventh overall. That’s complicated by the fact that the EDGE position is in an interesting spot this year. There is no player who is clearly above the others at EDGE, no Myles Garrett or Chase Young to set the pace for the rest of the draft class. But while there...

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NFL draft roundtable: Kwity Paye vs. Gregory Rousseau

Kwity Paye (19) | Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Which of those players would our analysts select for the Giants at No. 11? In our weekly mock draft tracker, those who don’t give the New York Giants a receiver often mock one of two edge rushers — Kwity Paye of Michigan or Gregory Rousseau of Miami — to the Giants at No. 11. So, this week’s Big Blue View Roundtable discussion centers on those two players. Here is the question posed to our staff of analysts: “The EDGE defenders generally mentioned as possibilities for the Giants at No. 11 are Kwity Paye and Gregory...

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Giants news, 3/2: Xavier McKinney, Leonard Williams, Samson Ebukam, more headlines

Icon Sportswire via New York Giants headlines for Tuesday Good morning, New York Giants fans! NFL second-year players set to make a 2021 leap In his assessment of last season’s rookies, CBS Sports writer Josh Edwards named former second-round pick Xavier McKinney as one of his Year 2 breakout stars: Xavier McKinney, NYG FS, #29 McKinney was my top-rated safety in last year’s draft so I am bullish, perhaps stubborn, in regards to his potential. The former Alabama defensive back missed 11 games, but ended the season on a high note with an interception against...

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Giants news, 3/1: Orlando Brown, Kyle Pitts, free agents, more

Photo by Abbie Parr/ New York Giants headlines for Monday Good morning, New York Giants fans! Should Giants trade for Ravens’ Orlando Brown? Why it might make sense, and a potential offer - nj.com We have repeatedly made the case for why this would not work for the Giants. Zac k Rosenblatt, though, proposes a scenario that has some appeal. Top 10 tight ends for 2021 NFL Draft: There's Kyle Pitts and then everyone else – The Athletic Dane Brugler calls Pitts “a special talent who is called a “unicorn” by the Florida coaching staff. it’s going to take a...

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‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Nate Solder situation, Ifeatu Melifonwu interview

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ The latest episode of the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast is a two-part episode. First, we talk about the situation between the New York Giants and Nate Solder. Ed also talks to Syracuse cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu, who some think could be a first-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Solder, of course, wants to play in 2021. Ed discusses the Giants options regarding Solder’s expensive contract. Melifonwu is generating draft buzz despite Syracuse going 1-10 in 2020. Melifonwu, Trill Williams and Andre Cisco are all Orange defensive backs who...

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Ed’s mock draft, 3.0: Pair of trades shake up this Giants draft

Kadarius Toney | Photo by Kelly Chase/Collegiate Images/ Moving around the board nets five of the draft’s first 81 picks New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has run eight NFL drafts, five with the Carolina Panthers and three with the Giants. It’s not news to Giants fans that Gettleman has never traded down in the draft. Still, that doesn’t make it impossible. My chat for Friday’s ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast with former New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum only reaffirmed my belief that the upcoming draft could provide Gettleman and the Giants a...

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NY Giants mock draft: Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle at No. 11

The NY Giants enter free agency and the NFL Draft aiming to upgrade the skill players around quarterback Daniel Jones in an effort to boost his development entering his third NFL season and ignite what was one of the league’s most disappointing offenses last season. Given the strength and depth of this year’s wide receiver […] NY Giants mock draft: Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle at No. 11 - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - NY Giants News & New York Giants Fan Community

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NY Giants: Why ‘Jury is still out’ on Daniel Jones

For the NY Giants, nothing matters more in 2021 than making a final determination on Daniel Jones’ ceiling as an NFL quarterback. Can the Giants feel comfortable hitching their future for the next decade to Jones, or will it be time to focus on the top prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft class to mine […] NY Giants: Why ‘Jury is still out’ on Daniel Jones - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - NY Giants News & New York Giants Fan Community

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NFL free agency: 5 higher-priced EDGE free agents Giants could pursue

Photo by Mark Brown/ The relatively recent success of the New York Giants was predicated on pressuring the quarterback and winning the trenches. Names like Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora all come to the forefront of our minds as we reminisce with bliss on what once was. There was also a glimmer of hope in 2016 with Jason Pierre-Paul and Oliver Vernon manning the Giants’ pass rush, but that was short-lived. The more recent history hasn’t been so kind to Big Blue. Injuries, draft busts, and JAG players have reduced the effectiveness of a once potent and...

