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Giants Now: NFL comparisons for draft prospects


Matt Miller's top draft prospects

With the 2021 NFL Draft still over two months away, draft boards are likely to look a lot different by the time April 29 comes around.

But now that the Senior Bowl is in the rearview mirror, Matt Miller of has released his initial list of top prospects in this year's draft class.

Here is what Miller had to say about the top draft prospects, along with his NFL player comparisons for each prospect:

1. QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

"He's Trevor Lawrence. Best QB I've ever evaluated."

Player Comp: None, rare

2. OT Penei Sewell, Oregon

"Elite athlete with ++ lateral movement and awareness."

Player Comp: Jason Peters

3. OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern

"Smart, savvy, easy mover with ++ footwork and poise."

Player Comp: Joe Staley

4. WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama

"Silky route-runner, awesome hands, big strider is faster than his 40 time."

Player Comp: Reggie Wayne

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah updated his ranking of the top 50 prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft for the final time before the start of the draft.

5. WR Ja'Marr Chase, LSU

"Powerful, physical route-runner with big play consistency."

Player Comp: faster Michael Thomas

6. TE Kyle Pitts, Florida

"Gigantic catch radius, 50/50 monster, offensive weapon."

Player Comp: Mike Evans

7. WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

"Home-run speed, YAC god, elite burst."

Player Comp: Tyreek Hill

8. QB Zach Wilson, BYU

"Big throws, ball flies off hand, holds def. with eyes, ++ mobility."

Player Comp: taller Kyler Murray

9. LB Micah Parsons, Penn State

"Rare athlete at his size, EDGE/LB versatility, defensive weapon."

Player Comp: Jaylon Smith

Osi Umenyiora crashes Super Bowl LV interviews

Osi Umenyiora hasn't played in the NFL since 2014 and currently lives in London, but he has become a ubiquitous figure in the current hype week leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl LV.

The pandemic has forced the media crush that traditionally descends on the game's host city – this week it's Tampa – to interview the players and coaches of the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers remotely. And Umenyiora, the former Giants defensive end who was a two-time Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowler, has become a Zoom invader.

He has called into the group interviews of a former teammate (Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul), former coach (Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who first held the same position with the Giants in 2007-08) and the player he tormented in a pair of Super Bowl victories against New England (Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady).

From The Vault: Giants repeat history vs. Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI

Super Bowl week is here, which means we will be looking back at some of the Giants' fondest memories from the biggest game of the year.

Exactly nine years ago from Friday, the Giants took on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. This game served as a rematch of the franchises' meeting just four years earlier, a game in which the Giants defeated the 18-0 Patriots in Super Bowl XLII thanks to a dominant defensive effort and a miraculous throw and catch from Eli Manning to David Tyree.

Manning completed 75.0 percent of his passes on his way to throwing for 296 yards and a touchdown in this game, while Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 72 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. On the other side of the ball, Justin Tuck sacked Tom Brady twice while Chase Blackburn recorded the only turnover of the game with a fourth quarter interception as the Giants once again defeated the Patriots, 21-17.

Check out the video below to re-live the Giants' victory over New England in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.


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