T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Giants go through whole draft without taking a tight end

Giants tight end Adrien Robinson practices during team

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If you thought the Giants’ pre-draft talk about not needing a flashy new tight end from this year’s crop of incoming players was a smokescreen, well, the joke is on you. Because seven picks later, the Giants still have the same four largely unproven players at the position (although they do appear to be signing undrafted free agent Xavier Grimble from USC, the official announcement of which will...

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10 years later, Eli Manning still at the center of the Giants' draft

2004: ELI MANNING Drafted: 1st round, No. 1

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Ten years ago he was the headliner of the Giants’ draft. This year, Eli Manning still had a strong impact on the decisions that were made. His physical status four weeks removed from ankle surgery and the urgency with which the Giants are giving him weapons to return to glory were two key matters this weekend.

First, the players that were added.

“We’re trying like heck,” Jerry Reese...

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A look at the first-rounders the Giants will face in 2014

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, center, poses

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I always have the same reaction whenever something big and newsy takes place:

How does this affect me?

Following that way of thinking, let’s take a look at the first round of the draft from last night through the prism of what it means to the Giants. Obviously they made their pick, but many of the teams on their schedule made picks as well. So here’s a look at what kind of first-rounders...

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Eric Ebron on dropped passes: 'Big whoop!'

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron is tackled

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So, Eric Ebron … about those drops?

“I do not drop too many passes,” the tight end from North Carolina -- and, some people seem to believe, future Giant – said at the NFL’s Play 60 event in New York on Wednesday. “I had a rough sophomore year, yeah. I learned a new system. My junior year I only dropped four passes out of 63. Big whoop!”

It became a bit of a bigger whoop when he dropped...

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So you want to go to the Draft?

Eli Manning, a quarterback from Mississippi, holds a

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There are two ways to get to the NFL Draft. The first is to be genetically gifted as one of the most athletic human beings on earth, work hard to chisel your body into shape, play anywhere from two to four years of college football at an incredibly high level, and get yourself invited by the Commissioner to sit in the green room and wait to hear your name called.

The second way is much easier....

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Eight is enough . . . for Giants to rebuild

Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Louisville Cardinals looks

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If the Giants lose tonight, the big question will no longer be how low the team can go. It will be how low should they go?

At 0-7, the season would ostensibly be over and it would be time to start planning for the future. That means the 2014 draft. And while there will undoubtedly be “competition” for the top pick in that selection process with the Jaguars and the Bucs, the two other winless...

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