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Giants news, 5/2: Brandon Jacobs — Saquon Barkley “gonna be worth every bit” of No. 2 pick

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Good morning, New York Giants fans. Today’s headlines include Brandon Jacobs talking about Saquon Barkley, rumors that the New England Patriots hoped to move to No. 2 in the draft to get Baker Mayfield, and more.

Saquon Barkley has support of ex-Giant who has been there

“I think mentally and emotionally he’s gonna be worth every bit of that No. 2-overall draft choice. I think everyone else is just looking at what he can do as far as producing, but I’m looking at the total guy. I’m looking at him going in there and being a leader at a young age and taking the team over,” Jacobs told The Post in a phone interview Monday.

“If I ever get the chance to speak with him, that’s definitely gonna be something that I’m gonna tell him he has to do: Get in there, be a vocal leader of the team as a rookie. Who cares that you’re the youngest guy in there? It doesn’t matter. Take the team over, put the team on your back and go from there.”

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Latimer is coming off his most productive season as a wide receiver, catching 19 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 17.1 yards per reception.

NFL rumors: Patriots, Giants trade for Baker Mayfield could have shaken up 1st round | NJ.com
What if Baker Mayfield wasn't No. 1 pick in NFL Draft? Giants would have had a tough call to make if Saquon Barkley was available and Patriots were aggressive

Eli Manning feared the worst until full Giants shakeup

“For the first time ever, I didn’t know what the future held,” Manning said Tuesday afternoon on WFAN. “I tried not to overthink it and kind of draw conclusions off the information I didn’t know. I just had to say ‘I’m gonna be positive through the end of the season and the offseason’ and just work out and be ready for whatever is thrown at me.”

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Baker Mayfield’s walking into nice circumstances in Cleveland, actually.

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Will Hernandez, G, UTEP (No. 34)

The Giants are clearly trying to get back to a power running game, something new GM Dave Gettleman had in Carolina. Hernandez is a perfect fit as a big (6-2, 327), nasty mauler in the run game. He blocks to the echo of the whistle and won't be any fun for NFC East opponents to line up against twice a year, as he's opening up holes for No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley. He was is a nice value as the second pick in Round 2, as I had him 25th on my board.

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The Tigers are loaded, and four defensive linemen could be among the first 32 picks.