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Experts react to QB Davis Webb and DT Dalvin Tomlinson


Media expoerts give their take on the Giants draft picks on Day 2:


With the 23rd pick in the third round (87th overall), the New York Giants drafted Cal quarterback Davis Webb. Here is what the experts are saying about the pick:

"Davis Webb's got a live arm. He drops it in the bucket. Moves well enough, quick release, big arm. He's one of the five quarterbacks where you can make a case in this draft that they can start a game in the NFL and be a quarterback."

"A dogged worker whose numbers (4,295 yards, 37 TD passes) at Cal last year were just a tick below Jared Goff's production a season earlier. Like most of his peers, Webb needs some acclimation time from the spread offense to the NFL, but he'd get plenty of that apprenticing under Eli Manning. Webb might also have a coaching future."

"The first-round hype on Webb earlier this week was hard to figure, but as a sit-and-wait QB in this round, it's a fit. If he turns out to be that Round 1-caliber player, the Giants will have their answer whenever Manning calls it a career."


With the 23rd pick in the second round (55th overall), the New York Giants drafted defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson of Alabama. Here is what the experts are saying about the pick:

"You saw last year what Damon Harrison gave the Giants inside and here comes Dalvin Tomlinson. When I watched the Clemson game this year, Dalvin Tomlinson was the best player on the field for Alabama. Very consistent. Stout at the point of attack. Can give you some pass rush inside and collapse the pocket."

"Grade: A. I love this kid. He is a tough, physical player who loves the game. That is a hit."

"New York always favors deep talent on its defensive line, and Tomlinson certainly checks that box. The Giants also had a need after Johnathan Hankins' recent defection to the Colts."

"Tomlinson helps New York fill the void left by the departure of Johnathan Hankins in free agency. Tomlinson will add immediate depth on the interior and help make sure the Giants continue to be stout defending the run. They were tied for third in rush defense in 2016."

"By taking Evan Engram in Round 1 (a pick that drew an A-minus grade here), the Giants sort of pushed themselves out of the early O-line market. This was a good range for the D-line, however, and the Giants needed help there after losing Johnathan Hankins. Tomlinson is a big, difficult-to-move body for the middle."

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