Five players whose emergence can help solve the Giants’ problems

The fans and pundits are antsy about what the Giants are going to do at certain positions. GM Jerry Reese has already provided them with answers. He’s drafted some players the past few seasons that he intends to compete for some of those need positions:

DE Damontre Moore - could be the reason the Giants are not in a rush to throw a stack of money at Justin Tuck right away. Moore is still only 22 and has an NFL season under his belt. A natural pass rusher with a diverse set of athletic skills. Injuries held him back in 2013. Nothing may be able to hold him back in 2014.

OL Eric Herman - was drafted in the 7th round last season with the hope that he could bring “nastiness” back to the Giants’ interior line. Herman did not make the team coming out of training camp and was signed to the practice squad, where he remained until he was promoted in Week 17. Herman is still green and will be challenged to make the roster this summer. The Giants are known for giving their draftees time to develop and the 6’4″, 320lb Herman could end up being in the OL mix come September.

TE Adrien Robinson - Alright, hold up on the jokes. Robinson will be given every chance to succeed this season and will assume a spot in Ben McAdoo’s offense. He is still an unknown quantity at this point and is approaching “show me” status with the coaching staff. He could be a pleasant surprise for the Giants this fall. He has the size and the ability. He just needs to stay healthy.

RB Michael Cox - is a tough runner who had little quality football under his cleats coming into camp last year. This summer, he will be more comfortable and given opportunities to make plays. The Giants were not willing to trust Cox with carrying the load last year, but that could change in 2014. A more mature Cox could alleviate the concern for depth in the backfield.

CB Jayron Hosley - A former third-round pick that Reese and Co. hopes to prove was not a folly. Hosley can run, we know that. He has a good sense for the game, too. the knock on him coming in was his lack of what they call ‘length’. Reese promised Hosely would play taller than his 5’10”, 180lb frame. He hasn’t. The Giants will give him the chance to prove he can this year. It would increase his value if the team allowed him to return punts. Ball security has been an issue, however.

 




13 comments
Brian Bannon
Brian Bannon

A bit off topic here but D'Qwell Jackson was just released by the browns, if Beason doesn't come back he might be a good guy for the Giants to target

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Thanks to the increased salary cap, the Gianta can fix their OL by signing 3 veterans to add to Pugh, Beatty. They all don't have to be the #1 guy at the position. They can also sign one of several injury prone backs on 1 year "show me" deals (McFadden would be ideal if his demands are realistic) or go for a guy like James Starks. No reason they can't sign a CB too. Use the 1st two picks to fill TE and WR. Then use the two #3s and fill out the depth with non project types.

Brian Bannon
Brian Bannon

I agree 100% about Eric Herman, he's a big, nasty guard that could really help that o-line, aside from the line being pretty bad last season they just well...seemed to have no balls, they weren't these big maulers, more finesse, nobody with a mean streak, that's what that line needs, some attitude, guys that put a d-linemen on his a$$ and get to the next level looking for someone else to hit

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

DE Damontre Moore,

seems on Schedule, Lacked Playing Time,

But had Good Flashes,

but mostly on Special Teams....

OL Eric Herman,

We have an AWFUL O-Line,

our NFL IRONMAN, 2X SuperBowl MVP QB,

gets Crushed in the Meaningless Last game of a 0-6 Start...

and your HOPING, a 2013. 7th round Draft pick,

can Turn it around... TROUBLE !!!

TE Adrien Robinson,

Will Be a BUST !!!,  he is just Not a Football Player,

another BAD REESE, 3 Year PROJECT GAMBLE,

huge loss & waste, for the NYG's...

Why Draft a GUY that needs 2 Years of Coaching

to get on the Field ???!!!??? Piss POOR Management ...

RB Michael Cox ,

IMO, taking into account the AWFUL O-Line,

RB Cox, looked OK returning Kick-Offs,

didn't really get his chance,

the NYG, Next-Man-Up theory, skipped him...

but, what I saw, i liked....

CB Jayron Hosley,

Has the SKILL-SET,

it's Not the 5'10".... it's the 180LBs...

he is Quick & Fast, but even with Good Position,

a GOOD PASS will beat him every time...

CB's have to Bang in the NFC,

can 180LB's stay Healthy, even as a SLOT CB ???

THE BIGMANPOKE
THE BIGMANPOKE

I don't believe in Robinson but I do think Larry Donnell would be a better asset the man has size n quickness try him out since Robinson is soft

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Peter Sinapi The NFL draft is very deep at WR, so using a 1st or 2nd would not make much sense. As for TE, it is not as deep as WR, but deep enough for the Giants to pass in rounds 1 and 2. If the Giants do sign a couple of FA OL, look for them to address the defensive side of the ball in either rounds 1 or 2. The DE/DL depth is not as deep as the other two I mentioned. Perhaps the Giants go that route in the 1st round and then LBer in the 2nd.  Lots of ways to go here, we will know more after FA is over.

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

I'd rather go for someone else besides dmac. Why add another to our stable of oft - injured and questionable running back club? Jerry can't afford to waste this opportunity to retool and re - arm with this increased salary cap by going for injury risks again. Draft a rb in the third or fourth and sign a guy like Starks for a year and let's go.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

I wouldn't bet a dollar on the giants drafting a LB at 1 or 2. It will be a very intersting next few months!

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

McFadden is a very talented back that has never played on a good team or with a good QB. But I agree it would be quite the risk and he certainly would need a capable back up. I would def take Starks.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Peter Sinapi you're right as historically, GM Jerry Reese avoids LBer in the early rounds. However; stranger things have happened as evidence to last season when Reese drafted an OL for the first time (1st round) during his career as the Giants GM.