Brandon Jacobs may have played his last game with the team and Jake Ballard may be lost for the entire season with an injury. The Giants could look to surround Eli Manning with even more weapons in 2012.
1. Trent Richardson – Trent is the most polished running back to enter the draft since Adrian Peterson. He plays faster than his 40 time would indicate and his tough style is perfect for the NFL.
2. David Wilson – Wilson kept V-Tech relevant the past few seasons. He knows how to hit a whole and would fit perfectly in a zone scheme.
3. Lamar Miller – Miller’s numbers will shine in Indy, but his consistency is the problem.
4. Chris Polk – Polk is the strongest runner in the draft. He can provide the Giants with a tough downhill runner if they opt to go that way in the 2nd round.
5. LaMicheal James – I have James higher than many people. He reminds me of Darren Sproles because of his skill set and productivity. I would like to see the Giants move up in the third round to select him.
6. Doug Martin – Martin had good stats at Boise State, but Kellen Moore took a lot of pressure off of him and the competition was lackluster.
7. Isaiah Pead – Pead showed his skills at the senior bowl and he could be a good change of pace back in the NFL.
1. Ladarius Green – Green led the NCAA in receiving yards by a tight end and yards per game by a tight end in 2011. He is also 6’6” and runs a 4.6 forty. He is amongst the new breed of tight ends, similar to Jimmy Graham and Jermicheal Finley.
2. Dwayne Allen – Allen is a good athlete that had a good year at Clemson. Clemson’s freshman receivers took away a lot of his targets, but he still made an impact in all of their games. Every time I see him though I worry about his frame, he'll probably look like Alge Crumpler in 3 seasons.
3. Coby Fleener - Fleener is used to beating double coverage and being the #1 target. He is the most balanced TE in the draft.
4. Orson Charles – Charles is living off of potential. He didn’t show up game in and game out for the Bulldogs this season.
5. Micheal Egnew - A very friendly tight end system helped him in college and his hands are amongst the best of the group.