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Bill Belichick: Lawrence Taylor only NFL-ready Day 1 rookie ever

Bill Belichick: Lawrence Taylor only NFL-ready Day 1 rookie ever

Legendary coach and future Hall of Famer, Bill Belichick, knows a thing or two about talent at the pro level. Like many of the greats who coached at the NFL level, he rarely put much stock in rookies. Except one.

That was linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who burst on the scene with the New York Giants in 1981. In a recent interview on The Pat McAfee Show, Belichick said that Taylor was the only rookie he ever coached who was ready for the NFL from Day 1.

“Lawrence Taylor was a different story,” Belichick said, via Yardbarker. “Lawrence Taylor from Day...

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2024 NFL Draft prospect profile: Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

2024 NFL Draft prospect profile: Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Can Fashanu realize his potential in the NFL?

Penn State left tackle Olumuyiwa Fashanu is typically considered one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country, and for good reason.

The 21-year old doesn’t have as much experience as some of the other prospects in this class, but his combination of size, athleticism, and competitive toughness has allowed him to thrive. He hasn’t allowed a single sack, and only allowed a single hit, in 733 pass blocking snaps.

If the New York Giants decide to add another offensive tackle in the draft, could they be attracted to Fashanu’s potential?...

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Giants draft preview: Running back options on each day of the draft

Giants draft preview: Running back options on each day of the draft

Giants still seem likely to add to Saquon Barkley-less position

The tides have changed for the New York Giants as they proceed without a bell-cow running back for the first time since Saquon Barkley’s arrival in 2018. Barkley is now in Philadelphia, and the Giants signed former Buffalo Bill and Houston Texan Devin Singletary to help restore Barkley’s production.

Singletary is an underrated running back with 4,049 career rushing yards. There’s little proven depth behind Singletary, but two young running backs - Eric Gray and Gary Brightwell - could have an opportunity of a lifetime this season. It depends on...

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Giants mock draft: WR1 on most boards falls to the Giants

Giants mock draft: WR1 on most boards falls to the Giants

In this edition of my weekly New York Giants multi-round mock draft, the Giants land a top-tier wide receiver in Round 1 and address quarterback later on. Let’s get to it.

Round 1 (No. 6) — Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Four quarterbacks went off the board in the first five picks.

Caleb Williams (1 — Chicago Bears); Drake Maye (2 — Washington Commanders); J.J. McCarthy (3 — New England Patriots); Jayden Daniels (5 — Las Vegas Raiders, via trade up with the Los Angeles Chargers.

I am a big Rome Odunze fan, but I can’t leave Harrison...

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2024 NFL Draft prospect profile: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

2024 NFL Draft prospect profile: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

Can the Giants add Verse to their defensive front?

Florida State edge defender Jared Verse has been considered one of the top edge prospects in the 2024 draft for a while ago. His blend of size, power, and athleticism makes him a headache for opposing blockers and he burst onto the scene almost as soon as transferring to Florida State prior to the start of the 2022 season.

That bit of background gives Verse a relatively unique connection to the New York Giants. He transferred to FSU from SUNY Albany, where the Giants held their training camps from 1996 to...

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2024 NFL Draft prospect profile: Darius Robinson, DL/EDGE, Missouri

2024 NFL Draft prospect profile: Darius Robinson, DL/EDGE, Missouri

Is the big Tiger a future Giant?

The New York Giants have invested heavily in the their defensive front over the last several seasons. They’re hoping that the investment will pay off with the arrival of Shane Bowen and a defense that’s more focused on the front seven.

But are they done?

The Giants have several athletic, bendy pass rushers on their roster, but they don’t have any edge defenders who trade in power. That, however, is the name of the game for Missouri EDGE Darius Robinson.

Robinson has steadily climbed up draft boards as more people have turned on...

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Quarterback or wide receiver?  How about both?

Quarterback or wide receiver? How about both?

Trying to have my cake and eat it too in the 2024 NFL Draft

There’s always a lot of disagreement on Big Blue View, on the app formerly known as Twitter, on YouTube, on TV, on talk radio, and anywhere else that football fans and ostensible NFL experts gather to opine about the New York Giants and their approach to the upcoming NFL Draft.

I think we can all agree, though, that the Giants’ offense needs help. We can debate whether Joe Schoen’s offseason moves have strengthened the offensive line to the point at which it might even be middle...

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Tom Coughlin: Eli Manning one of the best big-game QBs ever

Tom Coughlin: Eli Manning one of the best big-game QBs ever

The New York Giants are suffering an identity crisis. As the 2024 NFL draft nears, they are waffling over whether they still believe Daniel Jones is their future at quarterback or if they have to draft a new one next weekend.

In short, they are looking for the next Eli Manning.

Manning, who the team traded for on draft day in 2004, led the franchise to some of its greatest moments while never missing a game due to injury and comporting himself with class and dignity.

Jones has shown some of Eli’s traits but there’s no mistaking him for the...

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Giants select CB Joey Porter Jr. in 2023 NFL re-draft

Giants select CB Joey Porter Jr. in 2023 NFL re-draft

The New York Giants selected Maryland cornerback Deonte Banks with the 24th overall selection in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft.

Banks started 13 games as a rookie for the Giants and put together some decent numbers: 55 tackles (44 solo) with 11 passes defensed and two interceptions.

But some think the Giants could have done better. Joey Porter Jr. was on the board and they chose Banks over him.

Deonte Banks PFF grade 51.4
Joey Porter Jr PFF grade 66.5

Porter was ranked higher by consensus. Giants spent 3 picks on Banks with...

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Big Blue View mailbag: Draft questions, Darren Waller more

Big Blue View mailbag: Draft questions, Darren Waller more

The mail’s here

John Kozel asks: I am curious what happens to the dollars that are “dead money” on the salary cap. I assume that portion of the cap is not available to pay a player so it takes potential earnings out of the pot of cash. If so, why isn’t the NFLPA up in arms that bad team management takes money off the table?

Hoping you can tell me what I’m missing? Thanks.

Ed says: John, if I am reading your question correctly you are concerned that “dead money” is money that is never spent by a team, thus...

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Giants' roster ranked among the NFL's worst

Giants' roster ranked among the NFL's worst

New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen admits the team is more than a few players away from competing but that may be somewhat of an understatement.

“I think we’re not one player away or two players,” Schoen told reporters this week.

Austin Mock of The Athletic recently took it upon himself to rank the rosters of all 32 teams ahead of the 2024 NFL draft and it doesn’t look good for the Giants. They were listed at No. 30 overall and Mock suggests that’s actually being somewhat kind.

*Two teams rank worse for 2024, but I think the...

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NFL Draft rumors: Will the Giants take the quarterback plunge?

NFL Draft rumors: Will the Giants take the quarterback plunge?

Analysts are split on both whether they will, and whether they should

With the 2024 NFL Draft only a few days away, let’s catch up on some of the rumors and speculation that might involve the New York Giants.

Ex-GM: Giants won’t take a QB

Former Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman says point-blank that the Giants “won’t address the quarterback need in the first round this year.”

Spielman says quarterback at No. 6 “makes no sense” for the Giants because they can get “a significant player” who can help them win games in 2024. Also because of the money...

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