The Giants own one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus a compensatory pick near the bottom of the seventh. Here’s a look at the Giants’ positional needs going into the NFL Draft.
Will the Jets consider a quarterback such as West Virginia’s Geno Smith or Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib so high in the first round? Or with an eye on the future, might they consider Mike Glennon or Florida State’s EJ Manuel in the second round?
The Giants have a glaring need at linebacker. Outside of getting the best available player — which could well be Alec Ogletree, anyway — that’s where the concentration of the first two days needs to be.
The NFL is increasing security for this week’s draft at Radio City Music Hall, with everyone subject to screenings, including use of metal detectors, pat-downs and searches of personal property.
“It will get done at some point,” Giants co-owner John Mara told reporters on Monday in regard to a long-term extension for the New Jersey native. “Just be patient.”
Since the Giants make the draft their top priority, it makes sense to glance at the GM’s history as he counts down to the three-day selection process.
The Jets’ biggest problem is still at the most important position on the field, so it’s hard to get too high about anything they’ve done so far. But that also doesn’t mean this draft will provide the answers.
Heading into the NFL Draft on Thursday, look for the Giants to fill many holes on defense in the seven rounds. That doesn’t mean, of course, that general manager Jerry Reese will use the 19th pick overall to take a defensive player.
Combine the good, bad and bizarre, and when Te’o gets selected might be the most intriguing part of the NFL draft that starts on Thursday in New York.
If the GM digs up Vernon Gholston instead of Joe Namath in the draft, he’ll be pilloried, and probably unemployed before his contract expires.
Weeks of speculation about the star cornerback’s future ended Sunday when the Jets traded the three-time All-Pro to the Bucs in exchange for the 13th overall pick in this week’s NFL draft and another selection next year.
The speculation can soon be put to rest. Darrelle Revis and the Jets appear on the verge of parting ways.
The National Football League will “review and enhance” its security measures ahead of next week’s draft at Radio City Music Hall.
More than likely, Te’o's visit was more of a smokescreen. The Giants have turned that practice into an art form.
Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o visited with the Giants on Thursday night and Friday morning, according to multiple reports. Te’o, of course, was the victim of a “catfishing” hoax that took the sports world by storm in January.