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Giants Were Ready To Move Up For Maclin

Posted by Mike Florio on April 29, 2009, 9:38 a.m.

 

Some (i.e., me) believed before the draft that the Eagles and the Giants were playing chicken with each other regarding possible trades for Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin and Browns receiver Braylon Edwards.

 

Neither seemed to be all that serious about trading for either player, but both likely were willing to feign interest in the hopes of getting the other to overspend, both via trade and contract.

 

As it turns out, a chess match unfolded between the Giants and the Eagles on draft day.

 

With Missouri receiver Jeremy Maclin plunging through the teens, the Giants had a deal in place to move from No. 29 to No. 20, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

 

The trade with the Lions would have allowed the Giants to land Maclin one spot before the Eagles could have gotten him, at No. 21.

 

But then the Eagles moved from No. 21 to No. 19 in a trade with the Browns, and snagged Maclin before the Giants could leapfrog Philly.

 

It’s unknown whether the Eagles knew that the Giants were poised to pounce. But it likely should have been obvious that one of the various receiver-needy teams picking in the last dozen spots of round one might have been talking to the Lions at No. 20.

 

What also isn’t known is whether the Browns dangled the 19th overall pick to the Giants or other teams.

 

To their credit, the Eagles haven’t crowed about their maneuver. If Brad Childress were still the team’s offensive coordinator, however, that might not be the case.

 

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Giants Were Ready To Move Up For Maclin

Posted by Mike Florio on April 29, 2009, 9:38 a.m.

 

Some (i.e., me) believed before the draft that the Eagles and the Giants were playing chicken with each other regarding possible trades for Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin and Browns receiver Braylon Edwards.

 

Neither seemed to be all that serious about trading for either player, but both likely were willing to feign interest in the hopes of getting the other to overspend, both via trade and contract.

 

As it turns out, a chess match unfolded between the Giants and the Eagles on draft day.

 

With Missouri receiver Jeremy Maclin plunging through the teens, the Giants had a deal in place to move from No. 29 to No. 20, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

 

The trade with the Lions would have allowed the Giants to land Maclin one spot before the Eagles could have gotten him, at No. 21.

 

But then the Eagles moved from No. 21 to No. 19 in a trade with the Browns, and snagged Maclin before the Giants could leapfrog Philly.

 

It’s unknown whether the Eagles knew that the Giants were poised to pounce. But it likely should have been obvious that one of the various receiver-needy teams picking in the last dozen spots of round one might have been talking to the Lions at No. 20.

 

What also isn’t known is whether the Browns dangled the 19th overall pick to the Giants or other teams.

 

To their credit, the Eagles haven’t crowed about their maneuver. If Brad Childress were still the team’s offensive coordinator, however, that might not be the case.

 

 

 

Does this mean we should have gotten more to move down from 19 to 21 or not?

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