Archive for the ‘New York Giants draft’ Category

New York Giants 6th Round Draft Pick Andre Woodson, UFAs signed

May 13, 2008

Andre Woodson, QB from Kentucky. Value or cigar butt? Wonder was not upbeat. His slow delivery seems to be the issue with making it as a pro. The Giants see it as an oppty, and at the 6th round the price is right. Now if Barrett becomes a good safety for the Broncos (he went in the 7th), then the gmen went for the wrong value.

For the record- the New York Giants have signed 7 UFA’s from/after minicamp. Their names are in the link.

ESPN’s McShay reviews the NFC East draft

May 4, 2008

I usually pay little attention to these draft recaps. What was of note is that McShay said almost precisely what Wonder said about Phillips, that this was not a first rounder and that Tyrell Johnson was the better pick. Reese feels differently, and considering Reese’s track record as a scout and GM in 2007, he will get the benefit of the doubt. The Giants rated Phillips not only as the best Safety in the draft but also very high on an absolute basis for talent, so that stands at odds with the evaluation of Wonder. If Phillips is the starter for the Giants in Game 1 that will be the first test to determine if the Giants did well.

Giants trade up from #130 for Steelers #123 pick near end of R4 and pick LB Brian Kehl

April 27, 2008

OLB 6’2″ 242 lbs. BYU …from NFL.com:

Brian is a natural playmaker who showed marked improvement during his senior year. An intense offseason workout program saw him shed more than 15 pounds of bulk, helping increase his stamina and quickness on the field. With his instincts and athleticism, scouts feel he could be a nice fit as a weak-side linebacker. With his field vision and quick reactionary skills, some teams are also looking at beefing him back up for a possible move to middle linebacker.

“Kehl is just a flat-out player. He is one of those guys who is always around the football and is a ball hog and makes a lot of plays,” BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said. “I have talked to some people out there and they tell me one thing about this guy, he is not only an athlete but he has got a mind that is absolutely unreal and football is important to him.”

Kehl earned Salt Lake Tribune first-team All-State honors as a senior at Brighton High School. He added academic recognition with a 4.0 grade-point average that gained him a spot on the Academic All-State team.