Good morning, New York Giants fans! Throughout the off-season we will only occasionally do a 'Morning Report' as there simply aren't enough headlines every day to make it worthwhile. Today, though, there are some noteworthy items to start your day with, so let's do that.
More About Danny Shelton
On Monday our Jesse Bartolis mocked massive Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton to the Giants with the ninth overall pick. NFL.com analysts Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah appear to heartily endorse that selection.
Here is Mayock on Shelton:
"He reminds me of Haloti Ngata. If he takes care of business between now and May 1st, I think he's a top 10 pick," said Mayock. "When you put the tape on, he's quick. He gets up and down the line of scrimmage and plays forever at 350 pounds."
Jeremiah, a former scout, released his first top 50 prospects list on Monday, and Shelton checked in at No. 5 overall.
Super Bowl Notebook
Because of course you are interested. Perhaps as the game gets closer we will have a daily Super Bowl notebook. For now, though, just a couple of things.
Recalling the Giants' victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi recently said "the better team won."
"I can't think of a game in Super Bowl history with more on the line than there was that day," Bruschi said Monday in a phone interview. "This was THE SUPER BOWL, all caps. The one that would trump all the others. A chance to go 19-0, be the only team that ever did that, call ourselves the greatest team of all time? No question about it. But the better team won. They were definitely the better team."...
"I definitely feel the right team won," Bruschi said. "The way we played, the way they played, they should have won. And that's just the respect I have for the NFL game. To sit here and say we were the better team, or we'd have beaten them nine out of 10 times, come on. What a slap in the face it would be for me to say that."
Speaking of the Seahawks, cornerback Richard Sherman has been diagnosed with a sprained left elbow and safety Earl Thomas with a dislocated shoulder. Both are expected to play against the Patriots.
Former Giants placekicker Lawrence Tynes continued to tweak the Patriots on Monday. Carl Banks wishes he would stop.
Over The Cap is projecting that the Giants won't receive any compensatory picks in the upcoming draft.
Will Jason Pierre-Paul stay with the Giants or sign a rich free-agent deal elsewhere? Here is one projection that has him staying with the Giants.