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Giant Draft Picks since 1981 with list

I love liverwurst : 3/13/2018 10:22 am
I put together a list (see below) of New York Giant Drafts since 1981. The list consists of players picked from Round 2 and up. The list consists of players that IMO are/were serviceable NFL players that pretty much could have played on any NFL team and would have been decent.

I may have missed a couple of guys, however, IMO, when drafting, there are certain parameters that should be paid attention to. Keep in mind, nothing is exact and a lot of this is opinion based, however, a couple of things I noticed from past drafts

Interior offensive Lineman: As much as I love Quenton Nelson, under NO CIRCUMSTANCE should we draft a guard this high in the first round, I just don't like it. If you look at my list below from 1981, there are a whole bunch of guards drafted by the Giants after round 2 that were above average. I could care less how much of a fuss scouts are making of Nelsons mauling ability and driving defenders down the field. If there was a LT that was worth the pick, that would be understandable, however there isn't. I don't like converting guards to tackles in the NFL, if that's the case, he would've been a LT in college and he wasn't

If we stay at 2, either draft a QB or a play maker with speed/Pass Rushing ability. I don't see a WR/CB/Linebacker in this draft worth the 2nd overall pick, Pass Rushing Defensive End would be the choice, it's not a hard one

Big body run stoppers can be had later down the road after round 2, see list. Everyone is going GaGa that the Pats got the best of Cleveland with the trade from the other day, guys like Danny Shelton can be had up and down the draft board. Is Shelton slightly better then someone drafted in the 3rd or 4th round, possibly. However he just wasn't worth that high of a pick IMO

Running Back, I prefer running backs from the ultra athletic SEC. Saquon Barkley would be a horrible horrible pick for the value he represents with the 2nd pick. I'm not saying he isn't one of the better backs, however, Giuce is a fantastic runner and I bet can be had in the end of the first round, maybe even fall to round 2. I can't see any kind of a loss going with Giuce

Safeties and Cornerbacks: Again, it just seems like the fastest and best athletes come from the SEC all around (especially safeties and Cornerbacks). Not even sure that I put Corey Webster on my list, however, he was decent. I do like the Alabama CB, though I'm not saying he's worth the #2 pick, a trade down and snagging him in the top 10 can be reasonable.

Thumping Linebackers can be had in the middle rounds as well, if there is a mobile MLB early, that is fine. However, I prefer outside linebackers later on if possible

Bottom Line: You just can't teach speed and athleticism. If Quarterback isn't the #2 pick, it needs to be a playmaker, not a running back though (see list below)

1981: Bill Ard/g/Wake Forest- 8th Round
1981: Byron Hunt/LB/Souther Methodist 9th Round

1982:Joe Morris/RB/Syracuse/2nd Round

1983: Leonard Marshall/DT/LSU 2nd Round
1983: Karl Nelson/T/Iowa State/3rd Roundd
1983: Perry Williams/DB/NC State/& th Round
1983:Ali Haji Sheikh/K/Michigan/9th Round

1984:Jeff Hostetler/qb/West Virginia/3rd Round
1984:Gary Reasons/LB/Northwestern Louisiana/4th Round
1984:Lionel Manuel/Wr/U of Pacific/7th Round

1985: Stacy Robinson/WR/NDState/2nd Round
1985: Mark Bavaro/TE/Notre Dame/4th Round

1986: Mark Collins/DB/Cal State Fullerton/2nd R
1986: Erik Howard/NT/Washington/WSU
1986:Pepper Johnson/LB/OSU/2nd Round

1987: Steven Baker/WR/Fresno State/3rd Round
1987:Odessa Turna/WR/Northwestern Louisiana/4th Round
1987:Doug Riesenberg/T/Cal/6th Round

1988: Jumbo Elliot/T/Michigan/2nd Round

1989: Bob Kratch/G/Iowa/3rd Round
1989:Dave Meggett/RB/Towson State/5th Round
1989:Howard Cross/TE/Bama/6th Round
1989: Myron Guyton/DB/Eastern Kentucky/8th Round

1991: Ed Mccaffery/WR/Stanford/3rd Round
1991: Corey Miller/LB/South Carolina/6th Round

1992: Keith Hamilton/DE/Pitt 4th Round
1992: Corey Widmer/DT/Montana State/Round 7

1993: Michael Strahan/DE/Texas Southern/Round 2 (GREATEST OVERALL DRAFT PICK EVER NEXT TO TOM BRADY)
1993: Jesse Armstead/LB/Miami/Round 8

1994: Jason Sehorn/CB/USC/Round 2
1994:Chad Bratzke/DE/Eastern Kentucky/Round 5
1994:Tito Wooten/CB/Louisiana Monroe/Round 6

