New York Giants Keeping Close Eye on University at Albany Quarterback Dan Di Lella

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    March 27th, 2012 at 1:59 PM
    By Dan Benton
    The New York Giants love developmental quarterbacks. They see eventual value in them as backups and/or potential trade pieces, and haven't been shy about drafting or signing them. In 2004, they signed undrafted rookie free agent Jared Lorenzen out of Kentucky. During the 2008 NFL Draft, the team selected Andre Woodson, also out of Kentucky, in the 6th round. And we all know about how they've held onto Ryan Perrilloux, whom they initially signed on January 13th, 2011. More recently, they've been keeping a close eye on University at Albany quarterback Dan Di Lella.

    On March 8th, Di Lella participated at Fordham's Pro Day, and really wowed the scouts in attendance. Among them was a Big Blue scout. "Di Lella looks just as good if not better than guys like Aaron Corp of Richmond, and Bo Levi Mitchell of Eastern Washington," the scout said.

    Despite tremendous success at Albany, the 6'5'', 225 lbs. local prospect didn't initially think about the NFL in his future plans. It wasn't until the Arizona Cardinals called requesting game tape that he realized he had a chance to reach the next level. And despite rapidly shooting up the draft boards, Di Lella seems content in the event that he goes undrafted.
  2. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    dandelion ... really
  3. interestedobserver

    interestedobserver New Member

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    Well, I can sleep better tonight knowing who the Giants may draft in the seventh round.
  4. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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  5. brooksey1

    brooksey1 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I live in Albany and there is zero buzz on the guy.
  6. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    Where? Do you live in Albany or the surrounding area like Bethlehelm or Guilderland? I am only asking because I lived about 40 minutes away from Albany.
  7. punit328

    punit328 Active Member

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    upstate NY in the house :bow:
  8. dallasfaniac

    dallasfaniac Active Member

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    Trying to remember the last time they traded one.
  9. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    Well they already have the best QB in the galaxy, so why not use a 7th on him. He can be the guy that holds Eli's cap on the sidelines.


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