Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is a lengthy list of headlines to get your day started.
Jordan Palmer on Browns' candidate Josh Allen: 'I've never seen anybody like him' | cleveland.com
Former NFL QB Palmer thinks the Browns will be blown away by Josh Allen at his Pro Day on Friday.
Potential No. 2 pick? Giants to host Bradley Chubb - NFL.com
The New York Giants have a newfound hole at pass rusher following the trade of Jason Pierre-Paul. Big Blue is doing its due diligence on a potential draft replacement.
Johnny Manziel works out in front of 13 NFL teams - NFL.com
Count 13 NFL clubs as witnesses to ComebackSZN. Former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel participated in the USD's pro day Thursday with scouts from at least 13 NFL teams in attendance.
Former NFL QB says Josh Allen ‘may be the most talented dude I’ve ever seen’ | For The Win
Will Josh Allen be the top pick in the 2018 Draft?
Ohio State Pro Day: Did the NFL prospects improve their draft stock? - Land-Grant Holy Land
All 32 NFL teams were in Columbus to watch some of the Buckeyes’ top prospects.
Notre Dame Football Pro Day Results - One Foot Down
Nine guys from Notre Dame are trying to make a name for themselves before the NFL Draft.
Josh Adams runs fast at Notre Dame Pro Day despite health questions | Notre Dame Insider Football | ndinsider.com
Is foot surgery in Adams' future?
Giants stay at No. 2 and draft Saquon Barkley
To me, the Giants have two options to consider.
First, stay put and draft Eli Manning’s successor. You are in position to get a premiere QB prospect at No. 2 overall and have a chance to secure the most important position on the field long-term. With Manning at age 37, that is not something GM Dave Gettleman should be eager to pass on. Sustained success in the NFL is dependent on having a top-tier quarterback.
Second, take that bevy of draft picks Buffalo will offer and move back to No. 12 and also secure picks No. 22, 53, 65 and potentially more in 2018. If Gettleman’s not sold on a QB (everybody should be sold on Rosen and Mayfield) then beef up the roster with young talent.
Barkley is a special prospect with dynamic and rare traits. But at No. 2, the chance to add a young QB or fill out the roster with young talent is of greater value than Barkley.
The proposed catch rule changes:
The NFL has crossed out a ton of language in its new catch rule. Here are the key phrases:— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) March 22, 2018
1. "Performs any act common to the game ... or he maintains control of the ball long enough to do so."
2. "Movement of the ball does not automatically result in loss of control." pic.twitter.com/fyaum3ZDHU
Scout's Report: The Most Underrated Prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft Class | Bleacher Report
Last month, I wrote a piece on the most overrated prospects in the 2018 draft based on my conversations with NFL scouts and executives...
Understanding Saquon Barkley | NFL Draft news and analysis | Pro Football Focus
Lead Analyst Sam Monson examines the game of PFF's No. 1 running back for the 2018 NFL Draft, Saquon Barkley. What are Barkley's flaws, and can he overcome them at the next level?
How New NFL Coaches Affect NFL Teams' Drafts | SI.com
This offseason brought more changes at coordinator positions than any in the past five years, and that means drama when it comes to the scout/coach dynamic. Plus, how the top QB prospects performed under pressure, the Giants’ strategy with the No. 2 pick, and YouTube highlights starring Josh Allen
“I think it’s gonna be a tough transition going from left tackle to right tackle,’’ Pugh said Wednesday on WFAN. “He’s exclusively played left tackle his entire career, so he’s really got to work on it this offseason. Just keep working his technique. I will say this, Ereck Flowers is the strongest player on that team right now, I guarantee it — pound for pound the strongest guy on that team.’’
Robert Ayers driving to owners meetings to meet with teams – ProFootballTalk
Pass-rusher Robert Ayers is taking a free agent visit, but his is different than most. The former Buccaneers defensive end will drive from Tampa Bay to Orlando to meet with teams one by one, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The Bucs released Ayers on Saturday.