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NY Giants 7-round mock draft: Kyle Pitts, playmakers, pass-rushers galore

The NY Giants have myriad needs to fill through free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft, but most importantly surrounding quarterback Daniel Jones with playmakers in his third season to shepherd the next stage of his development. After missing the postseason for the fourth consecutive season in 2020, the NY Giants own the No. 11 […] NY Giants 7-round mock draft: Kyle Pitts, playmakers, pass-rushers galore - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - NY Giants News & New York Giants Fan Community

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Big Blue View mailbag: Wide receivers, salary cap, DeSean Jackson, more

The mail’s here! There are hints of Spring in the air here in upstate New York, which means it’s not football season. The mail, though, never stops. Let’s open the Big Blue View Mailbag and answer some New York Giants questions. Todd Hosler asks: I have a body type question for you Ed, that pertains to the draft. Currently, we have a draft class of Smith, Chase and Waddle plus a hybrid TE in Pitts that appear to be head and shoulders above the rest. All of these players have plusses and minuses that may attract or deter you from drafting them. My question is skill...

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NFL Draft 2021: NY Giants’ mid-round wide receiver targets

It’s not exactly a state secret that the NY Giants need help at the wide receiver position. After all, the Giants finished 29th in the league in receiving yards, and had only eight touchdown receptions by their entire receiving corps. If you take a quick glance around the NFL, you’ll see that there were 21 […] NFL Draft 2021: NY Giants’ mid-round wide receiver targets - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - NY Giants News & New York Giants Fan Community

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Mock draft tracker: Jaylen Waddle races to clear lead for Giants at No. 11

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Mocks, more draft news and notes Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has sprinted to a clear lead as the player most often selected in mock drafts for the New York Giants with the No. 11 pick. There are 61 mock drafts in our tracker this week, and Waddle was the selection in 16 of those (26.2 percent). Waddle’s Alabama teammate, Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver DeVonta Smith, was the choice for the Giants in 10 mock drafts (16.4). Florida hybrid tight end Kyle Pitts was chosen nine times (14.8 percent). Add two selections for LSU...

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Prospect of the week: Minnesota CB Benjamin St-Juste might fit Patrick Graham’s criteria

Benjamin St-Juste | Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Under the radar cornerback has rare size, length for the position Benjamin St-Juste is an under-the-radar cornerback prospect New York Giants fans might be well-served to get to know in the buildup to the 2021 NFL Draft. The truth of NFL roster construction is that you can’t fix every positional problem you may have with a first-round draft choice or a big-money free agent. Sometimes, you have to be right about a middle- or late-round draft pick or find the right mid- to low-cost free agent who fits what...

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Random Ramsdom: Rams have met with Louisville RB Javian Hawkins

Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. Even after drafting a running back on day two of the past two drafts, the Rams continue to do their work on the position in regards to this year’s class. According to Justin Melo of The Draft Network, the Rams were among a plethora of teams to have met with Louisville running back Javian Hawkins. #Louisville RB Javian Hawkins has met w/ scouts from the #Seahawks, #49ers, #Giants, #Raiders, #Rams, #Cardinals, #Saints, #Titans, #Patriots, #Jets, #Packers, #Bills &...

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NY Giants Draft: NFL sets pro day schedule ahead of NFL Draft 2021

The NY Giants’ Draft preparation and the travel itineraries of general manager Dave Gettleman, head coach Joe Judge, and the team’s scouting staff became a bit clearer this week as the NFL set the official pro day schedule ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. Gettleman, Judge, and the scouting department will now get to jetsetting […] NY Giants Draft: NFL sets pro day schedule ahead of NFL Draft 2021 - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - NY Giants News & New York Giants Fan Community

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Mel Kiper mock draft: Another vote for Jaylen Waddle to the Giants

Photo by UA Athletics/Collegiate Images/ For the first time ever, Mel Kiper is forecasting trades in a mock draft. Unsurprisingly, the Giants aren’t one of the trading teams It is, perhaps, a sign of the times that ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. is including trades in his latest mock draft. Let’s get the obvious part out of the way first: No, the New York Giants aren’t trading — up or down — in Kiper’s mock draft. A sign of what in particular? Well, that’s probably up to interpretation (he says that he’s only doing trades because Todd McShay did trades). It...

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Giants news, 2/25: Finding JPP, free agency, draft chatter, more

Photo by Abbie Parr/ New York Giants headlines for Thursday Good morning, New York Giants fans! Former Giants scout discovered Jason Pierre-Paul by accident Marc Ross tells the story of how he firt learned about JPP: “He had just gotten to South Florida and was kind of an unknown,” Ross said of Pierre-Paul. “He had went to junior college, a couple different junior colleges and went to South Florida, and at the time South Florida had a guy named George Selvie. He was an All-American and at the time had I believe 16.5 sacks, 22 tackles for a loss, he was the guy...

