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2016 NFL Draft: Day 3

The Giants did not get value in Round 1 through Round 3.  But that changed in a big way on Day 3. Wonder, the UltimateNYG draft analyst, was very positive on Round 4 pick BJ Goodson and he was even more effusive on the 5th rounder RB Paul Perkins.  Lastly, Round 6 Tight End Jerell Adams […]

2016 NFL Draft- Round 2 & 3

The Giants drafted WR Sterling Shepard and S Darian Thompson. Shepard was ranked 49th by us out of our top 50, so he’s a good solid player. He’s got good hands. He’ll be able to help the team because he’s a good WR. But just like with Eli Apple, another good player, the Giants missed […]

NYG select Eli Apple

Last year, the Giants were hot for T Brandon Scherff.  That was telegraphed and leaked. More on the leaks later. We did not like the prospect, certainly not at 9th overall, because we did not project Scherff as a Tackle, and believed he was going to be a Guard.  You do not take a Guard […]

2016 NFL Draft Part 7: Eve of the Draft

Part 1: Four realistic possibilities that we prefer for the Giants in Round 1 are T Ronnie Stanley, DE DeForest Buckner, DE Shaq Lawson or CB Vernon Hargreaves. Part 2: When you pick 10th overall, certainty should be high and risks should be low. Prospects that have had bad injuries in college like Myles Jack […]

2016 NFL Draft Part 6: Wonder’s Draft Board

Our analyst is not going to dilute his opinion to fit in with the masses.  He is unequivocal that this 2016 NFL Draft s*cks for talent.  Wonder: “If I can’t get one of my Top 6 guys for the Giants at 10 overall (especially considering they are taking 2 QBs early who are not in […]

2016 NFL Draft Part 5: Offensive Tackle Etc..

There are two classes of OT.  Tunsil and Stanley are in Group 1.  Conklin, Decker, Spriggs and Ifedi are in Group 2.  So there are 6 really credible players who are candidates for the Giants to play at T for the next 8-10 years.  Of course Tunsil will be long gone.  But the other 5 […]

2016 NFL Draft Part 4: Wonder’s Sleeper

Some people have Wonder’s sleeper as the 13th rated QB in the NFL Draft.  NFL.com has this QB as the 9th best of a weak class.  But Wonder thinks the Giants can take this QB in Round 2 (or Round 3 if they think he can fall to that spot) if he passes the interview and […]

2016 NFL Draft Part 3- More Player Evaluations

Generally speaking, our Draft analyst Wonder believes that 2016 is a weak class.  That starts with his belief that all 3 QBs who are featured prominently in Round 1 discussions are not Round 1 quality.  Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch are not Eli Manning, Phillip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger, whether they get drafted […]

2016 NFL Draft Part 2- Floors and Ceilings

When our draft analyst, Wonder, looks at a college prospect, he sees a relief map. He projects where a player will get to in the Pros but he also gets a sense of their ceiling and floor. Ceiling is potential upside. Floor is worst case. You’ve seen him at times label a player feast or […]

2016 NFL Draft Part 1

Installment #1.  We will cut right to the chase and dig right in with who the Gmen can take with the 10th pick in the 2016 Draft. Last year was the very first year where the Giants took exactly who our Draft analyst wanted them to take- Ereck Flowers.  Obviously a lot will happen between […]

Just Say No to Running Back in Round 1

We’ve gone through this before. Let’s go through it again. The 2016 RB flavor of the NFL Draft is Ezekiel Elliott. Last year it was ACL-injured Todd Gurley. No. I don’t care. Each year it’s the next Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and Adrian Peterson wrapped into one. I don’t care if you tell me in […]

Uptick in NY Giants 2016 Free Agency

We assumed that when the Giants came into 2016 Free Agency like a house on fire, that they were on a pace to grab many players. They had locked up 4 players for ~$200M. We saw massive overpaying for Vernon and Jenkins. There was a 1 year deal w/o incentives for JPP. Even Harrison (whom we […]

Reese Goes All In

It’s very nice to get a lot of high-priced toys for Christmas.  Unfortunately somebody’s gotta pay for it.  Last month we argued that this was not the path in Free Agency for the Giants. Obviously Jerry Reese has the polar opposite view, arguing that since the Giants lost a number of games by a close margin […]

Free Agensanity

Some of the numbers being dealt are over the top: Malik Jackson 6 yrs 90M 42M guaranteed. JPP 10M 1 yr (to NYG, and AZ offered “a lot” more) Osemele 5 yrs 60M (for a Guard… record $ for the position) A few contracts more “sane” and back on planet Earth: Charles Johnson 1 yr […]

during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

NFL Free Agency 2016

With the NFL Salary Cap having been bumped up from $143.3M in 2015 to $155.3M in 2016, the money is going to be flying beginning on Wednesday, March 9th. We reviewed some of the bigger names coming through with our analyst Wonder.  I suspect Wonder’s numbers may be a little low for how much these guys end […]

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