NEW YORK – Everyone has an opinion. Some of the fans that make up the Giants Nation, think GM Jerry Reese does an outstanding job handling the NFL draft (you can include me in this group). Still, there are others who think he doesn’t do a very good job. I’m not sure what the fans see that bring them to that conclusion but I will respect their opinion. Some fans are just die-hard Ernie Accorsi advocates and with good reason but they have to remember that Reese was taught by Accorsi and was given his blessing to take the reigns. I would not be surprised at all if Mr. Accorsi still calls the stadium every once in a while, when he thinks a certain player might be a sleeper or steal somewhere late in the draft. There are certain guys who can never get the job out of their system.
You have to understand that Jerry Reese loves this time of the year. He salivates at the prospect of getting a superstar via the draft and letting them grow with the team. Handling the NFL Draft is work but make no mistake about it, the draft is also fun to certain front office people. The war rooms, the prospect boards and ratings, the months of research, Radio City Music Hall in New York and 3 days of madness that can only be compared to the sleepless nights of an Ibiza vacation that leaves one feeling and looking like a zombie. The guys who work on the NFL draft for Big Blue must sleep for a full 24 hours following the draft on Sunday night through Monday and into Tuesday morning.
The Giants staff have been actively observing all of the players at the NFL combine for the past week and have no doubt made their reports on prospects the team might be interested in. Who will the team bring in for the minicamp and training camp? It’s too early to tell but the fact that Head Coach Tom Coughlin is looking to boost the offensive line is a good thing. In my opinion, GM Jerry Reese will be fine and once again bring in premium talent. Some of the players drafted under the Reese regime include WR Steve Smith, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, S Kenny Phillips, CB Terrell Thomas, TE Kevin Boss, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, OL William Beatty, WR Mario Manningham and WR Hakeem Nicks just to name a few. That is not a bad group of players at all. I have full confidence in Mr. Reese and his staff and do not understand why fans would think otherwise. What do you think?
Do you expect New York Giants GM Jerry Reese to have a solid draft in April 2011?
RD – nygreporter.com
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This will be an exciting Draft, if for no other reason, FAs are in limbo until the players and owners have a Kumbaya moment, and realize that playing Football is more profitable than playing Hardball. The Giants will have to seriously look at needs rather than greeds. We cannot afford to have Adam Koets return as our only starting ( And healthy ) Center. ( Especially if He puts on His clown suit again and starts hiking the ball over the goal posts instead of to the QB ) The smart play is drafting Pouncey #1, then draft every LBer in sight. ( Just to let the Home Slice’s on the roster get the message ” The Status Quo Gotta Go ) One more thing. If FA does appear ( Since the Eagles have DJ, and the CowBoys have their ” Lightning Lad ” and Washington has Banks ) Do what ever you have to do to sign Devin Hester. With the double H’s returning Kick offs and Punts, the STs will go from Circus clowns to ” Oll Be Bock ” Terminators.
I like what you’re thinking about signing Devin Hester. I will have to refresh my memory and look up his profile. I’m not sure how old he is or what he is looking to do. If we got Hester and the CB Asomugha from the Raiders, I would say take Pouncey with the number one pick and then Wisniewski in round two if possible. Lock down that offensive line for the rest of Manning’s career. Then hit DT in round three and LB in round four.