The biggest knock on Dave Gettleman’s first draft as general manager of the New York Giants was that he bypassed on a possible franchise quarterback with the second overall pick in favor of Penn State RB Saquon Barkley. It doesn’t matter that Barkley was rated the top player in the draft by just about every mocker and scout in the land, the value at No. 2 usually never goes to a running back in today’s NFL. You are supposed to do one of four things: take a QB, a offensive tackle, a pass rusher or trade out.
Gettleman couldn’t pass on Barkley, though.Obviously the 67 year-old football lifer wants to win now, and he thinks he can with Eli Manning at QB even though Manning’s performance has been below par the past few seasons.
What critics are forgetting is that Gettleman DID take a QB in this draft. In Round Four, he selected Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta, a player that many teams – including Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots – had interest in but were waiting for the right time to pull the trigger. Gettleman just beat them all to it.
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The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft is over and the New York Giants and New York Jets have planted their flags for the future. After the Cleveland Browns selected Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy-winning QB out of Oklahoma, the Giants and Jets shaped their destinies by selecting Penn State RB Saquon Barkley and USC QB Sam Darnold in rapid-fire fashion. Continue reading “2018 NFL Draft: Giants, Jets Get Their Men”
The New York Giants are poised for a franchise-changing draft this weekend. Write that down. The fortunes of the team will be decided right here and now at the NFL Draft. At minicamp this week, the new coaching staff will finally get a look at second-year QB Davis Webb, and if he performs to their satisfaction, I think they will likely pass on a QB with the second overall pick. Continue reading “NFL Draft 2018: Fennelly’s Final Giants’ Mock”
The Browns’ faux GM chose NC State Bradley Chubb with the first overall pick, much to my surprise. The hosts of the show, Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller were shocked as well. I thought for sure they would take USC QB Sam Darnold, so I was prepared to mock Chubb to the Giants as their GM for the day. Continue reading “Fennelly Makes His Pick For the Giants in SiriusXM’s Mock Draft”
As the NFL Draft draws nearer, the volume on who could end up where gets turned up to 10. The New York Football Giants hold the No. 2 overall selection on April 26 and the chatter about them not passing on Penn State RB Saquon Barkley is getting louder.
Many NFL wise men are warning the Giants to no pass on a quarterback, especially if USC’s Sam Darnold is sitting there, as teams rarely get a chance to land a franchise QB of his caliber. But the Giants are in a bit a pickle when it comes to the quarterback position and selecting Darnold may lead to a convoluted situation. Continue reading “What Will the Giants Be Getting in Saquon Barkley?”
The 2018 NFL Draft is going to be one more interesting ones in recent years. Especially if you’re a Giants or Jets fan. Both teams will make their top selections in the first half-hour of the show. After the Cleveland Browns stun the world with the first of their top-four picks at No. 1, the Giants and Jets pick in rapid-fire fashion at Nos. 2 and 3. Continue reading “Fennelly’s Favorites For the Giants and Jets in the NFL Draft”
According to Peter King of SI’s MMQB, the Cleveland Browns may be leaning towards selecting Wyoming QB Josh Allen with the first overall pick in this month’s NFL Draft.
What would an April MMQB be without another draft rumor?! This friend of Cleveland GM John Dorsey believes he’ll go Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen over Sam Darnold with the first overall pick, keep the fourth pick, and take Penn State running back Saquon Barkley. “I would be surprised if he traded down,” FOD told me. “This would be his chance to take his two offensive cornerstones for the next eight or 10 years.” The most interesting thing there? That FOD thinks Dorsey will not trade. I think that’s great. Cleveland’s been very good at trading and stockpiling, and not very good at drafting, in the last few years. I hope Dorsey’s more about the (relatively) sure things instead of Cleveland leading the league in draft picks.
This would leave USC QB Sam Darnold for the Giants to take with the No. 2 pick. It does more than just that. Since Darnold is rumored to be the only QB in this class the Giants are considering using this selection on, it makes the pick more valuable in any trade talks since it is known they are serious about Darnold.
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