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Divisional roundtable: Where NFC East teams stand after the draft – The Athletic

In this subscription only piece, The Athletic says of the Giants that “The results may not be immediate, but at least the franchise appears to have a plan to reverse the downward spiral it’s been on since Super Bowl XLVI.”

Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones biggest winners from Giants’ draft class | Ex-NFL GM breaks down each pick - nj.com

“I think they did really well,” former Minnesota Vikings general manager and Tennessee Titans president Jeff Diamond told NJ Advance Media. “I think they added talent, and they’re headed in the right direction.”

Giants need top pick Andrew Thomas, O-line rebuild to pay off - New York Giants Blog- ESPN

No doubt the Giants cannot afford to have Thomas turn into Ereck Flowers 2.0. It’s why they drafted him — he was the safest offensive tackle in the class.

A 1-32 NFL uniform ranking: Which are the best? Which make us hide our eyes? – The Athletic

Boring is usually the best way to describe the Giants’ uniforms.

25. Giants. Fun fact, the team nicknamed “Big Blue” actually wore red for most of its first 31 years in the NFL. OK, maybe it’s not that fun, but you try digging up something snazzy about one of the league’s enduring, but pedestrian, uniforms. The colors are muted, the design is understated and even the “ny” logo is in lowercase. What is this, the little apple?

Best look: The Giants’ color-rush jersey ranks among the best of that genre, with a white jersey that evokes the feel of the 1976-99 jerseys. It looked fabulous last season during the Week 9 game against the Cowboys on “Monday Night Football.”

Why this ex-NFL GM thinks Giants’ Xavier McKinney was best pick of entire 2020 NFL Draft - nj.com

Former Washington Redskins and Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly likes the Giants’ second-round selection.

“I interviewed 12 teams before the draft and everyone had (McKinney) as their top safety,” Casserly said. “I had him as my top safety. The guy is a natural centerfielder as far as being able to have range and instincts. In college you saw him come down and cover tight ends, press wide receivers. I don’t know about pressing wide receivers in the NFL, but I’ll tell you: He can cover tight ends and they need that guy.”

Stop Running It Up The Middle - Fantasy Columns

Hayden Winks shows how and why runs to the outside are better than ones up the middle. The Giants’ constant attempts to blast Saquon Barkley up the middle the past two seasons drove me nuts.

AHEAD OF THE GAME: Players at rival clubs warned Chelsea stars to drop pay cut agreement | Daily Mail Online

Looks like the 2020 NFL schedule will not include any trips across the pond, which makes way too much sense in the current COVID-19 environment.

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