|"We have to draft this player because he can do X,Y, Z." "No, we should select that player because he can do A, B, C."|
These are the debates that will be waged in front offices across the National Football League in the coming days and
weeks, up until commissioner Roger Goodell steps in front of the podium at Radio City Music Hall.
In our new "Make the Case" web series, we look at the selection/analysis provided by two NFL Draft Experts and ask you, the fans, to weigh in on which player you would like the Giants to select if available at #12
In their latest mock drafts, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks projected the Giants to select wide receiver Mike Evans out of Texas A&M at No. 12, while ESPN's Mel Kiper had the Giants selecting tight end Eric Ebron out of UNC.
By Bucky Brooks, NFL.com* (selected 2/28)
Adding Evans to the mix would give Eli Manning a big-bodied receiver to target in the red zone. With vivid memories of Plaxico Burress terrorizing NFC East opponents in his hey day, Jerry Reese could make a wild-card selection to help his quarterback get back on track.
By Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN.COM* (selected 3/13)
Eric Ebron is an ultra-athletic pass-catching tight end. He can split out as well with his hand in the ground. He gets up to top speed very quickly and consistently separates from linebackers and safeties. He explodes in and out of the break point. He has a couple drops on tape but he also has produced some wow grabs. He isn't a dominating run-blocker. He tries to position and wall-off and the results are mixed.