All draft all the time
Yes, it is all about the draft.
First, thanks once again to Dane Brugler for dropping draft knowledge on us during the 'Big Blue Chat' podcast on Tuesday. If you haven't, first of all please explain yourself. Second of all, click on the podcast below.
Syracuse held its pro day on Tuesday. Here is Walter Football on the work done by Syracuse offensive lineman Sean Hickey:
The numbers for offensive tackle Sean Hickey read 40 times in the high 5.1s (5.18 seconds) to the low 5.2s (5.22 seconds), a short shuttle of 4.69 seconds and 3-cone drill of 7.68 seconds. Hickey did some snapping at center during position drills but mostly spent his time at guard. The feeling leaving the workout is Hickey projects to guard on Sunday, but will get consideration at right tackle.
Syracuse.com reports that Hickey fought through an illness that caused him to drop several pounds in the days leading up to the pro day.
Hobart guard Ali Marpet held his own workout for teams in upstate New York on Tuesday. Per Walter Football, the Giants were not in attendance. The Giants, though, will see Marpet first-hand on Thursday when he takes part in the team's workout of local draft prospects.
Marpet, incidentally, must be a blogger at heart. He plans to spend the draft hanging out in his basement with family and friends.
Former NFL defensive lineman Stephen White thinks that Missouri's Shane Ray will have to be a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL. White, though, says Ray will have to add at least 20 pounds in order to do so.
Ernie Palladino uses a steak reference to say there isn't a wrong choice if the Giants have to pick between offensive lineman Brandon Scherff and wide receiver Amari Cooper on draft day.
Want a little safety talk? Greg Gabriel of the National Football Postlooks at draft prospects Jaquiski Tartt and Adrian Amos. Gabriel believes both players have the tools to be eventual NFL starters.