Giants’ nuggets from the blogosphere

Andy Furman of Ultimate NYG says NC tight end Eric Ebron can transform the Giants’ offense…

“I get more impressed by Eric Ebron every time I see him,” says the UltimateNYG Draft analyst. “Right after Sammy Watkins is Eric Ebron. If he is there at 12, I celebrate and rush to the podium to select him.”

Pat Traina writes in Bleacher Report analyzes all the ‘experts’ predictions for the Giants in the first round of the NFL Draft…

“I’ve long been of the opinion that teams don’t always view their needs the same way as analysts, reporters and fans.

Want proof? Look at how last year the New York Giants, whom many people on the outside believed were in dire need of a linebacker, traded up to get a backup quarterback (Ryan Nassib), about whom general manager Jerry Reese told reporters, “If he doesn’t ever play, that would be great.”

SNYGiants insider Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News tells us the Giants spent a lot of money over the past month, but still have a long way to go in covering all their needs…

“Maybe $115 million just doesn’t go as far as it used to. Or maybe it eventually will. That’s certainly what the Giants are hoping, that all that money they spent this offseason will make them a vastly improved team.

It has to be somewhat concerning, though, that all that spending — spread out among 24 players — hasn’t come close to answering all the questions or plugging all the Giant holes. Money bought them key upgrades at running back, linebacker, cornerback and the offensive line. But their big plans to rebuild on the fly still rest on some important unknowns.




5 comments
marinkovic
marinkovic

I would love Martin and Niklas too.  That would dramatically stabilize the OL and give us a TE with 600 yards and excellent blocking.  This could make all the difference in improving the secondary.  These as our two picks brings it all together.

ReneNYG1
ReneNYG1

I gurantee we don't get Ebron.Our pick is going to be Martin and Niklas in round 2.Ebron has alot of drops and is not that fast.Yea he will be a nice player but Martin can be a all pro.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

We all evaluate talent differently and Andy Furman see something in Ebron that I don't. This is not to say he is wrong and I am right, just a different point of view. To me, Ebron is very similar to former Jets TE Johnny Mitchell. I truly hope that GM Jerry Reese doesn't select Ebron in round 1. I would much rather have Troy Niklas in round 2.

Andy Furman
Andy Furman

@Michael Stewart We agree that the assessment of talent is a subjective process.  Our draft analyst ("Wonder"), for his part, was able to reply to your comparison of Ebron with Johnny Mitchell:

Ebron has much faster reaction times.  He is a better athlete and is a more experienced receiver.  He plays a faster game and is more explosive.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Andy Furman  Andy, when I was comparing Ebron to Mitchell, should have been more clear. My point is not totally based on talent level, but also on attitude and mental toughness. Many articles and interviews I have read depict Ebron as a cocky player. Now you may say that he is a very confident person, but that's not how I interrupted it. Still would rather have Niklas over him.