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Quick Thoughts on the Giants-Vikings Trade

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=159840 This is a link to Darius Reynaud college stats.

Not a lot of carries, but he averaged 15.4 yards per carry in his junior year and 9.4 yards per carry his senior year.

He’s 5-9 probably a buck 185.

CBS draft scout report says ”

A talented and speedy open-field runner, Reynaud is actually a running back disguised as a receiver. But whether carrying, catching or returning the ball, he has put up impressive numbers. ANTWAN RANDLE EL-Washington … Actually, he’s more of a cross between Randle El and Chad Morton, a former Redskin and Giant. He has the quick burst in the short area like Randle El, but is a stronger runner with the ball in his hands. He seems to be more comfortable running and returning the ball than catching it, but he is starting to develop that receiver’s mentality. For a team that uses the sub package and multiple receiver sets, he could be a nice fit. Still, he will need a patient coach to teach him everything on how to run, catch and think like a receiver, first.”

And from big blue view via a Vikings blogger (I think blogger?) From the Daily Norseman

honestly think that the Vikings tried to find a spot for Reynaud any way that they could, but he just didn’t distinguish himself in the way he needed to to secure a roster spot.  In his first two years with the Vikings, he was listed as a WR, though he didn’t actually have any catches during the regular season, and was shifted to running back this year when it appeared that the Vikings’ WR depth chart was getting crowded.

“Reynaud is a pretty good return man . . .his main issue is staying healthy, and he’s had a case of the fumbles more than once.  If he can stay healthy, he’ll be a very good return man for the Giants.  He’s missed games in both of his first two seasons with injuries, but he’s very fast and has good moves in the open field.  I guess he was just the odd man out of the running back battle that was taking place in Minnesota.”

What it means for the Giants

I think it means that Victor Cruz and Derek Hagan will make the team.

But that it pushes D.J. Ware and Gartrell Johnson off the team.

I think Reynanud will become the fourth “running back” behind Bradshaw, Jacobs, and Brown.

I think that also means that the Giants can KEEP Cruz and not worry about trying to fit a Return man as the sixth Wide Receiver. Derek Hagan is a good special teams player so he can be the WR special teams player.

The Sage Rosenfels deal is ok. Kind of interesting. Not what I think the Giants would look for in a veteran backup, really.

Here’s what I’ll say about Rosenfels and I think this is why the Giants wanted him.

 A lot of backup QB can come in and not lose games, but Rosenfels has enough ability to come in and actually WIN games (not a ton). But if Eli missed four games Rosenfels could go 3-1 (vs inferior or comparable teams).

He makes bone head plays, but he makes big plays. He’s not a Trent Dilfer ball security kind of guy. He makes more plays than a typical backup QB, but he makes more negative plays too.

It kind of suprises me actually.

Thoughts?

Thoughts on the final 53 man roster (well, your predictions).

Have a nice day, everyone.


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