Eight players who would change the face of the Giants.
My opinion; Ernie Accorsi couldn’t take it any longer. His team, the New York Giants were not getting much out of their Tight End position. So on draft day, Accorsi did what made him such a great GM – he move up in the draft and took the best Tight End that year out of Miami, Jeremy Shockey!
The first preseason game that Shockey played in he caught a swing pass near the Giant sideline, then rumbled toward the end zone destroying anything and everything in his way as a number of his teammates ran along cheering him on. Shockey brought an edge the Giants surely needed!
Here are some players with the edge the Giants could use!
ERIC EBRON– TIGHT END – NORTH CAROLINA. This guy would change the Giants offense – day one. He is a vertical threat with speed and soft hands like another
Tar Heel, Hakeem Nicks. He seems to turn a short pass into a long gainer, play after play. It’s been a while since the Giants have looked at the Tight End position as a weapon rather then a dink and dunk opportunity for Eli when his blocking breaks down. Eric Ebron is also part receiver and would bring a big dose of much needed excitement to Met Life Stadium.
DEE FORD – OLB – AUBURN – Cark Banks once said that no one should ever be compared to Lawrence Taylor. No one told Dee Ford that, because that is the person he most wants to play like in the pros. Smash mouth football returns to Big Blue. By the way he dominated the Senior Bowl and just could drop to the G-Men.
KYLE VAN NOY – OLB – BYU – If speed kills then this guy is serial linebacker. – Van Noy at 6’4’ reminds you of Clay Mathews with his relentless style of play because he gets to the QB from the edge or up the middle. If you look at him on You-Tube he is special. If he isn’t wearing a Giant uniform at the end of the draft to me it’s a big disappointment!
HA HA CLINTON-DIX – S – ALABAMA – How much fun would he bring to the Red White and Blue – Clinton-Dix just made another tackle, “Ha Ha.” – “Ha Ha” you just got sacked! Or “Ha Ha” is no laughing matter – the kid can play!”
TAYLOR LEWEN– LEFT TACKLE – MICHIGAN -Anyone remembers Jumbo Elliott? The massive offensive linemen from the same school. Jumbo would break the huddle and the sun would disappear over the field as he walked to the line of scrimmage. He was massive and intimidating and Taylor Lewen might be a better player. He is every bit as big with great balance and nifty footwork. Start him on the right side and if Will Beatty still struggles move him to the left side where the sun shines as well.
MICHAEL SCHOFIELD – RIGHT TACKLE /GUARD – MICHIGAN.
You heard it here first! That’s right draft them both! Let them set the tone on the right side and give them unie numbers like 75 and 75.1. The problem if any is that SCHOFIELD is 6’7” – 303. Not quite as big as Lewen who is 6’ 8” -304.
CARLOS HYDE – RUNNING BACK – OHIO STATE- 6’ – 242 – Carlos averaged 7 yards a carry this year. All down hill and all the way to Met Life Stadium! I’d draft him just for his name! “Carlos Hyde!”
MIKE EVANS –WR – TEXAS A&M – 6’5” – 225. A Plax clone! Remember how deadly the Giants offense was when Plax and Eli where on the same page, especially those deep-crossing patterns. Well, Mike Evans would bring that kind of game to the Giants opening day!
Book it Dano!