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 “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.