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More Draft Visits

Mike Garafolo has the list of Giants Draft Visits:

CB Vince Anderson Webber International (Fla.)
WR Ramses Barden Cal-Poly (Can’t find the link, but know I saw it reported somewhere)
WR Maurice Covington Virginia
DE Larry English Northern Illinois
WR Johnny Knox Abilene Christian
LB Tyrone McKenzie – South Florida
DE Everette Pedescleaux – Northern Iowa
LB Clint Sintim Virginia

LB Spencer Adkins — Mia. (Fla.)
TE Travis Beckum — Wisconsin
TE Carson Butler — Michigan
WR Dobson Collins — Gardner-Webb
OT Xavier Fulton — Illinois
LB Kenny Mainor — Troy
RB LeSean McCoy — Pitt

As I mentioned the other day, Florida WR Percy Harvin canceled his visit. It’s still unclear why. If I hear anything new, I’ll let you know.

Also, there are other players who have visited and will visit who don’t count as official visits because they’re local players. Either they played at colleges in the area or they were born here. So lump WR Kenny Britt and TE Kevin Brock from Rutgers, as well as Penn State OL Rich Ohrnberger and Florida State CB Michael Ray Garvin, among others.

Britt and Brock both dropped a few balls in their workouts with the Giants, but they apparently impressed nonetheless. Both were pleased with their performance yesterday. We’ll see if Britt did enough to slide him up the Giants’ draft board.

Brock recently visited the Texans and was on his way to Green Bay yesterday. He’s also drawn interest from a few other teams, so it’s starting to look like a guy who lost his starting job last year might wind up getting drafted.

As for the other guys who visited:

*Adkins is a late-rounder or undrafted free agent who can play the middle. At 5-11, 230, he’s not the biggest guy, but then again, neither is Antonio Pierce, who went from undrafted free agent to Pro Bowler.

*Anderson is a late-round pick who’s garnered a lot of attention recently.

*Barden has a huge frame (6-6, 229) reminiscent of a certain wide receiver who used to play for the Giants but was recently dumped because he didn’t want to play for them anymore. WR coach Mike Sullivan liked that guy a lot and word around the league is he likes Barden, too. We’ll see if the entire Giants brain trust likes him enough to take him in, say, the third round.

*I had seen Beckum rated as highly as the second round in the past, but it seems now that he’s going to go a bit lower. He’s also undersized for a TE at only 240 pounds, so he might be better served as an H-back at the next level.

*Butler didn’t get much time in Rich Rodriguez’s offense, so he’s a bit of an unknown and a project who figures to be an undrafted free agent.

*Collins is a late-rounder who comes complete with his own mime touchdown dance, though he’ll have to learn to do it alone in the NFL to avoid excessive celebration penalties

*Covington never reached his potential at Virginia, but he showed his athleticism at his pro day and could be worth a seventh-round pick or an undrafted free agent contract.

*English is a DE/LB prospect who will be selected in the first two rounds.

*Fulton (Rounds 4-5) hasn’t played much offensive line after switching from defense in college. (Hello, Guy Whimper Pt. 2!)

*Knox can fly (4.29 40-yard dash) but he’s undersized. I would think the Giants already have their small, quick guy in Sinorice Moss, but who knows?

*Mainor weighs in at a little more than 230 pounds, so he can probably forget about his days as a DE. But that’s where he played in college, following former Troy ends Osi Umenyiora and DeMarcus Ware, so the bloodlines are there.

*McCoy didn’t have a great pro day, so his stock is slipping a bit. He’s slated as a second-round pick, where the Giants have two picks. I wouldn’t be shocked if they took a running back high.

*McKenzie (6-2, 243) has the size to play inside after being an OLB in college. He’s a mid-round guy.

*Pedescleaux figures to be an undrafted free agent, though someone might take a flier on him late.

*Like McKenzie, Sintim could move inside after playing outside at Virginia. As a projected second-round pick, he would have a shot to contribute immediately with the Giants, who are looking for LB depth.

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One Response to “More Draft Visits”

  1. Jesse Bartolis says:

    hey, buddy, did you read my last post.

    Lesean McCoy DID visit the New York Giants, I was reading on SN Today a thing written by Clint Sintim and Clint Sintim said

    “LeSean McCoy was there too”

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