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“I keep thinking about what my role and responsibility is,” Love said. “I’m a big proponent that everything happens for a reason. That resiliency I’ve had to have the past few years is only going to make me a better player this year. I’m trying to raise my game a lot this year by still letting the game to me, most importantly. But you know where I’m coming from: I have to keep that chip on my shoulder.”
Edge Quincy Roche is the choice for the Giants.
In my view, Snyder probably should have been booted long ago.
Giants considered “very unlikely” to have top 10 defense.
New York Giants
2019 Grade: B+
The Skinny: The Giants had 10 picks in the draft, with only three as projected starters in 2022. They are first-round quarterback Daniel Jones, first-round defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and fourth-round safety Julian Love. They got little else from this draft with a major miss on first-round corner Deandre Baker. Fifth-round receiver Darius Slayton has worked out.
How I did: I liked the pick of Jones, although I did say he went a little higher than I would have taken him. I also liked the pick of Lawrence, saying he could be a force. He has been good, but not a force. I questioned the pick of third-round rusher Oshane Ximines, which played true since he's been mostly a backup.
New Grade: C
New York Giants
Grade we gave then: C
Funniest line in retrospect: “(Deandre) Baker is potentially Gettleman’s newest headache to deal with.”
“The bright lights of New York might not crush Jones, and he has time to develop – maybe as much as (suppressed laughter) three years, if you ask GM Dave Gettleman!”
Gettleman’s no longer allowed. But yeah, we’re still laughing.
Best evaluation in retrospect: I was skeptical of Daniel Jones, of course, but that’s akin to being skeptical of being served a Cyanide Colada. But we were not wrong, either — gotta make those layups. This was no time to get all cute and contrarian and whatnot.
How we did: This Giants writeup is chock full of goodies. I basically anointed Julian Love as the second coming of Jim Thorpe, so that was rich. No mention of Darius Slayton — other than just listing his name. And I compared Dexter Lawrence to Snacks Harrison, which is … interesting. But they got a C then, and maybe we were too soft on Gettleman at the time.
The lessons here apply to the Giants and Saquon Barkley.
Do something good and help a Giant in need who helped bring you a lot of joy.
Solari was offensive line coach for the Giants under Ben McAdoo.
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