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New York Giants Preseason Team Assessment
1. Hakeem Nicks (WR)
While one of the top receivers on the Giants roster, Nicks injuries have prevented him from becoming one of the top receivers in the NFL and have kept him off the field for too long.
After compiling good seasons in 2010-2011, 155 catches for 2,244 yards and 18 touchdowns, Nicks numbers fell off in 2012-2013, 109 passes for 1,588 yards and only 3 touchdowns. Over those 4 seasons he never played in all 16 games. In 2013 his numbers went down even further. In fact, he has not scored a touchdown since Week 14 of the 2012 season. His decline, along with his injury proneness, led the Giants to hand him the walking papers after the 2013 season, leaving a void at the #1 WR spot.
2. Justin Tuck (DE):
Tuck had a great 2013 campaign by accumulating 63 tackles, 11 sacks, 1 interception, and 2 forced fumbles, after having shaky 2011 and 2012 seasons. Tuck has a good combination of size, strength, and athleticism. When healthy and focused, Tuck is a very good two-way player who can rush the passer and stuff the run. A Pro Bowler in 2008 and 2010, Tuck was set back by injuries in 2011 and 2012. This combined with the fact that he is turning 31 this year, had Giants management question how much he has left in the tank and ultimately decided to release him after the 2013 season.
3. Linval Joseph (DT):
Joseph has an excellent combination of size and athletic ability. He is very strong and difficult to move off of the line of scrimmage on running plays. Joseph has decent quickness for a big man and flashes on occasion as a pass rusher. In 2013, he finished the season with 59 tackles, 3 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. However, he has had hard time getting to the opposing quarterbacks over his careers, which most likely has factored into the Giants decision to release him.
4. Chris Snee (OG):
The recent retirement of Chris Snee has made the situation even more difficulty for the already shaky offensive line in New York. A 4 time Pro Bowler and two time Super Bowl champion Chris Snee has been one of the most dependable offensive lineman on the Giants team for the past decade.
Other Notable Departures: Keith Rivers (LB), Kevin Booth (OG), Aaron Ross (CB), Andre Brown (HB)
1. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (CB):
Perhaps the best offseason addition for the New York Giants, Rodgers-Cromartie started 13 regular-season games and finished the season with 31 tackles, 14 pass defenses, and 3 interceptions. He is a corner with great overall athleticism and when playing at his best can cover any WR in the league. However, the lack of consistency has caused him to change 3 teams in the past several years. Even, though he is not very physical player or a great tackler, the Giants will be looking for him to play alongside Prince Amukamara to form an intimidating CB tandem for the upcoming 2014 season.
2. Robert Ayers (DE):
Ayers has played in 72 regular-season games with 27 starts since drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 NFL draft. In 2013, he played in 15 games with three starts and finished the season with 29 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. Ayers has good size for a defensive end and is a decent run defender. He has flashed at times as a pass rusher, but he only has 12 career sacks.
3. Rashad Jennings (HB):
Coming in for injured DMC nn 2013, Jennings started eight games and rushed for 733 yards and six touchdowns on 163 carries (4.5 yards per carry). He also caught 36 passes for 292 yards. Jennings is a big, physical, back who excels in the power run game. He is especiallye effective between-the-tackles or off tackle. In his four year career he started in 17 regular season games and has fumbled only once.
Other Notable Additions: Geoff Schwartz (OG), Jameel McClain (LB), Walter Thurmond (CB)
New York Giants Preseason Team Assessment
Round 1, pick 12 - Odell Beckham Jr. - 75 OVR, 93 SPD, 96 ACC, 84 CTH, 80 RTE)
At 5-11 and 198 pounds, Beckham Jr. was the highest-rated player remaining on the Giants’ draft board when the Giants were on the clock in the 1st round. In his last season at LSU Beckham Jr caught 59 passes for 1,1,52 yards, and eight touchdowns - career high. His quick speed combined with decent route running ability and good hands makes him a dangerous threat.
Round 2, pick 43 - Weston Richburg C - Colorado State - 74 OVR, 84 STR, 82 RBK, 83 PBK, 87 IBL
Richburg, 6-3 and 298 pounds, started in 50 games in Colorado State and combines good attributes and athleticism. He will compete for the starting center job with free agent acquisition J.D. Walton.
Round 3, pick 74 - DT Jay Bromley - Syracuse University - 70 OVR, 70 SPD, 86 ACC, 86 STR, 85 PMW, 83 BSH
Bromley is 6-4 and 307 pounds and accumulated 121 tackles, 25.5 tackles for losses and 13 sacks in his career at Syracuse. With great physical attributes, expect Bromley to make an impact perhaps even in season 1.
After a bad season and worse defense the Giants are looking to upgrade their dline and maybe SS(secondary need).
I am considering moving some of the better guys on the team for a good 4-3 DE.
Everybody can be had for the right DE. Obviously, the good players, think Eli Manning , will cost more.
I also have top 5 pick in all rounds in case people are interested in picks.
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