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Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
Big Blue United Official 2014 Giants Draft Board
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  • 1. BIG BLUE UNITED: OFFICIAL 2014 GIANTS’ DRAFT BOARD
  • 2. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 1st ROUND (Pick 12) Full Prospect Table of Contents Round 1 Giants Prospects: 1. Jake Matthews (OT, Texas A&M) p. 4 2. Zack Martin (OT, Notre Dame) p. 4 3. Aaron Donald (DT, Pittsburgh) p. 4 4. Taylor Lewan (OT, Michigan) p. 4 5. Eric Ebron (TE, North Carolina) p. 5 6. Odell Beckham Jr. (WR, LSU) p. 5 7. Darqueze Dennard (CB, Michigan State) p. 5 8. Anthony Barr (OLB/DE, UCLA) p. 6 9. Ryan Shazier (OLB, Ohio State) p. 6 10. Marqise Lee (WR, USC) p. 6 Round 2 Giants Prospects: 1. Troy Niklas (TE, Notre Dame) p. 8 2. Jordan Matthews (WR, Vanderbilt) p. 8 3. Louis Nix (DT, Notre Dame) p. 8 4. Donte Moncrief (WR, Ole Miss ) p. 9 5. Ego Ferguson (DT, LSU) p.9 6. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE, Washington) p. 9 7. Weston Richburg (C, Colorado State) p. 10 8. Joel Bitonio (OT/OG, Nevada) p. 10 9. Kelvin Benjamin (WR, Florida St.) p. 10 10. Scott Crichton (DE, Oregon St.) p. 10 Round 3 Giants Prospects: 1. Travis Swanson (C, Arkansas) p. 12 2. C.J. Fiedorowicz (TE, Iowa) p. 12 3. Jarvis Landry (WR, LSU) p. 12 4. Cyril Richardson (OG, Baylor) p. 13 5. Deone Bucannon (SS, Wash St.)p. 13 6. DaQuan Jones (DT, Penn State) p. 13 7. Billy Turner (OT/OG, N. Dakota State) p. 13 8. Antonio Richardson (OT, Tennessee) p. 14 9. Dominique Easley (DE/DT, Florida) p. 14 10. Brock Vereen (SS, Minnesota) p. 14 Round 4 Giants Prospects: 1. Brandon Coleman (WR, Rutgers) p. 16 2. Arthur Lynch (TE, Georgia) p. 16 3. James Gayle (DE, Virginia Tech) p. 16 4. Tyler Larsen (C, Utah State) p. 16 5. Trai Turner (OG, LSU) p. 16 6. Jared Abbrederis (WR, Wisconsin) p. 17 7. Russell Bodine (C/OG, UNC) p. 17 8. Wesley Johnson (OT, Vanderbilt) p. 17 9. Phillip Gaines (CB, Rice) p. 17 10. Andre Williams (RB, Boston College) p. 17 Round 5a Giants Prospects: 1. Adrian Hubbard (DE/LB, Alabama) p.19 2. Seantrel Henderson (OT, Miami) p. 19 3. Shaq Evans (WR, UCLA) p. 19 4. Michael Schofield (OT, Michigan) p. 19 5. Chris Watt (OG, Notre Dame) p. 19 6. Justin Ellis (DT, Louisiana Tech) p. 20 7. Marcel Jensen (TE, Fresno State) p. 20 8. Devin Street (WR, Pittsburgh) p. 20 9. James Hurst (OT, UNC) p. 20 10. Storm Johnson (RB, UCF) p. 20 Round 5b Giants Prospect Summary: 1. Tyler Gaffney (RB, Stanford) p. 22 2. James White (RB, Wisconsin) p. 22 3. De’Anthony Thomas (RB, Oregon) p. 22 4. Justin Britt (OT, Missouri) p. 22 5. Prince Shembo (DE/LB, Notre Dame) p. 22 6. Max Bullough (MLB, Michigan State) p. 23 7. Jay Bromley (DT, Syracuse) p. 23 8. Larry Webster (TE, Bloomsburg) p. 23 9. Shaquil Barrett (OLB, Colorado S.) p. 23 10. L’Damian Washington (WR, Missouri) p. 23 Round 6 Giants Prospect Summary: 1. Kevin Pierre-Louis (OLB, Boston Col.) p. 25 2. Aaron Lynch (DE, South Florida) p. 25 3. Bruce Gaston (DT, Purdue) p. 25 4. Marqueston Huff (FS, Wyoming) p. 25 5. Cody Hoffman (WR, BYU) p. 25 6. Kevin Norwood (WR, Alabama) p. 26 7. Gabe Ikard (C, Oklahoma) p. 26 8. Kadeem Edwards (OG, Tennessee State) p. 26 9. Lonnie Ballentine (FS, Memphis) p. 26 10. Dezmon Southward (SS, Wisconsin) p. 26 Undrafted Free Agents 1. James Wilder Jr (RB, Florida St.) p. 28 2. Kevin Pamphile (OT, Purdue) p. 28 3. George Atkinson III (RB, Notre Dame) p. 28 4. Jonathan Dowling (FS, Western Kentucky) p. 28 5. Cairo Santos (K, Tulane) p. 28 6. Chris Boyd (WR, Vanderbilt) p. 29 7. Dexter McDoughle (CB, Maryland) p. 29 8. Blake Annen (TE, Cincinnati) p. 29 9. Jeff Budzien (K, Rice) p. 29 10. Keith Lewis (CB, Virginia-Lynch) p. 29
  • 3. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 1st ROUND (Pick 12) Round 1 Giants Prospect Summary: 1. Jake Matthews (OT, Texas A&M) 2. Zack Martin (OT, Notre Dame 3. Aaron Donald (DT, Pittsburgh) 4. Taylor Lewan (OT, Michigan) 5. Eric Ebron (TE, North Carolina) 6. Odell Beckham Jr. (WR, LSU) 7. Darqueze Dennard (CB, Michigan State) 8. Anthony Barr (OLB/DE, UCLA) 9. Ryan Shazier (OLB, Ohio State) 10. Marqise Lee (WR, USC)
  • 4. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 1st ROUND (Pick 12) Rank 1: Jake Matthews (OT, Texas A&M) Matthews not only has the NFL bloodlines, but also the toughness and leadership to be a stalwart OT for the next 15 years in the NFL. I do not believe Matthews will drop to the Giants at 12, but I put him at the top of the board, as I believe if he drops to 9th or 10th, Reese may trade up to snag him. Click for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 2: Zack Martin (OT, Notre Dame) Zack Martin might be the safest pick in the 1st round of the NFL Draft after Jake Matthews. Martin can play either OT or OG. If Giants draft Martin as an OG, he could be an instant Pro Bowl caliber guard in the NFL. Snee is likely in his last season and