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Giants news, 4/17: Dez angling for Giants, draft strategy, more

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Tuesday morning headlines.

Why Giants GM’s preferred draft strategy isn’t in play this time
They get some right. They get some wrong.

If they get a whole bunch more right than wrong, they get to stay around. If not, they are sent packing. It is the...

Dez Bryant wants to play for the Giants – ProFootballTalk
“The Giants,” Bryant told Fisher, “got a helluva defense, they’re going to pay [Odell Beckham Jr.], so coming back. Playing with him, Sterling [Shepard] . . . the tight end [Evan Engram], [Eli] Manning? Crazy.”

Irvin: Dez Bryant was fighting people trying to aid him - NFL.com
Dez Bryant hasn't been the player he was when he signed a lucrative contract with the Dallas Cowboys in 2015. As a result, he's no longer a Cowboy, but there's more to it, according to Michael Irvin.

Hot 150: Gil Brandt's top-ranked prospects for 2018 NFL Draft - NFL.com
Gil Brandt provides his list of the top 150 prospects ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft. Can anyone top Saquon Barkley? Where does Bradley Chubb fall?

2018 NFL draft prospects to target for all 32 teams - Best fits at need positions, schemes
The best team fits for Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield? We're running through Days 1, 2 and 3 prospects who make sense for every team.

Sean Payton 'wouldn't be surprised' if Sam Darnold is only QB 'left standing' in 4-5 years - CBSSports.com

On Saturday, Payton ripped this year's quarterback class during an interview with The MMQB's Peter King, saying that he doesn't think any of the prospects are as good as Andrew Luck or Carson Wentz and adding that he "wouldn't be surprised" if only Sam Darnold is "left standing in four or five years."

"I don't see Luck in this draft, and I don't see Carson Wentz, who I liked a lot coming into the draft," Payton said. "I'd feel a little bit uneasy if I were at the top of this draft and I decided I had to have a quarterback. The pressure to get a quarterback is so great in this league, I get that. But we can't create 'em. I wouldn't be surprised if only one of these guys is left standing in four or five years, and if so, I'd guess it would be Sam Darnold."

NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study - CBSSports.com
The league and the players association tested 34 helmet models and concluded that 10 can no longer be used

Broncos releasing RB C.J. Anderson after five seasons - NFL.com
The Broncos are parting ways with running back C.J. Anderson after five seasons. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport adds the Broncos previously tried to trade the RB.

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