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Giants news, 4/9: Daniel Jones, B.J. Hill, Azeez Ojulari, more

New York Giants headlines for Friday

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Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Daniel Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham Jr. among NFL’s make-or-break players in 2021

Of course the answer for the Giants is quarterback Daniel Jones. Schein writes:

The Kenny Golladay signing was flat-out great. He gives the Giants a legit No. 1 receiver. Saquon Barkley is on the road to recovery. Joe Judge did a heck of a job as a first-time head coach, squeezing six wins out of last year’s roster.

Daniel Jones is out of excuses — if, that is, you foolishly gave him a pass in the first place. Jones was a reach at No. 6 overall in the 2019 draft and has displayed an unfortunate knack for turning the ball over as the Giants’ quarterback (SEE: 22 interceptions and 17 lost fumbles in 27 career games). I love how he got the band together to work out this offseason. But I think it is foolish of John Mara to believe, as he told Ian O’Connor of the New York Post, that Jones can get you to the Super Bowl. I don’t think he’s capable of a logging winning season or becoming entrenched as Big Blue’s QB1 for years to come.

If Jones can’t get it together in Year 3, the Giants will have to move on from the quarterback — and the man who drafted him.

NFL mock draft 2021 - Mike Tannenbaum's GM picks for 32 first-round selections, including five QBs

Tannenbaum gives the Giants edge defender Azeez Ojulari, and I agree 100 percent with his reasoning for why he chose Ojulari over Kwity Paye. Tannenbaum makes me feel smart because this is what I have been saying for months.

Tannenbaum wrote:

The Giants attacked cornerback and wide receiver in free agency, so pass-rusher is their No. 1 need. And coach Joe Judge seeks versatile guys off the edge, which is why I’m going with Ojulari here. He’s tough and can get home on the QB, but he’s also an outside linebacker who can drop into coverage. Kwity Paye (Michigan), for example, doesn’t do that.

2021 NFL Draft: Investigating past draft success, and what it means for the 2021 draft class | NFL Draft | PFF

Analytics. Hooray!

Scouting reports on Kenny Golladay, Adoree' Jackson and every Giants free agent signing – The Athletic

Nice synopsis, but I think we have probably already given you most of this.

Herb Johnson, believed to be oldest living former Giants player, passes away

R.I.P.

Nehemiah Project, NFL players B.J. Hill, Antonio Williams inspire kids to dream big - The Stanly News & Press | The Stanly News & Press

NFL players doing good things. We don’t talk about that enough.

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