The Giants should look to add safeties in the draft. Is Virgi

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The Giants should look to add safeties in the draft. Is Virgi

Postby panxing18 » Thu May 09, 2019 3:21 am

nia’s Juan Thornhill in consideration?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015 , Week 17NFL Draft2019 NFL DraftThe Giants could look to Juan Thornhill to replace Landon CollinsNew,72commentsThe Giants should look to add safeties in the draft. Is Virginia’s Juan Thornhill in consideration?ESTShareTweetShareShareThe Giants could look to Juan Thornhill to replace Landon CollinsJeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Giants need help throughout their defense. The pass rush gets the most attention because their defense had the second-fewest sacks in the NFL in 2018. But the defense needs an infusion of talent at every level, and finding help in the secondary should help them convert more of the (high number of) pressures their defense generated into sacks. They will need help at cornerback, but they will also need help at safety. The Giants seem to have a checklist of traits they are looking for in their safeties, and after a good career at Virginia and a great workout at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Juan Thornhill might just check enough of them to intrigue New York. MeasurablesProsGood size for the position. Experienced playing in the slot, tackle box Giants Customized Color Rush Jerseys , and as a free safety. Good ball skills when the pass is in the air.Flashes an explosive closing burst.Former cornerback. ConsAtrocious tackling.Often takes inefficient angles. Instincts are a question.Can be manipulated by offensive motion and misdirection.Can be tentative close to the line of scrimmage. Shows some lower-body tightness in coverage.Prospect VideoWhat They’re Saying - Jon Ledyard (The Draft Network - Scouting Report) Does He Fit The Giants?Given that Thornhill plays safety, has experience at cornerback, and has played all over the Virginia defense, he is a good fit for what the Giants need and want to do with their secondary. In theory at least. The problem is that there is a discrepancy between what you expect from him based on his experience and athletic traits, and what you see from him on the field. Perhaps Thornhill will play faster, more soundly, and up to his athletic potential with more development at the position. But New York Giants T-Shirts , as the Giants learned with Curtis Riley, those transitions are easier said than done. On the field, Thornhill has severe issues with tackling, consistently lowering his head and taking his eyes off the ball carrier and leaving his arms behind in favor of a shoulder-check. The result is that even when he causes the ball carrier to go down, he usually gives up yards after contact -- and that’s if the offensive player doesn’t dodge him completely and keep on his way. Thornhill also takes too many questionable angles, or can fall for offensive misdirection, often finding himself out of position and hiding his athleticism. But he does have impressive athleticism , particularly for a big safety. He outperformed most of the cornerback class in many drills and is legitimately explosive in a straight line. He struggles with stiffness to in tight coverage, but that explosiveness shows itself when closing on the ball from good position in zone coverage. The Giants will likely need at least one safety before the start of the 2019 season, potentially a pair of them. Thornill checks a lot of their boxes, but he is not without risk. His tackling and stiffness in coverage could lead to leaky yardage, but the team could also see his athletic upside and ball skills and believe they can develop him. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have re-signed Pro Bowl placekicker Aldrick Rosas.The Giants didn’t disclose contract details Thursday in announcing the signing of the exclusive rights free agent.After an inconsistent rookie season, Rosas hit 32 of 33 field goal attempts and 31 of 32 extra point attempts. His .970 percentage on field goals was a franchise record and just slightly behind NFL leader Robbie Gould New York Giants Hoodie , who made 33 of 34 attempts.Josh Brown set the previous Giants’ record in 2015 at .938.Rosas finished with 127 points, tying Ali Haji-Sheikh for the fifth-highest total in team history. His 32 field goals were three less than the team single-season record shared by John Carney (2008), Jay Feely (2005) and Haji-Sheikh (1983).Rosas made his final 19 field goal attempts, the second-longest streak in club history. Brown made 29 in a row bridging the 2014-15 seasons.The 24-year-old Rosas also made the longest field goal in Giants’ history last season, a 57-yarder against the Chicago Bears. Haji-Sheikh held the previous record of 56 yards.

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