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New York Giants news for Tuesday

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

From Big Blue View

  • Giants kick off celebration of 100th NFL season
  • NFL schedule release: Could the New York Giants play in Germany this season?
  • PFF ranks the Giants’ offensive line last in the NFL
  • Why don’t the Giants draft the players you want them to?
  • VIDEO: Giants rookie mini-camp impressions

Other Giant observations

Why Marvin Harrison Jr. and Malik Nabers Were the First Two Receivers Drafted | SI.com

Malik Nabers very much took his pre-draft process as a competition. And so it was interesting to hear over the past couple of days that Nabers was actually on his 30 visit to New Jersey to visit the Giants together with Harrison and Washington’s Rome Odunze (taken ninth by Chicago).

It was there at dinner the night before and through the visit, and it had become a pretty constant theme with Nabers, not just with the Giants. With another team, Nabers wouldn’t refer to Harrison or Odunze by name, and some evaluators took his decision to run a second 40 at his pro day, after clocking sub-4.4 seconds on his first one, as an implicit reference to Harrison’s decision not to do any testing ahead of the draft.

Dive deep into the life of TE Theo Johnson leading up to the 2024 NFL draft

Ranking NFL rookie year impact for non-Round 1 draft picks | ESPN.com

In listing non-first round picks across the league that can make immediate impacts this season, Field Yates of ESPN notes Tyrone Tracy.

Tracy was one of the more unique prospects in the class; after four seasons as a wide receiver at Iowa, he transferred to Purdue for two seasons and became a running back. That versatility gives him a chance to be on the field and deployed early and often, especially amid a thin Giants backfield led by Devin Singletary. Tracy scored eight times last season and averaged 6.3 yards per carry.

One X-Factor That Could Make Each NFL Long Shot a Playoff Contender in 2024 | Bleacher Report

With new additions like pass-rusher Brian Burns and rookie safety Tyler Nubin, the Giants should have a better defense than they had over the last couple of seasons. If DC Shane Bowen can get more out of the defensive roster than Martindale did, New York could have one of the conference’s better units.

Bowen’s 2021 Titans defense ranked 12th in yards allowed and sixth in points allowed. If he can get the Giants to play at a similar level, New York having a game-manager at quarterback could be enough to make another postseason push.

Most underrated player on all 32 NFL teams: Paulson Adebo, Trey Smith and more | PFF

LB Bobby Okereke was everything and even more that the Giants might have hoped for when they signed him as a free agent in 2023. Not only did he play a career-high snap total, but his 1,128 snaps over the regular season ranked second among all linebackers. In addition, his 78.9 overall grade ranked 12th among linebackers.

Your chance to vote on the best play in New York Giants history

32 players to watch at NFL offseason workouts: Stefon Diggs, OBJ and lots of QBs | The Athletic

New York Giants: QB Daniel Jones. A strong rebound both this offseason and regular season is crucial for Jones. He has just one winning season, with more than 24 touchdown passes in a single season just once. In six games last season, he recorded just two touchdown passes and six interceptions. Brian Daboll needs results in Year 3 as head coach, so his patience with Jones will not last forever.

2024 NFL Predictions: Who Will Be This Year’s Breakout Quarterbacks? | The 33rd Team

You can make a strong case that Lock is the better fit in Brian Daboll’s offense, especially after the selection of WR Malik Nabers this year. Lock performed well last season for the Seattle Seahawks when called upon to start, completing nearly 69 percent of his passes for 7.45 yards per attempt. He led a winning drive against the Eagles on Monday Night Football and threw several gorgeous passes to keep Seattle alive in that contest.

Lock is only 27 and seems like a much more mature player than he was in Denver. And with Jones likely to miss all OTAs, mini-camp and potentially training camp, Lock will have plenty of chances to play with the first team.

Around the league

Dan Quinn dons unsanctioned Commanders shirt as future of team’s stadium discussed on Capitol Hill | The Athletic

Commanders’ rookie Johnny Newton to have surgery on left foot | ESPN.com

Cowboys eager to see Trey Lance in preseason | Pro Football Talk

Beasts of the East: How rival Cowboys, Eagles stack up after offseason moves | FOX Sports

Eagles sign three draft picks, including third-rounder Jalyx Hunt | Pro Football Talk

Kellen Moore: We’re really excited about Saquon Barkley’s ability to run the football | Pro Football Talk

Chiefs to open 2024 season, title defense against Ravens | ESPN.com

Jets Mailbag: NY attempted to hire Nathaniel Hackett replacement over offseason | SNY.tv

Jets agree to terms with first-rounder Olu Fashanu | Pro Football Talk

Alex Van Pelt will be the “lead guy” in working with Drake Maye | Pro Football Talk

Patriots promote Eliot Wolf to executive VP of player personnel | The Athletic

Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. agrees to four-year, $84.1 million contract | NFL.com

Veteran OLB Bud Dupree signs with Los Angeles Chargers | ESPN.com

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