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Execs unfiltered on every NFL team’s free agency moves and trades – The Athletic

In this subscription only post, here are what various executives had to say about the Giants.

On their overall work:

“I don’t think the Giants did bad in free agency,” an exec said, offering what sounded like a strong endorsement compared to criticisms levied against the team in recent offseasons. “The Giants lost guys like Mike Remmers and Antonio Hamilton, who are easily replaced. They are not overpaying to keep marginally better or the same players.”

On Leonard Williams:

“What are they going to do with Leonard Williams?” an evaluator asked. “To me, he is Jadeveon Clowney. They both think they are worth more than they are worth, and no one wants to pay them. The stats do not tell the story and even if you like him, it’s tough to convince your owner that he is such a dynamic game-changer. They should lose him, but then that makes the GM look bad and that is never the answer when you have one of these jobs and you feel the need to constantly be the one who makes the right decisions.”

How NFL teams can still have an effective draft in 2020 - NFL.com

This from Charlie Casserly, a former GM:

Draft strategy: It's always tough to have a "perfect" draft and it'll be even more difficult this year. To me, the best strategy a team can take is to acquire extra draft picks. The teams that do this will have a bigger advantage this year. Yes, they'll have more opportunities for misses -- a reality we should all expect with the significant changes to the pre-draft scouting process -- but they'll also have more chances for hits. Adding draft assets also afford teams the opportunity to take more risks, especially when it comes to players who may have some medical questions.

Draft boards won't be as deep this year because teams will eliminate players due to a lack of critical information needed to assess prospects. That said, extra picks in the late rounds can really benefit prepared teams. Remember those great scouts? This is their time to shine by finding hidden gems from smaller schools and other value picks.

NFL Draft 2020: Tragedy-stricken Yetur Gross-Matos intrigued by Giants scenario

NFL Draft 2020: 1 sleeper at each position who teams shouldn’t overlook - SBNation.com

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NFL Draft 2020: Giants likely will wait to nab edge-rusher

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