NFL  > New York Giants  > Fracdaddy14's 2012 New York Giants Mock Offseason
February 24, 2012, 07:53 AM
Welcome to Fracdaddy14???s New York Giants Mock Offseason. I'm sure you don't recognize my name, but I'm a long time GMEN's fan. I have had a lot of conversations with fellow GMEN fans and have come up with some ideas. Using Cap Numbers along with draft projections and possible free agents, I was able to assemble what I feel is another Super Bowl-Caliber team. Using current cap numbers and projections, the potential Giants team consists of 53 players at a salary number of $115,155,147. Last year???s cap was $120 million with this years expected to be close to $125 million.

PLAYER- POS-CAP NUMBER

PLAYERS WHO ARE SIGNED AND EXPECTED TO SEE:
Eli Manning, QB
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB
Brandon Jacobs, RB
Da???Rel Scott, RB
Henry Hynoski, FB
Victor Cruz, WR
Jerrel Jernigan, WR
Hakeem Nicks, WR
David Baas, OL
William Beatty, OL
Kevin Boothe, OL
James Brewer, OL
Chris Snee, OL
Marvin Austin, DL
Chris Canty, DL
Linval Joseph, DL
Mathias Kiwanuka, DL
Jason Pierre-Paul, DL
Justin Tuck, DL
Michael Boley, LB
Mark Herzalich, LB
Greg Jones, LB
Jacquan Williams, LB
Prince Amukamara, DB
Kenny Phillips, DB
Tyler Sash, DB
Corey Webster, DB
Lawrence Tynes, K
Zak DeOssie, LS

FREE AGENTS WHO I EXPECT TO RE-SIGN/SIGN:
David Carr, QB
Devin Thomas, WR
Bear Poscoe, TE
Dave Tollefson, DL
Chase Blackburn, LB
Bruce Johnson, CB
Derrick Martin, DB
Terrell Thomas, CB
Steve Weatherford, P
Visanthe Shiancoe, TE
Anthony Collins, OL
Ben Grubbs, OL
Howard Geen, DL
David Hawthorne, LB
Richard Marshall, DB

TRADE SCENARIO:
After Matt Flynn and Peyton Manning sign, and Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin are drafted, it???s likely one of the two No. 3 Canidates (Ryan Tannenhill and Brock Otsweiler) will be available at No. 32. I predict one team, likely the Browns or Seahawks will attempt to trade up to get their QB around the Giants pick. This happens often, see mortal enemies Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn. Giants trade their No. 32 draft pick and Osi Umenyiora to Brown/Seahawks 2012 2nd Round pick and a 2013 1st Round Pick.

2012 DRAFT PICKS:
Orson Charles, TE (2nd Round- Traded Pick)
Harrison Smith, DB (2nd Round)
Ryan Broyles, WR (3rd Round)
Quentin Saulsberry, C (4th Round)
Nate Potter, OT (4th Round- Supplemental)
Cliff Harris, CB (5th Round)
Tank Carder, LB (5th Round- Supplemental)
Darrell Scott, RB (6th Round)
Patrick Edwards, WR (7th Round)

FINALLY, YOUR 2012 NEW YORK GIANTS ROSTER:
QB- Eli Manning
- Backups- David Carr
RB- Ahmad Bradshaw
- Backups- Brandon Jacobs, Da???Rel Scott, Darrell Scott
FB- Henry Hynoski
WR- Hakeem Nicks
WR- Victor Cruz
- Backups- Ryan Broyles, Jerrel Jernigan, Devin Thomas, Patrick Edwards
TE- Orsen Charles
- Backups- Visanthe Shiancoe, Bear Poscoe
C- David Baas
RG- Chris Snee
LG- Ben Grubbs
RT- James Brewer
LT- William Beatty
- Backups- Quentin Saulsberry, Kevin Boothe, Anthony Collins, Nate Potter
DT- Linval Joseph
DT- Chris Canty
- Backups- Marvin Austin, Howard Green
RE- Jason Pierre-Paul
LE- Justin Tuck
- Backups- Mathias Kiwanuka, Dave Tollefson
MLB- Chase Blackburn
SLB- David Hawthorne
WLB- Michael Boley
- Backups- Jaiquawn Williams, Mark Herzalich, Greg Jones, Tank Carder
SS- Kenny Phillips
FS- Richard Marshall
- Backups- Harrison Smith, Tyler Sash, Derrick Martin
CB- Corey Webster
CB- Terrell Thomas
- Backups- Prince Amukamara, Cliff Harris, Bruce Johnson
K- Lawrence Tynes
P- Steve Weatherford
LS- Zak DeOssie

