And with the #29 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft, the New York Giants Select...

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                       Maryland WR Darrius Heyward-Bay

ChiefsFan90s with the pick...

I have talked to a lot of Giants’ fans, and others. Through these conversations; it was brought to my attention two things.

First, under Jerry Reese, the Giants have drafted for need at the draft; not for the best player available.

Secondly, the Giants top two needs are WR and LB. My mind was set on one of for LBs before a couple of days, Brian Cushing being my first choice, followed by Clay Matthews, then James Laurinitis, and Larry English if the other three were already taken. If they were gone, it was going to be Larry English. However after my top 3 choices were grabbed up, and I started to do some research on English, and Darrius Heyward-Bey. From my conclusion, they both fit the needs at both positions well, but after seeing Toomer was gone for good, with the legal problems Plax is having, the Giants going down hill last year after Plax left, and with none of their other young WRs stepping up, as of yet; receiver is a bigger need for the Giants than linebacker, where they have Michael Boley, Antonio Pierce, and Mathias Kiwanuka. Plus English is better suited for the 3-4 defense as a DE, anyways.

Even though there is a chance of stud WR Plaxico Burgess coming back to the Giants next year. Jerry Reese has to assume the worse will come, and he will never be in the NFL again. While Amani Toomer must assume the worse, as well, with the Giants not resigning him. So who will be the Giants starting WRs this year? Derek Hagan? Domenik Hixon? Mario Manningham? Sinorice Moss? Steve Smith, (The less famous one.)? Maybe for the #2 WR spot, but not as the #1.

While the Plax situation is going on; the Giants draft Maryland WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to replace Plax as Eli Manning’s #1 receiver, or as Manning’s future #1 receiver, if Burress can get himself out of trouble which does not seem like the case.

Darrius numbers were not all that great at Maryland, and offense that did not do a lot on offense, but that has not stopped him from being a 1st Round talent. (Stats in College at Maryland) He has good size at 6’3” and 206 pounds, ran scouts away with his fast speed of 4.29 at the 2009 NFL Combine, and great strength benching 16 at the Combine, though. He needs to work on his route-running, consistency, and will sometimes have mental lapses, if he is going to be forced into the Giants’ starting lineup, but with the Giants true identity being a running team; he will be fine.

Previous pick: OT Eben Britton

Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

On the clock for tomorrow: Tennessee Titans (Lvl. 99) and Arizona Cardinals (THE_TRUTH)

Click over for the schedule and current draft results.

Pick Round 1 Selection Date Community Approval
1 Detroit Lions - UCrawford LB Aaron Curry Weds. March 10th Forgot to do a poll
2 St. Louis Rams - Lanier63 OT Jason Smith Monday, March 16th 67%
3 Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88 OT Eugene Monroe Monday, March 16th 56%
4 Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel DT B.J. Raji Tuesday, March 17th 46%
5 Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway WR Michael Crabtree Tuesday, March 17th 37%
6 Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic OT Andre Smith Weds., March 18th 43%
7 Oakland Raiders - mushin WR Jeremy Maclin Weds., March 18th 38%
8 Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns WR Percy Harvin Thursday, March 19th 29%
9 Green Bay Packers - JasonM DE/OLB Everette Brown
Thursday, March 19th 68%
10 San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch QB Matt Stafford Friday, March 20th 61%
11 Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread LB Rey Maualuga Friday, March 20th 50%
12 Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose DE Brian Orakpo Monday, March 23rd 58%
13 Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade T Michael Oher Monday, March 23rd 64%
14 New Orleans Saints - cmpotter CB Vontae Davis Tuesday, March 24th 46%
15 Houston Texans - ChiefsDude CB Malcolm Jenkins Tuesday, March 24th 61%
16 San Diego Chargers - Helmets DE Tyson Jackson Weds., March 25th 58%
17 New York Jets - NJChief QB Mark Sanchez Weds., March 25th 77%
18 Chicago Bears - Holmeslice QB Josh Freeman Thursday, March 26th 28%
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory DT Peria Jerry Thursday, March 26th 45%
20 Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford DE Aaron Maybin
Friday, March 27th 54%
21 Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717 TE Brandon Pettigrew Friday, March 27th 60%
22 Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56 WR Hakeem Nicks Monday, March 30th 53%
23 New England Patriots - connerman RB Chris Wells Monday, March 30th 43%
24 Atlanta Falcons - RedNose LB Clay Matthews Tuesday, March 31st 53%
25 Miami Dolphins - shraggyj LB Brian Cushing Tuesday, March 31st 73%
26 Baltimore Ravens - Ben S CB Alphonso Smith Weds., April 1st
27 Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary LB James Laurinaitis Weds., April 1st
28 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717 OT Eben Britton Thursday, April 2nd
29 New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s WR Darrius Heyward-Bay
Thursday, April 2nd
30 Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99
Friday, April 3rd
31 Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH
Friday, April 3rd
32 Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33
Monday, April 6th

 

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