Another day, another set of pre-draft workouts down. These were important days for the Giants, as Clemson, Ole Miss, and Nebraska were on display, each having a slew of prospects that could interest Big Blue. Let's take a look at the results.
Following the combine performances of Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony, Clemson was the place to be. Though Beasley was the draw, reports say that Clemson's entire defensive line group impressed. Combine snub Josh Watson measured in at 6-4, 298, ran a 4.95s 40 yard dash, had a vertical jump of 32.5 inches, and a 9 foot, 2 inch broad jump.
Linebacker Stephone Anthony was reportedly impressive in his workout, continuing to build on a strong season and draft process. He met with the Vikings and 49'ers, had dinner with the Eagles, and the Packers have shown interest. Anthony is projected to be a 2nd round pick. If the Giants decide they want Anthony in Blue, they will likely need to pull the trigger at 40th overall. That is, unless, the Packers decide to use their 1st round pick on him.
The Rebels' pro day featured a pair of defensive backs that could be of interest to the Giants, and both performed well.
Cornerback Senquez Golson, the undersized corner who sealed Ole Miss' win over Alabama, mostly stood on his combine numbers, though he did put up an impressive 16 reps at 225 on the bench press. That's a good number for a corner, but at 180 pounds, it's particularly impressive. He was also reportedly very fluid in positional drills and showed off good ball skills. Golson doesn't fit the Giants' height, weight, speed mold, but if he falls on draft day, he could potentially find a home at free safety.
Safety Cody Prewitt showed a marked improvement in his 40 time over what he posted at the combine. At the combine Prewitt ran a disappointing 4.6s 40 yard dash. He cut that down to a 4.46 and a 4.47 second 40 at his pro day. One of the biggest questions about Prewitt is his athleticism, and if he was able to answer that question, he could start to climb back up draft boards.
The big name at the Nebraska Pro Day is, of course, Randy Gregory. Gregory weighed in at 238 pounds, slightly larger than the 235 he weighed at the combine.
Ameer Abdullah, MVP of the Senior Bowl, was also in action at Nebraska's Pro Day, and improved tremendously on his Combine 40 yard dash with a 4.50 second dash. By all accounts, both Gregory and Abdullah shined in drills today, especially Gregory.
Abdullah showed off his awesome footwork:
Gregory showed off his terrific bend:
They both improved their stock today, and the Giants will be lucky to have either of these guys in Big Blue. Gregory stated that he felt "comfortable" as a linebacker and the Minnesota Vikings worked with him extensively at that spot. The Vikings are a 4-3 team, so it's something that the Giants could also consider if they draft the stud edge rusher.
As for Ameer Abdullah, his improved 40 yard dash time will likely move him up a few ticks and he's squarely in the early round 2 conversation. Some have even thought about him going in the early round 1.