New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has presided over six NFL drafts. A few of his draftees have contributed to a pair of Super Bowl victories, but not all of is picks have been golden. Here’s a look back at all the selections from Big Blue’s last six drafts:
2013 NFL Draft Class
1/19 OL Justin Pugh, Syracuse — Started all 16 games for the Giants in 2013.
2/49 DT Jonathan Hankins, Ohio State
3/81 DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
4/110 QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
5/152 DB Cooper Taylor, Richmond
7/225 OL Eric Herman, Ohio
7/253 RB Michael Cox, Massachusetts
— The jury is still out on the draft class of 2013, but Pugh, Hankins and Moore are expected to play larger roles in 2014. It’s imperative for these players to step up this upcoming season.
2012 NFL Draft Class
1/32 RB David Wilson, Virginia Tech — Recorded an NFL-best 1,533 return yards in 2012.
2/63 WR Rueben Randle, LSU
3/94 DB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
4/127 TE Adrien Robinson, Cincinnati
4/131 OL Brandon Mosley, Auburn
6/201 OL Matt McCants, Williamson (HS)
7/239 DT Markus Kuhn, North Carolina State
— The Giants still have high hopes for Wilson and Randle. Both have shown flashes of goodness, but can they be regular contributors? The rest of this draft class has been disappointing.
2011 NFL Draft Class
1/15 DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida — Selected to two Pro Bowls in his first four seasons.
2/46 DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina
3/76 DB Chad Jones, LSU
4/115 LB Phillip Dillard, Nebraska
5/147 G Mitch Petrus, Arkansas
6/184 DE Adrian Tracy, William & Mary
7/221 P Matt Dodge, East Carolina
— Reese hit a home run with Pierre-Paul in the first round, but defensive line anchor Joseph left as a free agent after 2013, leaving almost nothing to show for the rest of this draft.
2009 NFL Draft Class
1/29 WR Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina — Giants career: 4,622 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns.
2/45 LB Clint Sintim, Virginia
2/60 T William Beatty, Connecticut
3/85 WR Ramses Barden, Cal Poly
3/100 TE Travis Beckum, Wisconsin
4/129 RB Andre Brown, North Carolina State
5/151 QB Rhett Bomar, Sam Houston State
6/200 DB DeAndre Wright, New Mexico
7/238 DB Stoney Woodson, South Carolina
— Nicks had a solid career with the Giants, but the rest of the draft class has been a big disappointment. Beatty signed a contract extension in 2013 and failed to live up to it.
2008 NFL Draft Class
1/31 DB Kenny Phillips, Miami (FL)
2/63 DB Terrell Thomas, USC
3/95 WR Mario Manningham, Michigan — First four years: 2,315 yards and 18 TDs.
4/123 LB Bryan Kehl, BYU
5/165 LB Jonathan Goff, Vanderbilt
6/198 QB Andre Woodson, Kentucky
6/199 DE Robert Henderson, Southern Miss
— Reese found value in the first three rounds in Phillips, Thomas Manningham, who would make one of the greatest catches in team history in the final moments of Super Bowl XLVI.
2007 NFL Draft Class
1/20 DB Aaron Ross, Texas
2/51 WR Steve Smith, USC — Holds franchise record for catches (107 in 2009)
3/81 DT Jay Alford, Penn State
4/116 LB Zak DeOssie, Brown
5/153 TE Kevin Boss, Western Oregon
6/190 T Adam Koetz, Oregon State
7/224 DB Michael Johnson, Arizona
7/250 RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Marshall — Finished Giants career with 4,232 yards and 32 TDs.
— Bradshaw, an absolute steal in round eight, Ross, Smith and Boss all made key contributions to the Super Bowl XLII team. Bradshaw scored the game-winning TD in Super Bowl XLVI.
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