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NFL Draft, Day 3

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The Giants draft is looking very strong. No spectacular moves, but solid players who will make solid contributions. Grabbing Nassib in round four to back up Eli and groom as his successor was a great move.

The Jets draft... two defensive players in round one look okay, but considering how high they were taken, you had to hope for more. Neither one looks like a game-changer. And taking Geno Smith will set back the club years. Sanchez is likely to be released now, which means we are starting all over, and with a much iffier prospect than Mark was when he was first drafted,

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Jay M Williams
Apr. 29th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
Draft Analysis
George I respect your Football opinions almost as much as your writing but am scratching my head on your draft analysis this year. The Giants draft seems ok. Moore and Nassib (watched him live)are strong picks for where they got them) but Hankins isn't the right DT for an Eastern Conference full of speedy qbs. The Jets might've even done a little better this year. Milliner will be a stud. Geno's pass completion % (usually the best predictor of pro success) is high enough that mid/late second round seems like a small price. Thanks for taking Richardson though, it let Sharrif Floyd fall to the purple! If there is anything to celebrate this year it might be the Dallas Cowboys abysmal draft. The biggest quandary, Chance Warmack somehow fell to 10th as the best player at his job (imho).
grrm
Apr. 29th, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Draft Analysis
The Giants were slashed repeatedly by the run last year. Hankins will give them a huge run-stopper in the middle, which is just what they need. He looks to be a Tony Siragusa/ Kris Jenkins type. The Giants draft was not glamorous, but they seem to have gotten good, soldi players.

Milliner may or may not be a stud, but he's got an impossible task: replacing Revis. If Revis comes back all the way, he is on his way to a Hall of Fame career, and will go down as one of the best CBs in NFL history, someone to rank with Dion Sanders and Darrell Green. Even if Milliner turns out to be a Pro Bowl player, that's a big step down.
Jay M Williams
Apr. 29th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
seRe: Draft Analysis
Hard to argue with that. I've met Jim Carter a few times. Great guy, awesome player, never forgiven by the fans for beating out the aging Ray Nitchke (sp?) in Green Bay. Hopefully Jets fans will judge Milliner for what he is......but we know how likely that is. I cried with you when they parted ways with Revis. My pops lost a superbowl but gained a friendship with Namath so I've always kept one eye on those green guys to the East. My best advice to the Jets, convince those dirty Pats, that the guy in Curtis Martin's number and green uniform is really him, Ghost of Renly style! Thanks for the response.
Jay M Williams
May. 2nd, 2013 06:01 am (UTC)
Re: Draft Analysis
Good points. Stopping the run is a big part of the Vikings identity and used to be pretty important in the league....still is but not like before.
hmfic04
May. 1st, 2013 11:01 am (UTC)
Re: Draft Analysis
Moore was a pretty good defensive end for A&M and an excellent pass-rusher in the SEC. His perfomance against DJ Fluker was a pretty good one, considering Fluker admitted he was getting a lot of "no-holds".

He had a bit of an attitude problem, and that's a significant reason why the coaches didn't "endorse him".

Great Defensive Player for A&M and one that was expected to fill Von Miller's shoes, didn't live up to Von's level but certainly an outstanding player for A&M.

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