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Hakeem Nicks to Make the Biggest Rookie Impact

 

Hakeem Nicks has greta hands

Hakeem Nicks has greta hands

 

 

From What if Sports, via Matt Mosley’s Blog on ESPN.

http://www.whatifsports.com/beyondtheboxscore/default.asp?id=2009NFLDraft

 

They rank Hakeem Nicks the 9th best rookie this season (in terms of expected production to happen THIS season, no other forecast). 9 is the best rookie ranking for the N.F.C. East

They rank Jeremey Maclin #24

Other Giants to appear in the top 100 for this season are:

Clint Sintim, #69

Travis Beckum #77

Andre Brown #99

 

Here’s what what if sports had to say about Hakeem Nicks regarding this year.

9: Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants
With Plaxico Burress’ sudden release and the team’s unwillingness to bring back Amani Toomer, Eli Manning needs some help. Nicks, the 6’1″, 215-pound receiver out of North Carolina is somewhere in between those previously mentioned receivers. He has great hands like Toomer and projects to a higher yards-per-catch than the retiree, yet lacks Burress’ elite size and redzone prowess. By the end of the year, expect Nicks to ultimately win the competition with Dominik Hixon and Steve Smith to be Manning’s new favorite target in the passing game

 

 

I”m not sure. I think Giants fans have tempered their expectations for Nicks this season, but I’m really starting to like Nicks a lot.

 

I think Nicks and Kenny Britt VS production of Maclin and Darrius Heyward Bey could be the focal point of an argument about what kind of rookie WR’s make the biggest impact.

Those players that are big NFL bodies who aren’t fast, but are great route runners. Or those players who are super athletic, but have route running weaknesses.

Only time will tell.

 

Have a nice day, everyone

 

My last post.  http://www.giantsgab.com/2009/04/30/  A look at the Giants Draft and a consideration for what could have been had they taken a different direction.


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One Response to “Hakeem Nicks to Make the Biggest Rookie Impact”

  1. Jesse Cassel says:

    I totally agree with this Nicks i think is ganna turn out to be a steal if you watched him in his bowl game hes extremly talented. one think i like about him is that he can get off the jam something maclin couldnt do and thats what every nfl draft analist is talking about him working on he has great hands and is a great route runner like you said if you look at the great recievers in this leage like Fitzgerald, Moss, and andre johnson not speady guys but great route runners, strong and able to get off the jam, and outstanding leap ability. Nicks has all of these skills now hes just got to bring it to the next level.
    btw love your posts man keep em coming

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