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New York Giants headlines for Wednesday

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Aaron Rodgers trade offers: Seven NFL teams and proposals, ranked from least appealing to most attractive

Yes, GM Dave Gettleman said the Giants would “explore’ the Rodgers situation. Good GMs explore everything. Bill Barnwell’s proposal of a 2022 first-round pick, 2022 first-round pick (from Bears), 2023 first-round pick (conditional), and wide receiver Darius Slayton is, at least for, an absolute non-starter.

5 Giants thoughts after NFL Draft: Dave Gettleman’s growth, players in danger of getting cut, more - nj.com

We have discussed much of this already, but check out Zack Rosenblatt’s take.

Pompei: Cowboys, Chargers, Giants, Jaguars among drafts praised by fellow NFL brain trusts – The Athletic

Some thought Toney would slip because of maturity issues, but the Giants and other teams ended up believing the reward was worth the risk, or that the risk isn’t daunting. “He’s a phenomenal athlete,” a scout said. “He’s electric with the ball in his hands. He’s different from anybody.”

Giants, Dave Gettleman crush NFL draft as Joe Judge's influence grows - New York Giants Blog- ESPN

Looking at it from the outside, it has become impossible to ignore the growing influence of coach Joe Judge -- the freshest decision-maker in the draft room. It would be quite the coincidence if the team's philosophical shift wasn't, at least in part, spearheaded by the second-year coach whose voice continues to get louder behind closed doors.

Judge came to the Giants from the New England Patriots, an organization known for trading up, down and all around during the draft under coach Bill Belichick. Judge philosophically believes in trading down to collect more picks.

"There is more involvement [in the draft process] because I wasn't here ... two falls ago," Judge said. "The ability to talk about who is in the draft, who we are targeting, what kind of bodies ... the scheme and further understanding on both sides [of] what we are looking for and how we work together. This time through it was a lot more fluid."

2021 NFL Draft: Rondale Moore and Kadarius Toney among best and most questionable fits - CBSSports.com

Josh Edwards of CBS apparently isn’t a fan of the Toney pick, but does like the Azeez Ojulari selection.

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