PUP:
Jake Ballard- TE
Travis Beckum- TE

So, what do you think?
February 24, 2012  10:39 AM ET

I forgot to add due to character limits, I restructured Jacobs and Cant and cut D.J. Ware, Ramses Barden, Jim Cordle, David Diehl, Mitch Petrus, Spencer Paysinger, Clint Simtin, Chad Jones, Brian Witherspoon

February 24, 2012  11:04 AM ET

WhatTheFrac Daddy?

February 24, 2012  11:07 AM ET

They let Diehl, Grant and Goff all leave?

February 24, 2012  11:58 AM ET

Diehl had a bad year, and at $4 million, he's too expensive. Goff is a FA, and is replacable. Grant is aging and, like last year, will look for a better offer than Giants will offer until possibly the last minute. At that point, it may be too late.

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February 26, 2012  12:54 PM ET

Why would they trade Osi Umenyoira on draft day? I've got to think that, Umenyiora out of the deal, the Giants might be able to trade for a 2nd-rounder and a 2012 2nd-or-3rd-rounder as well. They could easily deal him otherwise for a 2nd-rounder, I've got to imagine.

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February 27, 2012  12:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Why would they trade Osi Umenyoira on draft day? I've got to think that, Umenyiora out of the deal, the Giants might be able to trade for a 2nd-rounder and a 2012 2nd-or-3rd-rounder as well. They could easily deal him otherwise for a 2nd-rounder, I've got to imagine.

I believe, straight up, they can get a 2nd Rnd from teams like Browns, Seahawaks, or Bills. They may trade before draft day, but, remember, the 1st Round is now a full day before Rnd 2 and later rounds. Reese can wait to the 1st Round is over to trade Osi for a 2nd Round. A team like the Seahawks or Browns could panic and try and get their QB with the Giants no. 32. A future 1st in 2013 would likely be top 10 from either team.

 
February 28, 2012  06:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I believe, straight up, they can get a 2nd Rnd from teams like Browns, Seahawaks, or Bills. They may trade before draft day, but, remember, the 1st Round is now a full day before Rnd 2 and later rounds. Reese can wait to the 1st Round is over to trade Osi for a 2nd Round. A team like the Seahawks or Browns could panic and try and get their QB with the Giants no. 32. A future 1st in 2013 would likely be top 10 from either team.

My question was, why wait until draft day to trade him? And as a package deal with a draft pick? I didn't iterate all of my thoughts on it, sorry.

In this league, coaches and GMs just can't get enough of the pass rushers. Osi Umenyiora is a pass rushing talent on a team that has a whole lot of it. The big market and demand for Umenyiora can and will drive up the trading price past what it is really worth. I believe that, if the Giants sweetened the pot a little bit with their 2nd round pick (maybe even their third*), they could land a pick in the first round. (*depending on where in the first round this pick is)

In terms of a 4-3 team that needs a defensive end, here are my most likely potential landing spots:

- Jacksonville. Do I really need to explain this one? No. Just a sad team in every single non-MJD way.

- Cincinnati. I like them in the contest to sign Mike Wallace if the Steelers can't retain him. But if they miss on Mike, they could definitely swing for Umenyiora if they wanted to. They have the cap room and could certainly stand to make the upgrade. Plus, come on - it's not like the Bengals are short on draft picks (Thanks, Oakland!)

- Chicago. If they don't land V-Jax, they'll probably have the cap room to pull this off. Julius Peppers and Osi Umenyiora as the starting defensive ends? Scary.

- Tennessee. They need to get pass rush from somewhere.

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