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Fact or Fiction: Draft day trade likely?

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The Giants are more likely to trade up than down in this year's draft. *

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JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction - **To move up within the top ten can be very expensive as team's often target premium players they believe will be future stars. It would cost the Giants a lot of assets in either players or picks to move up, therefore it would be far more likely to move down a few spots and pick up an extra pick while still getting a player of a comparable skill.

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DAN SALOMONE: Fiction - *Jerry Reese and company always play it close to the vest, so it's tough to say one way or another. But picking just inside the top 10 this year could make it an attractive option for teams wanting to jump up for an impact player. *The toughest road venue on the Giants' 2015 schedule is the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction -Since I don't know when the Giants will be playing Buffalo and Minnesota, I can't say that New Orleans will be the toughest road venue. If those games, both outdoors, get played in December, all bets are off. The Saints are also in a rebuilding process and this could be a down year for the team.

DAN SALOMONE: Fact -The Saints had a down season in 2015, but still, no one wants to play them in New Orleans, especially in a primetime game. The Giants are 3-7 all-time in the building and have lost the last four meetings. The Saints have outscored the Giants by exactly 100 points in the 10 meetings.

Michael Strahan's single-season sack record will be broken within the next five years.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction -22.5 is too high of a number to predict anyone to match or improve upon in the next five years. With quarterbacks getting rid of the ball

quicker and quicker, despite the increased number of passes, sacks are harder to come by.

Players are getting close. Jared Allen in 2011 and Justin Houston in 2014 came up a half-sack short in their respective attempts, and J.J. Watt just became the first player in NFL history with multiple 20-sack seasons. Meanwhile, quarterbacks are dropping back to pass more than ever. I think it happens soon.

Ndamukong Suh is the best player who changed teams this year that the Giants will face in 2015.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fact -Suh might be the best defensive player in the league, so it would be tough to find someone who is a better player that changed teams. Darrelle Revis would be in the conversation, as would Brandon Marshall, both going to the Jets. LeSean McCoy with the Bills would be on the list, as would Greg Hardy with the Dallas Cowboys and DeMarco Murray on the Eagles. Suh still wins the crown.

DAN SALOMONE: Fiction - It's close between him and fellow perennial All-Pro Darrelle Revis, but I'm going with the cornerback. Revis, who is back with the Jets after winning the Super Bowl with the Patriots, comes off his fourth All-Pro season and sixth Pro Bowl selection. He can completely take players out of the passing game, which opens up pressure from the front. The Giants will see a lot of high-profile players in new uniforms this seasons, and he'll be the toughest.

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