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NFL 2-round Mock Draft: NY Giants add Penei Sewell, deep-threat WR

The NY Giants’ defense took significant strides in 2020, as the offense scored the second-fewest points in the NFL, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility Dave Gettleman uses his first two picks in the 2021 NFL Draft to give Daniel Jones a boost. That is exactly how Pro Football Focus’ latest two-round […] NFL 2-round Mock Draft: NY Giants add Penei Sewell, deep-threat WR - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - NY Giants News & New York Giants Fan Community

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The Chris and Joe Show - Talking quarterback prospects with Mark Schofield

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ Could the Giants really draft The New York Giants appear to be completely committed to Daniel Jones as their starting quarterback. It would be a massive surprise to see them select a passer at 11th overall, but that doesn’t mean that the quarterback position is off the table altogether. So if the Giants could select a quarterback later in the draft, what kind of player could they pick? We couldn’t talk quarterbacks without bringing Mark Schofield into the conversation. Joe and I asked Mark about the depth of the position in general, as well...

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2021 NFL Draft prospect profile: Cameron McGrone, LB, Michigan

Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via McGrone is only a redshirt sophomore, but is that really a problem? New York Giants fans are starved for their team to invest a high-round draft pick in the linebacker position, yet year after year the team looks elsewhere. The Giants finally seem to have solidified the middle linebacker position with tackling machine Blake Martinez, but Martinez is entering the second year of a three-year contract. Likewise, the team could still use another well-rounded defender to help solidify their defense in the middle of the field as well...

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4 veterans NY Giants should replace in 2021 NFL Draft

The NY Giants have plenty of needs to fill on both sides of the ball, with limited cap space to do so, but could replace several high-priced veterans during the 2021 NFL Draft The NY Giants came one game shy of reaching the NFL Playoffs for the first time in four years and second in […] 4 veterans NY Giants should replace in 2021 NFL Draft - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - NY Giants News & New York Giants Fan Community

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Giants news, 2/22: 2021 salary cap coming into focus

Photo by Abbie Parr/ New York Giants and NFL headlines for Monday Good morning, New York Giants fans! How Giants can solve glaring needs in NFL Draft, NFL free agency Everybody has a plan. Here is another one. The giant bond between Markus Kuhn & Zack Pollack This is a heartwarming story. Take the time to read it. Salary cap most likely won't hit $185 million - ProFootballTalk The exact dollar amount isn’t official yet, but we appear to know the range. In case you missed it Ed’s mock draft, 2.0: Ignoring wide receiver for Giants in Round 1 ‘Valentine’s...

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NY Giants Draft: Is Penn State Football LB Micah Parsons a fit at No. 11?

The NY Giants would be wise to consider adding the explosive former linebacker from Penn State in Micah Parsons. The NY Giants need to keep building their linebacker corps. New York needs to figure out who their definitive starters are next to Blake Martinez. Tae Crowder may be an option next to Martinez but both […] NY Giants Draft: Is Penn State Football LB Micah Parsons a fit at No. 11? - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - NY Giants News & New York Giants Fan Community

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2021 NFL Draft prospect profile: Shaka Toney, EDGE, Penn State

Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via We know the Giants scouted Penn State, did they have their eye on Toney? The New York Giants have a definite need on the defensive edge, that much is clear from their 2020 tape. It’s been a long time since the team has invested a premium pick on a pass rusher, and while they probably need to do so, the 2021 NFL Draft might not supply a good value — or fit — at the top of the draft board. If that happens, it would once again leave the Giants looking for value down the depth chart. Penn State’s Shaka Toney has played...

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‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Cautionary words about Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle

Jaylen Waddle | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Brent Taylor of SB Nation’s Roll Bama Roll joins the show A year ago, the New York Giants selected Alabama safety Xavier McKinney on Round 2 of the NFL draft. This time around, there are a number of Crimson Tide players who are possible Giants selections over the first two days of the 2021 NFL Draft. To give us some perspective on these players, Brent Taylor of SB Nation’s Alabama website, Roll Bama Roll, joined this edition of the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast. Most notably, Taylor had some cautionary words about...

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Ed’s mock draft, 2.0: Ignoring wide receiver for Giants in Round 1

Rondale Moore | Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Here is another Giants mock draft scenario for you to consider It’s time for my second multi-round New York Giants mock draft. Each time I do these leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft I am committed to presenting a different scenario for you consideration and discussion. This week, I pre-determined a “no-trades” draft. I also pre-determined that I wanted to present a scenario that saw the Giants bypass receiver at No. 11. After using the Pro Football Network simulator last week I used the Draft Network...

Power actor Rotimi admits he was shocked when Giants drafted QB Daniel Jones | Jalen & Jacoby

Power actor Rotimi tells Jalen & Jacoby that he was "shocked" when the New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones in the 2019 NFL Draft, adding that he had to Google who he was. ✔

Eli Manning opens up on Daniel Jones draft pick, Odell Beckham Jr. trade | NFL on ESPN

Eli Manning sits down with Sal Paolantonio to talk about fellow New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, the trade of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns, and his preparation for the 2019 NFL season. ✔

Daniel Jones PERFECT in preseason debut | QB battle in NY? | CBS Sports HQ

Even if it's just for a moment, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones silenced the naysayers with his opening drive of the preseason. After Eli Manning got the start and went three-and-out, the sixth overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft took the field and marched