Fans were utterly shocked when the New York Giants traded up to select quarterback Ryan Nassib (Syracuse) in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft. But after two days and three practices (so far), it's becoming abundantly clear that General Manager Jerry Reese knew exactly what he was doing.
After an early, and ugly, interception in practice No. 1 on Friday, Nassib settled in and began to show off his incredible arm and good footwork. So much so that it drew individual praise from head coach Tom Coughlin.
"He was poised; picked it up well," Coughlin said. "You don’t really have any meeting time, just this morning. Sometimes you have a little trouble just getting the cadence. But he did well. As time went on he got more comfortable and got better with it. Guys started to respond. He had better help. Huddle breaks – I don’t know if you could tell from where you were – but he got some better huddle breaks. He did well."
On Saturday, Nassib picked up right where he had left off the day prior. And in an early morning practice, the former Syracuse quarterback hit wide receiver Brandon Collins on a beautifully thrown deep ball (video above).
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