Apr 30, 2007

Still very busy

but trying to sum up everything -

The Yanks dropped two of three to Boston. I really don't even know that much right now, only that on Friday: Matsuzaka had control problems, Mo got lit up, and the Yanks blew the lead; Saturday: Jeff Karstens broke his leg on a line drive on the first pitch and was replaced by Kei Igawa who pitched a gem, and Mo finally saved a game; Sunday: Wang gave up two HRs and sometime during the game cracked a fingernail in half.

And I missed the whole NFL Draft! It's one of my favorite sporting events of the year. Unsuprisingly, Jamarcus Russell went first overall to Oakland. However, Detroit made an interesting choice by taking wide receiver Calvin Johnson second overall when they've selected receivers in three of the previous four drafts.

The Giants took Texas cornerback Aaron Ross with the 20th overall pick. I don't love the pick but he could turn into a steal. WR Dwayne Jarrett was available, as was DT Alan Branch and LB Paul Posluszny. I wouldn't have necessarily taken those guys ahead of Ross, but I wouldn't have minded those picks either. An added quality that Ross has is his kick return ability, an area in which the Jints desperately need an upgrade.

In round 2, a very good pick: Southern Cal wide receiver Steve Smith, who is a solid possession guy. Brian Leonard was also available then, which would have been another solid pick.

I'll add some of my own scouting reports sometime soon, after sifting through the countless video of Big Blue's picks.

Surprisingly, the Giants didn't take a running back until round 7. I guess management feels confident with Big J and Reuben Droughns. Also, no offensive lineman until late on day two. Expect Grey Ruegamer or Guy Whimper to start on the O-line this season (or a trade). Eli will have more weapons but less protection. An interesting year ahead...

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