Simple exercise, looking back at prospects who sucked up a lot of bandwidth on BBI in the lead up to their draft. In most cases we talk about these players for months, then the Giants make their pick and the players who weren’t taken are essentially forgotten about. The NFL is unique in the most players, even good to very good players, are lost in the crowd. There are so many players fans really only closely follow the guys on their own team and a few scattered stars around the league. This is especially true for anyone who doesn’t play an offensive skill position (fantasy football players).
Obviously someone on this board is interested in every prospect but there are some who stand out. I’ll start:
Player: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
Draft: 2010, 1.19 (Atlanta)
Giants Pick: Jason Pierre-Paul, 1.15
Career: Spent seven seasons with the Falcons, with one season in Arizona in the middle. Missed a season due to injury. Last season played was 2017, now out of the league age 31.
86 career tackles, 8 sacks, 4 takeaways. 67 career games played. No individual honors.
Verdict: Giants made the right decision passing on Spoon and taking JPP.