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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:41 pm    Post subject: Fracdaddy14's Downtime Team Analysis and Mock Reply with quote

TEAM ANALYSIS:


Quarterback
- Longtime franchise stalwart Eli Manning is in the final year of his contract, but an extension is fully expected to be done soon. You never want to be a team without a QB. Ryan Nassib has shown enough to stay as Eli's lone backup. I find it highly unlikely the Giants draft a QB this year.


Running Back
- With Shane Vereen's signing, the Giants have their Earth (Andre Williams), Wind (Rashad Jennings), and Fire (Vereen) combo they once road to a Super Bowl. A RB could be drafted very late, but it would need to a ST-type.


Wide Receiver
- Odell Beckham emerged as a star WR last year after a hamstring injury threatened to derail his rookie year. The sequel should be exciting to watch. Ruben Randle has some inconsistencies, but is still solid as the 3rd WR/2nd Outside WR in McAdoo's offense and a good compliment. Victor Cruz was a star just 2 years ago, but an injury that ended his 2014 early may land him on the PUP list. Hopefully, this isn't another Steve Smith-type situation. Dwayne Harris was a weird signing with the money he received, but he offers a slot option if Cruz isn't able to go. Corey Washington needs to bring his pre-season game to the regular season as he competes with Kevin Ogletree, Preston Parker, and others for final roster spots.


Tight End
- Larry Donnell emerged as a receiving threat last year. I wish I could say he should be a long-term starter, but his fumbles were a major issue. The Giants could draft a TE in the middle rounds to complete with Donnell. Daniel Fells is back as the blocking TE and Adrien “JPP of TEs” looks like he is on his way out.


Offensive Line
- Overall, the line was mostly a mess last season, but there is reason for optimism. Will Beatty, after a terrible 2013, went a long way to proving worthy of his big contract last year. Improvement from Weston Richburg as he moves to C and a return to health of Geoff Schwartz will help. Justin Pugh had a down Sophomore season. He might stay at RT or kick in to guard depending on how the Giants draft. John Jerry is the current other starter, but he shouldn't be starting. He is a great pass-blocker, but is bad as a run-blocker. He is almost like a third-down specialist. Marshall Newhouse is a decent swing tackle and Canadian-import Brett Jones and Dallas Reynolds are interior backups.


Defensive Line
- JR did a good job replenishing the depth with the signings of Kendrick Ellis and George Selvie. JPP and Big Hank are the only playmakers that we can count on, however. Cullen Jenkins and Robert Ayers could provide good pass rush and stuff the run as our other starters. A step forward is needed from DaMontre Moore, Jay Bromley, Markus Kuhn, and Kerry Wynn. DE will likely be a high pick and another mid-round DT too.


Linebacker
- Our LB units are the definition of league average. Jon Beason is a good run-stopper when healthy, but that's rare. Devon Kennard showed some pass-rush ability last year and will contribute even if he doesn't start. J.T. Thomas is penciled in at WLB, but is just meh. The backups (Jameel McClain, Jonathan Casillas, and Mark Herzalich) are nothing special, but at least versatile. I'd like to say we draft a LB high, but I doubt anything happens before Round 4.


Defensive Back
- CB is a strength with DRC and Prince. Prince was on the way to a pro-bowl caliber year before getting injured and DRC gutted out through some nagging injuries and played well. Trumaine McBride, our current NB, and every other CB seemed to get injured, forcing us to use journeyman often. I don't know what it is with the Giants and CB injuries. It's like a plague. Getting more CB depth will never hurt. At Safety, saying we need depth would need to be prefaced by saying we have starting-caliber players too. The two safeties on the roster, Nat Behre and Cooper Taylor have approx. 40 snaps combined on defense. Behre looks to have a future as a starter, but Taylor may never develop. We need about 2-3 more, at least, between draft picks and remaining free agents. Too bad this safety class is weak too.


Special Teams
- The specialist trio of Josh Brown, Steve Weatherford, and Zak DeOssie are as steady as they come. While they may look at cheaper options as undrafted free agents. Dwayne Harris's signing shores up the return game and improves coverage units.




FREE AGENT SIGNINGS:



Dawan Landry- S
- Graded out as a PFF top-10 S last year, but is 34 and probably on his last legs. Landry would be in our price range and would allow Nat Behre more development time to be our SS. Look for this signing possibly after the June cutoff for comp picks.




MOCK DRAFT:

ROUND 1


Alvin "Bud" Dupree- DE- 6'4- 269- Kentucky
- Productive in the SEC and a terrific athlete, Dupree is also solid against the run thanks to fluid bending and underrated strength. He fits as a 4-3 DE just as well as 3-4 OLB and can be an instant starter. Active in off-the-field charities as well.



ROUND 2


Todd Gurley- RB- 6'2- 227- Georgia
- If Gurley falls to the Giants in Round 2, how can you pass him up. If not for a torn ACL, there wouldn't be a question Gurley would be a first-rounder. He is a fast and strong runner, good in the passing game, and has 2 KRs for TDs at Georgia. Always trust your board and don't pass up too much value even if RB is the opposite of a need.


TRADE!


New York Giants trade RB Rashad Jennings to the Arizona Cardinals for S Rashad Johnson
- This trade probably wouldn't happen, but its simple. The Cardinals need RB help and have extra SAFs. The Giants need S help and now have extra RBs. The financials would work easily for both teams. With the Honey Badger back, Deone Buchannon and Tony Jefferson emerging, the upcoming FA Johnson would be most expendable. Johnson lost a fingertip in 2013 so toughness isn't a question.



