Giants Don’t Expect To Land Edwards:

From Ralph Vacchiano:

The Braylon Edwards deal, which many people around the NFL believed was all-but done, now appears to be all-but dead.

According to a source familiar with the situation, the Giants no longer see any hope of acquiring the Cleveland receiver and are moving forward with their plans to take a receiver early in the NFL draft. The sticking point still appears to be GM Jerry Reese’s refusal to part with the Giants’ first-round pick and the Browns’ refusal to take anything less.

It’s pretty much been that way since Reese and Browns GM George Kokinis first talked about Edwards in February, but until very recently there was at least some optimism inside the Giants’ organization that one of the two sides would blink. Reese has no plans to blink, the source said, and the Giants are now convinced that Kokinis won’t either.

So, barring a late drop in the Browns’ asking price – or a dramatic change of heart by Reese — the Giants will head into Day 1 of the draft focused on getting a receiver to help out a corps thinned by the losses of Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer. Several sources have said they almost certainly will take a receiver in Round 1, though there’s at least a small chance they’ll draft a linebacker, depending on how the first 28 picks break.

The Giants also have an interest in moving up in the first round, according to several team sources. With two second-round picks, two third-round picks and 10 picks overall, they certainly have the ammunition to do it, although given their position in the draft it’s not likely they’d be able to get inside the Top 15.


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2 Responses to “Giants Don’t Expect To Land Edwards:”

  1. Mike says:

    Your thoughts on this scenario;
    On or before draft day sweeten the pot for EDWARDS. Offer Cleveland our picks #60,#91 and #164.
    Then trade up with New Orleans at pick #14.
    We offer pick #29 and pick #45 and a 6th rd. if needed. They need the picks. At pick 14 we have a choice of LB,CB,OT,SAFETY,another WR, TE,RB,
    Whatever the need is. This still leaves us with a 3rd,4th and 5th rd choice for depth. 7th rd for kicker or BPA.
    This also gives us the option of trading down from 14 to recoup a second round pick.

  2. Jesse Cassel says:

    i think the giants should trade there first rounder theres no WR in the first round thats more proven then edwards i think the giants really should just trade them the pick and move on thats like drafting a stud in the first round then you have 9 other picks for depth and lets face it how much depth do they need mabe OL secondary and possibly LB these are all things that would be adressed later anyway i think jerry rease should realize that this is a good trade and he she make it happen asap. if not i do like Hey-Bey i really do think he can be a steal aposed to macklyn and Crabtree i think his combo of speed size and leap can make him a star in the nfl and be an imediate impact. in meraland he had a bad QB and also a run based Offense i say if jerry rease feels strong about drafting a reciever he should do everything possible to get Darrius Heyward-Bey

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