With the 77th installment of the NFL draft now officially in the books, seven new faces?excluding UDFA?s?join the defending Super Bowl champs hoping to accomplish the same feat in 2012. While all of the Giants? draft picks can?t be pegged as surefire starters in the fall, they are sure to have an impact over the next five months as roster sizes are cut from 90 to 53.
Here?s how the newest class of rookies fit in:
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By Dr. Bill Chachkes-Executive Editor-Football Reporters Online-special contributor to Giants Football Blog
Well the scouting combine is finally over, and there is an awful lot to digest yet, but here is some of the happenings you can think about from now until the NFL Draft In April.
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BY ANTHONY S. CARILLO-Contributing Writer/Reporter/Football Reporters Online
1. Blaine Gabbert-Missouri 6? 4?? 236 lbs 4.62 40 Junior
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Sure, it's not like the old days, but what is..? Army is no longer a national football power and Notre Dame has been slipping, but that has not tempered any of the excitement here in the New York City area.
The game will be televised on NBC, but that has not deterred fans from buying tickets, which are in high demand this week.
This week, that all took a backseat when 20-year-old student Declan Sullivan, a team videographer, was killed when the scissor-lift he was filming from was toppled by high winds.
Many are pointing to Kelly, who made the decision to practice outdoors during a wind storm.
As reported earlier Tuesday by SNY.tv, Georgia Tech granted St. John's officials permission to speak with Hewitt about its coaching vacancy.
"They've asked for permission and permission has been granted," said Georgia Tech spokesman Mike Stamus.
Despite a published report?to the contrary, St. John's AD Chris Monasch has not contacted Jeremy Foley, his counterpart at Florida, for permission to speak with Donovan, a St. John's spokesman said.
"I am very happy here, and we have a very good team coming back next season," Donovan told Lenn Robbins of the Post in a text message. "St. John's has a great tradition, and I have great respect for that program."
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Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior, is a captain on both the football and basketball teams. As a safety, he holds more than a dozen Division I scholarship offers in football and said he has narrowed his list to Stanford, NC State, Maryland, UConn and North Carolina.
He will also serve as a hall proctor for the second year in a row, and this year he opted to join the Peer Leadership Program. Oh, and he maintains a 3.7 grade point average, too.
**ON THE NEED TO WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN FOOTBALL
"It would be nice. It would certainly be nice if we won a national championship. I think every conference would love to do that."
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Texas was second in the poll released Friday, followed by Oklahoma, Southern California, Alabama, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Penn State, LSU and Mississippi.
Texas had four first-place votes, and Oklahoma and Southern California each had one.
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Oklahoma crushed No. 20 Missouri, 62-21, in the Big 12 title game in Kansas City, while No. 4 Florida handled No. 1 and previously unbeaten Alabama, 31-20, in the SEC title game in Atlanta.
Here is a preview of how the major bowls are expected to play out:
Turner Gill's Buffalo team hammered previously unbeaten Ball State, 42-24, in the MAC championship game Friday night in Detroit. Somewhere David Letterman is not laughing.
Ken Hoffman, Executive Director of the MOtor City and International Bowls, had said Thursday that a matchup between an unbeaten Ball State, No. 12 in the BCS standings, and a Rutgers team on a six-game winning streak would be appealing in Detroit.
A three-way tie between Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech atop the Big 12 South standings forced the league to use its fifth tiebreaker, best BCS rating, to determine which team will play Missouri on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
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Mark Sanchez -- USC QB threw four TDs when Trojans routed Ohio State -- again -- on a national stage on Saturday night. This is the third straight time Ohio State has been embarrassed in the big game, including two flops in the national title game.