TGI Handles The Draft: Rounds 2 & 3

The Giants have all seven of their own picks in the draft. So far, they have not traded any away or received any from trades. The compensatory picks have not been announced yet; we are unsure if they will receive any or, if they do, what round they will be.

Round Two – We are hoping to get our MLB in round one, be it Rolando McClain or Sean Weatherspoon; however this does not completely solve the needs at LB. We would not be opposed to getting another LB in this round. We want to get faster and more athletic at LB than what they had with Antonio Pierce and Danny Clark. We are also looking to improve at DT. Here are some players we would consider in round two: Daryl Washington, LB, TCU; Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia; Ricky Sapp, DE/OLB, Clemson; Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt.

Of this group the one we like best is Daryl Washington. At the Combine he was 6-2 and 230 and he ran a 4.6 forty. Most impressive was his quickness, agility and athleticism. He may be the quickest LB in this draft. He can play sideline to sideline. His coverage skills are excellent. He would not have any trouble covering backs and TEs. He has good football knowledge as well. We really like what he brings to the table and we believe he would be a great fit for the Giants at outside linebacker.

Round Two: Daryl Washington, LB, TCU

Round Three – We got two LBs in the first two rounds and now it's time to start looking at other positions like DT, CB and OL. Some players we would consider in this round are Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale; Chris Cook, CB, Virginia; Selvish Capers, OT, West Virginia; Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas; Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson; and Syd'Quan Thompson, C, California.

We would consider WR Jacoby Ford in this group because he is very fast and he would be an upgrade to the return game, but we probably wouldn't spend a third round pick on a player who would be strictly a returner. We think an OT should be considered strongly because when they move David Diehl inside and Will Beatty replaces him they will still need to replace Kareem McKenzie. The two players we really like are Chris Cook and Jared Veldheer. Cook is a big corner at 6-2 and 212. He has very good speed; he ran a sub 4.5 forty at the Combine. He is a physical corner and we like his toughness. He is very good in run support. In the right scheme Cook would be an asset. Veldheer is from tiny Hillsdale in Michigan. He is truly one of the small college sleepers in this draft. At the Combine he was 6-8 and 312. He has very good 10-yard speed and he has very good agility and quickness for a big man. He played in the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game and looked very good. In order to consider any Division Two player he must dominate at that level and Veldheer did. We know Veldheer is green, but the Giants have an excellent line coach in Pat Flaherty and we would trust him to coach up Veldheer. The ceiling for Veldheer is very high.

Round Three: Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale

Sabo's summary:

2. Daryl Washington, LB, TCU
3. Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale
4. Art Jones, DT, Syracuse
5. Amari Spievey, CB, Iowa
6. Nate Byham, TE, Pittsburgh
7. Matt Tennant, C, Boston College

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