It’s Sunday. Not a football Sunday. It’s Easter Sunday. Happy Easter to everyone that celebrates.
Now on to football, specifically the draft.
As always, feel free to offer up questions on Twitter with the hashtag #GiantsAfterDark, Instagram, Facebook or via email at Jordan.firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to follow along on all social media platforms.Garett Bolles, Ryan Ramczyk and Cam Robinson) either have or will visit. Bolles was in on Monday of this past week and Ramczyk on Tuesday and Wednesday.
But each team uses their Top 30 visits differently. The Giants generally seem to use them on players with question marks -- either injury, attitude or off the field. This last-minute visit allows them to get a little more information on players they aren't certain about several weeks before the draft. Most of the prospects they're interested on for the first round are relatively clean and their evaluation on them is firm.
Also, don't put it by a team to bring in players as a decoy. It happens.
Jeremy Maclin in the 2009 draft, until it fell through at the last minute. Still, considering the odds, I would bet against a trade (either up or down) of the 23rd overall pick in the first round.
O.J. Howard could be available at 23. It may not be a slam dunk that he's drafted as high as most seem to expect. Remember, only one tight end (Detroit's Eric Ebron) was selected in the Top 15 picks over the past 10 drafts. And you think the Lions would like a redo with Odell Beckham Jr.being selected two picks later?
Tyus Bowser and running backs Alvin Kamara and D'Onta Foreman. Bowser is more of a 3-4 outside linebacker. That's why there isn't much buzz with the Giants. From what I've ascertained they're lukewarm on Kamara and Foreman. Kamara doesn't have the proper value to the Giants at 23 and will likely be gone before they pick again. If Foreman hangs around until late in the third round, then he could an option. Otherwise unlikely on all three.
Jay Bromley and Robert Thomas on the roster, it seems the Giants are looking for another run-stuffing tackle. Bromley and Thomas are more shoot-the-gap defensive tackles. Another run-stuffer is their more pressing need right now both to play alongside Damon Harrison on run downs and as Harrison insurance. Don't be surprised to see the Giants look that way in the second or third-round of the draft. Maybe then a player with Odrick's skillset becomes a more serious option.