“You have to stay with the value because I’ve heard a million and one (stories) and you’ve probably heard half a million where a guy says,’Don’t worry, he’ll be there in the next round,'” Gettleman said. “Then the next round comes around and he ain’t there. You have to stay with your board, you have to stay with value. You can’t get too cute.”
In Nelson’s case, the Giants researched interior offensive linemen who have been selected with the No. 2 pick in a draft. They only found one — Tom Mack in 1966 — according to Gettleman.
But the Redskins took right guard Brandon Scherff with the No. 5 pick in 2015 and he has made two Pro Bowls in three seasons. The Giants reportedly targeted Scherff at No. 9.
Three longtime NFL scouts explained the parameters of a potential trade.
He had 37 tackles with 15 passes broken up and two INTs in 2017 and has the skill set and look of a No. 1 NFL corner with his speed, athleticism and ball skills.
Unlike Ward, Jackson was not impressive with his combine workout, but his ball skills — eight interceptions, 18 passes broken up and 48 tackles last season — are hard to ignore.
He ran one of the fastest 40 times at the combine, showing he has the ability to run with the NFL’s deep-threat receivers. Jackson height could be an issue with teams. He had 49 tackles with 10 passes broken up and an interception in 2017 after making 39 tackles with eight breakups and two interceptions in 2016.
The 76ers lead the Eastern Conference series 3-1 and can close out the Heat when play resumes in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Simmons became the first rookie since Magic Johnson in 1980 to post a playoff triple-double — 17 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists. Joel Embiid finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Philadelphia.
Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 25 points off the bench for the Heat, who led by 12 points in the second half before letting a game they almost certainly had to have slip away.
A pass to a cutting James Johnson for a dunk on the very next possession.
A key offensive rebound following a Goran Dragic missed layup that led to a second-chance scoring opportunity for Dragic, forcing a 76ers timeout with 2:25 left and Miami leading 104-96.