New York Giants Draft P Matt Dodge in Round 7

April 24, 2010

The New York Giants select Punter Matt Dodge from East Carolina with the final pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. He is 6’1″ 224 pounds. The 2010 NFL Draft is now officially over for Big Blue. We will need to take a closer look at what the Giants have done this year. Be sure to come back and check out the recap article to come tomorrow. Please feel free to leave your comments below with your opinions. I would love to hear what some of you think about the Giants 2010 NFL Draft.  This has been one of the most surprising (in a good way) drafts in recent memory. it could prove to be right up there with the likes of the 2007 NFL Draft.

I’m not sure how most of the other Giants fans are going to take this but this kid may be the cream of the crop for punters in 2010. I don’t remember seeing any punters or kickers get drafted before this one. If the guy is worth it and can perform, I think this was a smart pick by the team to get some depth and competition for training camp.

I can’t say that I even remember the last time the Giants drafted a punter but I would be happy to lock one down for the next 5 years here and now if that’s the case. Recent reports say that Feagles and Coach Coughlin have been talking about feagles future and if he can continue after 22 years in the NFL. feagles will be in the Hall of Fame one day for certain. We here at the NYG Reporter wish him well with whatever he chooses to do.

What do you think about the New York GIants selecting punter Matt Dodge in the final round of the 2010 NFL Draft?

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New York Giants Draft LB Adrian Tracy in Round 6

April 24, 2010

The New York Giants select LB Adrian Tracy with the 184th overall pick in round six. He is 6’3″ 248 pounds and played at William and Mary college. Jerry Reese has been killing his picks all weekend. He gave the linebacker position a double tap to be sure it was taken care of. This 2010 NFL Draft reminds me of the 2007 NFL Draft. The Giants will be walking away with playmakers and extremely strong young men. Reports have swirled about DT Joseph and OG Petrus being two of the strongest physical players in the entire draft. It is a shame that the media isn’t giving Jerry Reese more credit for this draft. It seems like I have heard very little about the New York Giants all weekend while watching it LIVE.

I really like the team taking a chance on a linebacker this late in the draft. Hitting this position twice just shows how serious the front office is about creating some competition during training camp in 2010. I’m extremely excited to see which player rises to the occasion and becomes the new middle linebacker on Big Blue. I am confident that the G-men have drafted no less then three future starters for the team.

What do you think about the New York Giants sixth round pick of LB Adrian Tracy? Check out his impressive combine workout on before you make your decision.

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PS – ESPN has cut to commercial on three different New York Giants draft picks. Roger Goodell needs to explore his options about who airs the NFL Draft from now on. I was mad enough in round two but you have got to be kidding me now? Really ESPN?

New York Giants Draft OG Mitch Petrus in Round 5

April 24, 2010

The New York Giants have selected OG Mitch Petrus from Arkansas with the 147th overall pick in round five. He is 6’3″ 310 pounds and athletic. Jerry Reese must have a crystal ball or lucky horseshoe on him at all times, because this guy knows how to draft football players. Besides surprising a lot of the Big Blue faithful with taking four straight defensive players, Jerry Reese has also won over the majority in his fourth straight year as the Giants GM. There is a future GM of the Year award in your future Jerry, leave an open space for it over the mantle. I love watching the methodical War Room do their thing. This is one big chess game and the Giants have been addressing areas of need with surgical precision. There has not been a dull moment once this year.

The Giants needed to grab an offensive lineman (Yes, I have been talking about it all weekend) and they pulled the trigger. They take an offensive guard in round five and inch closer to closing out the final day of the 2010 NFL Draft. I would not be surprised to see another offensive lineman taken or a cornerback. The Giants next draft pick is 184th overall in round six. There is no way to know what Jerry Reese is going to do. The man is in the zone this year and it’s a pleasure to watch it unfold. Welcome to New York Mitch!

What do you think about the New York Giants fifth round selection of OG Mitch Petrus? Here is a link to his CBS Sports player profile.;DraftTrackerTable147

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New York Giants Draft LB Phillip Dillard in Round 4

April 24, 2010

As a special surprise to the New York faithful, former Giants TE Mark Bavaro announced the Giants fourth round pick, LB Phillip Dillard. He is 6’0″ 245 pounds and played the ILB position with Nebraska. The Giants continue their defensive assault by grabbing a fourth consecutive defensive player. This was certainly a need for the team and something I knew would come sooner or later. We will have to do a little homework on Dillard and see where this inside linebacker fits into the scheme. I’m more convinced the Giants will make the current LB’s fight it out in training camp for the starting role. It’s nice to see a new player thrown into the mix.

Jerry Reese is having an outstanding draft so far through four picks. This might actually be a record for the Giants though. I cannot remember them ever taking four defensive players in a row. It is clear that Jerry Reese wants new defensive coordinator Perry Fewell to succeed. This is a wonderful example of a GM setting up his DC for success. Once again, Mr. Reese does not hesitate to attack a problem area and close the book on it. By Monday morning, Giants fans will have to nitpick at player depth at certain positions, because we all know that Jerry Reese has done everything he can do to improve this squad.

The Giants next pick in the fifth round at the 147th pick overall. I don’t see how Big Blue doesn’t go with an offensive lineman in round five. I have been saying this since round three though, so don’t mind me. I didn’t see them taking a DE in round one and it messed up the rest of my picks. With the remaining 3 picks, a CB is almost guaranteed for new DC Perry Fewell. Does that mean that the team will come away with only two offensive picks out of seven? Welcome to New York Phillip!

What do you think about the New York Giants selecting LB Phillip Dillard in the fourth round. Here is some video of him on the CBS Sports player profile.;DraftTrackerTable115

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NYG Reporter LIVE 2010 NFL DRAFT SPECIAL: Day Three

April 24, 2010

Hey Giants Fans, we are now about 30 minutes away (10AM EST) from the start of final day of the 2010 NFL Draft. The Giants next pick is at 115th overall in the fourth round.

What do you think about the team stealing Chad Jones in Round 3? This is going to turnout to be one of the better picks in recent memory. I’m very excited to get these three guys into training camp and see them perform. I believe that all three of these players will see playing time in 2010. I don’t know what will happen with Jason “Wild Thing” Pierre-Paul, the sky is the limit for this guy. Linval Joseph is the most interesting pick of the three, for me at least. I knew a lot more about Pierre-Paul and Jones before the draft, then I did about Joseph. It will be interesting to see what direction the team takes today on “Day Three” of the 2010 NFL Draft. Most seem to agree that the team will draft an offensive lineman at some point. It’s now or never because the draft ends tonight.

I have to admit, I was one of those who thought the team would have an OL by this point. I also thought there was a strong chance the team would have a LB. I feel like I’m the victim of an April Fools joke with Jerry Reese’s brilliance, once again amazing all in his path.

Today, the Giants will continue to draft rounds 4-7 to complete the 2010 NFL Draft. The Giants have taken three defensive players in a row, clearly sending a message that Jerry Reese does not tolerate sub-par defensive performance. The Giants are known for being a tough team who build on defense. The second half of last season felt like I was like getting a root canal each weekend. The team does not want to feel that way again and have made moves to avoid it this year. Jerry Reese is going to have to win GM of the Year one of these years. I know this is only is fourth year as the Giants GM but he deserves it.

What do you think? Who should the Giants target in round four? Don’t forget to comment on this story if you have something to say. We will be doing LIVE coverage of all the Giants moves here. Check back with the comment area for updates throughout the day.