Good morning, New York Giants fans! When you need a break from digesting the full, 256-pick 2015 NFL mock draft that 'Invictus' dropped on you today, here are some Giants-related headlines to get your work-week started.
Odell Beckham 'greatest athlete on earth, says Strahan
The Hall of Fame defensive end and former Giant has officially cranked the Odell Beckham hype into, well, hyper drive. In a Players' Tribune fill-in-the-blank interview, Strahan said Beckham and Lebron James are the best athletes on earth. As impressive as Beckham is, I somehow think it's a little early for that. Strahan also said that if all of his former teammates participated in a WWE-style Royal Rumble, the winner would be Lawrence Taylor. He is probably right about that.
Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post has some interesting selections in his list of the top five defensive linemen available in the draft.
Gabriel, a former Giants scout and one-time director of college scouting for the Chicago Bears, says scripted quarterback pro days don't help the evaluation process for NFL teams.
One more from Gabriel. Here is a prospect spotlight that includes some thoughts on Duke guard Laken Tomlinson, a potential player of interest for the Giants.
This is old, but worth mentioning. It's Mel Kiper's list of the 10 safest picks in the upcoming draft.
Florida offensive tackle D.J. Humphries appears to be moving up draft boards.
NFL.com's Brian Baldinger said recently that Georgia running back Todd Gurley is the draft's most talented player.
Everyone loves to track draft prospect visits and workouts. NFL.com, however, points out -- rightly I believe -- how overrated these visits are.
We never mentioned it when it first happened, but the NFL has hired its first female official.
Former Giants Spencer Paysinger may end up as a starting linebacker for the Miami Dolphins. That's an opportunity that was not coming his way in New York.