moneybacker"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015 Doug Kotar Jersey , Week 172019 NFL DraftIs Devin Bush the new-age linebacker the Giants need?New,36commentsMichigan’s Devin Bush could start day one as the Giants’ moneybackerEDTShareTweetShareShareIs Devin Bush the new-age linebacker the Giants need?Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY SportsIt would be a surprise if the New York Giants did not add a pass rusher at some point (or at multiple points) in the 2019 NFL Draft. But what about the other parts of the defense? The Giants still have needs at every level, including linebacker.Despite trading for Alec Ogletree a year ago, the Giants’ linebacking corps remains a disappointment. So could the team look to use one of their first round selections to shore up the middle of their defense? If so, they might want to follow the lead of the Indianapolis Colts (who selected defensive rookie of the year Darius Leonard) and find themselves an athletic off-ball linebacker who can keep up with modern offenses. In that case they should take a close look at Devin Bush out of Michigan. MeasurablesProsHighly athletic off-ball linebacker.Shows good instincts and fast processing. Usually takes an accurate first step.Explosively powerful. Able to deliver a jolt to much larger linemen. Comfortable playing in space and very rangy.Able to cover most tight ends and running backs in man coverage. Trusts his eyes and plays fast, but is also generally disciplined.ConsSize limits him disengaging from blockers if they are ready for him.Active hands, but needs to be more effective using them as a rusher.Prospect VideoWhat They’re Saying - Kyle Crabbs (The Draft Network - Scouting Report)Does He Fit The Giants?Devin Bush would be an excellent fit for the Giants’ linebacking unit. He might be “undersized,” but he is undersized in the same kind of way that a Jack Russell Terrier is “undersized” -- it might be physically true, but he’s built like a coiled spring and there’s a stick of dynamite somewhere in the pedigree. Bush is a perfect fit as a “new age” linebacker’s athleticism blurs the lines between linebacker and box safety. With the spread of Air Raid principles in the NFL Womens Curtis Riley Jersey , defenses need athletic players at every level of defense to better cover wide swaths of field, keep up with hyper-athletic offenses, and be better able to deal with the various conflicts into which offenses try to put defenders. Devin Bush should be able to play any linebacker position, but he would be a natural “Moneybacker” in the Giants’ defense. There his frenetic play-style would help to keep the team from being gashed by running backs and tight ends in the passing game, while also helping out the pass rush as an athletic blitzer. It would also allow the Giants to move Ogletree to the strong-inside linebacker role. There are some things that Bush will still need to improve at the NFL level, such as getting off of blockers and navigating the clutter near the line of scrimmage. He is disciplined and instinctive, but he can occasionally lose track of his teammates while tracking the ball and get blocked by his own players. But despite those negatives and his size concerns, Bush should be a productive player very early in his career. NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and managers.Testimony by Louis Martin Blazer also presented an increasingly sinister angle on bribes paid to college basketball coaches, suggesting that the practice was more widespread than previously described in Manhattan federal court.Blazer Calvin Munson Jersey , 49, answered questions from Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Boone in the trial of aspiring agent Christian Dawkins and former amateur coach Merl Code. Three former assistant basketball coaches set to stand trial with them recently pleaded guilty and await sentencing.On Tuesday, the trial’s first day, Blazer testified that he paid football players from $100 to $3,000 at schools including Pittsburgh, Penn State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Northwestern Infant Oshane Ximines Jersey , North Carolina and Alabama.“The purpose was to build a relationship with them and secure the possibility that they were going to hire me as their financial adviser when they turned pro,” said Blazer, a financial and investment adviser who has pleaded guilty to charges and is testifying in hopes for leniency.Blazer said he answered the request of a Penn State coach by giving a $10,000 check to the father of a first-round draft pick in the 2009 NFL draft. The money was paid back. He said he also paid a North Carolina player who was drafted by the New York Giants.“I was later to find out that I wasn’t the only person paying these guys,” he said. “There were other financial advisers and other agents paying them as well.”Blazer, a onetime financial adviser to several professional athletes including NFL players, began cooperating with authorities after he was caught squandering millions of dollars from clients to spend on film and music projects.On Wednesday, Blazer testified that his experience at securing football players as clients served him well in targeting basketball players.“Timing is everything,” he said. “If a family member asks you to get something and you didn’t do it Oshane Ximines Jersey Draft , that relationship could be lost. … If you don’t take advantage of what somebody’s asking, they’re just going to get it from somebody else.”As a prosecutor played audio and video recorded meetings in court, Blazer analyzed them, including one in which the participants spoke of how compromised college basketball coaches were once they accepted cash.“You have a ton of leverage over a college coach,” Blazer said. “They could get fired.”Prosecutors played one recorded conversation in which former assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans, who has coached at South Carolina and Oklahoma State, complained to Blazer that he hadn’t been paid his full $2,500 monthly fee.Boone asked Blazer what Evans meant when he told him that if he wasn’t fully paid, he could “get it back from somebody else.”Blazer said Evans meant “he could easily find another financial adviser Oshane Ximines NFL Jersey , business adviser, to step in and take our place.”Then Evans was heard on the tape bragging that he’d keep competitors out of the way if he was properly compensated.“Anybody else that comes along, I’m going to bury them,” Evans said.Evans has pleaded guilty, along with former assistant basketball coaches Tony Bland at USC, Emanuel “Book” Richardson at Arizona and Chuck Person at Auburn University. They await sentencing. Person had been scheduled for a June trial.Lawyers for Dawkins and Code say their clients committed no crime.

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