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2024 NFL Free Agency: Potential landing spots for top running backs and tight ends | PFF

Dallas in this scenario brings in Saquon Barkley as a legitimate three-down back who can be another pass catcher for Dak Prescott while also capitalizing more often in short-yardage and goal-line situations than Tony Pollard did in 2023.

Houston got all it could out of free agent acquisition Devin Singletary, and it appears upshot 2022 rookie Dameon Pierce is not a great fit in the run scheme. Barkley can get to the edge well in outside zone and make defenders miss in space while also taking pressure off C.J. Stroud.

Giants not using top draft pick on QB would be good decision | WFAN.com

Tiki says the Giants have too many roster needs right now to use a top pick on a position where they already have a quarterback signed, and if they really doubted Daniel Jones, they could look into the free agent market.

“That is a great decision,” Tiki said. “The Giants are sitting at No. 6. There is a lot of talent available…they can take an offensive lineman, a tight end, or they can move out of that pick and go down if anyone wants some of those top-end players. The Giants have so many holes. There are 32 free agents, and a lot of them aren’t going to re-sign…I think it’s the right thing to do. You can’t waste a premium pick on a quarterback this year, especially with Daniel Jones on this roster.”

NFL Draft Prospects Giants Must Target After 2024 Shrine, Senior Bowls | Bleacher Report

This past week, the Giants and the rest of the NFL got a closer look at some of the top 2024 draft prospects at the East-West Shrine Bowl and Senior Bowl. Three standouts from the exhibition games and preceding practices who should be on New York's radar heading into the scouting combine are Christian Haynes, G, Connecticut; Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia; and Blake Watson, RB, Memphis.

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Trevor Sikkema and Connor Rogers mock the first two rounds after the 2024 Senior Bowl | PFF

The NFL Stock Exchange podcast's latest episode features a two-round 2024 NFL mock draft following the 2024 Senior Bowl. For the New York Giants, Sikkema and Rogers had Big Blue picking WR Rome Odunze, Washington, in the first round and C Zach Frazier West Virginia and EDGE Darius Robinson, Missouri in the second round.

Never underestimate the GOAT killer

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers Lock In Taliese Fuaga, and the Cowboys Add Byron Murphy II | ProFootballNetwork.com

6) New York Giants: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU. The Giants need weapons, and they got one here in Malik Nabers. The LSU wideout is dynamic and can take the ball and score from anywhere. The Giants can go a few different spots with this pick, but adding playmakers will never be frowned upon.

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Senior Bowl Picks for First 2 Rounds | The 33rd Team

6) New York Giants: This might feel early for Washington WR Rome Odunze, but I think we need to start getting ready to hear and see Odunze’s name popping up more in top-eight discussions. Oduzne is a high-IQ player whose toughness, competitiveness and skill set are much needed in New York. Odunze will walk in as one of the New York Giants’ best receivers and should have no issues putting up big production in Year 1.

In the second round, the Giants take QB Bo Nix with the 39th pick and Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU, at 47.

Lance Zierlein 2024 NFL mock draft 1.0: Falcons, Patriots make trades to land QBs | NFL.com

6. New York Giants: Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State, OT. Fuaga is one of the finest pass protectors in the draft and some see him as a guard/tackle. He gives the Giants flexibility with where they’ll play Evan Neal.

Around the league

49ers displeased with Super Bowl practice field, sources say | ESPN.com

49ers ready for Super Bowl rematch vs. Chiefs, four years later | ESPN.com

Kyle Shanahan admits he wanted Tom Brady as 49ers starting quarterback in 2023 | CBSSports.com

Niners CEO Jed York: Chargers will be ‘very, very successful’ with Jim Harbaugh as head coach | NFL.com

How Chiefs DC Steve Spagnuolo has engineered another Super Bowl-caliber defense that could be his best yet | CBSSports.com

Dan Quinn: Eric Bieniemy will not be on the Commanders coaching staff | Pro Football Talk

Cowboys’ Jerry Jones doesn’t think Mike McCarthy being in final year of contract will hamper DC search | NFL.com

Nick Sirianni "thrilled" to hire Kellen Moore as Eagles' offensive coordinator | Pro Football Talk

Titans Interviewing Thomas McGaughey For ST Coordinator | NFLTradeRumors.co

Bucs interview former Giants coach Thomas McGaughey for special teams coordinator | Pro Football Talk

Former All-Pro RB Le’Veon Bell to attempt NFL comeback, indicates interest is only in playing for Steelers | NFL.com

Source — Panthers DC Ejiro Evero, most staff returning | ESPN.com

Veteran QB retires after 9-year NFL career, joins Packers coaching staff to work with Jordan Love | CBSSports.com

University of Washington expected to hire Patriots coach Steve Belichick as defensive coordinator | The Athletic

Meet Sam Orji, the NFL IPP prospect whose talent brought Osi Umenyiora to Lagos | ESPN.com

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