are holding in what looks for all the world like yet another lost season [url=http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-kerry-wynn-jersey]Kerry Wynn Jersey[/url] , is that they could get an heir to Eli Manning out of it.Now, Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports is reporting that Oregon’s Justin Herbert is expected to bypass the 2019 NFL draft and return to school for the 2019 season. LaCanfora says: So far, Herbert has played his way to the top of the 2019 quarterback chart, and is in line to potentially be the top pick in the draft. After the Giants passed on a quarterback to select Saquon Barkley, many Giants fans hoped that the team would be able to use their (likely) high 2019 draft pick on Herbert and secure a likely successor to Eli Manning. Coaches around the Pac-12 respect Herbert. Speaking with Yahoo Sports, One defensive coordinator, speaking with Yahoo Sports, compared him to Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold, and says that he is that caliber of prospect, if not better.In the same report, former Oregon DC Nick Aliota told Yahoo Sports that Herbert reminds him of Andrew Luck. Raptor’s thoughtsIn a vacuum, I actually like hearing this. One of my main draft philosophies is that quarterbacks should take every second of college eligibility they have. While there is the business side of things, where they could wind up losing money by not capitalizing on a strong season, I believe they have much more to gain as a player. They will come in to the NFL with that much more experience having seen more games, teams, schemes [url=http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-curtis-riley-jersey]http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-curtis-riley-jersey[/url] , and players. Also, there is the simple fact that the human brain doesn’t finish maturing until sometime in the early 20s, and a senior or red-shirt senior QB will likely be more mature upon entering the league. In many ways, it behooves a quarterback — and his NFL team — to come out later rather than sooner. It was one of the (many) things I liked about Baker Mayfield, and going back a bit, Russell Wilson. More subjectively, it does throw a monkey wrench into our speculation on the Giants’ draft plans. If Herbert goes back to school, along with Nick Fromm and Tua Tagovailoa becoming draft eligible, it likely makes the 2020 draft class an amazing one. However, the 2019 class is significantly weakened. There are players at other positions, such as Nick Bosa (who withdrew from Ohio State to focus on rehabbing his core injury and preparing for the draft), or Alabama left tackle Jonah Williams who could be significant, and immediate, boosts to the Giants roster. However, fans might have to wait for the team to spend a high draft pick on a quarterback. The 1-7 New York Giants travel across the country Monday to play the 2-7 San Francisco 49ers. Which means the national Monday Night Football audience will be subjected to teams with a 3-14 record who are playing out the season only to determine NFL Draft position.Let’s look at some of the numbers that matter heading into the matchup.1 and 3: Where the Giants and 49ers are, respectively [url=http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-rhett-ellison-jersey]Rhett Ellison Jersey[/url] , in the 2019 NFL Draft order.3: That’s the number of points the 49ers are currently favored by.400: Odell Beckham Jr. (374) needs 26 receptions to reach 400 for his career. 350: Eli Manning (347) needs 3 touchdown passes to become the 7th player to reach 350 in NFL history. 215: Beckham (785) needs 215 yards receiving to reach 1,000 yards receiving for the 4th time in his career. 58: Through Week 9, Saquon Barkley ranks second among running backs in the NFL with 58 receptions. Barkley has already smashed the franchise record for receptions by a rookie running back. Bobby Duhon had 37 in 1968.1,000: The chase is on for Barkley to become only the third player in NFL history to gain 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same year. He has 517 rushing yards and 497 receiving after eight games.44: Sterling Shepard (1,956) needs 44 receiving yards to reach 2,000 for his career.31: The number of quarterback sacks allowed by both teams. The Giants have done that in eight games, the 49ers in nine.8.8: That is how many points the Giants are averaging in the fourth quarter of games, sixth in the league. Since they averaging only 18.8 overall, 27th in the league, what does that tell us? Probably that far too many of their points are coming in garbage time of games they have already lost.40: The Giants are scoring touchdowns on only 40 percent of their trips into the red zone, 31st in the NFL.SB Nation dataThe chart below is from SB Nation. For the complete data, and explanations of the categories, click here and select “Giants” in the drop down.
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