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Giants 2012 Draft…. B+

April 30, 2012

After watching this years draft, I was very happy with the Giants picks… In my opinion, our first 3 picks were 1st to 2nd round talents…

David Wilson (RB) out of Virginia Tech was a nice first round pick. He’s 5’10 at 205 ish… On film he is explosive and not only can run to the outside but has the power to run inside when needed. He can also catch the ball out of the backfield which is a plus for our running backs. Not to mention he has the ability to be a good blocker during passing downs and hopefully will read blitz’s well. Plus he will give us a special team presence. I’m not sure if that’s where Coughlin will use him but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him back there. All and all not resigning Jacobs and picking up Wilson fills a need nicely.

Rueben Randle (WR) to me was a STEAL! He has first round talent and we somehow got in with the last pick in the 2nd round. Big target at 6’2-6’3 and 210lbs out of LSU. He will fight for that 3rd receiver spot with Manningham going to the 49ers. He had a nice college career even though at LSU the QB talent was a little thin at times. Having a 2 QB system in place can put a wrench in the throwing game but he found ways to get his numbers and did it well. A few draft experts had him going mid to late 1st round. Again a STEAL for us at the 63rd pick.

Jayron Holsey (CB) ran into a little trouble at the combine. It came out about a week or so before the draft that he was 1 of the 6 players who failed a drug test. My assumption is pot but don’t quote me on that. Although if it was anything much worse than pot it would have leaked out. Before the leaked test he was a late 2nd round talent. Getting him in the 3rd round was a good pick. At 5’10 and 180 he’s your prototypical corner in the NFL. Good speed and awareness and has the ability to play man on the outside. Losing Ross to free agency we needed a young back to come in and help with rotation.

Our two 4th round picks I’m not to familiar with. I did do a little research on them though. Adrien Robinson TE out of Cincinnati according to Jerry Resse is the ” JPP of tight ends”. Meaning raw talent with upside. Like I’ve said the past in Jerry I trust to im cool with it. He’s a blocking TE at 6’4 264… Our other 4th rd pick was Brandon Mosley. Good technique for a tackle has nice size at 6’5 and 314 lbs. Coming out of Auburn which is a bigtime program you know he played against talented defenses. From some of his tape is looks like he moves well and should be a good backup for us and if need be come in a play if an injury pops up..

Overall I give a B+… We definitely filled needs, and added depth. I’m excited to watch Wilson, Randle and Holsey on the field to see what they can bring to the table. The Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins added some nice talent themselves but we are the defending champs after all. They still have to get through us in the NFC East!!!!!!!

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