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In Mel Kiper Jr.'s first two-round mock draft, the longtime NFL Draft prognosticator suggests the New York Giants will select a cornerback and linebacker, respectively, with their first and second-round picks.

At No. 19, Kiper projects the Giants to draft cornerback Desmond Trufant from the University of Washington. The 6-foot, 190-pound former Huskie impressed at the NFL Combine, solidifying his status as a first-round talent.

NFL.com compares Trufant to Cardinals cornerback Antoine Cason, praising him for his size, athleticism and short-area foot quickness. However, experts believe he'll have to improve his overall strength on the professional level.

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The Giants have reportedly locked up long snapper Zak DeOssie for the next four seasons. A great move, much like the Steve Weatherford signing. The Giants refuse to let their special teams fall into disrepair. We shall label it the Desean Initiative (a la the great Robert Ludlum).

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The Pro Bowl is back in Hawaii this year after last year's ill-fated experiment to play it in the Super Bowl host city the week before the Super Bowl.

The NFL's version of their All-Star game had been played in Honolulu from 1980-2009 and had become a tradition of sorts. Both fans and players were not pleased with the site change.

Last year's game, played in Miami the week before the Super Bowl, was sparsely attended. The league will continue to hold the game the Sunday in-between the conference championships and the Super Bowl as opposed to the week after the Super Bowl.

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Zak DeOssie has been selected to be the NFC's long snapper in the 2011 Pro Bowl. Falcons coach Mike Smith, who will coach the team, hand picked the Giants' long snapper.

DeOssie will join starter Chris Snee and reserves Justin Tuck and Antrel Rolle as Giants representatives. ?Shaun O'Hara was also voted to the team, but will miss the game due to various ailments.

DeOssie also made the squad in 2008.

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