ROUND 3


Ali Marpet- OL- 6'4- 307- Hobart
- A LT at Hobart, Marpet will have to kick inside to OG. Strong, motivated with all the intangibles and qualities to become a quality starting OG in the NFL. Anchors the run well despite less than ideal arm length. Played very well against top DTs at the Senior Bowl.

He would compete with John Jerry at LG. He might platoon with Marpet starting and Jerry coming in as a pass-block specialist (like a 3rd Down RB) on obvious passing situations.



ROUND 4


Justin Hardy- WR- 5'10- 192- East Carolina
- Hard-working, ultra-productive WR at East Carolina fits a possible immediate need as a slot WR with Cruz's health a question mark. Smaller size, but separates well and finds coverage holes. Another weapons for Eli.



ROUND 5


Christian Covington- DT- 6'2- 298- Rice
- An interior pocket collapser. A bit small and had some injuries (knee and arm), but plays through many. Productive at mid-major Rice. Underrated strength as a run-defender and gets under opposing OL with low center. Longer arms and good awareness. Would go higher if not for injuries. Participated at Rice's Pro Day.



ROUND 6


Nick Boyd- TE- 6'4- 268- Delaware
- Has tools and is a solid, but not productive receiver. Raw, but potential as in-line blocker. Needs polishing, but works hard and could contribute. Good leadership and character.



ROUND 7


Imoan Claiborne- CB- 5'9- 196- Northwestern St
- An under-the-radar prospect, Claiborne is fluid in coverage and could be our nickel CB for years. His small-school status and small size (5'9) work against his draft status, but he fits a need here.



ROUND 7 (from Broncos)


Sam Carter- SS- 6'0- 216- TCU
- Aggressive run-support safety, but needs to learn to diagnose better. Former Quarterback who uses that knowledge to read routes well and break up players. Jams well at the line, but hand usage could draw pass interference penalties.




FINAL DEPTH CHART:
QB- Eli Manning/ Ryan Nassib
RB- Todd Gurley/ Andre Williams/ Shane Vereen/ Orleans Dawkins
FB- Henry Hynoski
WR- Odell Beckham/ Ruben Randle/ Justin Hardy/ Dwayne Harris/ Kevin Ogletree
TE- Larry Donnell/ Daniel Fells/ Nick Boyle
C- Weston Richburg/ Brett Jones/ Dallas Reynolds
RG- Geoff Schwartz/ John Jerry
LG- Ali Marpet/ John Jerry
RT- Justin Pugh/ Marshall Newhouse
LT- Will Beatty/ Marshall Newhouse


DT- Jonathan Hankins/ Cullen Jenkins/ Kendrick Ellis/ Jay Bromley/ Christian Covington
DE- Jason Pierre-Paul/ Robert Ayers/ Alvin Dupree/ DaMontre Moore/ George Selvie
MLB- Jon Beason/ Jameel McClain
OLB- Devon Kennard/ J.T. Thomas/ Jonathan Casillas/ Mark Herzalich
S- Dawan Landry/ Rashad Johnson/ Nat Behre/ Sam Carter
CB- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie/ Prince Amukamara/ Trumaine McBride/ Imoan Claiborne/ Chykie Brown


K- Josh Brown
P- Steve Weatherford
KR/PR- Dwayne Harris
LS- Zak DeOssie


PUP- Victor Cruz, WR
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to see more of Randle in the slot. He works the middle of the field very well. He is only bad when he plays the outside
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattbags2313 wrote:
I want to see more of Randle in the slot. He works the middle of the field very well. He is only bad when he plays the outside


It's incredibly how bad a wide receiver built like him can be outside the numbers. Truly incredible. But I agree, he would be best suited in the slot. He will abuse most slot corners.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be happy with the selections though the trades will never happen. Except for the WR, we don't need another sub 6 WR.

Harris is our Cruz insurance.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see the trade happening since I think gurley will go to arizona, dallas, new England, tampa, Tennessee, oakland, Atlanta, jets before we even pick. He's a wanted man.

Id switch that gurley pick to best free safety in this class.

Love dupree. If they dont go scherff, hes my man. I like him better than scherff as he has a higher ceiling buy scherff would complete our offense

It'll be interesting!
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I'm sorry. Did you say he lost a fingertip? Like.... He's walking around without a fingertip?! Gross, dude.

On a side note. I'm actually fairly comfortable with our LB situation. I think Kennard and Thomas are two strong outside LB's. We could use a MLB of the future or a SLB if we plan on moving Kennard inside.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kodaraw wrote:
I'm sorry. Did you say he lost a fingertip? Like.... He's walking around without a fingertip?! Gross, dude.

On a side note. I'm actually fairly comfortable with our LB situation. I think Kennard and Thomas are two strong outside LB's. We could use a MLB of the future or a SLB if we plan on moving Kennard inside.



Here is the Rashad Johnson story:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000249502/article/rashad-johnson-lost-tip-of-finger-in-cardinals-game
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fracdaddy14 wrote:
Kodaraw wrote:
I'm sorry. Did you say he lost a fingertip? Like.... He's walking around without a fingertip?! Gross, dude.

On a side note. I'm actually fairly comfortable with our LB situation. I think Kennard and Thomas are two strong outside LB's. We could use a MLB of the future or a SLB if we plan on moving Kennard inside.



Here is the Rashad Johnson story:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000249502/article/rashad-johnson-lost-tip-of-finger-in-cardinals-game


That picture he tweeted.... Absolutely disgusting.
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