Martin could be his replacement after 2014. Wouldn’t it be nice to replace (arguably) the best OG in Giants history with a player that could be a future All-Pro? Martin is also a 2x team captain. Click for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 3: Aaron Donald (DT, Pittsburgh) Donald has all of the intangible to become an all pro DT in the NFL. The biggest issue that scouts have with Donald is his size at 6’1”. If height is the only negative, it will be hard to pass up on a prospect of his talent. His first step off the snap is off the charts. He has a knack for finding the gaps and using leverage to burst right through them. Donald has fantastic personal and football character. Team captain in 2013. NFL Comparison: John Randle. Click for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 4: Taylor Lewan (OT, Michigan) Lewan will never back down from a challenge. He has a mean streak that has really helped him develop into one of the premiere OT prospects in the NFL Draft. He can play either LT or RT at the pro level. Talent-wise, he could be one of the premiere pass protectors in the league. Lewan does come with some off-field baggae. It has not been determined the severity of his issues, which is cause for concern, but teams will do their homework on him to find out if there will be any issues going into 2014. Click for Full Scouting Report Video.
  • 5. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 1st ROUND (Pick 12) Rank 5: Eric Ebron (TE, North Carolina): Ebron is one of the more gifted TE prospects of the last decade in terms of receiving skills. Ebron is a nightmare matchup wherever he is on the field. His size and athletic ability is through the roof. He models his game after Vernon Davis. Ebron’s favorite player growing up was Giants’ TE Jeremy Shockey, which also coincides with the Giants being his favorite NFL team. The Giants have a clear need at TE and Ebron could fit in Ben McAdoo’s system very nicely. It is clear that his blocking skills need improvement, but if he is willing to put in the work he should be able to become an all-around Pro Bowl caliber TE in the NFL. Click for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 6: Odell Beckham (WR, LSU): The best word to describe Beckham is dynamic. At 5’11” and 198 pounds, Beckham is on the smaller end for a WR. He could be asked to bulk up a little bit as he only benched 7 reps at the Combine. With that said, Beckham passes the eye test. He is a gifted WR that has the potential to be elite at the next level. Every time he catches the ball, he is a threat to score. He has 4.4 speed with incredible vision and agility Click for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 7: Darqueze Dennard (CB, Michigan State): Dennard is the most physical CB in the NFL Draft. He loves man-to-man coverage. Think Richard Sherman with less attitude. He want to be on all #1 WR’s, as he embraces that challenge. Dennard needs to be drafted by a team that plays more man than zone, as he is most effective in man coverage. He had double hernia surgery in college, which is something that will need to be monitored. Dennard could start immediately for most NFL teams.
  • 6. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 1st ROUND (Pick 12) Rank 8: Anthony Barr (DE/OLB, UCLA): Barr is a dynamic pass rusher, 23.5 sacks over the last two years at UCLA. The Giants have been missing a pure pass rusher since Osi Umenyiora left a few years ago. The best two words to describe Barr are powerful & athletic. He ran a 4.41 40 at his Pro Day. Not many athletes can run under 4.5 while over 250 pounds. His burst off the snap is incredible. His biggest weakness, like Osi Umenyiora’s, is in the run game. Barr must improve his skills in the run game to become an all-around DE in a 4-3 defense at the next level. Rank 9: Ryan Shazier (OLB, Ohio State): Shazier has enormous potential. He has incredible speed (4.38 40) for his size (6’1”, 237 pounds). He is a tackling machine, 258 total tackles over the last two seasons at Ohio State. His technique is almost flawless. He has a nose for the ball and is also excellent in the passing game. If the Giants want to cement one of their OLB spots for the future, Shazier is the player to draft. NFL Comparison: Lavonte David. Rank 10: Marqise Lee (WR, USC): This pick is more likely if the Giants trade down in the 1st round. Similar to Jadeveon Clowney, Lee was NFL ready after his sophomore season. He put up 191 rec, 2,864 yards and 25 TDs in his first two years at USC. In 2013, he was plagued by injuries that really hampered his season and still put up 57 rec, 791 yards, and 4 TDs. He has all of the intangibles to be a fantastic WR at the next level. He has great straight-line speed, with impressive vision and agility that make it very difficult for CBs to stay with Lee. His blocking skills are also very good compared to most WRs in the draft. Click here for full Scouting Report Video.
