See Who Mel Kiper Has the Giants Taking with the Second Pick in the 2018 NFL Draft

Mel Kiper’s first mock draft is out – and the draft ‘expert’ has the Giants going quarterback in round one, taking UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen with the second overall pick.

Here’s the tweet with the breakdown of the first 10 overall picks.

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Vikings OC Pat Shurmur the ‘Top Choice’ for Giants as Their Next Head Coach

Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has emerged as the “top choice” to replace Ben McAdoo as the next head coach of the New York Giants according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Shurmer is also rumored to be the frontrunner for the open head coaching job in Arizona but Rapsheet reports that he would accept the Giants job first if it is offered. The Giants have been impressed by Shurmur’s success with multiple quarterbacks in Minnesota. The 52-year-old Shurmur, who previously coached the Browns for two seasons, would be a low-wattage hire but his reputation has remained strong in league circles.

Vikings OC Pat Shurmur the Front Runner to Be the Next Giants Coach

All indications seem to be pointing to Vikings OC Pat Shurmur being the new head coach in New York for the Giants once the Vikings season comes to a close.

If the Giants do bring in Shurmur, it will be his second head coaching job, as he also was the head coach for two seasons in Cleveland with the Browns.

Giants Lose WR Coach Adam Henry to the Browns

The Giants are still looking for a head coach, and today lost another piece of their coaching staff, as wide receivers coach Adam Henry has left to join Hue Jackson and the Cleveland Browns.

Henry, according to reports, inked a three-year deal to join Jackson’s staff.

Agent Rocky Arceneaux announced that his client Adam Henry has signed a three-year deal with Cleveland.

Henry spent the last two seasons coaching wide receivers for the Giants, where he reunited with Odell Beckham after coaching the Giants wideout at LSU. The partnership yielded great results in 2016, but the entire Giants offense cratered in 2017 with Beckham and Brandon Marshall suffering season-ending injuries.

Al Saunders currently has the dual title of senior offensive assistant and wide receivers coach for the Browns. It’s not clear how the titles will be divvied up in 2018, but Henry is sure to be spending a lot of time with Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman however he’s listed in the team’s program.

Landon Collins Says the Giants Should Hang On To CB Eli Apple

Landon Collins wants his troubled teammate Eli Apple back, Zach Braziller of the New York Post reports.

The Giants’ Pro Bowl safety, in attendance for Monday night’s national championship game between Alabama, his alma mater, and Georgia, voiced support for maligned cornerback Eli Apple.

“My relationship can be repaired with him,” Collins said of Apple, with whom he feuded through the media this season. “Our relationship can be mended. I don’t know what his mindset is right now. He’s kind of all over the place right now. You can see that with his Twitter rant. We got to have an understanding why he’s playing football, because you got to be playing football to be one of the best players, not to be on the team and blowing your opportunity.”

Giants to Chat with Steve Wilks and Eric Studesville About Head Coaching Job

The Giants plan to interview Steve Wilks and former Broncos running back Eric Studesville by midweek, a source confirmed to John Healy of the New York Daily News, with Wilks likely on Tuesday and Studesville on Wednesday.

They are likely to be the final two candidates interviewed.

Wilks, 48, became available for an interview after the Panthers’ season ended on Sunday in a 31-26 Wild Card round loss to the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Ron Rivera sounded resigned that his defensive coordinator would not be back next season.

“I know that Steve is a hot commodity, deservedly-so,” Rivera said after the game. “He has done a tremendous job wherever he’s been, starting in Chicago and San Diego and down here with us. It’s going to be a tough one. Him and Sean (McDermott) are two very god people who are very special to this organization. We helped build this team.

“I don’t want to talk as if Steve is gone, but I have a hunch. It might be his time.”

