Giants GM On Draft, JPP, Cruz, Right Tackle

Moments ago, Giants GM Jerry Reese told reporters that the team had a “medical meeting” Wednesday night to discuss draft prospects with medical concerns, as’s Dan Graziano writes.

If our doctors say the risk is too high, we won’t take them,” the GM explained.

Here’s more from Reese’s presser:

  • Reese said that the Giants are “open to moving up [and] open to moving back” in the NFL Draft, as Paul Schwartz of the New York Post tweets.
  • Reese says he expects Jason Pierre-Paul to be able to play better this year as he gets used to condition of his hand, Graziano tweets.
  • When asked about the safety position, the GM said, “We’ll see,” (Twitter link via Graziano). The team is hoping a young guy steps up to fill the role.
  • When asked about the Giants’ running backs, Reese said, “I think we have five guys that can play in this league,” (Twitter link via Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News). The Giants have Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams, Shane Vereen, Orleans Darkwa, and Bobby Rainey at running back.
  • When asked about free-agent Josh Norman, Reese gave his standard non-answer, as Vacchiano tweets. “We investigate everything,” the GM said.
  • When questioned about the Giants’ right tackle situation, Reese said: “Sometimes the answer is on your roster” (link via Vacchiano). The Giants currently have Marshall Newhouse and Bobby Hart at right tackle with Ereck Flowers at left tackle.
  • Reese says that anything Victor Cruz gives them is a “bonus,” Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger tweets. He added that the plan is to ‘take it easy with him.’
  • When asked about how much he pays attention to the ages of players in the draft, Reese said, “We’re conscious of players’ ages, but how many play more than four, five years?” (Twitter link via Graziano).
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5 comments on “Giants GM On Draft, JPP, Cruz, Right Tackle

  1. Joe Eggs

    The only things I see with Reese is; 1st he takes injury risks in the draft. This has backfired a few to many times. 2nd he reaches way to often on picks in the draft. This has also backfired in the draft just look at all the players that were busts and held onto to finish the rookie contracts. 3rd his inability to trade down in the draft or trade mid level draft picks for needed help to fix a glaring open position even if it means throwing away the season. 4th he needs to take responsibility for his mistakes and not push them off on everyone under him. After that hes just OK.

  2. rocky7

    Marshall Newhouse and Bobby Hart are not the answers on the right side…they’ll just get Eli killed over 16 games. He should have been swept out when they axed Tom.

  3. Erokv17

    Ya but does anyone see that solid mustache in the back of the cover photo?


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