Jeff Garcia, who first announced on Twitter that he would call the Buccaneers’ third-round draft pick on Friday night, then proclaimed that he could care less about the draft when told that the Buccaneers don’t have a third-round pick, has pulled out of the proceedings.
Although the NFL said it hoped Garcia would come to the event regardless of whether or not the Bucs actually had a pick for him to announce, Garcia wrote on Twitter that he sees no point.
Frankly, this is not the usual way a team executive speaks of a player he just drafted, but this is not a usual player, as far as the Giants are concerned. For weeks, they zeroed in on Barkley, the all-everything running back from Penn State, a quest that culminated Thursday night when they were on the clock with the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft. The Browns with the first-overall selection took quarterback Baker Mayfield, and the Giants then passed up on all those other quarterback options, strengthened Eli Manning’s hold on his job and gleefully made Barkley their highest draft pick in 37 years, since they took Lawrence Taylor, also with the No. 2 pick, in 1981.
We felt Saquon was the best player in the draft, Gettleman said. I haven’t seen a guy like this in a long time and Authentic Mike Smith Jersey I’ve been running around doing this for 30-plus years.
After months of evaluation and a dizzying array of opinions on what the Giants should and needed to do, could it be that this actually turned into an easy decision?
When I smoke, I can focus and actually do the job that I have to do and the tasks, Smith said. It’s like I’m in the zone. I feel like nobody can stop me when I was out there. It mellowed me out, got me going and it’s the best thing for me.
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Smith said he wasn’t alone.
Shoot, the coaches do it, Smith said. Personnel people upstairs do it. Quarterbacks that do it. Guys that are your captains, your leaders of the team that smoke. . . . Everybody has their reason, they are using it for their pain. We’re all big guys and our body hurts.
Heck, maybe even some owners do it. For them, however, there’s no drug-testing policy that would result in fines or suspensions if they can’t pass periodic urine tests.
The Giants could push the Jets toward this with the threat, whether real or perceived, of another quarterback-needy team leapfrogging them to No. 2 to take Darnold. Last year, the Bears gave the 49ers a third-rounder, a fourth-rounder and a third-rounder in this year’s draft to move up from three to two.
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