Giants GM Dave Gettleman is planning to meet with Giants scouts and present significant changes in the team's scouting and draft operations, reports the New York Post.
Gettleman, a former Giants personnel executive who returned following the firing of Jerry Reese, will change the way players are graded, how scouts are assigned, and how they assemble the draft board, according to The Post.
A source told The Post that "everything" will be changed. "Nothing's going to stay the same," the person said.
"We're gonna have what I call a philosophical and method shift on how we operate, yes,'' Gettleman said to The Post. "The philosophy is the way of looking at players, and the method is how we set up the draft board.''
Gettleman is believed to be emphasizing passion, desire, and mechanics instead of just talent, according to The Post.
"Putting your focus on different things, the board is gonna look very different,'' Gettleman said. "It's actually something I learned in Carolina. There's an old saying: Every man is my equal, in that I may learn from him. These guys taught me a different way of looking at it - not how to evaluate, not how to do it philosophically, but just a different way of setting up a board, and I think it's terrific.''
Gettleman's new changes will allow the team to see "not only a vertical view but also a horizontal view as well" when it comes to comparing players on the draft board, he said.
Among other anticipated changes include a system of checks and balances within the team's scouting operations in order to fully examine players who might be rated lower but could have potential to play well in the NFL, according to the Post. "My goal here is to just to do a better job to improve the evaluation process, to make it more concise, make it more clear as to the types of players we are looking for and we want to draft,'' Gettleman said.
The Giants will have the second overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.