People often try to grade professional sports drafts immediately after they’re done. It’s easy to just play armchair general manager the next day. The NFL team that drafts the most popular players from teams with the largest college football fanbases, get the highest draft grades. No one is giving a team an A+ to a team that drafts an offensive lineman from Idaho.
Since the 2017 NFL season kicks off this week, it’s time to look back at an older NFL Draft and redraft based on how well the player has played in the NFL.
This list isn’t “pick the top 32 players and list them from best to worst” redraft. I try to factor in what the team needed in 2010. I’m not going to pick the St. Louis Rams drafting Rob Gronkowski first overall, cause the team didn’t even have a quarterback to throw to him.
Which players would be taken in the first-round in a ‘redrafted’ 2010 NFL Draft?
JPP since went MIA and didn’t report to the Giants for the entire training camp. He didn’t need to show up since he never signed the franchise tag contract. The contract is still on the table, but New York could basically refuse to pay him if they put him on the ‘Non-Football Injury” list. If he missed the entire season while on the list, they wouldn’t have to pay him a dime. Also, the time accrued while on the list doesn’t count towards the player’s pension plan.
There are still questions about the shape of JPP’s hand. Every report gets worse and worse. How many fingers does he have left?
The only big news from the New York Giants this offseason came from a freak, stupid accident. Jason Pierre-Paul rented a U-Haul van and filled it full of fireworks. He then somehow nearly blew off his hand during the process of lighting said fireworks. I saw pictures of his hand and it looked a lot like this (don’t worry, it’s not the actual picture).
Even thought JPP will miss some time this season, I still like the Giants a lot. Trust me, I would have loved to put a ‘Manning Face’ picture in this post, but since I expect them to take a big leap forward this season, it sadly didn’t fit the narrative.
Why do we love the Giants this season?
Here is the 2015 NFL team preview for the New York Giants.