The 2010 NFL Draft began last night and there weren’t many big moves made. At least, none by the New York Giants who sat quietly and waited for the 15th pick to arrive. The Giants decided that DE Jason “Wild Thing” Pierre-Paul was too much to let pass by. I did some research on this guy before the draft and knew he was on the Big Blue radar. A ton of people had predicted round one would end exactly like this and to them I say, well done. Pierre-Paul is a raw talent who is a freak of nature. He is a big guy at 6’4 3/4″ 270 pounds. He can add a lot of muscle to that hustle and bulk up to 280-285 with no problem. The Giants still need to get themselves a linebacker, unless the team has already decided to start one of the current guys. This is something I would not be opposed to since we have some veterans who have spent their entire careers with the team, LB Chase Blackburn in particular. LB Jonathan Goff and LB Bryan Kehl have been getting some votes of support as well. Is there such a thing as MLB by committee? We know there will not be a rookie starting this season, that’s for certain.
I believe that today will be the day that the team comes away with a new linebacker. I’m happy with the teams first round pick but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit surprised they choose that route. I know a lot of the players the G-Men targeted were gone way before they had a chance to pick. I thought for certain the team would take an offensive lineman if they didn’t choose a linebacker. I thought that C Pouncey would be a terrific fit for the team. Pouncey ended up getting selected three picks later by the Steelers. Pierre-Paul seems like the real deal, though he needs some polishing and coaching at this level. I would have to guess that the Giants will choose an offensive lineman tonight and possibly a linebacker or defensive tackle. Perhaps, the team will come away with two of the three positions I have mentioned.
Many have speculated that DE Osi Umenyiora’s job might be in jeopardy now that Pierre-Paul was drafted. Giants GM Jerry Reese was quick to kill that noise, by repeating what he has been saying all along, “Osi will not be traded!”. I believe Osi is owed roughly $10 million dollars over the next 3 years, so it would make financial sense to keep him, as well as for his talent level.
Who do you think the New York Giants will take with their second and third round picks in the 2010 NFL Draft tonight?
What did you think about the New York Giants taking DE Jason Pierre-Paul with the 15th overall pick last night?
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RD – NYGReporter.com