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What If……. Tony Gonzalez Trade Impact

What If…..

The Giants drafted a WR with Every Pick?

1st Round Kenny Britt
2nd Round- Brian Robiskie, Louis Murphy
3rd Round-Ramses Barden, Mike Wallace
4th Round-Johnnie Knox. Albeine Chrisitan
5th Round- Marko Mitchell Nevada (6’3” 4.46 40, over a 1,000 yards receiving, 9 touchdowns), Brooks Foster, North Carolina (27 reps, 4.46 40)
6th round- Dominque Edison, Stephen F. Austin (6’2” 4.42, 40 yard dash)
7th round: Jaison Williams, Oregon (6’4” 237 lbs., 4.47 40 yard dash.

There you go, WR problem solved.

Okay, so obviously this is going overboard, but the only thing I’ve been hearing about lately is how the Giants should trade away this and that and get every WR out ther Ochocinco, Edwards, Boldin, move up for Maclin/Crabtree/Heyward Bey.

(There is a quick insight to some of the WR sleepers I like as well later in the draft, check those guys out)

And it’s dawned on me.

Us, as fans are completely shortsighted.

On a poll on the giants offical homepage ( there is a poll question up:

What do you want to do with the first round pick?

56 percent say draft a WR
25 percent say trade (for a WR, although not specified)

That’s 76 percent of people willing to give up on what we have at WR or throw picks away!!

Even though, as N.F.C. East fans we have watched time, and time, and time again the Cowboys (and especially the Redskins) make huge splashes and trade away all their picks it has yet to amount to anything.

In fact, the Cowboys were at their best when they got all those picks they used for Herschel Walker that they usef for the core of their 90’s teams.

The more I think about the happier I am that Jerry Reese is running this team. He understands the importance of smart drafting, trusting his research and instincts and doing what he does best…build a football team.

Now, I still think we could use more help at WR, but our top four WR are 22, 23, 24, and 25 (I counted Manningham, Smith, Hixon, Moss)


People let’s settle down.

Hixon by the way is 6’2” and averaged 13.9 yards per catch last year (not bad).

I think we have gone so crazy that we’re gone and underrated our talent at WR, of course Manning struggled last year at the end of the season, but the young WR’s had to adjust to new roles on the fly which is very tough to do. But these guys are talented and the problem isn’t as bad as people think, in my opinion.

On top of that 33 year old Tony Gonazlez just went to the Chiefs for a 2nd round pick.

What do you think Braylon Edwards will Cost?

Too much, probably, to be honest.

It’s been reported that the Browns asked for a 1st rounder and Kiwianuka.

Last year Roy Williams went for a 1st, a 3rd, and a 5th round pick.

It seems gone are the days where you can get a Randy Moss for a 4th round pick.

The Giants are in a great position to win now because of how well they have drafted, how intelligently they’ve handled the front office.

Don’t go Redskins on us, Jerry Reese, continue what you’re doing…being successful by being smarter than other teams, and much more with an eye to the future than us fickle fans.

The other thing to take into consideration is that the Giants have about 5 million in Salary Cap room and Edwards want Larry Fitzgerald type money-that could eventually be a hinderance on the cap OR a short term investment, neither of which would be great for a 1 and a 3.


Please Get Braylon Edwards.


Only move up for Rey Maluaga, Michael Oher, Michael Crabtree or Jeremey Maclin (who at the very least could dominante on Special teams)

No Darrius Heyward Bey!

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One Response to “What If……. Tony Gonzalez Trade Impact”

  1. pataroons says:

    Great post.
    The Giants are trading for Boldin. No wait, the Giants are trading for Edwards. Wait, no they’re not. I mean yes they are.
    This is rediculous.
    The giants will likely draft Offensive line and linebacker early in the draft.
    They will trade for Edwards during the draft. They will trade a 2 and a 4 or something along those lines.
    Statistically, the first 4 years of Edwards’ career is almost identical to the first 4 years of Plaxico’s career (except of course, the drops).
    Expect the next 4 years of Edwards’ career with the Giants to go similarly to Plaxico’s. He will be a pro-bowler, a superbowl winner, and he will inadvertently shoot himself in the leg in a NYC nightclub in the year 2013.
    Boldin has a few intangibles (blocking). But for how ‘tough’ he is, he certainly gets injured a lot.
    The Giants are fine even if they don’t address the WR position. They certainly don’t need to draft one. Isn’t this why they’ve spent a #2 on Smith, a # 2 on Moss, and an #3 on Manningham, as well as a waiver on Hixon? How is Kenny Britt the answer, and not Smith, Moss, Manningham, or Hixon. They need depth, that’s all.
    Like I said, they will draft Offensive Line, and Linebacker. Defensive Backfield depth as well. They won’t ‘trade up’. They will trade picks for Edwards or trade picks for 2010 picks.
    Remember the panic mode left by the departure or absense of Pettigout, Barber, Umeniora, etc. The reason the Giants have been ok, is because Reese has drafted well, and the young depth has stepped up. Why would they want to change their approach now??

    P.S. Please Get Braylon Edwards

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