NFL Draft 2018: Dave Gettleman won’t mortgage Giants future picks, but will he trade down?
History says Dave Gettleman only trades in one direction during NFL Drafts.
In five years running the Panthers, Gettleman made four in-draft trades, acquiring the highest pick changing hands each time. In other words, he does not trade down.
I’ve seen teams that have great defenses that fold in the fourth quarter because they have no depth and now you have guys on the field for 95-98 percent. There are different ways of looking at it, but if you get a chance to accumulate quality… there is nothing wrong with that.
I’ve been doing it for so long. It’s not like I don’t know what I’m doing, he says. I knew I had to work twice as hard as everybody else just to make a name for myself. And show everybody that I can really be a ballplayer. It’s going to be like that at the next level. I can’t get comfortable, or I can’t feel that I did enough to get where I’m at.
So it’s not the tweets from superstars with millions of followers that Griffin reads and re-reads and recycles as fuel. Nor the literal thousands of messages from strangers he’s received on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Griffin stopped checking his direct messages. No, he ignores the novels praising him and is glued to the 140-character tweets ripping him.
The fan mail Griffin opens all the time and brings up tonight is comprised of pointless potshots from trolls.
Shade that leaks through the cracks, into his mentions, and ensures he’ll remain Beast amid all the adulation.