From that point in 2011 to the 2019 NFL Draft, there are some unavoidable facts that Giants fans have to accept
- 47-65 record
- Double digit losing seasons 4 of the last 7 years
- 3rd place finishes twice and finished last in the NFC East that past two seasons
- 2016- at 11-5 and a playoff appearance was clearly a fluke
- I wanted to go defense. This was a defensive heavy draft, particularly at edge rusher. The Giants had no pass rush. They needed help. Several big names, including in particular Kentucky's Josh Allen who were thought of as a top 3 pick at the end of the NCAA season looked like they might slip to the Giants in a mock. Or LB Devin White from LSU. In my mind, the Giants had to go defense
- I also was not blown away by the QB class. My preference, if they had to get a QB, was trade for Rosen. With #37, the 2nd round pick, probably the price tag to make it happen. Let Rosen sit behind Eli for a year and then let him play of the season comes apart. If it turns out Rosen isn't any good, you dip back in for one of the Big 3 in 2020 and your risk is limited since he only cost a 2nd and less cash.
- If the Giants were going to go QB, I wanted it at #17, or maybe a trade up from there, or perhaps a trade into the late first round and get a Jones or Lock, but land 2 defensive starters (more on this in a bit).
So this apparently went viral and I didn’t expect that. To Daniel Jones, I’d like you to watch @PhilSimmsQB draft video and you’ll see that he turned out pretty well. We @Giants fans might have not expected this but we will root for you when your time comes. Go Giants!— BigBlueVCR (@BigBlueVCR) April 26, 2019