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New York Giants Notes: Mike Pouncey Would Attend NFL Draft

Here are a few stories of interest for you this morning, New York Giants fans. Many, if not all, of there related to the 2011 NFL Draft because, well, because that is about the only non-lockout subject in town these days.

Florida guard/center Mike Pouncey says he will be at Radio City Music Hall if he is invited to the draft. He said he is "totally against" current NFL players trying to stop invited prospects from attending the draft.

"I’m going if I’m invited. I just feel like it’s a dream I’ve wanted my whole life. We’ve busted our tails to be in the draft, and it’s a dream come true."

So, if and when Commissioner Roger Goodell calls Pouncey's name with the 19th pick in the first round you will get to see Pouncey put on a Giants cap.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated had some interesting thoughts about the draft in his most recent 'Monday Morning Quarterback' column. The ones that relate to the Giants would be that King thinks offensive tackles Anthony Castonzo and Nate Solder might be chosen before USC's Tyron Smith -- which would put Smith in play for Jerry Reese. We know, of course, that Smith is a Reese type selection -- physical freak, huge upside, long-term project. The other nugget was about Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget, who he believes will be off the board in the middle of the first round. You want a dark-horse candidate to be the Giants' No. 1 selection, this is your guy right here.

Temple safety Jaiquawn Jarrett has either a private workout or meeting scheduled with the Giants. Jarrett is an "in the box" safety who seems to fit in the three-safety look defensive coordinator Perry Fewell loves to utilize. [Full profile]