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Nice of the New York Post's Paul Schwartz to state the obvious Sunday in a story about how our New York Giants will approach the upcoming NFL Draft.

Here is Schwartz.


The Giants do not use all of their 10 draft picks. There's no room on the roster for 10 rookies -- there might be room for just five -- and there's no sense in taking players just to cut them. With two picks in both the second and third rounds, expect a package of picks to be bundled and traded to move up from No. 29 into the middle of the first round.

Umm ... So, thanks for telling us what we already know, Paul.

General Manager Jerry Reese said weeks ago there is no way 10 rookies make the team. Whether the Giants use the excess picks to trade for an experienced big-name wide receiver or to move up in the first round for a player Reese targets (wide receiver or otherwise), I think it's highly unlikely the Giants will be drafting 29th in the opening round.

  • ESPN's Matt Mosley answered a couple of questions of interest to Giants fans in a recent mailbag
  1. New Canaan checks in with a Giants question: I know the Giants are concerned about Braylon Edwards' drops, but of the three wide recievers they're looking at (Boldin,Johnson and Edwards), he seems like the best choice. He is the youngest in the group, and with a consistent quarterback he can play like he did in '07. And Ocho Cinco has some character issues, Boldin is not a real team guy (just ask Todd Haley). Isn't Edwards the safe bet?

    Mosley: Since I've actually discussed Boldin with Haley, let me tell you that he would bring him to Kansas City in a heartbeat. Haley's a fiery guy who's been yelling at players on the sideline (and in practice) for years. The timing of Boldin's shouting match and subsequent pout was awful, but his teammates would never label him as a "non-team guy." I think the Giants would prefer Boldin to Edwards. And yes, Cinco appears to be a distant third.

  2. Josh from Lynchburg, Va., welcome to The Bag: Matt, all these bloggers keep talking about "true No. 1 receivers." Can you please explain what makes a receiver a true No. 1?

    Mosley: As I heard former Cowboys great Drew Pearson point out recently, too many young players are handed "No. 1" status when they haven't done anything to earn it. When a defensive coordinator puts a game plan together, he has to select one or two players that could do the most damage. When you have to jam a receiver and then shade a safety over the top, I'd say the guy's a No. 1. It's basically the receiver who commands the most attention. Some teams don't have a No. 1 receiver (see the New York Jets), and some potentially have two on the roster (see the Arizona Cardinals).

  • Zak DeOssie recently spoke to about his Pro Bowl experience. DeOssie snapped for both punts and placekicks during that game. He only snaps for punts with the Giants and I'm wondering why he doesn't do both jobs for the Giants, especially since it appears he is unlikely to become a real part of the linebacker rotation. After all, Jay Alford is not exactly the world's best snapper.