1995: Scott Gragg/T/Montana/Round 2
1995:Rob Zatecka/T/Nebraska/Round 4

1996: Amani Toomer/WR/Michigan/Rd 2
1996:Roman Oben/T/Louisville/Rd 3
1996: Scott Galyon/LB/Tennessee/Rd 6

1997: Tiki Barder/Rd2/RB/Virginia
1997: Same Garnes/S/Cin/Rd 5

1998: Joe Jurevicious/WR/Pennn State/Round 2

1999: Joe Montgomery/RB/OSU/2nd Round
1999: Dan Campbell/TE/Texas A& M/3rd Round

2000: Cornelius Griffin/DT/Alabama/Rd 2
2000: Brandon Short/LB/Penn State/Round 4
2000:Dhani Jones/LB/Mich/Rd 6

2001: Ross Kolodziej/DT/Wisc/Round 7

2002: Jeff Hatch/T/Penn /Round 3 :0)
2002: Quincy Monk/LB/NC/Round 7

2003: Osi Umineyora/DE/Troy State/Round 2
2003: David Diehl/G/Illinous Round 5

2004: Chris Snee/G/BC /Round 2
2004: Gibril Wilson/SS/Tenn

2005: Justin Tuck/DE/ND/Round 3

List Continued  
I love liverwurst : 3/13/2018 10:27 am : link
2005: Justin Tuck/DE/ND/Round 3

2006: Barry Cofield/NT/Northwestern/Round 4

2007: Zak Deossie/LB/Brown/Round 4
2007:Ahmad Bradshaw/RB/Marshall/Round 7

2008: Jonathan Goff/LB/Vandy/Round 5

2010: Linval Joseph/DT/East Carolina/Round 2

2015: Landon Collins/Safety/Alabama/Round 2
i think you mean Rd 2 and DOWN  
Victor in CT : 3/13/2018 10:37 am : link
I love liverwurst : 3/13/2018 10:44 am : link
Sorry about that
all this tells me is that both George Young and Ernie Accorsi  
Victor in CT : 3/13/2018 10:48 am : link
had an incredible touch in the 2nd round.
RE: all this tells me is that both George Young and Ernie Accorsi  
I love liverwurst : 3/13/2018 10:50 am : link
In comment 13861544 Victor in CT said:
had an incredible touch in the 2nd round.

They effing killed it, didn't they!
FatMan in Charlotte : 3/13/2018 10:52 am : link
Haji-Sheikh was a terrible draft pick!
RE: Ali...  
YAJ2112 : 3/13/2018 10:54 am : link
In comment 13861565 FatMan in Charlotte said:
Haji-Sheikh was a terrible draft pick!

He's no Ross Kolodialkxjvbj
no shit they did. In the '90s , Strahan and Sehorn  
Victor in CT : 3/13/2018 10:55 am : link
back to back, then Toomer and Barber back to back.

In the 80's, Morris and Marshall back to back. then 3 studs in '86.

in the '00s, Osi and Snee back to back.

RE: Ali...  
I love liverwurst : 3/13/2018 10:56 am : link
In comment 13861565 FatMan in Charlotte said:
Haji-Sheikh was a terrible draft pick!

Other than Parcells hating him, I thought he had a decent career. I'm not certain of the stats, however, if memory serves correct, he was clutch on more then one occassion
A kicker that doesn't make 80%..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 3/13/2018 11:00 am : link
of his kicks today is unemployed.

Sheikh had a career 68.5% mark, was 3 for 11 above 50 yards and 18-33 between 40 and 49 yards. In his 3 seasons as the primary kicker, he missed 8 XP's, where there were 14 kickers who didn't miss any in that time.

Don't know when he found time to make a clutch kick.
RE: Ali...  
Victor in CT : 3/13/2018 11:01 am : link
In comment 13861565 FatMan in Charlotte said:
Haji-Sheikh was a terrible draft pick!

He was great for a team that habitually stalled at the 15 yd line :-)
If you can't teach  
ryanmkeane : 3/13/2018 11:15 am : link
speed and athleticism - how would Barkley not be a good choice at 2? He'd arguably be the most athletic player in the league as a rookie.
RE: If you can't teach  
I love liverwurst : 3/13/2018 11:26 am : link
In comment 13861663 ryanmkeane said:
speed and athleticism - how would Barkley not be a good choice at 2? He'd arguably be the most athletic player in the league as a rookie.

It's not him, it's the position he plays. Giuce is the better option down the line
RE: Ali...  
njm : 3/13/2018 11:29 am : link
In comment 13861565 FatMan in Charlotte said:
Haji-Sheikh was a terrible draft pick!

You mean Ali Haji-Shank???
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