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Giants news, 4/12: Saquon Barkley fifth-year option, Gregory Rousseau, more

New York Giants headlines for Monday, 4/12

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Why Has Gregory Rousseau Fallen So Far? | The Draft Network

Brentley Weissman of The Draft Network doesn’t understand:

At the end of the day, Rousseau’s rare length, agility, and sheer power allow him to make plays that other defenders simply can’t. Do I wish he was quicker twitched and had more of a sample size to go off of? Sure. However, I struggle to see why folks are down on this player when, for the most part, his tape is excellent—and from a physical traits standpoint, he has it all.

Is this simply a case of a player being hyped too early and then because of him opting out he lost his luster from the draft community? Certainly possible. Could it be because of the success Phillips had at Miami last year? Are some folks thinking that Rousseau’s 2019 season wasn’t as impressive since Phillips came in and had strong success in his first year as a 'Cane? Maybe.

All I know is that I’m not going to over-evaluate this kid and I am of the belief that he is the best edge defender in this class—and we haven’t even begun to see his best football.

2021 NFL Draft: Five wide receiver prospects who had to overcome unfavorable college situations | NFL Draft | PFF

This post is an example of why you can’t scout by stats.

2021 NFL Draft Comps: Using advanced stats and measurables to evaluate 2021 draft prospects | NFL Draft | PFF

These are interesting.

Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson, Saquon Barkley and more: Predictions on 5th year options for 32 first-rounders – The Athletic

The Athletic predicts that the Giants will pick up Barkley’s fifth-year option. Of course they will, unless they get a long-term deal done first.

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