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NFL: Preseason-New York Giants at Buffalo Bills Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Wednesday morning headlines, on an unreasonably snowy March day in parts of the Northeast.

A peek behind the Combine curtain

What goes on behind the scenes at the NFL Combine? offers us just a little glimpse of how the Giants conduct business at the Combine.

What are the Giants trying to accomplish?

“It’s really to figure out, can they learn?” said Chris Pettit, who has been a Giants scout since 2005. “Is he an intelligent player? How much game do they know? That’s the base, that’s what you want to get out of that. Because we’ve already done pre-work on a lot of these guys, interviewing them on their personalities, their background. But if there are some other questions that we didn’t feel good about background-wise, we’ll ask those. But really, we want to know about their overall intelligence and if they can they learn.”

GM Dave Gettleman reiterated that idea.

“The bottom line is: smart guys win. The big, dumb football player is a myth. You have to play this game smart. You have to know what you are doing. That is the whole purpose of this process,” Gettleman said.

More headlines

Browns would be making a huge mistake drafting Saquon Barkley first overall -
The Browns need to use the No. 1 pick on a position they’ve never been able to solve.

Vikings can save money by drafting a pass-catching running back - Minnesota Vikings Blog- ESPN
The Vikings will likely find their No. 3 running back in the draft if Jerick McKinnon departs in free agency.

Jon Gruden: Right tackle Marshall Newhouse needs improvement

Eli Manning is Too Busy to Attend a Fan’s Wedding, But Sends Letter | The Big Lead
Eli Manning could not make it to a fan's wedding but sent a letter apologizing.

Ranking the Top Quarterback Prospects After the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine | Bleacher Report
The quarterbacks have left the building. More specifically, they've departed Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis after running, jumping, talking and—in some cases—throwing...