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Hixon makes sense for Dolphins

 

By Adam Sweeney | Friday, April 17, 2009 | icon_comments.png( 0 )

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It appears that the New York Giants are going to land Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards, filling their need for a No. 1 wideout and putting them in position for another Super Bowl run. With that addition, they have to get rid of a receiver and there are rumors that the Giants and Miami Dolphins might be looking to trade Domenik Hixon for a fifth-round pick. The deal would help both teams to a certain degree.

 

Hixon is a return specialist who stepped into a starting spot when Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself last season. While Hixon had his share of drops, he was a steady receiver at the end of the season for the Giants (43 catches for 596 yards and two touchdowns). Hixon is not a No. 1 receiver, which the Dolphins need, but he would help on special teams and also could be a good pickup for any spread formation the team employs.

 

The Giants would also benefit from the trade because they'd have plenty of second-tier receivers left to complement Edwards.

 

But does it make sense with the approach that the Dolphins are taking to the draft this season? They are looking to hoard picks and giving up a fifth wouldn't seem to fit into that philosophy. If they can get a receiver who is semi-proven for a pick that low, there is no reason not to go for it. Hixon fits that description.

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I am not a fan of this trading Hixon business. Assuming we get Edwards without giving up Hixon, Smith would be #2, Hixon #3 which is where I think he belongs. And he is a good returner...no sir not a fan of this talk at all.

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It doesn't make sense that "Giants have to get rid of a receiver" if we pick up Edwards (or whoever) before the draft because we lost both Plax and Toomer, which made up about 65% or more of all WR plays for the past 3 years.

 

We need TWO receivers this year and THREE if we lose Hixon.

 

And lastly, WTF.....the last thing on earth we need is more draft picks :confused:

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My thoughts exactly. Sinorice Moss would be the odd man out out of all the receivers.

 

It doesn't make sense that "Giants have to get rid of a receiver" if we pick up Edwards (or whoever) before the draft because we lost both Plax and Toomer, which made up about 65% or more of all WR plays for the past 3 years.

 

We need TWO receivers this year and THREE if we lose Hixon.

 

And lastly, WTF.....the last thing on earth we need is more draft picks :confused:

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Yes, this talk is bizarre. We should not forget about Tyree, though. And technically, the Giants could keep Derek Hagan as well. It's not like we couldn't trade Hixon... we shouldn't fret about losing a 3rd receiver, although I would miss him on KR. But for only a 5th? It seems to me like his value is more in-line with a 3rd rounder. If they did this deal then it would have to be for getting more picks for moving up.

 

Even if we get Braylon, we should not forget that we would still need to draft a receiver with a relatively high pick, because if we were to lose Braylon to injury we are right back to where we started. The Giants need to draft some kind of insurance, even though you aren't really going to replace Braylon with a rookie.

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Actually, a #5 is about the right value for a 3rd receiver/return specialist guy. But as has been pointed out above, we have 10 picks and even if we give up 3 of them for Edwards, we still have more picks than we likely have available roster spots.....meaning Hixon is worth more than a #5 pick to US.

 

Even if he's not our 3rd receiver, I'd want to keep him to return kicks. He was far and away the best returner we've had for a while and miles better than Bradshaw....who figures to be taken off that duty anyway, since he'll now be the 2nd RB.

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Actually, a #5 is about the right value for a 3rd receiver/return specialist guy. But as has been pointed out above, we have 10 picks and even if we give up 3 of them for Edwards, we still have more picks than we likely have available roster spots.....meaning Hixon is worth more than a #5 pick to US.

 

Even if he's not our 3rd receiver, I'd want to keep him to return kicks. He was far and away the best returner we've had for a while and miles better than Bradshaw....who figures to be taken off that duty anyway, since he'll now be the 2nd RB.

 

Hixon was originally drafted in the fourth round, put up good numbers in a mostly reserve role, and is one of the better kick returners in the league. I don't see how you think a 5th round pick is appropriate for him. I think it's not very likely that you would find a player in the 5th round that matches his ability. Anyways, I doubt this story has any real teeth to it anyway.

 

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GEnerally speaking (per PFTV report from other thread I started), WR's in the draft (those drafted in the first round) have about a 50% fallout where the receiver cannot cut it in the NFL. It gets worse further down the draft. We know Hixon can "cut it" in the NFL....and there's no way you can get a WR in the 5th round that has a good chance of panning out in the NFL.

 

Hell....who wouldn't offer a 5th round pick for a proven receiver? If you needed a receiver, you couldn't lose by trading your 5th round pick to another team for their 2nd best receiver. I have an idea, let's offer our 5th pick to some team willing to part with their proven no. 2 WR...and oh yeah, we'd like him to be one of the best return men in the NFL. How many takers do you think there'd be?

 

The whole thing sounds like BS to me and again, makes no sense whatsoever for the Giants....not even to get extra draft picks to package to move up.

 

Reese is a very smooth and secretive operator and one helluva poker player. There's no way he's pondering any such deal.

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Hixon was originally drafted in the fourth round, put up good numbers in a mostly reserve role, and is one of the better kick returners in the league. I don't see how you think a 5th round pick is appropriate for him. I think it's not very likely that you would find a player in the 5th round that matches his ability. Anyways, I doubt this story has any real teeth to it anyway.

 

Yah, I feel 5th is a little low.

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It doesn't make sense that "Giants have to get rid of a receiver" if we pick up Edwards (or whoever) before the draft because we lost both Plax and Toomer, which made up about 65% or more of all WR plays for the past 3 years.

 

We need TWO receivers this year and THREE if we lose Hixon.

 

And lastly, WTF.....the last thing on earth we need is more draft picks :confused:

 

 

This reporter is clearly an idiot. Not only do we need Hixon regardless, he's worth more than a 5th.

 

We lose two... we MIGHT get one... then we're "full" at reciever?

 

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Do no read the article, that is five minutes of your life you will not get back!

 

The author is an idiot on the order of say Plax!

 

1. Hixon was a 4th round pick and has increased his value since being with the Giants

 

2. He has more value to the Giants WR corps than anyone except Smith, and Edwards if we get him.

 

3. He is far too valuable on special teams, not only as a returner, but as a cover guy as well.

I would argue that only Josh Cribbs is the only ST two guy better than Hixon.

 

4. He is still getting better!

 

 

That trade would make no sense, what so ever!

 

Now if we could get something for Moss, that would be a different story.

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Hixon should stay....Loss=Moss should have his bags packed. Hixon was the only guy with a clue on the returns last year and was jobbed twice for apparent touchdowns that were called back on BS calls.
Moss the dwarf should be either traded or cut. He is and always has been totally useless. He couldn't excel anywhere because of his size and fear of being hit. Proof??-look at his record with the Giants over the past seasons.
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Moss the dwarf should be either traded or cut. He is and always has been totally useless. He couldn't excel anywhere because of his size and fear of being hit. Proof??-look at his record with the Giants over the past seasons.

 

 

On this we are in total agreement. :P

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