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Post subject: ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay take turns making picks Post Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:23 am
in their new 3-round draft"The wait for the 2019 NFL Draft is almost up Youth Christopher Slayton Jersey , with just seven more sleeps until draft day, and then a few hours (depending on when you wake up) until the New York Giants are on the clock for the first time.Unfortunately we still have a week’s worth of time to fill between now and then. Actual news regarding the draft is, and will be, slowing down as team visits wrap up and front office bigwigs cloister themselves to define their team’s strategy. Mock drafts are being produced at a furious rate to fill time, try to analyze team needs and which prospects might fill those nees. They also try and predict the draft with some degree of accuracy (they’ll fail because the draft gets squirrelly fast, but getting even a couple picks correct scores bragging points). The big problem is that after nearly five months, mock drafts are boring, old, and stale. Draft analysts need to find ways to spice them up and come up with something fresh for their readers, and their own sanity. ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have both released a few generations of mock drafts already this year. This time they are doing a “rotating” three-round mock where they trade off picks. Let’s see which analyst selected what prospects for the Giants.6. New York Giants17. New York Giants (from CLE)37. New York Giants95. New York Giants (from NE via CLE)Raptor’s ThoughtsI am still of the belief that if the Giants believe that Dwayne Haskins can be a franchise quarterback, or even a good starter, he should be the pick if available. The Giants don’t have an answer for quarterback after the 2019 season, and perhaps even FOR the 2019 season if Eli Manning regresses without Odell Beckham Jr. The team has the opportunity and can’t leave the future of their franchise up to chance. Haskins fits Pat Shurmur’s offense well with good accuracy and placement Womens Christopher Slayton Jersey , a strong arm, a quick release, and even quicker mental processing. He isn’t the most mobile quarterback, but he can move well enough to execute play-action passes, rollouts, and bootleg plays. Jonah Williams isn’t the defensive player the Giants need, but he should help finish off the offensive line. He is an excellent technician and has experience at both left and right tackle — an added bonus if the team looks to move on from Nate Solder after this season. I am not a fan of L.J. Collier at this point in the draft. He was productive last year, but he is a limited athlete and as athleticism is of vital importance for success as an NFL pass rusher. There will likely be better prospects available at the top of the second round at either EDGE or interior defensive line (5-technique or 3-technique).Finally, I have to admit that I haven’t watched Corey Ballentine and don’t know much about the FCS corner. Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network profiled him and concluded that he is a fifth-round value and likely special teams contributor who could grow into more, saying:Usually teams get into the fifth or sixth rounds before I have no clue who some of the prospects are, so this is definitely a bit early. So Giants fans, how would you feel about this draft? When it comes to protecting the ultimate reality show’s ultimate reality show, certain sacrifices need to be made Color Rush Julian Love Jersey , apparently.A story regarding quarterback Josh Rosen‘s clunky exit from Arizona contains a telling revelation regarding the effort to trade the 10th overall pick in last year’s draft. The Cardinals didn’t start the process until after they made quarterback Kyler Murray the first overall pick in this year’s draft.Via Robert Klemko of SI.com, G.M. Steve Keim asked Rosen’s agent, Ryan Williams, whether the Patriots may have interest in Rosen — after the Murray selection.“Williams was taken aback and grew angry,” Klemko writes.The whole world knew, or had a good idea, that the Cardinals were taking Murray on Thursday. (Emphasis in original.)The obvious, and only logical, answer is this: The NFL wanted to maximize the relevance of its TV show.If Rosen had been traded at any point before the draft, it instantly would have become obvious that the Cardinals were taking Murray. Which would have prevented ESPN and NFL Network from spending weeks generating false hype for a decision that secretly was a .And Arizona amazingly went along with it, helping boost the total viewership of the draft to, the league contends, 47.5 million over three days. (If you’re curious as to why I’m skeptical Youth Julian Love Jersey , it wouldn’t be the first time that the league was more than a little self-serving about the millions who were, or weren’t, served.)So here’s the real question: What did the Cardinals get in return for undermining their short- and long-term strategic interests by failing to maximize the return for Rosen? Another Super Bowl in the desert? The draft? Something else the team has been lobbying for that may not be obvious?Whatever it is, here’s hoping it was worth it. Because the Cardinals surely could have done better than pick No. 62 this year and a fifth-round selection next year if it had launched an auction at some point in March, and if it had shipped Rosen to the highest bidder, with teams like the Giants, Washington, the Chargers, and the Patriots also potentially at the table, regardless of whether the world would have known that the Cardinals would be drafting Kyler Murray.
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