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New York Giants' news, 4/30: NFL Draft reactions continue

Doug Marrone talks about passing on Ryan Nassib in the NFL Draft. Read that and more in today's Giants notebook.

Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone

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Doug Marrone: 'It hurts' to pass on Ryan Nassib in draft -
"In one sense, you study all the quarterbacks and you get the one you believe is the best one, and you're happy. You're ecstatic," Marrone told King. "In another sense, you're hurting about Ryan. And it did hurt. ... It was very difficult after what we did together. It hurts. It definitely hurts. He's a special kid. Unbelievable worker. So smart. Very, very good quarterback with all the intangibles. He will win games in this league. "The responsibility I had was to get the best player we could get."

Eagles hope they've bested the Giants picks this year |
Three times since 2006, and twice since 2009, the Eagles and Giants have gone after the same position in the first round of the draft. Each time the Eagles picked first and each time the Giants, as it turned out, got the better player. Did it happen again this year? Chip Kelly and Co. better hope they did better than their predecessors in head-to-head picks with Giants general manager Jerry Reese and his personnel staff. This year it happened twice. In the first round, the Eagles, with the No. 4 pick, took Lane Johnson, the massive tackle from Oklahoma, who will start out at right tackle and if the plan stays intact will eventually move to left tackle. The Giants, selecting 15 spots later, took Justin Pugh, the tough, but short-armed lineman, who grew up in Holland, Pa. and played his high school ball at Council Rock South, and put him at right tackle. Then, as day three of the draft began, Saturday, the Eagles traded up to the No. 1 pick in the fourth round and selected quarterback Matt Barkley, of USC. While the Giants, 12 picks later, traded up and selected quarterback Ryan Nassib, of Syracuse.

Eli Manning can relate to new QB Nassib
"There’s a lot going on now," Manning said today. "Learning the new offense, defenses are more complex, each week you put in new plays preparing for different styles of defense. It’s kind of like learning a new language and putting it all together. That’s probably the hardest thing for anybody coming in, trying to learn everything and then go out there and be able to produce on the field."

Jerry Reese says Victor Cruz is 'weighing his options' - ESPN New York
Jerry Reese says there's nothing new to report regarding Victor Cruz's contract negotiations.

"I'm not sure," Reese said when asked on ESPN New York 98.7 how he thinks Cruz's contract situation will play out. "Victor has options. He is weighing all of his options and he is allowed to do that. And he should do that."

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