While most of the sports world is on hold, the NFL Draft is still happening, beginning Thursday with the first round. That means it’s time for a brand-new “Blue Rush” podcast with Steve Serby, Paul Schwartz and me.
Serby and I open the show talking about life without sports and what we have been doing to fill our quarantine days. Serby then gives a touching tribute to longtime NY Post sports photographer Anthony Causi, who passed away last Sunday after a fierce battle with coronavirus. Serby talks about his memories of working with Causi over the years, including the time they went to Houston together to knock on Andy Pettitte’s door.
We then get into the No. 4 pick the Giants will have Thursday and what they might do with it. Isaiah Simmons…or offensive tackle? The stud linebacker out of Clemson who could give the Giants defense a playmaker it desperately needs or a building block for the offensive line?
Serby and I break down the top offensive linemen, the Giants’ current situation, how poorly they have drafted over the years and how essential a strong O-line is for Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley.
NY Post Giants beat writer Paul Schwartz then joins and explains whether he would take Simmons or one of the top tackles (Jedrick Wills Jr., Tristan Wirfs, Mekhi Becton or Andrew Thomas). He also talks about the importance of this draft for GM Dave Gettleman, other prospects Big Blue will target after the first round and what positions they should focus on. Schwartz also shares his memories of Causi, including a memorable photo with Saquon Barkley.
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