One of many things we’ll be waiting to learn on Thursday night is whether or not the Giants will be drafting running back Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick.
Their decision is unlikely to be influenced by the immediate availability of running back Paul Perkins, although there is an issue on that front. Perkins has been sitting out of minicamp this week with his arm in a sling due to a pectoral injury and it looks like he’ll be out a little longer.
On Thursday night, Maccagnan must be more accurate than the highest completion percentage of any of the top quarterbacks he and the Jets have scouted in advance of this big decision.
Game Womens Colt McCoy Jersey Picking a quarterback this high in the draft is a franchise-altering event 鈥?one way or another. The extremes are the Colts taking Peyton Manning first overall in 1998 and the Chargers taking Ryan Leaf one pick later. Jets fans lament a long list of highly touted Fred Lynn Womens Jersey hopefuls who teased but didn’t work out 鈥?from Browning Nagle to Mark Sanchez.
Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, gregarious, combative and colorful with the media (which makes him Maccagnan’s opposite), boldly told reporters last week that when a team is picking as high as the Giants at No. 2, he expects that player to one day be wearing the gold jacket as a Hall of Fame inductee.
Anderson has backed up Cam Newton since the Panthers starter entered the league in 2011. He’s appeared in 25 games over that span and made four starts with the last starts coming during the 2016 season.
Whether Anderson returns or not, the Panthers could draft a quarterback this week to develop as an alternative option at Newton’s backup moving forward.
Will need time to adjust to pro game, and some question his arm strength and eacapability, but he did throw 92 TD passes in a spread system, and he has size, smarts and character.
A poor man’s Jimmy Garoppolo. He doesn’t have the big arm that’s gonna push it deep or vertical, says Joe Marino of NDT Scouting, but he can keep an offense on schedule and hit throws in rhythm.
Authentic Youth Noah Syndergaard Jersey He throws well on the move, he’s got a big arm, but his decision-making needs improvement, he needs mechanical adjustments so that he can stay on top of the ball better so it doesn’t float on him, Marino says.