  • 7. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 2nd ROUND (Pick 43) Round 2 Giants Prospect Summary: 1. Troy Niklas (TE, Notre Dame) 2. Jordan Matthews (WR, Vanderbilt) 3. Louis Nix (DT, Notre Dame) 4. Donte Moncrief (WR, Ole Miss ) 5. Ego Ferguson (DT, LSU) 6. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE, Washington) 7. Weston Richburg (C, Colorado State) 8. Joel Bitonio (OT/OG, Nevada) 9. Kelvin Benjamin (WR, Florida St.) 10. Scott Crichton (DE, Oregon St.)
  • 8. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 2nd ROUND (Pick 43) Rank 1: Troy Niklas (TE, Notre Dame): Tom Coughlin’s favorite quality about TEs is reliability. Niklas is arguably the most reliable in-line blocking tight end in the NFL Draft. He also happens to have fantastic hands in the receiving game. At Notre Dame, he was not used heavily as a receiver, but his potential in the receiving game is limitless. There are not many all-around great TEs in the NFL right now, and Niklas as the potential to develop into one of those players. Click here for full Scouting Report Video. Rank 2: Jordan Matthews (WR, Vanderbilt): Matthews might be my favorite player in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has all of the intangibles to be a premiere WR in the NFL. He is the all-time leading SEC receiver in a variety of categories. Most scouts think he isn’t fast enough to be elite, yet he proved them wrong when he ran a 4.46 40 at the Combine. He has big play potential as well, making spectacular catches in coverage and taking it to the house. Matthews could be the most all-around WR in the NFL Draft. Not only do I think he is the safest pick of all WRs in this draft, but in the right situation, he could become a star in the NFL. Rank 3: Louis Nix (DT, Notre Dame): Nix is a big boy (6’2”, 331 pounds). He flashes a rare skillset for a player his size and strength. There are few prospects that have his combination of athleticism, natural power and size. Has the hand strength and initial momentum off the snap of the ball to bully blockers on their heels, showing leverage. Nickname: Irish Chocolate. Click here for full Scouting Report Video.
  • 9. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 2nd ROUND (Pick 43) Rank 5: Ego Ferguson (DT, LSU): Ferguson (6’3”, 315 pounds) most likely would have been a 1st round pick if he stayed at LSU for his final year. He’s a very athletic lineman who is strong at the point of attack. He also has good vision and awareness. He needs to be a more disciplined player as he committed too many dumb penalties at LSU. Ferguson could be a starter in his second year next to Jonathan Hankins and play in the NFL for a long time. Click here for a full Scouting Report Video. Rank 6: Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE, Washington): At 6’6”/262 pounds, Seferian-Jenkins is a matchup nightmare waiting to happen. He doesn’t have great speed, but he more than makes up for it with his fantastic hands and ability to catch the ball in traffic. He also happens to be a very good route runner, which should help him produce immediately at the next level. Something that Tom Coughlin will really like about Seferian-Jenkins is how he improved year-to-year on his run blocking. Red Flag: DUI in College. Click here for a full Scouting Report Video. Rank 4: Donte Moncrief (WR, Ole Miss): Moncrief has great size for a WR at 6’2”, 221 pounds. The biggest knock on him was his speed, and then he came out of nowhere to run a blazing 4.4 40 at the Combine. That is an incredible combination of size and speed for a WR. He generates separation in coverage and also has good awareness as a blocker. He needs to improve his route running and learn to look the ball into his hands, as he dropped more balls than he should have at Ole Miss. Moncrief has star potential in the right system.
  • 10. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 2nd ROUND (Pick 43) Rank 8: Joel Bitonio (OT/OG, Nevada): Everything about Bitonio is solid. He isn’t a similar talent to Jake Matthews or Greg Robinson, but he works as hard as any OL prospect in the draft. He has good size at 6’4”, solid quickness and strength, as well as, a very competitive drive never giving up on a play. He happens to have shorter arms than the average NFL OT, but Giants fans have heard that before and it wasn’t an issue for Justin Pugh. Rank 9: Kelvin Benjamin (WR, Florida St.): Benjamin is the definition of a big play WR. He is very talented, but also very raw. A team that drafts him likely won’t be drafting him to start immediately, as he has to learn his route tree more effectively to become a better route runner. He has tremendous ability to go up and make the big play in traffic. He will likely go higher in the draft more for his future star potential than his current ability. Click here for full Scouting Report Video. Rank 10: Scott Crichton (DE, Oregon State): Crichton has a solid frame (6’3”, 273 pounds). He has good snap recognition, showing initial quickness off the ball. He uses his hands very well, frequently chopping and ripping through opponents’ attempts to latch onto him. Crichton holds up nicely in the running game, showing the power to anchor, as well as lateral agility and balance to string plays out to the sideline. Click here for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 7: Weston Richburg (C, Colorado State): Richburg shares many similarities with Shaun O’Hara. He can come in and make an instant impact on any roster in the NFL. Richburg doesn’t wow you with his play, but he is as solid as they come. Richburg has solid upper body strength to move opposing defenders. He is very durable, not missing a game in his college career.
