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An in-depth look here at how the selection of Thomas happened.
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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.
Sounds like NFL decision-makers are beginning to acknowledge that the 2020 season is going to be affected by COVID-19.
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- Did the Giants fix their offensive line “once and for all?”
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