Three words summed up the 2016 Giants draft class and the way the determination makers in East Rutherford feel—for greater or worse.
almost immediately after the Giants chosen Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard within the 2nd circular of final week's draft, Marc Ross, new york's vice president of player assessment, talked to the media in regards to the selection and why Shepard became the correct participant at that aspect.
Of all his responses and back-and-forth, one three-be aware phrase stood out to me: Basketball on grass.
right here's what Ross said when requested if the Giants' first two picks—Ohio State corner back Eli Apple and Shepard—represent where the league continues to fashion in the passing game.
"or not it's basketball on grass. Guys throw the ball. You want athletes going in space. You still need to block. you've bought to protect. however the more athletes you have got accessible, the better. or not it's now not floor and pound anymore. We throw the ball and lots of teams do this."
all over the lead-as much as the draft process, many (yes, together with me) thought Ohio State working lower back Ezekiel Elliott would make experience for the Giants if he slipped to No. 10. might be he would have. perhaps now not. but from the Shepard pick, to taking Apple at No. 10, to safeguard Darian Thompson within the third circular, to a few years in the past when the Giants took a receiver named Odell Beckham over a look after named Zack Martin, this Giants front office basically believes basketball on grass is how to win.
So, for the entire debates and arguments (together with on this week's speak is low cost podcast) about correct preserve and correct handle and linebacker, it be finally not of relevance to the people making these picks.
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With a pretty good point look after (Eli Manning during this analogy), the Giants have the shooters and finishers (protecting the basketball thread going) to make Ross and Jerry Reese's idea technique work.
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