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Giants news, 4/6: Draft rules, Daniel Jones in Arizona, Eli Manning’s new show, more

New York Giants news for Thursday

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Big Blue View rules for draft success, 2023 edition
You have to have rules in life. And BBV's Ed Valentine is no exception, especially when it comes to the NFL Draft. With the draft set for the end of the month, Valentine has updated his rules and what they mean for the Giants this year.

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Daniel Jones training with teammates in Arizona this week | ProFootballTalk

Jones is training with teammates in Arizona this week. The throwing sessions become an annual occurrence for Jones and his receivers ahead of the offseason program. Among the players that various media outlets reported were in attendance included Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Isaiah Hodgins, Parris Campbell, Lawrence Cager, David Sills, Collin Johnson and Daniel Bellinger.

Eli Manning says even brighter days ahead for Daniel Jones and Giants |

“He’s done everything the right way,” Manning said on “The Pat McAfee Show.” “He’s done everything they’ve ever asked him to do. … He knew he had to cut down on the fumbles and the turnovers, he’s done that. He’s worked at it, he’s been conscious of it. He’s a true professional. He’s a great leader. Guys respect him. I’m excited for him.”

“He’s going to continue to grow. He hasn’t been in the same offense for multiple years. And now, [being] in the same offense, [having] other guys in the same offense around him getting things going, I think he’ll just continue to get stronger and better.”

Pat Leonard: Is John Mara really going to let Odell Beckham Jr. sign with the Jets? | New York Daily News

It was one thing to watch Odell Beckham Jr. go West and win a Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams. It would be another to see OBJ wearing Jets green and white.

Why the Giants have become bolder about adding injury risks | New York Post

Joe Schoen has been careful not to gamble on players with risky injury histories, but this year he’s willing to roll the dice a bit more, and with good reason.

Giants seven-round mock draft: A star receiver for Daniel Jones | New York Post

The New York Post’s Paul Schwartz offers his first 2023 seven-round mock draft for the Giants.

Round 1, No. 25 overall: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
Round 2, No. 57 overall: Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota
Round 3, 89th overall: Andre Carter, EDGE, Army
Round 4, No. 128 overall: Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia
Round 5, No. 160 overall: Riley Moss, CB, Iowa
Round 5, No. 172 overall: Zacch Pickens, DL, South Carolina
Round 6, No. 209 overall: Brandon Kipper, G, Oregon State
Round 7, No. 240 overall: Arquon Bush, CB, Cincinnati
Round 7, No. 243 overall: Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green
Round 7, No. 254 overall: Marte Mapu, LB/S, Sacramento State

2023 NFL Mock Draft: Steve Palazzolo mocks the first round | PFF

25. New York Giants: John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota

Big board rank: 65

Big board analysis: Schmitz was the single highest-graded center in the FBS this past season at 92.4 overall. He’s on the bigger side for the position at 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds, yet he did his best work on the move in an outside-zone-heavy Minnesota scheme.

Giants' hits and misses from past 10 drafts: OBJ, Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, more | FOX Sports

In a decade of despair for the Giants, there have been few bright spots in the draft. Here are their best and worst picks each year.

Ex-Giants great Eli Manning will star in a new TV show |

Eli Manning continues to cash in on his post-career popularity as ESPN announced Manning will star in a new series, “On the Clock,” which will follow four top quarterbacks as they prepare for the NFL Draft.

A Giants fan’s perspective on new Seahawks defensive back Julian Love - Field Gulls

Will Seahawks fans love Julian Love? Here’s a synopsis of his game from Big Blue View’s Ed Valentine.

Around the league

Irsay wants Colts to draft quarterback despite Lamar Jackson being available |

Eric DeCosta: Selecting a QB in first round is under consideration | ProFootballTalk

Ron Rivera: Chase Young's health 'will drive a big part of the conversation' on picking up fifth-year option |

Could 49ers get involved in Aaron Rodgers trade talks? | ProFootballTalk

Illinois CB Devon Witherspoon runs 4.42-second 40-yard dash at private workout |

Broncos legend John Elway no longer with Denver front office after consulting contract expires |

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