  • 11. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 3rd ROUND (Pick 74) Round 3 Giants Prospect Summary: 1. Travis Swanson (C, Arkansas) 2. C.J. Fiedorowicz (TE, Iowa) 3. Jarvis Landry (WR, LSU) 4. Cyril Richardson (OG, Baylor) 5. Deone Bucannon (SS, Wash St.) 6. DaQuan Jones (DT, Penn State) 7. Billy Turner (OT/OG, N. Dakota State) 8. Antonio Richardson (OT, Tennessee) 9. Dominique Easley (DE/DT, Florida) 10. Brock Vereen (SS, Minnesota)
  • 12. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 3rd ROUND (Pick 74) Rank 2: C.J. Fiedorowicz (TE, Iowa): Fiedorowicz brings an old-school mentality to the TE position. Like Mark Bavaro, Fiedorowicz has a mean streak. He won’t back down from anything or anyone. He isn’t fast, but when he blocks, he packs a punch. He is a very strong TE that will out muscle opposing defenders in the run game. As a receiver, he has soft hands and solid body control to be a reliable pass catcher. You won’t see Fiedorowicz light up the stat sheet, but he will play a role in all phases of the game, which you don’t see much of in this new age receiving NFL TE era. Click here for full Scouting Report Video. Rank 3: Jarvis Landry (WR, LSU): Landry reminds me a lot of ‘well-dressed’ Amani Toomer. He is a great possession WR, who was the 2013 LSU team MVP. Landry played most of his snaps last year in slot, but he can easily switch to the outside ‘Z’ WR in the NFL in the right situation. He tends to win 50/50 balls even though he is only 6 feet tall. Team captain in 2013. Click here for full Scouting Report Video. Rank 1: Travis Swanson (C, Arkansas): Swanson has the makings of a future Pro Bowl center in the NFL. He has a fantastic skillset and will immediately bring leadership into any locker room. Not many players are 2-time team captains during their college careers, but Swanson has that ‘it’ factor. Click here for full Scouting Report Video.
  • 13. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 3rd ROUND (Pick 74) Rank 5: Deone Bucannon (SS, Washingto State): With a Will Hill potential suspension looming, the Giants could be in need of another safety. Bucannon is one of the most electric hitters in the NFL Draft. At times, it appears as though he is shot out of a cannon. He has tremendous range and ball skills, as he had 6 INTs in 2013. He does need to work on his awareness, as he sometimes gets too focused on the ball carrier and gets taken out of the play by blockers Click here for full Scouting Report Video. Rank 6: DeQuan Jones (DT, Penn State): Jones is as close to a Linval Joseph as there is in the 2014 NFL Draft. Jones is a lane clogger. He has a strong bull rush and collapses the pocket. His upside is very high, as he can flat out dominate at times throughout the game. He needs to improve his pass rush skills, but is a great worker willing to put in the time to improve. Rank 4: Cyril Richardson (OG, Baylor): Richardson is a 6’5”, 329 pound dominant blocker, who has the ability to engulf defenders because of his strength (30 reps at his Pro Day). He has the ability to manhandle smaller lineman because of his size and strength. He needs to improve his endurance and agility, especially if he joins an uptempo offense. Richardson is not a leader. He follows by example, which why the fit with the Giants makes sense. Rank 7: Billy Turner (OT/OG, North Dakota State): Turner has NFL bloodlines. His father Maurice played 5 seasons in the 80’s. The Giants drafted his brother Bryan Kehl in 2008. Turner is a solid prospect, who can play all over the O-Line. He has great size at 6’5”, 315 pounds. Playing at a smaller school, there are concerns that Turner won’t be able to be great against elite competition in the NFL. Turner is very quick off the snap and has great instincts. If drafted by the Giants, I would like see him used at OG, where I believe he will be more comfortable in the long run.
  • 14. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 3rd ROUND (Pick 74) Rank 9: Dominique Easley (DE/DT, Florida): Easley (6’2”, 285 pounds) played as a true freshman in 2010 and gives excellent effort with good leverage. He has had ACL surgery on both knees, which has caused him to drop on draft boards. He is an explosive player who can be a disruptive presence when healthy. Even though he played DT at Florida, I can see him sliding over to DE in the pros. Click here for full Scouting Report Video. Rank 10: Brock Vereen (SS, Minnesota): In 2014, Shane won’t be the only Vereen in the NFL, as talented Minnesota safety Brock Vereen will join him in the league. Brock is not a big safety at 6’0”, 190 pounds. He has a great combination of speed (4.47 40) and power (25 reps on bench press). He has great closing speed and takes very good angles to the ball. His coaches praise Brock for being extremely intelligent and having a high football IQ. Team captain in 2013. Rank 8: Antonio Richardson (OT, Tennessee): Antonio “Tiny” Richardson is the size of a house at 6’6”, 326 pounds. He has the ability to dominate opposing defenders in pass protection. His strength is phenomenal, benching 36 reps at the Combine. His run-blocking is solid, but inconsistent and definitely could use some improvement. He needs to be going full speed for every snap and not take snaps off. Richardson has a lot of potential, but he needs to be 100% mentally ready to put in the work.
