Saturday, January 31, 2009

Laurinaitis to NY Giants? Maybe

According to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.'s first mock draft projects the NY Giants as drafting middle linebacker James Laurinaitis. Over the course of his collegiate career James has won many acolades and awards, including the Buckus and Nagurski awards as well as having the honor to be named an All-American. I will be extremely happy if the Giants draft Laurinaitis, as I have thought the Giants have needed to upgrade the linebacker spot for a while. If drafted Antonio Pierce, the Giants current middle linebacker, would be able to serve as a good mentot to James, who looks like he was bred for football glory. At 6'3 and 245 lbs, Laurinaitis certainly has the size to be a dominant force in the NFL for years to come, hopefully with the Giants.

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