April 26, 2008

Draft Day Is Here

Well, there's no suspense regarding the number one pick this year. The 'Fins have already locked up OT Jake Long and all that's left is the obligatory photo of him holding up the teal jersey with a big 'ol smile on his face.

A lot of teams are going to come up with some gold today as this appears to be a fairly deep draft class.

As a Giants fan, I am in unfamiliar territory. When was the last time New York went into a draft without any glaring needs? The best you could argue is that they would do well to find a strong DE in case Strahan decides to retire or to shore up their Secondary. All things being equal, GM Jerry Reese has the luxury of truly being able to go after the best player available.

There's still uncertainty as to whether or not Reese can pull off a nice picks trade for TE Jeremy Shockey, who's been injury prone and just doesn't seem to want to be in NY anymore. They should hold out for a premium pick or two or forget it. And if they do pull the trigger on a trade, than TE becomes a priority.

But, for the first time that I can remember, I can just sit back and watch Big Blue scoop up some decent talent for the future.

The clock is ticking...

Posted by Gary at April 26, 2008 07:14 AM | TrackBack