  • 15. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 4th ROUND (Pick 113) Round 4 Giants Prospect Summary: 1. Brandon Coleman (WR, Rutgers) 2. Arthur Lynch (TE, Georgia) 3. James Gayle (DE, Virginia Tech) 4. Tyler Larsen (C, Utah State) 5. Trai Turner (OG, LSU) 6. Jared Abbrederis (WR, Wisconsin) 7. Russell Bodine (C/OG, UNC) 8. Wesley Johnson (OT, Vanderbilt) 9. Phillip Gaines (CB, Rice) 10. Andre Williams (RB, Boston College)
  • 16. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 4th ROUND (Pick 113) Rank 1: Brandon Coleman (WR, Rutgers): Coleman has incredible size (6’6”, 225 pounds). His big play potential reminds me of a former Giants WR who made spectacular catch after spectacular catch. No I am not talking about Ramses Barden. Coleman has a very similar skillset to Plaxico Burress. Coleman is also a willing blocker in the run game. He will likely need time to develop as a reliable every down WR. If drafted, I expect Coleman to be used sparingly in his rookie season, but as he develops, he can become a big time weapon for Eli Manning in the red zone. Click for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 2: Arthur Lynch (TE, Georgia): Lynch is the type of player that could thrive in Blue. He has tremendous character and attitude. He is also willing to put in the time to improve his craft to become a starting TE on an NFL roster. Lynch lacks natural athletic ability, but more than makes up for it in the gym, putting a ton of extra work in everyday. He is the type of player that will be first to practice and last out. Lynch is a good blocking TE, and a solid receiving TE. He has the potential to be a very good TE in the NFL for many years. He fits the mold of a Tom Coughlin TE. Rank 3: James Gayle (DE, Virginia Tech): Gayle has experience rushing out of the 3=point and 2-point stance, showing a good burst to cross the face of tackles from either role. He locates the ball quickly and shows solid effort laterally and downfield in pursuit. He has enough burst off the snap to create pressure on opposing QBs. He is a raw prospect that needs to develop his pass rush moves, but he has a lot of ability. Rank 4: Tyler Larsen (C, Utah State): Larsen has family ties to the NFL, as his brother Cody is a DT for the Ravens. He has good initial quickness off the ball and can turn and seal off defenders in the running game, creating effective lanes. He is a bit top-heavy, as a result, strong DTs are able to slip free from his blocks. Rank 5: Trai Turner (OG, LSU): Turner’s biggest asset coming into the NFL is his run blocking abilities. He could be one of the best run blockers in the draft. However, in the passing game he struggles changing directions and defenders too often can elude him in space. His weakness in the passing game is something that can be developed as he grows in the NFL. I like his potential as a middle round OG, with high upside.
  • 17. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 4th ROUND (Pick 113) Rank 6: Jared Abbrederis (WR, Wisconsin): Abbrederis has solid speed for a player that isn’t known for his athleticism, running a 4.5 40 at the Combine. He shows excellent field savvy, tracks the ball well, and has excellent field awareness. He isn’t going to wow teams with his enormous upside, but Abbrederis is the type of player that teams need, as he is very reliable. Rank 7: Russell Bodine (C/OG, UNC): Bodine played Center at UNC for his entire college career, except fro 1 game at OG. Scouts project him to be more suited to play OG at the next level. Bodine is an intangibles player, high physicality and tenacity, as well as, surprisingly athletic for an O-Lineman. Rank 8: Wesley Johnson (OT, Vanderbilt): Johnson is someone that has the ability to play any position on the O-Line. He started at least 2 games at C, OG & OT at Vanderbilt. Best position in the NFL will likely be OG. Johnson is very good in the run game. As he is able to get to the second level of his blocks more often than not. He is also very light on his feet. 2 time team captain. Rank 9: Phillip Gaines (CB, Rice): Gaines has blazing speed, running a 4.38 40 at the Combine. He has many similar qualities to Terrell Thomas with his physicality in press coverage. Gaines is a CB, who should transition well to either a man or zone scheme. He is very good at keeping WRs in front of him to prevent the deep ball, and is always around the ball (42 career pass deflections, Rice record). Rank 10: Andre Williams (RB, Boston College): Williams is a battering ram and is one of the most physical RBs in the NFL Draft. He has fantastic power and leg strength. Having Williams with a big FB like Conner or Hynoski will be very tough for opposing defenses up the middle. Williams’ biggest weakness is in the receiving game. He is a terrible receiving RB. He needs a lot of work to improve that aspect of his game. Williams will be able to come in and immediately be an impact player in short yardage situations.
  • 18. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 5th ROUND (Pick 152) Round 5a Giants Prospect Summary: 1. Adrian Hubbard (DE/LB, Alabama) 2. Seantrel Henderson (OT, Miami) 3. Shaq Evans (WR, UCLA) 4. Michael Schofield (OT, Michigan) 5. Chris Watt (OG, Notre Dame) 6. Justin Ellis (DT, Louisiana Tech) 7. Marcel Jensen (TE, Fresno State) 8. Devin Street (WR, Pittsburgh) 9. James Hurst (OT, UNC) 10. Storm Johnson (RB, UCF)
  • 19. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 5th ROUND (Pick 152) Rank 1: Adrian Hubbard (DE/LB, Alabama): Hubbard has great size at 6’6”, 257 pounds. He can play OLB in the 3-4 or DE in the 4-3 defense. His ability to leverage the edge and defend the run is what makes him a very attractive DE for the Giants. He doesn’t have elite speed, and has areas to improve upon with his pass rush skills, but the arrow is pointing up for Hubbard on his potential to be an all-around DE in a 4-3 defense in the NFL Click here for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 2: Seantrel Henderson (OT, Miami): Henderson came into college as the number 1 OT prospect out of high school. He had a lot of issues with putting in the necessary work to excel. Right now, teams are still unsure of that. Henderson intrigues Jerry Reese as they spent extensive time together after his Pro Day, going over film and talking 1-on-1. In the 5th round, this is a low risk high reward spot to select a prospect of Henderson’s ability. Click here for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 3: Shaq Evans (WR, UCLA): Evans looks the part, as he is a big muscular WR, even though he did not put up a lot of reps on the bench press at the Combine (13). However, he ran a 4.5 40, which was faster than expected. Evans flashes a lot of ability, but needs to catch the ball with his hands, rather than his body. He has the potential to be a solid vertical threat, but needs to be more consistent to be a solid #2 WR in the NFL. Rank 4: Michael Schofield (OT, Michigan): Schofield is a big boy, 6’7”, 301 pounds. His size takes away somewhat from his mobility, as he is sometimes slow off the snap. He struggles at times vs. speed rushers. However, he uses his size to his advantage as it is very difficult for opposing defenders to bull rush him. He is also very solid in the run game. Schofield can play either OT or OG at the next level. Rank 5: Chris Watt (OG, Notre Dame): Watt has a solid frame, 6’3”, 310 pounds. He is a very tough competitor, leaving everything he has out on the field, and plays with a ton of tenacity. Watt is very physical and won’t shy from contact with powerful hands to redirect rushers. He needs to be more aggressive with his hands in pass protection. A concern with Watt is his past injury, where tore his PCL and sprained his MCL in 2013.
