Here are a few stories of interest for New York Giants' fans on a post-draft Tuesday.
- Newsday says that one reason the Giants used their first two picks on Hakeem Nicks and Clint Sintim is that both players were in pro-style systems in college. Theoretically, that gives scouts a better read and players an easier adjustment.
"When scouts come through here, the feedback we always get is that they are thankful to come in and watch an offense that looks like an NFL offense," said Tar Heels coach Butch Davis, a former NFL coach who employs a pro-style offense in college. "They saw Hakeem (Nicks) run every single route that any NFL coordinator could ask him to run."
- General Manager Jerry Reese was on WFAN Monday to discuss the draft. Here is the audio. 'Kudos' to Big Blue Interactive for the find.
- UDFA Maurice Evans, a defensive end from Penn State, is hoping to put some rough times the past couple of seasons behind him, and forge an NFL career. Evans was suspended for several games for drug use prior to last season.
"I don't have any regrets," the former Christ the King star said of his early jump to the pros. "I've got my foot in the door. What happened in the draft is irrelevant.
"I just want to show them what I can do," Evans said. "And even though I'm not [angry], I want to show other teams what I'm about. I'm not criticizing anybody, but I'm confident in my abilities."
- Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post had an interesting take on the Giants' draft.
I’m not in love with Hakeem Nicks, but I always love the Giants’ draft. If there was one team that always had a direct hit on players I liked, it was the Giants. They’re a size-speed team and they just keep fixing the lines. The Giants and Pats had the best offseasons, and this draft will be a redshirt draft for them with the exception of Nicks.
- Otis Wiley, the Michigan State free safety signed as a UDFA, was listed as the second-best undrafted player by Scout.com.
- The Fifth Down has an interesting scientific breakdown of Nicks and Sintim. It debunks the idea that Nicks is just a possession receiver.
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