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New York Giants hope Ryan Nassib never plays for them

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06:31 PM ET 04.27 | One of the more surprising picks in the NFL Draft this weekend came when the New York Giants spent a fourth round pick on Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib. The reason for the head scratching when it comes to this pick, is the fact that Eli Manning is nowhere near being pushed out of his job as the Giants starter, so spending a fourth rounder on Nassib made little sense. When you strip the pick down to its guts, the move was simply to provide Manning with a young backup he can coach up and New York can potentially trade for a higher draft pick in a few years. It's just like flipping a house, if Nassib fails it's not going to bury the Giants but the Matt Flynns, Alex Smiths and Matt Schaubs of the world have the Giants thinking about future investment. That's likely the reason that as soon as Nassib was drafted, Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he hopes Nassib never plays for his football team.

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April 28, 2013  07:25 AM ET

Another moronic comment by fansided--- completely missed the point made by Jerry Reese -- anyone with a few brain cells knew what he meant by saying the G-Men want Eli to be playing for many more productive years--- this kid is for down the road-- not for right now. Once again, Fansided misses the point...

April 28, 2013  08:15 AM ET
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Another moronic comment by fansided--- completely missed the point made by Jerry Reese -- anyone with a few brain cells knew what he meant by saying the G-Men want Eli to be playing for many more productive years--- this kid is for down the road-- not for right now. Once again, Fansided misses the point...

Of course you are right. Also, consider this, a fourth round back up QB , assuming he is useable,saves you between $1 and $3 million off your cap every year. The cost of a veteran back up is not cheap. I believe Orton, the best bak up out there with the cowboys, is a $3 million cap hit.

April 28, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Low risk, high reward.

April 28, 2013  08:28 AM ET
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Low risk, high reward.

My only problem with it is this: You have to put him on your 53 man roster. Do you carry 3 QBs now until he is ready? YOu cannot put him on your practice squad because he will definitely be claimed by some team. Last year they only carried 2 QBs on the 53. That means now you are short at some other position.

April 28, 2013  08:34 AM ET
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My only problem with it is this: You have to put him on your 53 man roster. Do you carry 3 QBs now until he is ready? YOu cannot put him on your practice squad because he will definitely be claimed by some team. Last year they only carried 2 QBs on the 53. That means now you are short at some other position.

May have to do that. Or if he really impresses in camp, could release Carr.

Eli has proven to be an iron man. Nassib wouldn't see meaningful snaps.

April 28, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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May have to do that. Or if he really impresses in camp, could release Carr. Eli has proven to be an iron man. Nassib wouldn't see meaningful snaps.

My bad. They don't have to game day him, just roster him for a year. You know, I watched him quite a few times, he can play. Tough kid.

April 28, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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My bad. They don't have to game day him, just roster him for a year. You know, I watched him quite a few times, he can play. Tough kid.

Yeah, that too.

I liked the Giants thinking here.

April 28, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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Yeah, that too. I liked the Giants thinking here.

They have not drafted a QB since Rhett Bohmer in 2009. Hard to find too much fault with Reese. I do think they did very well with those first three picks. Very well. As far as linebackers still missing, no point taking one just because. Moore is a hybrid anyways.

April 28, 2013  10:03 AM ET

...and of course there's always the possibility of injury. If Eli goes down, Nassib is a nice option to have.

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April 28, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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I never second guess what Reese does, he has a track record.

Absolutely.

 
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