  • 20. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 5th ROUND (Pick 152) Rank 6: Justin Ellis (DT, Louisiana Tech): Ellis is a load to handle for O-Linemen at 6’2”, 234 pounds. He has solid vision and awareness to track the ball and to also chase the ball carrier outside. He anchors well at the point of attack. He has a tendency to time passes well, as he swats a ton of balls out of the air. Ellis’ nonstop motor and ferocious demeanor is what makes him a valuable prospect at the next level. He will need to focus on getting his weight under control to play at a high level. He also has room to improve his ability vs. double-teams. Rank 7: Marcel Jensen (TE, Fresno State): Jensen is athletically gifted. At 6’6”, 359 pounds, he has a 35” vertical. With that unbelievable athletic ability, he blocked 4 kicks at Fresno State. He doesn’t have great speed (4.85 40), but he has fantastic hands in the receiving game, and also happens to be a solid and willing blocker in the run game. Rank 8: Devin Street (WR, Pittsburgh): Street is a solid possession WR, who was able to showcase his abilities when former Pitt star Jon Baldwin left for the NFL. Street was the go to WR over the last two seasons for the Pitt Panthers. He shows toughness before and after the catch, coming down with contested receptions and also fighting for every yard. Rank 9: James Hurst (OT, UNC):Hurst has solid size at 6’5”, 296 pounds. He set a record at UNC with 49 career starts. He is light on his feet, while pulling with good awareness to pick up defenders in motion. He does a nice job getting to the second level to take out opposing LBs and DBs. Hurst doesn’t have that ‘wow’ factor, but he is a very solid OT. He reminds me of a smaller David Diehl. Hurst, like Diehl, could make an immediate impact in the right situation. Rank 10: Storm Johnson (RB, UCF): Johnson is a natural runner with very good instincts. He has an impressive burst to attack gaps, as well as, the patience to allow things to develop. He has solid core strength to slip arm-tackles by opposing defenders. His leg strength is one of his biggest pluses, as he always keeps his legs moving. He reminds me of David Meggett in that respect. Johnson’s weakness is in pass blocking, as defenders overpower him more often than not. He needs to improve his leverage as a blocker at the next level.
  • 21. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 5th ROUND (Pick 174) Round 5b Giants Prospect Summary: 1. Tyler Gaffney (RB, Stanford) 2. James White (RB, Wisconsin) 3. De’Anthony Thomas (RB, Oregon) 4. Justin Britt (OT, Missouri) 5. Prince Shembo (DE/LB, Notre Dame) 6. Max Bullough (MLB, Michigan State) 7. Jay Bromley (DT, Syracuse) 8. Larry Webster (TE, Bloomsburg) 9. Shaquil Barrett (OLB, Colorado S.) 10. L’Damian Washington (WR, Missouri)
  • 22. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 5th ROUND (Pick 174) Rank 1: Tyler Gaffney (RB, Stanford): Gaffney is the type of player that thrives on proving people wrong. Scouts said he was too slow and was getting caught from behind on game tape. Not only did he not get caught from behind in the open field, but he ran a 4.49 40, the 9th best time of all RBs at the Combine. He is the type of player that will make you work to bring him down. On many occasions, it would take at least two defenders to bring him down. He also happens to be a very solid pass protector too, giving up his body to keep the QB clean. One area to improve upon is receiving out of the backfield, as there are moments when Gaffney loses focus and drops catchable balls out of the backfield. Click here for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 2: James White (RB, Wisconsin): I love what I saw from White at the Senior Bowl. He proved that he is a solid blocker in the passing game, and can make the first man miss in the running game. He does not have track star speed, but he can outrun defenders when he gets in the open field. He isn’t a RB that will wow you, but because of his intangibles, he should be a solid change of pace and 3rd down back in the NFL. Rank 3: D’Anthony Thomas (RB, Oregon): If the Giants want their own version of Darren Sproles, then Thomas would be the choice. At 5’9”, 174 pounds, he is small but has incredible speed, running a 4.39 40 at his Pro Day. Thomas’ best attribute is his change of direction skills after bursting through holes. Once he gets into the open field, he is difficult to maintain. The biggest issue for Thomas is his durability. He needs to be placed in the right system to be effective. Rank 4: Justin Britt (OT, Missouri): Britt is a big boy at 6’6”, 325 pounds. He has good initial quickness, but tends to have issues after initial point of attack, getting beat by defenders after initial pushback. He has good awareness and is very competitive. He may be asked to play OG at the next level, but can be a future OT if he develops under a good OL coach. Click here for Full Scouting Report Video.. Rank 5: Prince Shembo (DE/LB, Notre Dame): Shembo is a prospect that plays 100% on every snap, but doesn’t have elite speed or agility to take his game to another level. He is a smart pass rusher, that needs to develop his pass rushing skills if he wants to play DE in the NFL. Because of his high energy and willingness to work, he should find a home in the NFL.
