If you want deep, thought-provoking analysis of young players heading into the NFL there is no one better to go to than Matt Waldman of The Rookie Scouting Portfolio.
Waldman, who specializes in skill position players, dropped by the ‘Locked on Giants’ podcast on Thursday for a lengthy discussion about the Giants. This is well worth the hour you will spend listening to it. I spent another hour talking to Waldman after we were done recording, and I’m more knowledgeable for the time spent. Show topics included:
- Why the Giants were justified in taking Barkley No. 2 overall.
- Where Barkley can help the offense and what the Giants should expect from him production-wise.
- What Barkley will have to learn as a pro to maximize his potential.
- Why the Giants are right to bank on Eli Manning as their quarterback for the next couple of seasons.
- Why Kyle Lauletta is a better bet to become Manning’s successor than Davis Webb.
- Which undrafted free agent skill position players have the best opportunities to stick with the Giants.