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Joe Schoen: Draft Grades Meaningless If You Don’t ‘Excecute In August’

New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen knows the franchise has a competitive NFC East to navigate come the fall. 

He said as much while downplaying the Giants’ recent positive NFL Draft grades, which don’t win you NFL games. Nevertheless, after winning a playoff game last year, the Giants are heading in a positive direction.

Joe Schoen addressed both the offense and the defense in the draft. Maryland cornerback Deonte Banks, Minnesota center Mohn Michael Schmitz and Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt joined with their first three picks. 


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Oklahoma RB Eric Gray, Old Dominion DB Tre Hawkins III, Oregon DT Jordon Riley and Houston safety Gervarrius Owens were also picked to round off an encouraging draft.

According to Joe Schoen, though, encouragement is just that and only that. “That lasts about two days,” Schoen said Saturday.

“You don’t win games in April. The social media rankings and everything like that, you know, it’s about what we do this fall and how we go out there and compete when it matters and how we continue to build this offseason and get bigger, faster, stronger, through our strength program and then how we prepare and execute in August, I think there’s a process.


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“And do I like some of the guys we drafted? Yeah. But still … every year is different, and the team has got to gel, and we have got to build chemistry. We have to stay healthy. There’s a lot that goes into it.”

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