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New York Giants news, 4/28: Andrew Thomas, 2020 NFL schedule, more

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The inside story of how the Giants landed Andrew Thomas, the most coveted tackle in the NFL Draft -

An in-depth look here at how the selection of Thomas happened.

2020 NFL Draft grades for all 32 teams | College Football and NFL Draft | PFF
PFF hands out draft grades for all 32 teams after the 2020 NFL Draft.

How the Bengals, Dolphins and Chargers Vetted Their New QBs - Sports Illustrated

This is from ‘Monday Morning Quarterback and it’s a great look at how Joe Judge’s connections played into the Giants draft:

It’s always interesting seeing how connections play into draft picks, and it’s clear that new Giants coach Joe Judge leaned on his in his first draft in charge. It’s actually pretty staggering, if you go down the line on this one. Here’s who New York picked:

• Georgia T Andrew Thomas and LB Tae Crowder, who played for Judge’s Bama staffmate Kirby Smart.

• Alabama S Xavier McKinney, who played for Judge’s old boss, Nick Saban.

• UConn OT Matt Peart, whose position coach was Judge’s Mississippi State staffmate J.B. Grimes.

• Penn State LB Cameron Brown, who was in Happy Valley the last few years with new Giants DL coach Sean Spencer.

• Oregon G Shane Lemeiux, who was with Judge’s Bama staffmate Bobby Williams the last two years in Eugene.

• South Carolina LB T.J. Brunson, who was with Judge’s Southern Miss staffmate Clyde Wrenn.

How NFL is set, if needed, to shake up its schedule

Sounds like NFL decision-makers are beginning to acknowledge that the 2020 season is going to be affected by COVID-19.

Analyzing Giants’ maneuver on Markus Golden to bring him back, and whether it could come back to bite them -

Joe Judge leaves lasting fingerprints on first NFL draft with Giants - NFL Nation- ESPN

The Evan Engram, Jabrill Peppers contract decision facing Giants

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