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Five thoughts on how the 2013 NFL Combine affected what the New York Giants might end up doing in the NFL Draft.
The 2013 NFL Combine is history. It is on to pro days for 2013 NFL Draft hopefuls.
1. The Giants won't be drafting Ezekiel 'Ziggy' Ansah. Not because they wouldn't want to, but because it's extremely unlikely they will have a chance. The BYU defensive end often compared to Jason Pierre-Paul ran a 4.63 40-yard dash and was excellent in on-field workouts, including showing he had the ability to potentially be a 3-4 outside linebacker. It seems the consensus right now is he comes off the board in the top 15 picks.
2. Christine Michael and Coughlin Time wouldn't mix. The Texas A&M running back impressed in workouts at the combine, but overslept and missed a pair of meetings with teams. With Tom Coughlin's legendary affinity for timeliness that might knock Michael off the Giants' draft board.
3. Manti Te'o is probably still in play for the Giants at 19. He didn't run incredibly at the combine (4.82 40-yard dash), but Draft Countdown said Te'o "looked solid in the positional drills and is reportedly interviewing extremely well with the teams." He may fall to the bottom of the first round or early second round. Mocking the Draft's Dan Kadar says "The combine didn't help or hurt him." Which means he's still a possibility at 19.
4. The defensive back class is deep. CBS Sports, in fact, think defensive back might be the deepest position in the draft. This is good news for the Giants, who struggled at cornerback in 2012 and could use additional depth at safety. If they choose to go this way, it seems fairly certain they could get a good player in the first three or four rounds.
5. The quarterbacks didn't help the Giants. It would have benefited the Giants greatly if some of the quarterbacks at the combine had put together performances that convinced quarterback-needy teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo Bills to draft them before the Giants' turn comes at 19. That didn't happen. The more QBs come off the board before the Giants pick in the first couple of rounds the better.