  • 23. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 5th ROUND (Pick 174) Rank 6: Max Bullough (MLB, Michigan State): Bullough is arguably the strongest MLB prospect in the NFL Draft. He put up 30 reps at the Combine tied for the most of any LB prospect. He is a player that will be an immediate leader in the locker room, studying tape late into the night, and first in the door the next day. He isn’t a great athlete, but he is tough as nails and will pack a punch on the football field. Bullough was a 2x team captain at Michigan State. Rank 7: Jay Bromley (DT, Syracuse): At 6’3”, 206 pounds, Bromley has a great body for DT in the NFL. He controls the line of scrimmage with solid upper body strength and handles blockers well at the point of attack. For a man of his size, he has good speed in pursuit of ball carriers. He needs to be more consistent in his snap anticipation. Bromley tends to wear down after his initial rush doesn’t work. At the next level, he will work to improve his secondary moves to enhance his games. Rank 8: Larry Webster (TE, Bloomsburg): Webster is one of the most interesting prospects in the entire NFL Draft. His father, Larry Webster Sr., played in the NFL for 11 seasons as a DE. Webster played four years of basketball before playing 1 season at DE in college, in which he had 13.5 sacks. If drafted by the Giants, Webster would likely be best suited to make the transfer over to the offensive side of the ball at TE, given his size (6’6”) and athletic ability. He ran a 4.58 40 at the Combine. This is a low risk/high reward pick. Rank 9: Shaquil Barrett (OLB, Colorado State): Barrett is very aggressive at the point. He is tough and does not shy away from contact. He has great energy, as he has a nonstop motor, never giving up in pursuit. Barrett does, however, need to get stronger, only 16 reps on the bench press. He also needs to do a better job using his hands to fend off blockers. Rank 10: L’Damian Washington (WR, Missouri): Washington has a great combination of size (6’4”) and speed (4.46 40). The potential is very high for Washington, but he needs a lot of improvement in his route running. He also needs to learn to catch the ball with his hands, rather than his body. Washington is a low risk, high reward prospect.
  • 24. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 6th ROUND (Pick 187) Round 6 Giants Prospect Summary: 1. Kevin Pierre-Louis (OLB, Boston Col.) 2. Aaron Lynch (DE, South Florida) 3. Bruce Gaston (DT, Purdue) 4. Marqueston Huff (FS, Wyoming) 5. Cody Hoffman (WR, BYU) 6. Kevin Norwood (WR, Alabama) 7. Gabe Ikard (C, Oklahoma) 8. Kadeem Edwards (OG, Tennessee State) 9. Lonnie Ballentine (FS, Memphis) 10. Dezmon Southward (SS, Wisconsin)
  • 25. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 6th ROUND (Pick 187) Rank 1: Kevin Pierre-Louis (OLB, Boston College): Pierre-Louis is arguably the most versatile and athletic LB in the NFL Draft. At the NFL Combine, he had 28 bench press reps (tied for 3rd of all LBs), 4.51 in the 40 (fastest of all LBs), 39-inch (3rd among all LBs), 10’8” Broad Jump (2nd among all LBs), and 4.02 20-yard shuttle (2nd among all LBs). His best ability might be his tackling ability in open space. Pierre-Louis is an undersized LB, who looks more like a safety. He a leader on the field that coaches can trust to be a good decision-maker. Two time team captain. Click for Full Scouting Report Video. Rank 2: Aaron Lynch (DE, South Florida): Lynch is a 6’5”, 249 pound DE that runs a 4.69 40. He is a very good athlete that is very raw in his pass rush skills. He needs to finish plays more consistently. Too many times over his college career, Lynch would stop pursuit before the play was blown dead. That quality will not fly with Tom Coughlin. Rank 3: Bruce Gaston (DT, Purdue): Gaston has solid size at 6’2”, 308 pounds. He is very strong (34 reps on the bench press). However, his strnegth does not seem to transfer well to the field, as he often doesn’t get proper leverage on the opposition. He has good lateral agility with range to make plays up and down the line of scrimmage. He loves contact and always plays through the whistle. Team captain in 2013. Rank 4: Marqueston Huff (S, Wyoming): Huff is a fast safety, running a 4.49 at the Combine. He does not have great upper body strength, as shown with his 15 reps at the Combine. He definitely looks the part of an NFL safety, but could stand to put on some weight (currently 196 pounds). He is a very fluid player that has the ability to be a playmaker in the NFL. His best asset is his ability on special teams, which will likely get hom playing time immediately as a rookie. Rank 5: Cody Hoffman (WR, BYU): Hoffman is an intangibles player. He does a lot of the little things to help his team win. He is a tough-minded WR with a large catch radius, who is a willing blocker in the run game. He will need to put on some weight at the next level as he has a very slim frame.
