New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur are at the NFL Scouting Combine that’s showcased solid efforts from Saquon Barkley and Quenton Nelson.
Many prospects enjoyed great showings at the combine, but two players linked to the New York Giants with the second pick in the draft, Saquon Barkley and Quenton Nelson, stole the show with impressive performances.
Barkley put up a 4.40 40 yard dash time, bench pressed 225 pounds 29 times and wowed the crowd with a 41-inch vertical. His 40 time is faster than what Odell Beckham Jr ran at the combine four years ago (4.43).
— NFL (@NFL) March 2, 2018
Nelson, who is considered the best lineman in this year’s draft, benched 225 pounds 35 times. This is a very impressive feat when you consider offensive guards at last year’s combined averaged 26 reps.
Notre Dame All-American G Quenton Nelson just beasted the bench press at the #NFLCombine 💪
— New York Giants (@Giants) March 1, 2018
We found out this week that Nelson who grew up in Red Bank New Jersey was a fan of former New York Giants center Shaun O’Hara and that the old Giants vet is a fan of Nelson and feels he can be a difference maker (click here to read more).
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Free agent linebacker Jonathan Casillas doesn’t feel the new Giant regime will want him back. Casillas spent the last three seasons with the Giants and amassed 219 tackles. He spoke with Alex Marvez at the Sporting News on where he feels he stands with the Giants (click here to read more).
On Saturday Ian Rapoport reported that the Giants plan to move Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to free safety. He’ll compete with Darian Thompson for the starting job. Many speculated that the Giants would look to cut or trade DRC this offseason since he’s entering the final year of his contract, but now it seems that DRC is in the Giants plans for 2018.
This move should help increase the 13 total interceptions the defense came away with a season ago.
With a new coaching staff and some new schemes, the #Giants are moving pieces around: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is moving to safety, I’m told. He’ll compete with starter Darian Thompson.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 3, 2018
Another Giants cornerback that had a cloudy future with Big Blue following last season was Eli Apple, who too, had been rumored to be cut or traded. But surprisingly, Gettleman seemed optimistic that Apple will be back with the Giants.
Dave Gettleman adds he likes what he heard from Eli Apple. When asked if he’ll be on roster this year: “I hope he shows up April 9” for offseason workouts.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) February 28, 2018