Giants sent a large contingent to Senior Bowl
There has been no break for the New York Giants since their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the NFC Playoffs.
General manager Joe Schoen held exit meetings, while several of the team’s coordinators and assistants have been interviewing for other jobs. Then, collectively, the group headed down to Mobile, Alabama to take in Senior Bowl week.
In addition to Schoen, head coach Brian Daboll, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, defensive coordinator Wink Martindale and defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson all made the trip.
“I just like to come because it’s the initial part of the draft process for me,” Daboll told the New York Post. “I haven’t been looking at college players so I like to come down here, it’s a chance to get your eyes on some guys out there on the practice field and also meet with some guys in meetings.
“You’re trying to build your team throughout the entire year. It’s important to be down here, you’ve got however many guys you get the chance to watch practice for a few hours each day and get to talk to some of ’em at night. I think it’s a good start.”
In the eyes of Schoen, having the entire staff together for the Senior Bowl and subsequent prospect meetings will only help ease the 2023 NFL draft process.
“As we go through it, whether it’s bringing guys in on 30s [private visits at the Giants facility], private workouts and the combine, if I can get Dabes, Kafka and Wink in front of 50, 55 prospects here and then 45 at the combine and our 30 visits, by the time at the end of it the head coach has had exposure to basically our whole draft board,” Schoen told The Post.
“When you’re aligned, the personnel staff and the coaching staff, on players and the smart, tough, dependable that we’re looking at that also have ability, those are the best decisions you’re gonna make.”
The week wraps up on Saturday with the 74th annual Senior Bowl game.
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