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New York Giants News And Notes: Something Big Starts Thursday

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Two days and counting until the 2012 NFL Draft. Here is some reading material to help occupy your time.

League unexpectedly expands rosters from 80 to 90 | ProFootballTalk
Last month, the NFL's owners tabled until May a variety of proposed changes, including the expansion of the offseason rosters from 80 to 90 players per team. On Monday, out of the blue, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello announced on Twitter that, as of 4 p.m.

Giants hosted Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen for pre-draft visit |
More complete player than Stanford's Coby Fleener?

NFL Draft: Three prospects to keep an eye on | National Football Post
Looking ahead to opening night of the NFL Draft—and throughout the weekend—here are three prospects I want to keep an eye on: Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden, Memphis DT Dontari Poe and North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins. Talent for sure, but where do they grade out on team’s draft boards?

Pro days are over, but some prospects are still working out for scouts | National Football Post
There hasn’t been a pro day since the beginning of April, but some prospects are still going through private workouts for clubs.

NFL Draft: Check out Mark Barron in run support | National Football Post
Using video to breakdown the safety's big hit vs. Vanderbilt.

Eli offensive-minded for Giants’ draft -
Acknowledging the talent drain with the losses in free agency of Mario Manningham and Brandon Jacobs and the serious injuries to tight ends Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum, Manning is thinking offensive skill player is a smart way to go early and often in next week’s NFL Draft.

"When we go into the draft, that could be an area we try to attack. Get a skill-position guy who can help us get carries, get catches, in some ways get that same production from the guys we lost last year," Manning told The Post prior to his appearance at the Steiner Sports roundtable discussion at the TimesCenter, accompanied by teammate Victor Cruz.

NOTE: By the way, this is the only way Tim Tebow will ever get into Eli's neighborhood.

2012 NFL draft -- The five most intriguing developmental prospects - ESPN

Troopers suspended over caravan 'escort' reports - Yahoo! Sports

What to expect to see on ESPN, NFL Network - Richard Deitsch -

SB Nation New York Position-By-Position Draft Preview:

- Quarterbacks

- Running Backs

- Wide Receivers

- Tight Ends

- Offensive Tackles

- Offensive Guards

- More to come over the next couple of days