Giants 2019 Draft

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Round 1 • Pick 6 (6) • QB Daniel Jones
Round 1 • Pick 17 (17) • DT Dexter Lawrence
Round 1 • Pick 30 (30) • CB Deandre Baker
Round 3 • Pick 32 (95) • OLB Oshane Ximines
Round 4 • Pick 6 (108) • CB Julian Love
Round 5 • Pick 5 (143) • LB Ryan Connelly
Round 5 • Pick 33 (171) • WR Darius Slayton
Round 6 • Pick 7 (180) • CB Corey Ballentine
Round 7 • Pick 18 (232) • OT George Asafo-Adjei
Round 7 • Pick 31 (245) • DT Chris Slayton

I am not going to grade their draft because I think it is a senseless exercise.  What I found interesting, besides the Daniel Jones selection, is the stockpiling of defensive backs.  Baker, Love, and Ballentine will add much needed depth to a depleted secondary.  Why did they obtain defensive backs and only a situational pass rusher? Continue reading

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Greatest Reach in Giants History-Daniel Jones is a Giant

Written by: Paul Burke

Before getting into the titanic stupidity let’s start with the gaudiness of what the NFL draft has become.  I know I am old but I do recall the draft being held at the NYC Sheraton Hotel in a large conference room and then Ballroom.  A bunch of tables name cards and phones that was it.  It has evolved into the most ridiculous spectacle scripted from the Oscar Awards.  Red carpet look at me dressed for prom night.  Suzy Kolber in her glitzy black formal dress.  All we are missing is Access Hollywood on NFL Network today commenting on the fashion from last night.  Seriously!  It’s nauseating!  But heck it is a business.  The NFL deliberately has the draft as late as possible after the conclusion of the season.  The nonsense of mock drafts and draft gurus to comment ad nauseam builds up the hype while getting plenty of NFL air- time for the addicted fan.  We all know the mock drafts fail to predict correctly 99% of the time but the fan base still eats it up. Continue reading

Daniel Jones-Nashville Nightmare

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Dave Gettleman- You cannot be Serious!

When the pick was announced, QB Daniel Jones from Duke, my first thought was You Cannot Be Serious.

I kept thinking of eminent tennis player John McEnroe at Wimbledon disputing a call which went against him. And I cannot get it out of my head. Gettleman. You Cannot be Serious! After another disappointing season, ( Giants finished 5-11) Giants GM Dave Gettleman claimed the defense was the culprit for the Giants shortcomings. So with the 2019 NFL Draft loaded with defensive players, conventional wisdom would be the Giants selecting a pass rusher to help the much maligned unit. No not this moronic team. Defying logic and reason, Gettleman pulls the trigger on a guy who is comparable to Jimmy Clausen per NFL Draft Consultant Matt Richner. Continue reading

Studs, Duds, and Buds

by Andy Furman

UltimateNYG.com

I hung up my blogging cleats in December 2018 after a 12 year run because of many factors. I love the Giants. But after warning of so many problems in the franchise for so many years (along with friend and previous blogger cohort Glenn Warciski), it just became too much of a ball and chain. It was bad enough watching games which were pure torture, but then regurgitating the misery in a recap too?! Enough was enough.

So you would be fair to ask, what am I doing blogging again? Well, call this a strobe light flashing. I love the draft. Hope springs eternal. Watching the draft with verified insight is much better than stumbling around making wild guesses about the future success of so many prospects. My analyst (Wonder) has been proven to be better than the GMs, so I like to get his views. Sharing them is not lot like recounting yet another loss to the Eagles. There is hope we can draft good players. Last year, as an example, Wonder eyed Will Hernandez well before the Draft, and specifically said this was one time the Giants masses would be correct to want this guy (at 2.34). When the pick came in and the Giants took this guy, it was Christmas in April. It is great to have that kind of clarity.

Wonder is also wrong. He missed on Flowers and Mahomes. But anyone who is any good will tell you they are not perfect. He loved a Strong Safety who no one heard of named Kam Chancellor, ranking him 55th overall when he was taken 133rd by Seattle. 5th round! Think about that when we talk about value. THE DRAFT IS ALL ABOUT VALUE. Anyone can select a good player in Round 1. It’s about getting more than 2 starters per year out of your draft. This year, with multiple Round 1 picks and 12 total selections coming, Gettleman needs hopefully 4 if not more to hit. We’ve got some guys here that provide an answer…. Continue reading

First Look At Giants First Round.

Written by: Glenn Warciski

The Giants have the 6th and 17th picks in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. What do they plan on doing? Will it be grabbing two guys to bolster the maligned defense? Will they obtain Hog Mollies to bolster the offensive line?

I asked MMQB’s https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/04/04/russell-wilson-seahawks-contract-negotiationAlbert Breer the following question:

From Glenn Warciski (@NYGunderground): A lot of talk about @giants going defense with one or both of their first round picks. What about offensive line? Do you know who they like? Need another tackle. Continue reading

Giants Spin!

Written by: Glenn Warciski

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During the owners meeting last week, Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch elaborated on the teams decision making. Furthermore, embattled GM Dave Gettleman came out of the woodwork with an appearance on GMF on NFL Network. And even superstar RB Saquon Barkley chimed in about the firestorm of criticism the team has received from media, bloggers, and fans. Without question, the Giants are doing their best to control the narrative.

But is it working?

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What is Gettleman doing?

Written by: Glenn Warciski

We started off the week with a shocking OBJ trade. After this blockbuster trade was announced, the NYGunderground thought this was the beginning of a total rebuild. Meaning the Giants were going to purge the entire roster. Unfortunately, much to our chagrin, this has not been the case. On Thursday, the Giants inexplicably overpaid for a wide receiver? Haven’t these knuckleheads learned. Why did Dave Gettlemole (his new moniker here on the NYGunderground: he is a coward who avoids conflict. Burrows himself in the basement of 1925 Giants Drive). sign WR Golden Tate? Tate, an aging journeyman who will be 31 years old, will receive 23 million dollars guaranteed. What a joke. No it is not funny. Again, Gettlemole did not make himself available to answer this question and other troubling developments. Continue reading

OBJ Trade: Did the Giants Get Fleeced?

Written by: Paul Burke

After our post this morning more news, whispers around the league and reports have slowly emerged as it relates to the trade of OBJ.  We like to be fair and objective in giving their executives the benefit of the doubt when reviewing the information we receive.  I would like to retract some of the praise I wrote in the post from this morning based on some information that has been reported.

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