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2018 POD mock draft: New York Giants select Bradley Chubb

With the second overall pick in the POD Community Mock Draft, the Giants select...

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The New York Giants are on the clock and the top quarterback in the NFL Draft is off the boards. Acting general manager Levy’s Beard selected Sam Darnold for the Cleveland Browns with the first overall pick.

Now, it’s Ira Inept’s turn, hoping not to live up to his screen name. With the second overall pick the Giants have selected defensive end Bradley Chubb out of NC State. here’s Ira Inept with the rationale for the pick:

Going into the offseason pundits following the Giants list these positions as focal points for their GM, David Gettleman: QB, RB, OL, and CB.

Josh Rosen would love to sit and learn behind Eli Manning” and does not want to be selected by Cleveland, preferring a more established team…

I’m worried that Rosen is a head-case--literally

Two strikes for me: prima donna attitude and concussions. The other QB named Josh (Allen) has size and a great arm, but his accuracy numbers are a bit off from what I would expect from a guy playing against defensive juggernauts like Air Force and San Jose State. Someone once told me, “It doesn’t matter how many arrows you have in your quiver. If you can’t aim, you’ll never hit the target.” I think this Josh is going to look impressive winding up and throwing the ball until it lands into an opposing DB’s sticky fingers. I love Baker Mayfield’s story, but not certain it will translate to NFL success. Sam Darnold? He’s off the board.

Gettleman overpaid for Nate Solder. So, we can scratch OT off the list.

Next: Running back. Eli still has enough in his throwing arm to hand the ball off to a great RB like Saquon Barkley, but the Giants can find a backfield contributor in the second or third rounds.

That leaves me with two choices: One of the rangy DBs, Fitzpatrick or James or a defensive end. The Giants trading Jason Pierre-Paul to the Bucs for a third-round and swapping fourth rounders leaves me with only one option, edge rusher. The best player at that position, and maybe the Draft, is Bradley Chubb. At 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, he’s considered by analysts as the No. 1 player in this draft. His size, speed, quickness and production are rare. A 9.38 RAS places him between former players like Justin Tuck (9.3) and Willie McGinest (9.48). His 53 TFLs and 26 sacks places him as the No. 1 all-time leader in Wolfpack history, dethroning Mario Williams. By reputation, he’s a solid character and has passion for the game.


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