ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay

Posted: 13th August 2019 by liny in Allgemein
 take turns making picks in their new 3-round draft“The wait for the 2019 NFL Draft is almost up White Phil Simms Jerseys , with just seven more sleeps until draft day, and then a few hours (depending on when you wake up) until the New York Giants are on the clock for the first time.Unfortunately we still have a week’s worth of time to fill between now and then. Actual news regarding the draft is, and will be, slowing down as team visits wrap up and front office bigwigs cloister themselves to define their team’s strategy. Mock drafts are being produced at a furious rate to fill time, try to analyze team needs and which prospects might fill those nees. They also try and predict the draft with some degree of accuracy (they’ll fail because the draft gets squirrelly fast, but getting even a couple picks correct scores bragging points). The big problem is that after nearly five months, mock drafts are boring, old, and stale. Draft analysts need to find ways to spice them up and come up with something fresh for their readers, and their own sanity. ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have both released a few generations of mock drafts already this year. This time they are doing a “rotating” three-round mock where they trade off picks. Let’s see which analyst selected what prospects for the Giants.6. New York Giants17. New York Giants (from CLE)37. New York Giants95. New York Giants (from NE via CLE)Raptor’s ThoughtsI am still of the belief that if the Giants believe that Dwayne Haskins can be a franchise quarterback, or even a good starter, he should be the pick if available. The Giants don’t have an answer for quarterback after the 2019 season, and perhaps even FOR the 2019 season if Eli Manning regresses without Odell Beckham Jr. The team has the opportunity and can’t leave the future of their franchise up to chance. Haskins fits Pat Shurmur’s offense well with good accuracy and placement, a strong arm, a quick release, and even quicker mental processing. He isn’t the most mobile quarterback Phil Simms Jerseys 2019 , but he can move well enough to execute play-action passes, rollouts, and bootleg plays. Jonah Williams isn’t the defensive player the Giants need, but he should help finish off the offensive line. He is an excellent technician and has experience at both left and right tackle — an added bonus if the team looks to move on from Nate Solder after this season. I am not a fan of L.J. Collier at this point in the draft. He was productive last year, but he is a limited athlete and as athleticism is of vital importance for success as an NFL pass rusher. There will likely be better prospects available at the top of the second round at either EDGE or interior defensive line (5-technique or 3-technique).Finally, I have to admit that I haven’t watched Corey Ballentine and don’t know much about the FCS corner. Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network profiled him and concluded that he is a fifth-round value and likely special teams contributor who could grow into more, saying:Usually teams get into the fifth or sixth rounds before I have no clue who some of the prospects are, so this is definitely a bit early. So Giants fans, how would you feel about this draft? Rhett Ellison is never going to step into the New York Giants‘ lineup at tight end and make people forget Evan Engram.The 29-year-old Ellison is an old-time tight end. He’s tough. He’s physical. He catches the ball, runs hard and blocks as well.Engram is the more modern version of a tight end. The 23-year old can run like a receiver, break a game open with a catch and help out a little with his blocking, which is not his strongest suit.When the Giants (1-2) face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, Ellison is going to step in for Engram, who sprained his knee last weekend against Houston and is going to be sidelined for a couple of weeks.“There’s stuff that I can’t do that Evan does,“ Ellison said Thursday before the Giants practiced. „For me, it’s just trying to execute the plays and find my role in the play that’s called White Doug Kotar Jerseys , and try to make a play.“Ellison had his best game of the season this past weekend, catching three passes for 39 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown, in a 27-22 win over the Texans.Odell Beckham Jr., who leads the Giants with 24 catches for 271 yards, said all the receivers are going to have to step up to replace Engram, who led the Giants in receiving last season.“Rhett, we call him Mr. Consistent. I do, at least,“ Beckham said. „He always seems like he’s in the right place at the right time, always making the plays, so everybody’s got to step up.“Ellison has spent a lot of time this week talking with Engram, who had 10 catches for 104 yards and a TD this season.“A lot of people sleep on Rhett,“ Engram said. „He’s definitely a teach-tape in the blocking game. The dude is a really good athlete and makes plays in the pass game too. So, no need to give him any speed. He was moving on some plays on Sunday, and I expect him to have a big game this weekend Doug Kotar Jerseys 2019 , and through the pass game. I know he’s going to take care of his blocks in the run game.“Giants coach Pat Shurmur worked with Ellison when both were with the Vikings.“I’m fond of Rhett who he is as a player and as a person,“ Shurmur said. „He epitomizes a player that you want on your team. He’s very good at what he does, he can line up anywhere, he finds a way to make plays. Some guys just have a knack for that. He finds a way to make plays. Very trustworthy and very tough, and he’s wired like a football player, and that is what you’re looking for.“Shurmur even equated Ellison’s toughness with that of Mark Bavaro, the outstanding tight end who was a member of the Giants‘ Super Bowl-winning teams after the 1986 and ’90 seasons.The comparison was somewhat funny because Bavaro made a name for himself early in his career carrying a half-dozen San Francisco defenders on a 31-yard pass play in the ’86 season.“One of which was my dad,“ Ellison said, whose father Riki was a linebacker who played a decade in the NFL. „So, I’m sure my dad is not happy about this comparison.“Ellison said he isn’t approaching this game any differently than others in his seven-year career. He is spending time with backup tight ends Scott Simonson and rookie Garrett Dickerson to make sure they are up to speed. Engram is working with them, too.“He definitely has been picking my brain a lot this year,“ Engram said of Ellison. „So have I with him in blocking and stuff. I have all the confidence in him. Like I said, I feel like I’m a vet sometimes when that happens. He’s like the young kid asking me for help and stuff.“NOTES: CB Eli Apple (hamstring) returned to practice on a limited basis. LB Olivier Vernon (ankle) was also limited. DT Damon Harrison (knee), RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) and WR Cody Latimer (knee) missed practice for the second straight day.