NEW YORK – I would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter! It’s hard to believe that we are this deep into April already, this year is flying by very fast. I’m glad I was able to hang out with family and relax today. I hope you all had a great weekend too. Can you believe it has been two months, since the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI to win the Super Bowl Championship for a second time against New England. My how time flies. The 2012 NFL Draft is the next big thing coming up and I expect football fans to be foaming at the mouth in Radio City Music Hall. The war room strategies and meetings have already started and coaches are discussing the roster with GM Jerry Reese. Fans will only have to wait another 3 weeks to find out the brilliant game plan put together by the Giants A-Team.
Be on the look out for my upcoming 2012 Giants Draft article. It should be a fun way to discuss the team needs and assess players for our ‘hit list’ on draft day. If you decide that you want to make your list on your own, may I suggest doing it by position. It makes for a much easier reference when you follow the draft LIVE and try to guess the rookies taken. I generally do a top five list for each position and top ten for the three positions with the most need. Example, WR, RB and OL look like three top areas of need on offense for the 2012 draft. The defense is pretty solid but could use more youth at the safety and cornerback positions in my opinion. The top three positions of need on defense are CB, S and LB.
If the money could be worked out on a deal, I would suggest bringing in a veteran offensive lineman and then use the first round pick on another offensive lineman. Protect QB Eli Manning at all costs. Then straight hit the defense for back to back rounds with a cornerback and linebacker taken, followed by a surprising wide receiver pick in the fourth. These picks are based solely on my opinion and will probably change the closer we get to the draft itself. The Giants needs change all of the time, so be sure to keep an eye on their transactions.
nygreporter mock draft, prospects by position:
1. Round 1, Pick 32
OT Mike Adams, WR Stephen Hill or maybe OG Amini Silatolu
2. Round 2, Pick 63
LB Ronnell Lewis, WR Brian Quick or CB Trumaine Johnson
3. Round 3, Pick 94
CB Ron Brooks, WR Juron Criner or OG Brandon Washington
4. Round 4A, Pick 127
WR Nick Toon, LB Jonathan Massaquoi or FS Aaron Henry
5. Round 4B, Pick 131
OL Tom Compton, CB Josh Norman or SS Brandon Taylor
6. Round 5, Pick 167
RB Terrence Ganaway, FB Evan Rodriguez
7. Round 6, Pick 201
CB Donnie Fletcher, OG Ryan Miller
8. Round 7, Pick 239
TE Nick Provo, TE Adrien Robinson
What are your top three areas of need for the Giants this draft?
RD – nygreporter.com – Happy Easter!
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