First off, who ever takes what Kiper says seriously, anyway? Not me. Not the Giants and certainly not the readers of this blog, that is for sure. He's been wrong way more than he's been right, so he's just another talking head at this point in history, a parody, a punchline.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports. com gave the Giants a B (READ) and Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk believes the Giants hit paydirt this weekend. ...
"...the Giants’ draft looks solid from top to bottom: After Wilson and Randle, the picks of Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley, Cincinnati tight end Adrien Robinson, Auburn tackle Brandon Mosley, Alabama-Birmingham tackle Matt McCants and North Carolina State defensive lineman Markus Kuhn all appear to be good value where they were selected. The best team in the NFL got better over the last three days."But the guy who really got it right this weekend was ESPN NFC East blogger, Dan Graziano. He understands that this is Eli's time and selection of WR Rueben Randle can turn the Giants' passing game into something historic:
"Nobody in this division does the draft better than the Giants, and it'll be worth remembering that the wide receiver (LSU's Rueben Randle) they picked at the end of the second round was a player they considered taking at the end of the first. Randle is a dynamic talent who now gets a chance to develop behind brilliant and selfless starting wideouts Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz and with the help of quarterback Eli Manning, who has an outstanding record of getting the best out of his receiving targets. Randle could not have been drafted into a better spot for his own development, and he could potentially be an immediate asset for the Giants in the passing game, because he can play the outside spot vacated by free-agent defector Mario Manningham and allow Cruz to stay in the slot position from which he exploded onto the scene in 2011. The Giants managed to combine need picks and value picks at almost every turn in this draft, and their second-rounder may turn out to be their biggest prize."