NFL Draft Day Whispers

The Giants have been connected to a number of different prospects in this draft, ranging from offensive and defensive linemen, to defensive backs, to middle linebackers.

But we know the Jints are going to get the best player available with the 19th selection tonight.

Ezekiel Ansah Slipping?

One player that may fit that bill is Ezekiel Ansah, the defensive end out of BYU who was once projected to land somewhere in the top five. Reports this morning indicate Ansah may not be a fit for Detroit at No. 5.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Ansah has not spoken with any members of the Lions organization since the Senior Bowl.

Running Backs Reunited?

The Giants may look to bolster depth at the running back position at some point this weekend, but running backs coach Jerald Ingram assured reporters it would not be by reuniting with some familiar faces.

When asked about Ahmad Bradshaw potentially rejoining the team through free agency, Ingram told NJ.com “it’s the young guys’ time to shine.”

The Broncos, Steelers, Packers and Bengals all showed interest in the veteran back, though Bradshaw, months removed from yet another foot injury, has yet to sign with any team.

Former Giants and 49ers back Brandon Jacobs is “hoping and praying and dying” to come back to New York, Ingram added. Ingram conceded the Giants have considered it, but are wary Jacobs could be a distraction like he was while in a backup role last season in San Francisco.

Bjoern Werner Available at 19?

Former Florida State defensive end is reportedly coveted highly by the Falcons, reports indicate, and the team is considering a trade up from No. 30 or No. 22 or 23 to land him.

Werner would be one of the “BPA” if he were to last to the 19th pick, but would the Giants pull the trigger on him?

Tyler Eifert to land in Big Apple?

Prior to signing Brandon Myers away from the Oakland Raiders, the Giants were a prime candidate to nab former Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert.

Eifert, whose stock has risen lately and is arguably the top tight end in this draft class, is now rumored to be fancied by another New York team — the Jets.

The N.Y. Daily News reports the Jets have interest in Eifert, but not with the 13th pick, which they acquired Sunday in the Darrelle Revis deal.




20 comments
fourcups
fourcups

I always said keep it and trade it. Changed my mind the other day because I don't trust owner or GM to do the right things to make play-off. For a normal this the move.

Steve Manzo
Steve Manzo

Snow called Mad Mike to make sure if it was a good trade to make.

jonjy36
jonjy36

@SNYtv one of many Garth Snow terrible trades. Too many to count

JohnnyT
JohnnyT

Trade up or deal it for a quality NHL established player. We don't want whatever is leftover with this years Top 5. We are out our 1st for next year, we have to make this one count. And that is either by trading up in the draft to get the pick we want, or getting a QUALITY NHLer. Not some 3rd line role player. 

edouble
edouble

Isles signed halak...

Isleguy27
Isleguy27

This was the right move by the organization IMO.

Contract for Halak had to have been reached and agreed upon.  Snow had until June 1 to announce the decision.  There is no way he sends Buffalo the number one next year unless he had a goalie locked up.  Halak/Nabokov tandem next year with Poulin getting all starts in AHL and Nilsson in Europe.  Further, if he announced that he was keeping next years pick, it is basically a concession that we are going to be even worse next year than we were this year (what kind of message would that send to fans?)

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

this is the only option that makes sense to me. i know the possibility of landing mcdavid or eichel is hard to look past but i think it would be a mistake to tell fans we're going to be the worst team in the league next year, or to manage the team around being the worst team in the league next year.  we already have significant pieces and a generational talent and thats what we need to build around.  

Robert Klein
Robert Klein

This is gonna be a wild offseason regardless whether we do make good moves or not, gotta love drama

Derek Scheer
Derek Scheer

Snowball had no choice , cant concede that next season will also be a total failure and the pick will be another top 5. The silver lining here is it will finally force him to make some real moves this offseason. If he ends up having to give up a top pick in 2015 that turns into a superstar he will cement his place as one of the worst GM's to ever run a team.

Mike T.
Mike T.

@jonjy36 @SNYtv This certainly was a bad trade.  What were the "many" others?

myisles72
myisles72

 So Michael dal Colle projects as a 3rd line role player? Really?

erika
erika

@slapshot18_rs True. To give up this years pick basically, is rooting for them to come in dead last, and even then, we are not guaranteed to get the 1st. That would be a horrendous message to send to JT, and any other FA that may have had the slightest idea to sign here.We need to stop with the losing mentality. 1 sniper for JT's line, and we are good to go!

doc942
doc942

We've only had 1 good (great) GM.

hoser_14
hoser_14

@myisles72


If the 2014 5th pick (lottery) is projected as a 3rd Liner, then why is Snowballs not keeping the 2015 (Connor McDavid) 1st Rd pick?


One word: Incompetence! 

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

he was our #1 this year so im much more comfortable with him in a back up role.  ideally would like to get a younger player with starter potential but i'd never get my hopes up for that.