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Braylon Edwards Update and Darrius Heyward-Bey?:

Tom Rock of Newsday is reporting the talks with the Browns are going nowhere.

That’s where the Giants are in their pursuits of Braylon Edwards and Anquan Boldin, according to a team source: “Nowhere.”

“At this point we are looking at the draft,” the source said.

Well, it was a fun month of speculation. But all good things must come to an end.

Could the Giants be targeting Darrius Heyward-Bay?

From Mike Garafolo

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been telling myself and others there’s a good chance the Giants will trade up in the first round. It’s part speculation, part reporting on my end, as I keep hearing from people familiar with the Giants’ thinking the team wants to jump up in the first round.

So in my mind, I’ve been trying to figure out a reasonable jump they could make in the first round. I was thinking roughly 15 spots because I was covering the Eagles back in 2003 when they went from 30th to 15th to pick Jerome McDougle. All they had to give up was No. 30 and a second-round pick (No. 62). The Giants could easily do that, as they have two second-round picks and two thirds.

So that gets them to about 14th in the first round.

“Um, MG,” my subconscious brain was trying to tell me. “You do know who picks at 14, right?”

Da da da da da, hey!” I thought back.

And then, last night, while watching “The Daily Show,” which is by far the most educational programming I regularly watch, it hit me:

The Saints!

That’s right, the slot I had roughly estimated the Giants to move into is occupied by the team responsible for two of their extra picks this year: No. 45 overall (second round) and No. 151 overall (fifth round) — the bounty in last year’s Jeremy Shockey trade. And better yet, that same team is also lacking picks in the third and sixth rounds because of trades with the Jets and Packers. The Saints have only their first-round pick, two fourths and a seventh. Not good for a team that could really use extra picks to continue to build around their core of players.

“Hey, Mickey and Sean,” I can hear Jerry Reese saying over the phone. “It’s us again. You know that second-rounder you gave us for the banged-up guy who was even more banged up this past year, caught fewer balls than he had in any of his previous four seasons, ripped your medical staff and just recently fired his agent but might re-hire him to make a stink about a new contract soon? Would you by any chance want that pick back?”

According to the draft pick value chart, it’s a match made in war-room heaven: 1,090 points (640 for No. 29 and 450 for No. 45) to 1,100 points for No. 14. (And just so we’re clear, the chart isn’t perfect, as the Eagles swap with the Chargers in 2003 was 904 points for Philly’s picks to 1,050 for San Diego’s pick. What a trade for the Eagles — until they took McDougle.)

So what do the Giants do with that pick once they have it? Everybody chant it with me:

“DH-B, DH-B, DH-B!” (That would be Darrius Heyward-Bey.)

If this happens remember I said a while ago that I thought the Saints would be a possible target for trading up in the draft!!!!!

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5 Responses to “Braylon Edwards Update and Darrius Heyward-Bey?:”

  1. NOOOO

    Heyward Bey is the ultimate boom or bust WR.

    He scares me.

    I want Britt or Nicks or Moreno or Braylon Edwards

  2. Jason C. says:

    If we aren’t getting a WR via trade or free agency, just adding ONE in the draft isn’t going to do anything for us. Why not sit still (unless of course rumblings turn otherwise) and pick Percy Harvin, and then grab Ramses in the second round, package the Saints 2nd round and our 3rd round to get higher in the second round and grab Lauranaitis. But then again, the Giants always seem to grab small school players with big upsides, so while Ramses fits that, Lauranaitis and Harvin certainly don’t.
    The bottom line is, there are a LOT of WR prospects getting a first round draft grade, however many teams won’t be using their first round picks on WR as the position is so deep, I think it may be surprising to some when a lot of these top of the draft guys could fall right to us at 29…
    IMO Baltimore is going LB, Cowboys are going DL, Vikings are going OT, Jaguars DL, Jets QB, the situation could arise where nobody makes a play at some of these WR’s I mean people are thinking the Giants will pick and Crabtree, Maclin, Harvin, Heyward-Bey, Britt, Robiske, Nicks, and a couple other guys will already be off the board. If that’s the case, then that means there would be a LOT of LB and OT prospects available that should have a top 15 grade, so it isn’t that bad if these guys are taken…

  3. Agreed.

    Although Jason C, I completely Disagree with your assessment that the giants select small school players with big upsides…they do the exact opposite…at least early in the draft.

    Read the “Pot” luck for the Giants draft article on the right.

  4. rt says:

    bay is a bust waiting to happen reminds me of vikings pick of troy williamson fast tall wr who cant run a route. hicks scored an 11 on his wonderlic test(great another dumb wr) please trade for edwards

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