Tom Coughlin speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine. (Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)

Like Giants, Broncos Must Build Through Draft


Tom Coughlin and the Giants’ coaching staff is back in the very spot where they won a Super Bowl just three weeks earlier.

The positive vibes and good memories still evoke a reaction for Coughlin in the city of Indianapolis.

“At every street corner, no matter who,” Coughlin said. “No matter if there’s a gentleman over at the hotel or someone that I meet crossing the street, or the gentlemen that are in the red coats as you walk in the door here. It’s a great feeling. It’s a little bit of a blur, but it’s a magnificent blur.”

Talk about not being able to celebrate for very long. This team knows that winning Super Bowls is about building through the draft, and they have two Super Bowl wins in the past four years to prove it.

The Broncos seem to be taking a Giant page out of Coughlin’s book.

The Broncos’ last draft packed a major punch. Von Miller led the team in sacks and was voted the AP’s Defensive Player of the Year. Orlando Franklin lined up as a starter at right tackle and helped propel the Broncos to a No. 1 ranked rushing attack. Quentin Carter saw action as a starting safety and made some big plays at key times.

The Broncos have just six draft picks at the moment. Of course, moves can be made to acquire more picks, but perhaps focusing energy into quality rather than quantity is what the team needs to do.

It’s worked well for the Giants.

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