Wilks is not the favorite to land the Giants’ job, but is still a strong contender because of his relationship with Gettleman, Carolina’s GM from 2013-16. Gettleman thinks highly of Wilks and has been eager to get him in front of ownership, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

Studesville, who was running backs coach for the Broncos from 2010-17 and with the Giants from 2001-03, was scheduled to interview last week but the Giants had to reschedule due to a snow storm.

The frontrunner to become Giants head coach remains Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who interviewed on Friday. The likelihood of McDaniels joining the Giants increased on Monday after the Bears announced the hiring of Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their head coach, which leaves the Giants, Colts or returning to the Patriots as McDaniels’ options.

Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who interviewed Saturday, is also a strong candidate but reportedly wants to bring free agent quarterback Case Keenum with him in a package deal wherever he goes.

Giants Speculation Over Bill Belichick Makes a Cover of the NY Daily News

Giants fans are buzzing about the speculation that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick could declare himself a coaching ‘free agent’ and could possibly come back to New York in 2018 to coach the Giants.

If he does, people will right away declare the Giants as the favorites to win the NFC, and today the New York Daily News put out one of their famous covers, saying that if the team does get the future Hall of Fame coach, it might put some past coaching demons to rest.

A lot can happen Giants fans, stay tuned.

Could Bill Belichick Leave the Patriots to Come Coach the Giants?

With a report of turmoil in New England involving Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Robert Kraft, its possible that Belichick could leave New England and become the Giants coach, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reports.

“I’m sure Bill knows this is his last chance to be the Giants coach,” a source close to Belichick said Friday. “Bill sees an opening — an opening to get to the Giants.”

The source has not spoken to Belichick since the story came out, but is very familiar with Belichick’s desire to coach the Giants.

The source also said he’s not certain if the reported friction and tension in New England will prompt Belichick to force his way out, but if he does, he said he is certain, “The Giants are the only place he wants to be.”

John Mara, Steve Tisch and Dave Gettleman must work their contacts to find out if Belichick wants the Giants head coaching job after explosive details emerged Friday in an ESPN story of a fracture in the relationship between Belichick on one side and Tom Brady and Robert Kraft on the other.

“He wants to be the Giants coach. I know that for a fact,” the source said. “That would be pretty cool. My guess is if he wants out, the Giants already know. He would be great with Gettleman. Bill is a football guy. Gettleman is a football guy.”

Even though Belichick is 65 years old, he doesn’t seem to be burned out on coaching. He’s in his 18th season with the Patriots and in the first 17 has been to seven Super Bowls and won five and New England could be on its way to winning another on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.

Belichick, like most coaches, doesn’t enter the final year of his contract. It hurts recruiting free agents and it takes away some of their authority if the players believe the coach is a lame duck. In this case, I’ve heard Kraft specifically won’t allow Belichick to enter the final year because he’s been concerned he would go to the Giants.

Giants Chat with Patriots DC Matt Patricia and OC Josh McDaniels About Coaching Job

The Giants are still on the lookout for a new head coach, and today they chatted with Patriots DC Matt Patricia as the possible guy to walk the sidelines next season.

As Adam Schefter says in the tweet below, the team is also expected to chat with Pats OC Josh McDaniels, who is also up for the same job with the Chicago Bears and Indy Colts.

New Giants GM Dave Gettleman Says He’s Giving CB Eli Apple a Clean Slate

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman won’t throw Eli Apple out with the bathwater just yet, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

After a sit-down meeting this week, Gettleman said he offered a cleaned slate to the enigmatic cornerback.

“It went fine,” Gettleman told Steve Serby of the New York Post regarding the meeting. “He was very attentive. He was focused. I told him he’s got a clean slate for me. Let’s move forward. Let’s see what happens.”

The former first-round pick was suspended for the season finale for conduct detrimental to the team. Safety Landon Collins also referred to Apple as “a cancer” in December, before later walking back on the criticism. Apple, a first-round pick, has been cited as immature, with a bevy of off-field baggage.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo noted that co-owner John Mara, among others, wants Apple to return. That outcome can only happen if the corner grows up.