Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Giants earn high grades for 2018 NFL Draft haul

Ereck Flowers Giants Boomer & Gio: Gettleman Talks Saquon Barkley, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers
Andrew Cummings | 01 May, 2018, 04:57

Saquon Barkley will look awfully familiar to Penn State fans when he takes the field as a New York Giant for the first time.

The New York Giants went into the 2018 NFL Draft with a plethora of needs at various positions and had only five total picks to make an impact.

In all three cases - four, if you count the Giants taking Barkley in the first round - general manager Dave Gettleman said it was value meeting need.

Eli still the one: The decision to grab Barkley and ignore the quartet of quarterbacks taken in the first 10 picks overall clearly shows the Giants think 37-year-old Eli Manning has good years left. Using a fourth-round pick instead on Kyle Lauletta, particularly with last year's third-rounder Davis Webb on the roster, was a little weird. Carter is a fast and strong edge rusher who can set the edge against the pass or the run.

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"On the field I am a completely different person than I am off the field", Hernandez said.

The O-line: The offensive line will be dramatically different than the banged-up, inefficient unit that played previous year. He and large, mobile guard Will Hernandez will give NY the ground game it has always been missing. Ereck Flowers has been asked to move from the left side to the right, but his status is uncertain; he has refused to take part in the voluntary offseason activities and minicamp. They already were without a seventh-round pick, which was traded previous year for cornerback Ross Cockrell.

"This is a guy who has a really good chance to play very early in his career", Shurmur said, adding he will be tested at both left and right guard.

Big Blue is switching their defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4.

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