gmenroc Posted January 3, 2013 Author Share Posted January 3, 2013 I was just looking up a few prospects. As I've stated, I think OT, DT, and LB are need areas and I was looking at prospects in those positions that are currently slated in our picking area. So, this could easily change as we move through the combine and workouts and all that stuff. 1st round, 19th overall - I am looking at Jesse Williams, DT out of Alabama or Eric Fisher, OT, out of Central Michigan Jesse Williams has good size, and watching some youtube video on him, he seems to rarely get pushed off the ball. More often than not, he's at the line of scrimmage or in the opponent's backfield. He does appear to have trouble wrapping up the ballcarrier, that could be a result of shorter arms...I couldn't quite tell. Eric Fisher, great size for a tackle, looks to have pretty good footwork to get squared up with DEs or get to the second level. Was a left tackle in college. Obviously, if Beatty is re-signed, we could look elsewhere. 2nd round, 51st overall - I am looking at Khaseem Green, OLB out of Rutgers or DJ Fluker, OT out of Alabama. Khaseem Green, OLB, looks to play primarily on his speed. At 230, he might be about 10-15 lbs light for an NFL LBer. If he could maintain his speed and add some bulk, he'd be a no-brainer at this spot. He is returning from a pretty serious injury which may limit his ability to climb draft boards. DJ Fluker, OT, is projected as a right tackle only. Assuming a Beatty re-signing, I think Fluker is a easy replacement for Diehl. Fluker has the size to drop into guard if needed and I think that's one of the least recognized, but most important qualities of an offensive linemen...versatility. 3rd round, 83rd overall - I look to Akeem Spence, DT out of Illinois or Sean Porter, OLB out of Texas A&M Spence might lack a bit of size at 6'1, 305, but he makes up for it in mobility, power, and strength. He's not the pass rusher we Giants fans love for the D-Line, but he's strong against the run, which we have had problems with in recent years. In the 3rd round, I'd be happy getting a solid piece to help stop the run up the middle. Porter, I really like at this point. At 6'2, 230 lbs...he has good range on the field. He's a tweener, in the same mold we've made Kiwi. He's quick and can slice through pulling/moving linemen to get to the ball carrier. He also has strong coverage skills that could benefit us in a league where athletic TEs are becoming a mainstay. CBSSports has him ranked overall at 78, but in the descriptions has him mentioned as a top 50 prospect. Given his accolades, I'd be okay with us taking him in the 2nd if needed. I'd be interested in a CB too in the first 3 picks, but I just am having trouble getting confident in any of the guys who'd be in our neighborhood of picks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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