Good morning, New York Giants fans!
The NFL Scouting Combine gets interesting quickly for the Giants on Tuesday as head coach Joe Judge (11 a.m. ET) and GM Dave Gettleman (11:30 a.m.) will meet the media.
Judge is sure to be asked about the assistant coaches he hired, perhaps especially senior defensive assistant Bret Bielema’s flirtations with a couple of college head-coaching gigs. At his introductory press conference he would not use the names of any Giants players, particularly quarterback Daniel Jones, saying he had only an outsider’s view of the team. It will be interesting to see if he will use player names this time around, and how he feels about the roster now that he has more of an insider’s view.
As for Gettleman, he will likely be peppered with questions about Leonard Williams. Also, about the idea that in seven drafts he has never once traded down. Especially with the Giants in a position where trading down might be the prudent course of action this time around.
Gettleman got shredded for that this week by Football Morning in America columnist Peter King:
I think of all the things I read about the draft in the past week, this, from Paul Schwartz of the New York Post about the general manager of the Giants, was most fascinating:
Dave Gettleman has presided over seven drafts as a general manager — five with the Panthers and two with the Giants — and has never traded down. Never. He selected 28 players with the Panthers and 16 in his two drafts with the Giants (plus one more in the supplemental draft).
Think of that: A GM who has made 45 picks has never traded down to accumulate more picks from any of the 45. That is borderline negligent. Maybe not even borderline. I am incredulous about that. As I documented last week, GM John Schneider of the Seahawks used last year’s 21st overall pick and traded down six times to accumulate six picks, one of whom was wide receiver DK Metcalf, who, as it turned out, produced better value than a 21st pick in most drafts as a rookie. And four other players from the trade played for the Seahawks last season. Trying to not make too much of that, but wow. Just wow.
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