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Did Gettleman drop any hints about the draft at his press conference?

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#1 hepcat



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

I think Gettleman's comments regarding "having big men...to protect the QB" leads us to believe there will be an O-Lineman drafted in the first round. And I think that's a fantastic idea. With a QB like Cam Newton in place, you can win games just by protecting him.

The stats don't really reflect how much Cam was under pressure this season because of his ability to elude the rush. Cam was hit 67 times and sacked 36 times. There really isn't a statistic to show how many times Cam ESCAPED the rush, so those numbers should be much higher. Compare those numbers to Arizona, who had a combined 97 hits and 58 sacks on their QB's. (source: nfl.com stats)

I have a strong feeling that the 1st round draft choice in 2013 will be offensive line, based on Gettleman's comments.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

the draft starts on April 25 dude.

think about it.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

Nothing I heard said they were going to draft an O linemen versus find one in free agency or go another direction. In fact when discussing the cap situation which will have to be addressed much earlier than the draft, he said it was too soon to say anything and he had lots of work to do.

It is ridiculous then to assume that he will be in a position to even be looking at the draft at this point or be dropping hints on who is going to available at 14. People who want one player or the other will always look to find a glimmer to support what they want to happen. Good way to be set up for disappointment down the road.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Yeah the comment about protecting the QB made me think we will draft Oline 1st or 2nd round.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

I think it will be WR or OL, protection or weapon for Cam.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

This early, there are no hints to drop.

You can glean some general info about his philosophy, but we're a long way from having a draft board.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

Cam holds onto the ball too long. He needs to learn to throw it away more. That is one of the reasons he gets hit so much in addition to needing an o line up grade.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

Picking at 14 doesn't give us any idea that he will go OL. There may not be one left that has enough value.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

Well I think one of the things the Giants did very well was put together a very good (deep too) oline with very little blue chip talent. They were smart about bringing in free agents that could hold their own and play while not requiring superstar money.

I don't think we'll necessarily go Oline in the first round, but it will be our top priority this offseason whether that means beefing up in the draft, free agency, getting guys off the waiver wire or off other team's practice squads.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Dion Jordan in the first, Oline in the second. If he follows the Giants philosophy. You can never have enough pass rushers. And before any of you say hes a 3-4 olb, many have said with a little added weight he could be a beast of a 4-3 defensive end. And I agree.

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