NFL analyst Mike Mayock held court for a good half hour, and frankly, he's just about all talked-out. This draft can't get here fast enough.
Mayock said he thought RGIII would have more immediate success than top pick Andrew Luck because "he's got more help surrounding him"
Mayock said he likes Syracuse's Chandler Jones "better than any of the defensive ends." Jones is suddenly an hot commodity. His rise could not come at a better time.
Asked why he thinks Jones is the best DE prospect, Mayock said "two years from now he's going to be 280 lbs and he's gonna be a son-of-bitch."
In regards to the Giants drafting last, Mayock said "they have to let the draft come to them...take the best player available at that point. It's not like they have to take a tight end or anything there. (Giants' TE coach) Mike Pope has done a good job with mid-to-late round picks."
Speaking of tight ends, I spoke with Stanford TE Coby Fleener, (see video below) who is surely on the Giants' radar. He said he would love to be a Giant.
Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill, who has been climbing up the charts this week, told me that he's prepares to start right away, regardless of what critics have said.
"I want to compete." Tannehill said. "Whatever team takes me, I want to make it difficult for them not to play me."
Georgia tackle Cordy Glenn is as big as advertised. He said he had no preference which team selected him, which will be high in Round One..."I'm just taking in the moment" he told me.
USC tackle Matt Kalil is as laid back as they come. He knows he's going early. He said he was more of a college football fan than an NFL fan growing up. The only team he really follows is the Carolina Panthers, the team his brother, Ryan, plays for.
When asked which part of his game (pass-blocking or run-blocking) was his strength, he said, "both." But he followed that up with, "there's always room for improvement."
Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower is built like an old-school LB. He's bigger than most of the LBs the Giants have and he would make an nice addition to any team's run defense, including the Giants'. Don't forget the Giants have some tough rushing teams on their schedule this season.
LSU CB Morris Claiborne is a solid kid. He is going to be an excellent corner in this league. I asked him who he models his game after (sorry, folks its Darrelle Revis) but did give kudos to former LSU star Corey Webster.
"Corey's my man. He texts me like every other day," Claiborne said. Too bad they can't have daily conversations in person in the future as Claiborne figures to be gone in the first hour to tonight.