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As the 2012 NFL Draft approaches following the Giants’ Super XLVI victory, a safety could once again be on the team’s list of targets – similar to the 2008 Draft following the Giants’ Super Bowl XLII victory, in which they drafted Kenny Phillips.

That brings us to today’s Prospect Profile, safety Harrison Smith out of Notre Dame. While not without athletic ability, he lacks the top athleticism of other safety prospects. But the strength of Smith’s game lies in his fundamental soundness. He is a well-rounded and solid football player, who does everything well and is excellent in his execution. Let’s see if he’s a good fit after the jump.

National Football Post

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Yesterday, I profiled why Chad Ocho Cinco is flying under the radar and the Pats’ inefficiency without Rob Gronkowski. While I do stand behind my initial article that Gronkowski will not have a true impact on the Super Bowl, one player kept the Gronkster in check during the regular season. Sure, Gronkowski brutualized the Giants for eight catches, 101 yards, and a touchdown, but when Mr. Deon Grant covered Gronkowski, he did not record a reception.

Deon Being Deon--AP Photo

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We’ve already looked at two other defensive backs in this year’s prospect profiles: Rashad Carmichael out of Virginia Tech, and Marcus Gilchrist out of Clemson. Today’s NY SOS draft prospect profile will cover Jaiquawn Jarrett, a safety out of Temple University.

This past weekend, the National Football Post reported that Jarrett was scheduled to visit Big Blue. Based on the defense that Perry Fewell incorporated last year, it’s easy to get excited about the Giants being interested in this kid.

I’ll try to keep my excitement to a minimum, but I just can’t help myself.

Before we get to the scouting reports, take a look at this clip and listen to the commentary, picture Jarrett in Fewell’s defense and you’ll understand why I’m so high on Jarrett:

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Continuing with our 2011 Draft Prospects series, today we’ll take a look at Marcus Gilchrist – a very intriguing, projected mid/late-round pick out of Clemson.

Deon Grant could potentially leave as a free agent; the no longer appealing Michael Johnson spent much of last season on injured reserve; and the Giants would certainly want some protection if Kenny Phillips is injured again. With all of this considered, I definitely see the Giants grabbing a safety at some point in the Draft.

With that, let’s take a closer look at Marcus Gilchrist.

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It was cold, it was windy, and it was Giants football.

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The G-Men survived to win their third straight game, in which they looked unimpressive at times but found ways to win. Eleven penalties committed by the Lions helped a lot, as did the three turnovers our defense forced.

The Lions lost their 24th straight road game, amazingly tying the NFL record they set from 2001-03. Somebody help them out…

It was a lot closer than we would have liked. But as they say, a win is a win. I’ll take a 4-2 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC right now any week.

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Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes, all to Hakeem Nicks, as the New York Football Giants rolled in the second half to beat the Carolina Panthers, 31-18.

Touchdown #2; Getty Images


The first win at the New Giants Stadium (we won today, and the old one was ours…it belongs to the Giants) avenges the loss that came in the final Giants game at the former Giants Stadium last season, and the disgust that was felt by me and 80,000 others in attendance. This was a huge, almost necessary win for the Giants, and this is something the players would probably tell you, too: it puts last season in the rearview mirror where it belongs and it gets the new year off to a great start, which I think might be taken a bit for granted. You can’t underestimate what it means to be 1-0 as opposed to 0-1 (just ask Dallas).

The first half was sloppy, and a lot of things need to be worked on this week, but the second half showed a glimpse of what this team is made of.
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