New York Giants news, 5/6: NFL Combine drug test issues, draft rumors heat up

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants headlines for Tuesday, 5/6.

Monday in the NFL was fairly busy. In no particular order, we had:

For the first time ever, the New York Giants allowing a "War Room" camera to film their NFL Draft proceedings beginning this Thursday.

Preseason schedules announced. The Giants will host the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots and play the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets "away."

The Denver Broncos signing former Giant Marvin Austin, whom many had high expectations as a second-round pick in 2011.

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Elsewhere, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported multiple drug test issues at late February's NFL Combine. Florida State's Timmy Jernigan, one of the draft's top defensive tackle prospects, submitted a diluted urine sample, as did LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger. LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, Miami tackle Seantrel Henderson and Florida State linebackers Telvin Smith and Christian Jones also reportedly "were on a list given to NFL teams as having failed Combine drug tests," per Glazer.

The mayors of Chicago and Los Angeles are lobbying for the respective cities to host the Draft. We touched on Radio City's potentially expiring relationship with the draft on Monday.

The FBI was reportedly "snooping around" Joe Montana during a sting operation that snared a California state senator and Chinatown tong leader. The FBI ultimately came up empty, though it is interesting that Montana's been involved in several property development deals since retiring in 1994.

The NY Post profiles New Jersey-born North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron. This line alone should entice plenty of Giants fans:

"I'm not going to sell myself but I'm very fast, I'm very different,'' Ebron said at the NFL scouting combine. "I play the tight end role like no one else. I just do different things than other tight ends do. If you watch film you'll probably say the same thing."

ESPN New York's Dan Graziano runs through the last 25 years of 12th-overall picks. Here are the last 10:

2013: CB D.J. Hayden, Oakland Raiders

2012: DT Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles

2011: QB Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings

2010: RB Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers

2009: RB Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos

2008: OT Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos

2007: RB Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo Bills

2006: DT Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens

2005: OLB Shawne Merriman, San Diego Chargers

2004: LB Jonathan Vilma, New York Jets

The Giants hope Ryan Nassib steps up to grab the No. 2 quarterback spot, which sure would be nice. Nassib was inactive for all 16 games of his rookie season.

PFT Commenter is a treasure of the football Internet. Here he is with your guide on how to survive the draft as a GM and a fan.

SB Nation's Stephen White -- also a seven-year NFL veteran -- breaks down Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix. Back on Valentine's Day, Raptor22 broke down Nix's pro prospects and whether he could be an option for the Giants at No. 12.

Lastly, and this link should carry you throughout the day, SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber attempted to sift through various rumors and hot takes in his latest mock draft.

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