Giants can’t go wrong in NFL Draft if they pass on QB at No. 2

With about one week until the 2018 NFL Draft, early first-round projections are all over the map. For the Giants and new general manager Dave Gettleman, there should be little stress surrounding their No. 2 overall pick. As long as they don’t select a quarterback, they really can’t miss.

I’m not saying it’s a bad quarterback class; there several exciting QB prospects. But quarterback drafting generally is risky, and the Giants don’t need one at the top of this draft.

Gettleman and the Giants should have their choice of at least one of the two best non-QBs in this draft — running back Saquon Barkley or defensive end Bradley Chubb. And if the Browns go quarterback at No. 1 as expected, the Giants could choose either talented player.

When I was an NFL executive, I never wanted to sit in Gettleman’s draft spot, as that would mean my team had a terrible previous season unless we somehow had landed the No. 2 pick via trade. I always wanted to pick at No. 31 or 32 as one of the Super Bowl teams, or at worst in the 20s as a playoff team. At least Gettleman can say he inherited the No. 2 spot as a newly hired GM.

Barkley would add support for Manning, as will free-agent signee Nate Solder at left tackle. And it appears Gettleman and new coach Pat Shurmur want to see what their diva superstar receiver Odell Beckham Jr. can bring to the table before the Giants give him huge money in a contract extension or trade him away.

It’s a good sign that OBJ has reported to the Giants’ offseason program — at least so far. Gettleman and Shurmur know the good OBJ, focused and healthy, can help lead a Giants resurgence at least for this season until his long-term future with the team is determined.

Linebacker: Sean Lee is a stud on the weak side, and Jaylon Smith in 2017 showed he still has some untapped upside for the inside. The Cowboys, however, lost versatile playmaker Anthony Hitchens to the Chiefs in free agency, leaving Damien Wilson as an unappealing next best option, especially given his off-field concerns. Former Packer Joe Thomas is only a depth swing guy. The Cowboys need a Cheap Penguins Jerseys well-rounded starting option, preferably one who can get to the quarterback.

Defensive tackle: Although the Cowboys have some options to support DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford on the edges with recent draft picks Charles Tapper and Taco Charlton and newcomer Kony Ealy, the interior Cheap Online Jerseys lacks pop beyond the disruptive David Irving.

LeBron James was ‘devastated’ by Kyrie Irving’s trade request from the Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving has requested to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the move has “devastated” LeBron James, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said on Pardon the Interruption Friday afternoon. In an article, Windhorst also wrote that James was “blindsided and disappointed” by Irving’s decision to attempt to force his way out of Cleveland.

You know, I’m keeping the language just down the middle in that story, Pablo. LeBron was devastated, from what I understand. Certainly, they had their run ins at times, but he felt an affection and an attachment to Kyrie. Yes, he is only signed for one more year, but he hasn’t made up his mind and Kyrie is signed for two more years. Kyrie was positioned to have his own choice in two years. Really, LeBron thought they were going to come back together and try to beat the Warriors next year. That’s what he’s focused on, that’s what he’s planning on doing.

“I have great respect for Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and I greatly appreciate the discussions we had regarding their organization,” Billups told Wojnarowski. “As I have conveyed before, ultimately I would like to lead a team’s basketball operation and be a part of a successful franchise. But presently, the timing just isn’t right to delve into that role in Cleveland. In the meantime, I will continue to focus on broadcasting and my other business endeavors.”

Another dispute was reportedly a money disparity, per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

The other concern of the Cleveland job is the uncertainty: rumors have Cheap Pro Jerseys been swirling for weeks that LeBron James will strongly consider leaving the team once again when he becomes a free Cheap Online Jerseys agent in 2018.

Ultimately, those two factors were too much for Billups, who will remain in his current role as an ESPN television analyst. Billups is also playing in the Big 3, debuting on Sunday.