When the Giants drafted Jonathan Goff and Bryan Kehl in the fourth and fifth rounds of the 2008 draft, they thought they could be drafting their linebackers of the future. Little did they know they were drafting the Redskins’ linebacker of the future.
Kehl, who played the last two seasons with the Rams, signed with the Redskins earlier this month and today Goff, who was a starter for the Giants... » more
There was no media access for the Giants today, but the team provided some quotes from players who offered advice to the rookies who were just drafted by the team and may -- in a matter of months or years -- wind up taking their jobs.
It's the circle of life, NFL style.
“If you can’t protect that quarterback, you can’t get out there,” Ahmad Bradshaw said about first-round pick and fellow... » more
Here is your 2012 Giants draft class:
David Wilson RB, Virginia Tech 5-9, 205 1st round, 32nd overall
Rueben Randle WR, LSU 6-2, 208 2nd round, 63rd overall
Jayron Hosley CB, Virginia Tech 5-10, 178 3rd round, 94th overall
Adrien Robinson TE, Cincinnati 6-4, 264 4th round, 127th overall
Brandon Mosley T, Auburn 6-5, 318 4th round, 131st overall
Matt McCants T,... » more
Players come out of college early for all kinds of reasons. Usually it’s for the money. Jayron Hosley said boredom played a part in his decision.
The cornerback from Virginia Tech who led the nation with nine interceptions in 2010 but saw that number fall to three in 2011 because quarterbacks stopped throwing at him said he just wasn’t challenged by the college game anymore and so he decided... » more
The one thing I don’t like about the new draft format is that it makes a clear demarcation between guys in the first three rounds and guys in the fourth. There are still lots of good NFL players who come out of the fourth round all the time and they sort of become afterthoughts during draft weekend.
Anyway, the Giants had two picks in the fourth round today. They took tight end Adrien Robinson... » more
Jerry Reese seemed unimpressed that the Giants had drafted two players from the same school. No big deal, he shrugged, when asked about it.
It’s certainly not uncommon for college teammates to find themselves drafted by the same NFL team. What is uncommon – at least for the Giants – is for two players from Virginia Tech to be brought to the team. In fact, it’s pretty uncommon for just about... » more
The Giants announced that have signed Mathias Kiwanuka to a three-year contract extension. What they didn’t explicitly announce – and didn’t have to – is that the deal could bring the team closer to the end of its relationship with Osi Umenyiora.
While Umenyiora has been angling for a new deal or extension for several years, Kiwanuka just signed a two-year deal last summer. His new contract... » more
Here's a video that Giants running back David Wilson posted just a few days ago, before he even knew that Jason Pierre-Paul would be his teammate:
"I knew I was stirring up something," Wilson said tonight after he was drafted with the 32nd overall pick. "Maybe we can get to the bottom of this."
The Giants' brass was more than happy to draw comparisons between... » more
Draft a wide receiver? Why would the Giants do that?
Well, because they lost Mario Manningham in free agency and they’ll need a strong No. 3 to run with Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Receiver could be an option for the Giants in the draft this weekend, but at least one guy who will be competing for that No. 3 job doesn’t think it’s necessary.
“There’s room for improvement at every position... » more
Earlier this week, Mark Herzlich told reporters that he expects to win the middle linebacker job in training camp. That’s not outlandish. The job was his for a small sample of weeks in 2011 before his sprained ankle against the Saints cost him the rest of his rookie season.
But there are others who will be competing for the job, including Greg Jones and veteran Chase Blackburn (plus the possibility... » more