Lewan visits with Giants

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger reports the Giants had a group of prospects in yesterday as part of their pre-draft visits. The big name was Michigan OT Taylor Lewan (6’7″, 310) whose draft stock is rising even with legal issues still hanging over his head.

Lewan would be perfect for the Giants. He’s one of those franchise building blocks teams drool over. He echoes memories of the team’s beloved “Suburbanites”, the lunchpail overachievers that led the Giants back to glory under Bill Parcells in the 1980’s.

It’s unfortunate that many top mockers are now projecting Lewan as a top-10 pick, meaning he’d be out of reach for the Giants at No. 12.

Also among the group, according to Conor, was Washington State safety Deone Bucannon. With Will Hill almost certain to be suspended, the Giants are in the market to replace him and Bucannon (6’1″, 211) may be on their radar.

It’s doubtful he’ll last past the second round, however. Bucannon fits the mold of the new “Seattle-type” secondary player many teams are interested in these days…from CBSSports.com:

“First-team All-American whose dependability near the line of scrimmage with 78 solo tackles (tied for 11th in the country) and three forced fumbles and in coverage — six interceptions — underscores his all-around ability.Bucannon’s ideal size, hard-hitting style and fierce competitive nature are exactly what teams seek safety. However, his limited flexibility and poor awareness and reaction time in coverage are measured shortcomings.” 




16 comments
thatfunk
thatfunk

Can't be made if we land Lewan at #12. 


Hopefully a QB is drafted in the top 11 picks. I'd be content in the first round with any one of the following:


Clowney, Mack, Robinson, Watkins, Matthews, Lewan, Evans, Donald, Clinton-Dix, Mosley, Moses


Still not sold on Ebron at #12. Very intrigued by Beckham JR. Would prefer to trade down if either end up wearing Blue.   



cole3244
cole3244

if the jints do their due diligence and pick the bpa on the board we will get a quality player no matter the position, being disciplined and not reaching for need is the key to success as it is in all drafts.

hashburry
hashburry

Just reading the DN article on Eli.  It lead me to wonder about the success of QBs in the NFL.  Eli has clearly done things no other Giant QB has done.  Having said that, ten years is a long time.  This is just ruminating before the draft, but what if Johnny Football is sitting there at 12.  I am no draft nick, so I am not saying the Giants should draft him because he is going to be a star.  Who knows, he is certainly not Luck, a can't miss.  And I know the Giants have multiple needs, but in this copy cat league, young, athletic QBs appear to be the future.  Just saying.  Now I really wish the Giants had continued to tank the season and could draft Clowney!

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

MR.F--

IF the NYG Management Did what was BEST for the TEAM,

they Would have Pulled ELI from the Lions OT Game,

and Pulled ELI after the 1st Set of Downs in the LAST GAME of the SEASON !!!!...

this would Have Been a TOP FRANCHISE,

PROTECTing a FRANCHISE QB,

in a Season that Started 0-6.....

THE RIGHT THING TO DO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the NYG would have Finished 5-11,

 and Would be DRAFTing 9th, Before BUFFALO,

in EVERY ROUND !!!!

this is How BUSH LEAGUE  FRONT OFFICE MANAGEMENT,

has HURT the GIANTs FOREVER !!!!!!!


fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Yeah, I like Lewan a lot - always have. If the Giants feel his legal and character issues are no big deal, well that's good enough for me. They should definitely take him at #12 "IF" he falls that low. If they are absolutely dead set on beefing up the O-Line in the first round, Zack Martin will also fit the bill and he should definitely be there when the Giants pick. There is NO baggage at all with Martin. Great character guy with all the tools. I'm good with either Lewan or Martin....or Aaron Donald...or Mike Evans. lol.

spider43
spider43

@hashburry  .... Personally I wouldn't mind Clowney, but I think he may be a bit overrated and definitely over-hyped. I would prefer Mack to him, simply because he resembles the kind of edge rushing LB that the Giants have abandoned from their defensive schemes over the years, and I want to see the Giants return to that style of play and obtain those types of punishing LB's once again. I miss those days when the Giants LB corps were feared because they dictated what an offense could do.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@Skookaloop


"has HURT the GIANTs FOREVER !!!!!!!"


Yes, 50 years from now, people will still be talking about how the 2013 Giants could've been 5-11 instead of 7-9, and could've had the #9 pick instead of the #12, and how it ruined the Giants franchise.

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@Skookaloop  


Dude...HOW many times do YOU NEED to point out the SAME THING over and over and OVER again?????!!! WE ALL KNOW how you FEEL already concerning Reese and the Giants. And try to STAY on TOPIC!!! Are you even a fan of the team? And you don't need to write a book with every single post. Other people have things to say too. Be kind and be respectful of posters and writers of this BLOG...Please!!! Thank you!!!


Peace

spider43
spider43

@fast_eddie  ..... I agree, but I would rate Martin the last of the four prospects you mention. I think that Evans, Lewan, and Donald could all start Day 1 and be contributors right away, although I doubt Coughlin would allow it. But I don't have that same feeling about Martin. He could not start at Tackle right away for sure, and I certainly doubt he would unseat either of Schwartz or Snee at Guard. Martin would end up basically sitting out a year for development, and the Giants don't need any more developmental players, especially with their 1st thru 3rd round draft choices. Those particular draft choices/players need to be players who can come right in almost immediately and start making contributions. Again, Coughlin will probably stunt their reps and development, but that's a whole different subject matter.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@Michael Frias @Skookaloop  

Make a CHOICE... REESE DID !!!!!!!


option #1:

100% Healthy ELI,

Drafting in the 9th Slot...


option #2:

ELI Injured,

Front Office " Due Diligence "

better Bring in a 4th QB,

Drafting in the 12th Slot....


REESE made a VERY BAD,

WORTHLESS  GAMBLE.....

and LOST !!!!!

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@fast_eddie @Skookaloop  

i didn't mean to Up-Set YOU....

i thought the TOPIC was,

LT- T. Lewan being a TOP-10 Pick ???

If the the GIANTS FRONT OFFICE,

 did it's " DUE DILIGENCE ",

Lewan & 2 more BLUE CHIP Players,

would be in Play...



Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@spider43 @fast_eddie Martin definitely rates last of those 4 prospects but that's why he'll most likely be the only 1 of the 4 that will still be available when the Giants pick at 12

sukhi
sukhi

@Skookaloop Sir Last time I checked, Jerry Reese was the general manager and Tom Coughlin was the Head Coach. It is the Head Coach's job to decide who to play and who to sit. I fail to see logic in most of your posts and this one is no different. 

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@Brian Webster @spider43 @fast_eddie  


Right, that very well COULD be the scenario we are looking at. Also, a lot will be determined by how many of the QBs are taken in the first eleven picks. If 3 or 4 go early, we will get a better player that we need.