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2018 NFL Scouting Combine: Giants meet with top backs, offensive linemen

The Giants schedule a big meeting with a top prospect

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The part of the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine that those of us get to see won’t get started until 9 a.m. Friday morning, but the Combine itself is in full swing.

Prospects began arriving and going through the behind-the-scenes process of being measured, going through medical exams, and being interviewed on Tuesday. While measurements have been released as we get them, news has been somewhat slow trickling out. Thursday we got our first rumors involving the New York Giants, specifically the first known interviews.

Giants meet with RBs Saquon Barkley, other backs

The first major news of the Combine is that the Giants have scheduled official meetings with Nyheim Hines of North Carolina State and Saquon Barkley of Penn State. They has also already met with Ronald Jones II of USC.

Barkley is one of the most highly regarded prospects in the draft, and is expected to put on a show come Friday’s on-field workouts. He is capable of contributing on all four downs as a running back, receiver, pass protector, and punt returner, racking up 4,301 yards and 45 touchdowns in the last two seasons.

Pat Leonard of New York Daily News also confirms the scheduled interview with Hines.

Hines is a smallish running back who is a legitimate dual threat as a runner and receiver and a home run threat with sprinter’s speed. While Barkley is in the conversation as the second overall pick, Hines’ stock is (currently) considered to be somewhere around the fourth round.

The Giants have also reportedly met with other running backs at the Combine.

Meeting with the hog hollies

The Giants have also been busy meeting with offensive linemen and have quite a list.

Isaiah Wynn (OG, Georgia)

Scott Quessenberry (C/G, UCLA)

K.J. Malone (G, LSU)

Chukwuma Okorafor (OT, Western Michigan)

Tyrell Crosby (OT, Oregon) -informal-

Alex Cappa (OT, Humboldt State) -informal-

Austin Corbett (T/G, Nevada)

Brian Allen (C, Michigan State) - informal -

Will Hernandez (OG, UTEP)

Taylor Hearn (OG, Clemson) - informal -

Desmond Harrison (OT, West Georgia) - informal -

Connor Williams (OT, Texas)

The most notable is Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson, who it turns out, is a Giants fan.

Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey says that he has “not yet” scheduled a meeting with the Giants.

Quarterback measurements

There has been much anticipation regarding the quarterback weigh-ins, and we finally have those numbers:

Sam Darnold (USC)

Height: 6 feet, 3 3/8 inches

Weight: 221 pounds

Hand: 9 3/8 inches

Arm: 31 inches

Wingspan: 74 inches

Josh Rosen (UCLA)

Height: 6 feet, 4 inches

Weight: 226 pounds

Hand: 9 7/8 inches

Arm: 31 34 inches

Wingspan: 76 12 inches

Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)

Height: 6 feet, 0 5/8 inches

Weight: 215 pounds

Hand: 9 14 inches

Arm: 30 14 inches

Wingspan: 73 3/8 inches

Lamar Jackson (Louisville)

Height: 6 feet 2 14 inches

Weight: 216

Hand: 9 12 inches

Arm: 33 1/8

Wingspan: 77 5/8

Josh Allen (Wyoming)

Height: 6 feet, 4 7/8 inches

Weight: 237 pounds

Hand: 10 1/8 inches

Arm: 33 14 inches

Wingspan: 73 3/8 inches