Thursday, April 08, 2004

90% of his brother?

The Giants are trying to move from the #4 pick overall in the NFL draft to #1 so they can nab Eli Manning, the younger brother of Hall-of-Famer to be Peyton Manning. Eli is 6-4, 220, so he has the NFL height that the scouts want from QB prospects and enough weight to get whacked around a bit. Problem is that the Jints need more than a QB to be, they also need a running back who can hold onto the ball and some OL help. If they stay at #4, the Giants should pick the behemoth Robert Gallery from Iowa. No matter what, the Giants cannot lose too many draft picks because their list of needs (OL, DL, RB, QB) is large. Trading picks is a semi-foreign concept for long-time Giants fans like me because the philosophy of the late GM George Young was to not trade draft picks.

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