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)
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|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|