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Rank Name School Position Rank Name School Position 1 Luke Joeckel Texas A&M OT 2 Eric Fisher Central Michigan OT 3 Ezekiel Ansah BYU DE 4 Barkevious Mingo LSU OLB 5 Dion Jordan Oregon DE 6 Star Lotulelei Utah DT 7 Jonathan Cooper North Carolina OG 8 Dee Milliner Alabama CB 9 Chance Warmack Alabama OG 10 Sharrif Floyd Florida DT 11 Sheldon Richardson Missouri DT 12 Lane Johnson Oklahoma OT 13 Cornellius Carradine Florida State DE 14 Jarvis Jones Georgia OLB 15 Xavier Rhodes Florida State CB 16 Bjoern Werner Florida State DE 17 Desmond Trufant Washington CB 18 Kenny Vaccaro Texas FS 19 Geno Smith West Virginia QB 20 Arthur Brown Kansas State OLB 21 Alec Ogletree Georgia OLB 22 Robert Woods USC WR 23 Johnathan Cyprien Florida International SS 24 Tavon Austin West Virginia WR 25 Keenan Allen California Keep Reading…
The New York Giants’ offseason was filled with negative headline after negative headline: from numerous injuries, to Osi Umenyorias contract, to key FA losses. None seemed to leave a bigger hole at a position than the departure of Kevin Boss to Oakland.
Most Giants fans, including myself, looked to free agency, then the waiver wire for Boss’s replacement to arrive, but no one ever came. Instead, the Giants front office and coaches kept their faith in 2010 undrafted free agent Jake Ballard. I myself had given Ballard a 7th round grade: I thought he could stick as a blocking third TE because of his 6’6″ 280-pound frame. While I had a higher grade than most, I never expected him to be starting in the NFL, let alone contributing in this manner.
Through six game games, Ballard has 15 catches for 273 yards and 2 Touchdowns. On the Keep Reading…