Last week, I took half an hour to talk with Ed Valentine of Big View Blue about the myriad of Alabama football players that may or may not be available for the Giants to pick at #11.
A year ago, the New York Giants selected Alabama safety Xavier McKinney on Round 2 of the NFL draft. This time around, there are a number of Crimson Tide players who are possible Giants selections over the first two days of the 2021 NFL Draft.
To give us some perspective on these players, Brent Taylor of SB Nation’s Alabama website, Roll Bama Roll, joined this edition of the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast. Most notably, Taylor had some cautionary words about Jaylen Waddle, a wide receiver often connected to the Giants with their first-round pick (No. 11) in the draft.
Let’s go through some of the main points Taylor made during our conversation.
If you don’t listen to the podcast, Ed also clipped and transcribed quite a few of my quotes for everyone to read. I mostly talk about where each player seems to be valued by the national media, and I think some are underrated while others may be a bit overvalued.
Last year, I came on this same podcast and absolutely raved about how much I liked Xavier McKinney, and the Giants wound up taking him at the top of the 2nd round. If history repeats, they’ll probably wind up taking Landon Dickerson.