Thursday, April 26, 2012

NFL Mock Draft: Giants look for offensive line depth to close first round


I would prefer the TE for most immediate impact on the offense, but there is a need to keep Eli upright. Coby Fleener is 6-8, 247 and very athletic in the current mold of basketball playing TE's. He would give Eli a down the middle threat we haven't had since Shockey / Boss.

Jonathan Martin is a 6-5 , 310 OT. I also like Georgia G Cordy Glenn 6-5, 345 who could give you more versatility. Courtney Upshaw, a LB 6-2, 272 from Alabama would fill a need, but he's not likely to slip to the Giants spot.

I've heard RB David Wilson from Virginia Tech mentioned as well, but I see the Giants grabbing a RB later. They could probably get what they need on the offensive line in later rounds as well, which is why I would snatch Fleener, if he falls to them.

The Vikings are on the clock, and will be fielding trade offers before Andrew Luck puts on his Colts hat.

from the New York Post:
NFL Mock Draft: Giants look for offensive line depth to close first round:

"Despite winning Super Bowl XLVI, the Giants have several holes on offense and GM Jerry Reese will look to the draft to plug them.

At this point in the draft, the best two players available will be Stanford tackle Jonathan Martin and his teammate, tight end Coby Fleener. Both the right tackle and tight end positions are causes for concern heading into next season for the Giants, but the former outweighs the latter, meaning they will go with Martin."

We are also very interested in where Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins ends up. His uncle goes to our church, so we've followed his storied collegiate career closely. Philly would be a good spot for him, provided Andy Reid stays. Cleveland or Seattle, where he could pressure a starting spot sooner would be good as well. Green Bay might have interest as well, but he would be blocked there by the Discount-Double-Check guy.


"I respect the Eagles and the way they develop quarterbacks," Cousins told Bill Simonson of The Huge Show on Wednesday. "It seems like whoever they've plugged in there has had a lot of success, and that's a testament to that coaching staff and that system."

In the full mock draft of ESPN.com's Todd McShay, he has the Eagles selecting Cousins with the 51st overall pick, No. 19 in the second round.

Uggh!!! That would mean two Eagles QB's that I have to quietly root for. Where have you gone, Ron Jaworski?

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Giants Top Minor League Prospects

  • 1. Joey Bart 6-2, 215 C Power arm and a power bat, playing a premium defensive position. Good catch and throw skills.
  • 2. Heliot Ramos 6-2, 185 OF Potential high-ceiling player the Giants have been looking for. Great bat speed, early returns were impressive.
  • 3. Chris Shaw 6-3. 230 1B Lefty power bat, limited defensively to 1B, Matt Adams comp?
  • 4. Tyler Beede 6-4, 215 RHP from Vanderbilt projects as top of the rotation starter when he works out his command/control issues. When he misses, he misses by a bunch.
  • 5. Stephen Duggar 6-1, 170 CF Another toolsy, under-achieving OF in the Gary Brown mold, hoping for better results.
  • 6. Sandro Fabian 6-0, 180 OF Dominican signee from 2014, shows some pop in his bat. Below average arm and lack of speed should push him towards LF.
  • 7. Aramis Garcia 6-2, 220 C from Florida INTL projects as a good bat behind the dish with enough defensive skill to play there long-term
  • 8. Heath Quinn 6-2, 190 OF Strong hitter, makes contact with improving approach at the plate. Returns from hamate bone injury.
  • 9. Garrett Williams 6-1, 205 LHP Former Oklahoma standout, Giants prototype, low-ceiling, high-floor prospect.
  • 10. Shaun Anderson 6-4, 225 RHP Large frame, 3.36 K/BB rate. Can start or relieve
  • 11. Jacob Gonzalez 6-3, 190 3B Good pedigree, impressive bat for HS prospect.
  • 12. Seth Corry 6-2 195 LHP Highly regard HS pick. Was mentioned as possible chip in high profile trades.
  • 13. C.J. Hinojosa 5-10, 175 SS Scrappy IF prospect in the mold of Kelby Tomlinson, just gets it done.
  • 14. Garett Cave 6-4, 200 RHP He misses a lot of bats and at times, the plate. 13 K/9 an 5 B/9. Wild thing.

2019 MLB Draft - Top HS Draft Prospects

  • 1. Bobby Witt, Jr. 6-1,185 SS Colleyville Heritage HS (TX) Oklahoma commit. Outstanding defensive SS who can hit. 6.4 speed in 60 yd. Touched 97 on mound. Son of former major leaguer. Five tool potential.
  • 2. Riley Greene 6-2, 190 OF Haggerty HS (FL) Florida commit.Best HS hitting prospect. LH bat with good eye, plate discipline and developing power.
  • 3. C.J. Abrams 6-2, 180 SS Blessed Trinity HS (GA) High-ceiling athlete. 70 speed with plus arm. Hitting needs to develop as he matures. Alabama commit.
  • 4. Reece Hinds 6-4, 210 SS Niceville HS (FL) Power bat, committed to LSU. Plus arm, solid enough bat to move to 3B down the road. 98MPH arm.
  • 5. Daniel Espino 6-3, 200 RHP Georgia Premie Academy (GA) LSU commit. Touches 98 on FB with wipe out SL.

2019 MLB Draft - Top College Draft Prospects

  • 1. Adley Rutschman C Oregon State Plus defender with great arm. Excellent receiver plus a switch hitter with some pop in the bat.
  • 2. Shea Langliers C Baylor Excelent throw and catch skills with good pop time. Quick bat, uses all fields approach with some pop.
  • 3. Zack Thompson 6-2 LHP Kentucky Missed time with an elbow issue. FB up to 95 with plenty of secondary stuff.
  • 4. Matt Wallner 6-5 OF Southern Miss Run producing bat plus mid to upper 90's FB closer. Power bat from the left side, athletic for size.
  • 5. Nick Lodolo LHP TCU Tall LHP, 95MPH FB and solid breaking stuff.