  • 26. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - 6th ROUND (Pick 187) Rank 6: Kevin Norwood (WR, Alabama): Norwood is one of the older prospects in the NFL Draft at 25 years old. He has very good speed for the position (4.48 40) with sharp footwork and leverage in his routes. He also has good body control and excellent mid- air adjustments to turn and look the ball into his hands. He is one of the most reliable WR prospects in the NFL Draft. He is a much improved blocker, but still has room to grow in this area. Norwood also needs to improve his ball security. Rank 7: Gabe Ikard (C, Oklahoma): Ikard is a prototypical center, tough-minded, reliable, and smart. He was a four year starter at Oklahoma. He was considered to he a leader in the locker room by his teammates. Ikard is a very hard worker. His biggest issues are in his power blocking and ability to finish blocks. He needs to continue to put in the work to build more muscles and finish plays all the way through. Rank 8: Kadeem Edwards (OG, Tennessee State): Edwards is a 6’4”, 313 pound OG with potential. He is likely going to need a few years to develop his raw ability. He has surprising balance and straight-line foot speed. However, he needs to play with more consistent pad level. He is a raw base blocker who must make significant strides with his technique to get on the field at the next level. Rank 9: Lonnie Ballentine (FS, Memphis): Ballentine has very good size at 6’3”. He is a very fast safety running a 4.39 & 4.45 40sat his Pro Day. He also has a vertical of 38”. Ballentine is a raw safety with a lot of upside, given his physical gifts. He can cover a lot of ground in the secondary. His best chance to play in his rookie year will be on special teams. Rank 10: Dezmon Southward (SS, Wisconsin): Southward has a tendency to attack blockers with little regard for his own safety. He has solid body control and awareness of the sideline. He has good, not great, burst to close. For someone who gives up his body as much as he does, Southward has very impressive durability. He is raw, but he could play a role on special teams and learn the ropes early in his career.
  • 27. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - Undrafted Free Agents Undrafted Free Agents 1. James Wilder Jr (RB, Florida St.) 2. Kevin Pamphile (OT, Purdue) 3. George Atkinson III (RB, Notre Dame) 4. Jonathan Dowling (FS, Western Kentucky) 5. Cairo Santos (K, Tulane) 6. Chris Boyd (WR, Vanderbilt) 7. Dexter McDoughle (CB, Maryland) 8. Blake Annen (TE, Cincinnati) 9. Jeff Budzien (K, Rice) 10. Keith Lewis (CB, Virginia-Lynch)
  • 28. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - Undrafted Free Agents Rank 1: James Wilder Jr. (RB, Florida St.): Wilder Jr. is a freakish athlete and exciting ball carrier. He is an easy prospect to like when you watch him on tape, with his combination of balance, power and speed. The biggest issue with Wilder Jr. is having many run-ins with the law, including getting arrested a few weeks prior to the Draft for a suspended license. Similar to Ahmad Bradshaw, this is the type of draft prospect that will likely fall far in the draft because of his off-field issues. He would be a low risk, high reward UDFA signing. Rank 2: Kevin Pamphile (OT, Purdue): Pamphile is a raw OT prospect that has fantastic balance. He runs a sub 5.0 40 time, making him one of the more athletic OTs in the Draft. He played one year of football in high school before attending Purdue as a DT. He played OT during college, but he still has much to learn. He has the tangibles worth of taking a flier on. Rank 3: George Attkinson III (RB, Notre Dame): Atkinson has a very good combination of size and speed. When he locates the hole Atkinson has the burst to explode through it and break away from the defense. However, he doesn’t possess the lateral agility or balance to make defenders miss in tight spaces. He is worth consideration for the Giants practice squad in 2014. Rank 4: Jonathan Downling (FS, Western Kentucky): Downling has very good range in the secondary. He ran a 4.52 40 at the Combine. He has long arms, which helped him to break up a ton of balls in college. He needs to bulk up quite a bit. Only 8 reps on the bench press, which is embarrassing for a safety. Red Flag: Dowling was kicked off the Florida football team. He has talent but not worth spending a draft pick on him. Rank 5: Cairo Santos (K, Tulane): Santos has a huge leg with a flair for the dramatic. He kicked game-winning FGs in back-to-back weeks in 2013. He made all of his 21 FGs his junior year. Santos is a very consistent kickers.
  • 29. 2014 BBU #GIANTSDRAFT BOARD - Undrafted Free Agents Rank 6: Chris Boyd (WR, Vanderbilt.): A 6’4” possession WR, Boyd sat out 2013 after having issues with the law. He has great work ethic, and uses his size to his advantage in the passing game. He shows good potential as a blacker as well. Boyd has below average speed running a 4.73 40. He needs to improve his route running at the next level to make an impact. Rank 7: Dexter McDougle (CB, Maryland): McDougle is a 5’10 CB, that is a good tackler. He fits in multiple defensive schemes with a nose for the ball. He has solid reaction skills with good balance and agility. Rank 8: Blake Annen (TE, Cincinnati): Annen is 6’4” and 247 pounds. He ran a 4.4 40 at his pro day. He is a decent blocker and is a legit vertical threat in the passing game because of his speed. Annen has a variety of areas to improve upon, specifically route running and use of his hands and awareness in pass & run blocking. Rank 9: Jeff Budzien (K, Rice): Budzien is the most accurate kicker in Big 10 history. He has a very good leg and is very accurate under 50 yards. Rank 10: Keith Lewis (CB, Virginia-Lynch): Lewis is a 5’11” CB that ran a 4.41 40. He played for a small school and is a raw talent, but as an undrafted FA, he is a low risk signing. He is one of the fastest players in the Draft. Not many scouts know a lot about him, but he is a good character player and willing to put in the work.
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