Sam Beal: A Supplemental Gem of a Draft Pick

-by Alexander George

The New York Giants organization selected Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal in the third round of the Supplemental NFL Draft last Wednesday. With the pick, the Giants relinquish their 2019 third round NFL pick. College players picked in a supplemental draft are given a second chance to enter the NFL. To qualify for the Supplemental NFL Draft, a player has to be three years removed from high school and entering his final year of eligibility. Furthermore, he must be unable to return for his final season in college. For Beal, it was critical that he left for college a year early. He was probably not going to be able to acquire enough college credits to maintain his academic eligibility in his senior year, which would jeopardize his chances of being eligible in the 2019 NFL draft. Hence, his entry into the supplemental draft. Continue reading

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B.J. Hill : The Unexpected Starting Lineman

– by Alexnader George

When the New York Giants drafted B.J. Hill from North Carolina State with their second pick in the third round round, the initial impression by the organization was that Hill will  utilized only as a rotational player. Upon the completion of mini-camp though, defensive coordinator James Bettcher has concluded that Hill will play a significant role , as a possible starting defensive end, in the coordinator’s 3-4 defensive alignment. As a defensive  end in the 3-4 scheme, B.J. Hill acknowledges that his purpose is to stop the run first before the pass.bj hill Continue reading

The Passing of the “Big Mollie” Torch: From Chris Snee to Will Hernandez

– by Alexander George

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When the Cleveland Browns drafted offensive lineman, Austin Corbett (Nevada) with the 33rd pick of the second round in the NFL draft, almost instantaneously thereafter, the New York Giants selected their second round pick. In fact, the selection was so quick that there was a backlog in announcing the Giants pick. What may be considered the most essential draft pick to this organization since right guard Chris Snee in 2004, who ironically was drafted in the exact same numerical order in the draft as well, the Giants went with left guard Will Hernandez from the UTEP Miners with the 34th pick. Continue reading

The Back-Up Quarterback for Eli Manning is ….

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– by Alexander George and Glenn Warciski

One of the most interesting questions the New York Giants organization will answer before the start of the 2018 NFL season is the identity of the back – up quarterback for the Giants. It is an open competition between last year’s quarterback draft pick, Davis Webb and this year’s fourth round draft pick, Kyle Lauletta. Both of these quarterbacks had their best seasons in their senior years with single season and career records to signify their importance in the college teams they played for. Ultimately, the decision may come down to a combination of mandatory organized team activities as well as the pre-season games in August. Continue reading

Saquon Barkley : The All – American and Dimensional Player

by Alexander George

Saquon Barkley, at twenty-one years of age, has already accomplished a lot in his football life. With relatives already known in the sports world, with both his father and his uncle as notable boxers, Saquon Barkley has already secured the family legacy by having a day named after him. On March 9, 2018, it was announced that the Pennsylvania House Chamber votes to make March 14th Saquon Barkley day in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Barkley Takes Manhattan; Broadway Got Brighter!

barkley babySaquon Barkley : The Next New York Giants Franchise Player – by Alexander George

1st Round, 2nd Pick (RB) Saquon Barkley, Penn State

First round New York Giants draft pick Saquon Barkley, from Penn State, is projected to join the ranks of all-time great Giant running backs. More importantly, the Giants organization are finally a two-dimensional offense again with the addition of Barkley. It is clear with the addition of the Penn State running back, in which he was considered the highest graded player in the entire NFL draft by many, that the Giants are all in for getting that Lombardi trophy in the next couple of seasons.

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2018 My New York Giants Picks

Gettleman Drawing a Straight “Line” to the Future

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Written- by Alexander George

A lot has been said by various football sports analysts and fans about the New York Giants either selecting Saquon Barkley, the running back from Penn State, or the U.S.C. quarterback, Sam Darnold, who is the only one of the top four in the position exclusively talked about by the Giants organization, in this year’s NFL draft. But there is another school of thought to consider. General manager Dave Gettleman has made it a priority for the Giants this year to fortify both the offensive and defensively lines of this team. Three of the four projected draft picks listed below reflect Gettleman’s goal for this season and hopefully beyond. These players will add not only depth to their respected positions but will also be the building blocks for the next generation.

Here are the picks:

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New York Giants: Draft Needs

Written by: Alexander George

The 2018 New York Giants evaluation on Possible Draft Picks:

With the 2018 NFL Draft less than one week away, here is a recap of the notable football player releases , trades and acquisitions in the off-season so far. These free agency transactions are important to take into consideration when Giants general manager Dave Gettleman selects his draft picks based on need and value.  Continue reading