With the New York Giants being Super Bowl champions, and the season in the rear view mirror, I will use this weekend to rank all positions heading into next weeks NFL combine in Indy.
Today we begin with the QB’s and WR’s. It is safe to say that the Giants are set at one of the two positions, but wide receiver is a position that could be upgraded in the draft.
They could lose Manningham to free agency, but besides the last drive of the Super Bowl he was average at best. He constantly bobbled catchable balls and was unable to get any YAC when he did haul one in.
QB’s1. Andrew Luck – He finished 2nd for the Heisman twice by throwing to TE’s & FB’s, enough said.
2. Robert Griffin III – More of a pocket passer than he gets credit for, but his thin frame scares me.
3. Kellen Moore - High IQ and a proven winner. He is a better Andy Dalton, yeah he’s that good.
4. Nick Foles – 6’5”, 240lbs, A+ arm strength, but he wasn’t able to will his teams to victory… Good NFL QB’s have that trait.
5. Ryan Tannehill – Overrated! Think of Gabbert last year, athletic QB with little pocket presence and a knack for losing big games.
6. Russell Wilson – He could end up being the steal of the draft. In the right system he can do great things in the NFL with his skill set. Baltimore may want to take a long look at him.
7. Brock Osweiler – 6’8” QB that wasn’t very liked by his University, sound familiar? He and Ryan Mallet share a lot of similarities. If he gets a shot he will take advantage of it.
1. Justin Blackmon – He is an Anquan Boldin clone. He will be the toughest guy on most teams from day one.
2. Michael Floyd – Floyd has the talent, size, and hands to be an elite receiver. He has to show that he has the drive to become one as well.
3. Kendall Wright - Wright has to show that he is a big time receiver and not a product of RGIII.
4. Alshon Jeffery – Well Giants’ fans this is our guy. He is slipping in the draft due to his off year, which was because of South Carolina’s revolving door at QB. He is 6’4” and has clocked a 4.46 40 time. As a 3rd receiver I say that he is a pretty good option.
5. Rueben Randle – This guy has boom or bust capabilities. There is no middle ground with Randle, either he will be Dwayne Bowe or Brandon Lafell.
6. Ryan Broyles – He showed that he was the most important person on Oklahoma’s offense. He could be a dynamic slot player in the league; his hands are the best in this draft.
7. Juron Criner – He’s an under the radar guy from Univ. of Arizona, but he has big time skills. He can be a great 3rd option for teams like GB & NO if they lose wide outs to free agency.