Re: The Jets......(A thread of laughs!)
posted at 2/24/2014 5:27 PM EST
In response to 42AND46's comment:
Keep going Phillip! You will hit China soon!
Jints...here's a seemingly intelligent post from one of your fellow Giants' fans as to what Jerry Reese should do in the upcoming draft:
This is JR’s chance to pull a 2007 draft out of his hat, because as Mayock said, this is the deepest draft in 10 years. He has a broken offensive line, and fortunately for him this draft class of offensive linemen is incredible. There are starters to be had in the 4th round, without reaching or taking a flyer on a QB in the 4th. This isn’t the time for that JR.
Trade down that 12th for a later 1st round and pick up another in the 2nd and/or 3rd, then grab the very best interior linemen, none of whom is worth the 12th pick. Guard David Yankey at the end of the 1st, then Guard Xavier Su’a-Filo in the 2nd and Center Weston Richburg in the 2nd or 3rd. Bang. Done.
Top draft board interior linemen who will start on day one, and just as importantly, their COMBINED 2014 CAP hit will be about $5M APY. Add Justin Pugh’s $1.8M 2014 CAP hit, and the Giants are shelling out about $7M for FOUR starting linemen, each of whom has every potential for being pro bowl caliber players (I’d like to watch the pro bowl and see 4 NY helmets on the line). Or, go get ONE free agent Guard and pay that same $7M in CAP APY. Baas is hitting the 2014 CAP at $8M. Center Alex Mack would demand $9M.
Available CAP room isn’t the entire issue, but instead what all that cost-avoidance can be applied to… like a top FA Corner opposite Prince, and a top FA WR to replace Nicks, and a top FA TE to replace Myers, and a top FA RB like MJD as is suggested above. Do all that, and the offense is ready to go in 2014. Those rookie linemen will play as well as Pugh played, and that’s good enough for Eli to get it done.