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Dalvin Tomlinson saw Patrick Graham’s rise coming

Patrick Graham was the Giants defensive line coach in 2017 when defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson was a rookie. Tomlinson said during a videoconference on Wednesday that he knew Graham, now the Giants defensive coordinator, was destined for more responsibility.

“He’s a great coach, super high energy. He coaches you to the fullest because he wants the full potential brought out of you,” Tomlinson said. “Back then, the way he coached the D-line, you could just tell he was going to be a D-coordinator soon.”

Daniel Jones focused on fixing fumbling issue

As a rookie in 2019 Jones led the league with 18 fumbles. He wants to fix that in 2020, and believes he can.

“I think the biggest thing is ball security, and particularly in the pocket, protecting the ball. That’s a fundamental skill that for the quarterback position, that’s something that’s crucial but also to me a fairly simple fix in that it’s a mindfulness, being intentional with securing the ball, having two hands on it. When you’re moving, when you’re having to adjust in the pocket, you’re maintaining that security,” Jones said. “I’m trying to emphasize that, doing different drills and making sure that I’m always cognizant of that and being very intentional in that.”

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Former Giants QB, Phil Simms, Talks Daniel Jones - MSGNetworks.com

NFL extends virtual offseason through May 29
The NFL's virtual offseason has been extended at least two weeks. The period was originally slated to end on Friday, May 15.

2020 NFL player prop predictions - An over or under for all 32 teams
Over/under: 1,249.5 rushing yards for Saquon Barkley

Over. Ezekiel Elliott had more than 300 carries and 1,300 yards every year under Jason Garrett that didn't include a suspension. Barkley should experience similar success as long as he remains healthy. There is still no real threat to his playing time, and the Giants' offensive line should be improved. Even with the limitations the past two seasons, Barkley has averaged 4.8 yards per carry. That's better than the 4.6 yards Elliott averaged under Garrett in Dallas. There is no reason to believe this shouldn't be a successful marriage that produces over 1,300 yards barring an injury or shortened season.

I will also take the over. Easily, provided Barkley remains healthy.

Former Giants QB, Phil Simms, Talks Daniel Jones - MSGNetworks.com

NFL extends virtual offseason through May 29

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