Who do you want to see work out?
We say this every year, but the 2024 NFL Draft is going to be very consequential for the New York Giants.
It’s certainly possible that the Giants’ roster is more competitive than it showed in 2023, but right now it’s about as highly regarded as it was back in 2021. The more negative view is that the Giants are riddle with holes and aren’t close to competitive.
The flip side of that, however, is that the Giants could go a number of directions in the draft and improve their roster.
Under-sized edge defender comes from a place that produced Umenyiora, Demarcus Ware
NFL teams will take pass rush help wherever they can get it. The New York Giants, 20th in the NFL in pressure percentage in 2023 despite being second in blitz rate, can use a significant infusion of pass rush help in 2024.
Could they turn to a place that produced one of the greatest pass rushers in franchise history to find it?
Javon Solomon is an under-sized edge defender from Troy, which produced Osi Umenyiora. After being drafted in the second round by the Giants in 2003, Umenyiora...
Can Davis overcome his limitations in the NFL?
The New York Giants had an interesting problem when it came to rushing the passer in 2023. While they won their pass rushes at the 11th highest rate in the NFL, they had comparatively little to show for it. Their high win rate was due to a heavy reliance on the blitz, but the Giants struggled to finish their rushes before the ball came out.
Their new defensive scheme will rely much more heavily on a four-man pass rush, which means their Front Seven defenders will need to be that much more...
The Giants are showing significant interest in the QB position
We haven’t had any on-field workouts yet, but the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine is in full swing.
Players are arriving every day and going through the behind-the-scenes process that is so important for draft stock, but we never get to see on the outside. Things like medical reports and formal meetings between teams and prospects that can inform decision makers on the things that don’t show up in a 40-yard dash.
And in that vein, Ryan Fowler of The Draft Network has reported that the New York Giants [held a...
Annual Player Team Report Card is generally good news for the Giants
New York Giants players “almost unanimously responded that they do not like playing on the synthetic surface” at MetLife Stadium, according to the results of the released on Wednesday by the NFL Players Association.
The Giants finished an excellent eighth overall in the second annual NFLPA-sponsored report card. The playing surface at MetLife Stadium, though, remains an issue despite a new FieldTurf Core playing surface having been installed before the 2023 NFL season.
The NFLPA says 92% of players league-wide want grass playing surfaces. Giants players responding to...
Which prospects could do the most to improve their draft stock at the Combine?
The on-field portion of the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine is almost here.
The Combine is the event of the Draft Process and it’s a chance for players to truly impact — and boost — their draft stock. After all, nobody’s playing football anymore, so they can’t put down fresh tape.
However, a good showing at the combine can work wonders.
This is a chance for the athletes in the class to show out in shorts and a tee shirt, and put down blazing 40 times, incredible...
The New York Giants will head into the 2024 season with new leadership on defense after hiring former Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Shane Bowen to replace the departed Wink Martindale.
Martindale’s scheme was all about the blitz and applying pressure, which did not work out as well as planned. Under Bowen, the Giants will look a bit different on defense going forward.
“We’re probably not going to blitz as much as we did in the past,” general manager Joe Schoen said Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
“But we’re going to be very sound, it’s going to be...
GM said it was simply something he had always wanted to experience, not a reflection on Brian Daboll
I guess we can call it ‘Headset-Gate.’
Remember during the season when New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen spent a few games plugged into the headset monitoring sideline communication between head coach Brian Daboll and his assistant coaches?
Schoen spent time on Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine explaining what took place, and why it happened.
The GM pushed back on the idea that he was on the headset because of concerns about emotional outbursts from Daboll making it difficult for...
There is a lot of emphasis on play calling in the NFL these days. If you have a good one, you’re likely to go deep into the playoffs and possibly the Super Bowl often.
The 33rd Team ranked the NFL play callers in a recent post and the usual suspects topped the list: Kyle Shanahan of San Francisco, the Los Angeles Rams’ Sean McVay, and Andy Reid of Kansas City.
Where did the New York Giants’ duo of Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka fall? Right in the middle of the pack at No. 16.
*Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka...
We know the New York Giants are interested in bringing in a veteran quarterback this offseason. General manager Joe Schoen told reporters on Tuesday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis that the team is seeking to augment the position either behind — or in front of — current starter Daniel Jones.
“We’ll address the position,” Schoen said. “Again, it can be through free agency, and it doesn’t preclude us from doing it in the draft as well.”
Could one of those veterans the Giants consider possibly be Russell Wilson?
On the NFL Network program NFL Total Access, analyst Bucky Brooks...
New York Giants news for Wednesday
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In recent weeks there has been a lot of chatter that the New York Giants might let running back Saquon Barkley test free agency, allowing the market to set his value. That may happen, but Giants’ GM Joe Schoen on Tuesday clearly seemed to want Barkley back with the team next season and that "I wouldn’t say the franchise tag’s off the table."
“I wouldn’t say his value has changed, especially to the organization,...
When reports surfaced last season suggesting there was a growing tension between head coach Brian Daboll and Wink Martindale, the New York Giants swiftly and emphatically denied it.
“I’d say the biggest argument that Wink and I have had is who has the last piece of pizza,” Daboll said after a Week 12 game. “I got a lot of respect for Wink. He’s done a good job. I’ll leave it at that.”
One high-ranking Giants official told the New York Post that any reports to the contrary were “complete bulls–t.”
Over time, it became apparent that their pants were on...