My thoughts on these selections:My guess on their short list with some comments:
T Garrett Bolles
Why we want him- He has very good foot movement skills and a nasty on-field attitude. Could be a good backside pass protector manning the LT position.
Why we don't- Will be a 24 year old rookie. Still has major strength issues (he said his pec was strained so he didn't bench) which is a major red flag when you're an older player. Has issues with players crossing his face and had 17 penalties in his single season of top end college football.
OLB Tyus Bowser-
Why we like him- He has nice measurables and there is a belief Jerry Reese likes to have a rush LB type even though the team plays a 4-3 defense.
Why we don't- Not a particularly effective pass rusher and only a part time off the ball LB
DE Taco Charlton
Why we like him- He would be a nice addition to Vernon and JPP sharing many of the same traits. JPP and Vernon were over worked and adding him would make the NASCAR package go
Why we don't- After locking up JPP and Vernon long term for big money how do you justify a first round pick on another DE?
ILB/OLB Jarrad Davis-
Why we like him- A really great off the ball LB who could play Will and Mike positions. Really athletic and great in coverage
Why we don't- He is an injury waiting to happen. Has a poor injury history and struggles to stay on field
TE OJ Howard
Why we like him- All round great TE
Why we don't- He will be drafted by another team long before the Giants pick
RB Christian McCaffrey
We we like him- A small versatile playmaker who can run the ball, play slot and be a return guy. Tiki Barber with more versatility
Why we don't- With the exception of returner the Giants already have Perkins and Sheppard who can do what Christian can do
TE David Njuko
Why we like him- He is an athletic freak who would add a real receiving threat from the TE position
Why we don't- More potential than production and may not develop into the blocker the Giants like to see in their TEs
T Ryan Ramczyk-
Why we like him- Solid LT prospect who could be an instant upgrade over Flowers
Why we don't- One year wonder, real questions about passion for the game and he hurt his hip requiring surgery after only one season at the top college level
ILB/OLB Haason Reddick
Why we like him- Very athletic and productive undersized DE who is projected to be a 3-4 rush LB
Why we don't- Best suited to the 3-4 rush LB role and has no pass coverage experience
T Cam Robinson
Why we like him- He could be what the Giants hoped they were getting when they drafted Flowers
Why we don't- He could be what the Giants got when they drafted Flowers
Pat Mahomes- the Qb is the trump card. Oodles of talent and seems to have the 'it' factor.
Cam Robinson- has the size/Arm length Giants love. However his feet don't look good and I don't know if his technique will clean up enough to be an above average LT.
Lamp-Hoping for him as he is a near slam dunk to play as a pro bowl caliber OG and RT. But only want him if they also believe he can play above average LT.
Dawkins- Long Arms and 7.3 3-cone. Sick athlete. If he can play LT he needs to be in play at 23.
Jordan Willis- top freak DE of the draft under Garrett. Slightly lighter than what Giants look for but he will be a rotational guy for passing downs.
TJ Watt- Could be closest 'Floyd clone' this draft with maybe even better pass rush ability.
Tyus Bowser- Another guy for that hybrid LB/DE role. With top notch sack to play ratio\
Cunningham-Reese went to see him. just dont know if he offers pass rush upside which is what type of impact Giants usually want from an LB in round 1.
Cory Davis- too much value if he slips.
OJ Howard- stud two way TE from day 1 without the growing pains of the other guys (NJoku,Sheehan etc.)
McAffery- all purpose Tiki Barber like back. Vision, cutting ability,pass catching like a WR. Hes got it all except superior size.