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.
Continue reading “NFL Draft: Did the Giants Get a Steal in QB Kyle Lauletta?”
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 New York Giants, coming off a dismal 3-13 season in 2017, are back to work at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford on Monday. It is the first time the entire team will be meeting their new head coach, Pat Shurmur, and his coaching staff.
In attendance, despite rumors that he planned on staying away from the Giants until he puts his name on a new, extended contact, was WR Odell Beckham, Jr. Shurmur confirmed OBJ was in the building on his morning introductory conference call with the Giants’ beat pool. Continue reading “All’s Quiet as the Giants Report (including Odell) for Offseason Program”