Chris Snee talks OL prospects
The fact that Chris Snee has been helping the Giants evaluate the offensive line prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft class is something we have known for a while now. Snee spoke recently with Tom Rock of Newsday about that process. For me, the interesting part of the story is what Snee said about several of the linemen the Giants might consider at No. 9:
Snee said he liked the toughness and nastiness of Iowa's Brandon Scherff. "He's got that in him," Snee said of the fire he and the Giants like to see from their linemen. Miami's Ereck Flowers, he said, "has a little edge to him" but "he'd be a work in progress.
"He's young and you can see there is a lot of technique work that has to be done," Snee said of the 21-year-old junior. "It's tough when you pick ninth overall because you want the guy to come in and be an impact player so you can't really afford a project."
Snee liked Stanford's Andrus Peat. "I think he finishes," he said. And he did not get a chance to study LSU's La'el Collins.
More draft chatter
Matt Bowen reminds us not to believe everything we read this week when it comes to draft rumors. He says "there is always an agenda" behind every rumor that makes it way to the media.
Walter Football looks at a handful of Day 3 sleepers.
The Daily News looks at the versatile Shaq Thompson and believes he might not get out of the first round.
Eli's contract extension
While lending a hand at a March of Dimes event over the weekend, quarterback Eli Manning told reporters he isn't going to worry about if or when he gets a contract extension from the Giants.
"Nothing has been brought up yet," Manning said on Sunday before the March of Dimes' March for Babies in Manhattan, according to reports. "I haven't made a big deal about it."
"(The contract) is not something I'm going to argue about or make a fuss about," Manning said. "I look at it like, ‘Hey, I signed a six-year contract, and I've never once mentioned contract to them or anything or tried to get extended.'
"I'm going to play out those six years," he added, "and hopefully my play and the success of the team will dictate the future of me being in New York."