Giants Rookie CB Prince Amukamara is a Class Act

April 29, 2011

NEW YORK – The Giants made a solid pick in drafting CB Prince Amukamara (6’0″ 206 pounds). Nobody thought he would be available at the 19th pick, including the Giants who didn’t even bring him in for a workout because they thought it would be a lost cause. Much to everyones surprise, he was available and GM Jerry Reese did the right thing and picked him. Giants fans at Radio City Music Hall went absolutely ballistic and had been chanting his name prior to the announcement.

I would suggest that all of our readers go to Giants.com and watch all of the multimedia available on this kid. You will fall in love with this player before you’re done watching all of the video on him. He is humble, polite and clearly has a desire to become the best CB possible. He respects God and family and is exactly the type of player that Tom Coughlin loves. He had an excellent college career at Nebraska and was rated a top ten player in the 2011 draft. His energy is infectious and he really wants to improve and work on his game. Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is the happiest person in the Giants organization this morning. Fewell works wonders with DB’s and having a young player who wants to work is like a dream come true for a DC.

I’m giving GM Jerry Reese the easiest A+ he has ever gotten in his life for making this pick. It truly was a no brainer and Giants fans can rest assured that this kid is the real deal. The Giants now have one of the scariest backfields in the entire NFL. Hopefully, we can keep DC Perry Fewell (he is getting head coaching offers) with the team for a few years and really build something special on defense.

Are you excited about the Giants landing a top ten prospect with the 19th overall pick?

RD – nygreporter.com

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These So-Called Giants “Experts” Are Trying to Sell Newspapers

April 4, 2011

NEW YORK – If I hear one more New York Giants “expert” say that the G-Men “need” to draft an offensive tackle in the first round, I’m going to freak out on an embarrassing level. The Giants DO NOT need to use their first round pick on the OT position. I would draft a DT (very deep draft at DT) before I took an OT in the first round this year. Now, if they took an offensive lineman (center) I wouldn’t be surprised but it shouldn’t be an interchangeable OT/OG/C, it should be a true Center. I wouldn’t be surprised if they took C Mike Pouncey, who seems to be the best available center when the Giants draft at the 19th overall spot in round one. But to say that OT is the area of most need in this years draft and worthy of the 1st pick is insane. Don’t believe the hype! (thanks Chuck)

It makes me angry when I read about the lack of respect for the current group of Giants offensive tackles. I think they have some good young talent at the position and have enough experienced players to do just fine in 2011. OT William Beatty and OT Adam Koets will be better this season. OT David Diehl and OT Kareem McKenzie are veteran players and OT Shawn Andrews can contribute in certain situations very well. They also have a couple of guys on the reserve squad that will get work. Yes, the team will need to use a high draft pick on an OT one year but not this year.

Clearly, the center position needs to be addressed. To be blunt, it is because all-world C Shaun O’Hara, whom I have tremendous respect for, is getting a bit older. They need to get a young true center into the system this year. I am still hoping the team can get C Stefen Wisniewski. Maybe use the 19th overall pick on a LB or DT then trade back up into the back end of round one or frontside of round two to grab Wisniewski. Could you imagine if the G-Men were able to draft LB Akeem Ayers and C Stefen Wisniewski by trading a 2nd and 6th round pick to move up for Wisniewski? That would be a very successful first two picks for Big Blue.

If you are one of the believers that think the team needs to draft an OT in round one, you’re going to have to leave a comment below and explain why it needs to be done in this years draft. I’m sick of all these cliquey Giants websites who think they know everything and are never open to debate. Gimme some elbow room. They want to generate website traffic at any cost. These are the same websites that feel the need to monopolize the market and suppress any new talent that seeks their advice or council. Let’s have a debate and see who can come the closet to correctly calling the draft by position this year. Of course if RB Mark Ingram is available at the 19th pick, all bets are off.

Here are my draft picks by position. We can call this the “Damien Draft 2011” from the Omen film because of the three 6th round picks they have. I don’t like that omen and hope they trade away a pick or two, so they can move up for better talent in the early rounds. Of course, any trades before the draft could change everything entirely. This also includes if the Giants trade picks to move up, this list is based on todays roster only.

New York Giants 2011 NFL Mock Draft by Position

Round 1 (19th pick) – DT or Center/OL

Round 2 (52nd pick) – LB

Round 3 (83rd pick) – CB

Round 4 (117th pick) – OL

Round 5 pick – traded away for RB Darius Reynaud

Round 6 (185th pick) – LB

Round 6 (198th pick) – TE

Round 6 (202nd pick) – RB

Round 7 (221st pick) – CB

RD – nygreporter.com

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