round (12th overall)|
Second round (43rd overall)
Third round (74th overall)
round (113th overall)
Fifth round (152nd overall)
Fifth round (174th overall)
round (187th overall)
| WR Odell
C Weston Richburg
DT Jay Bromley
RB Andre Williams
DE Devon Kennard
CB Bennett Jackson
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wrap-up of the Giants' draft. Best move: The Giants addressed an immediate
and long-term need with the selection of Colorado State center Weston Richburg
with the 11th pick of the second round. Most surprising move: It was surprising
that Boston College running back Andre Williams was still available for the Giants
in the fourth round, but it's not surprising they took him.
the Giants did not draft a tight end. The Giants will keep tinkering to make
sure they get tight end right, as they will continue to do with every position
on their roster. But they're not about to do anything drastic here. They just
don't think it's as big a problem as a lot of people outside their building seem
to think it is.
door is clearly open for the Giants' current tight ends, especially third-year
player Adrien Robinson, who was a fourth-round pick in 2012. Larry Donnell, Kellen
Davis and Daniel Fells are the only other tight ends currently under contract.
It doesn't mean the Giants still won't bring in another body.
pray tell, would happen if the league forced "Hard Knocks'' down the
throats of the Giants? Tom Coughlin said HBO would not be happy with the results.
"You wouldn't get what you normally associate with that show," Coughlin
said. "I'd go the other way and they'd fire us in a minute. Canceled. Nobody
would watch it."
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10 - UPDATE In
the sixth round of the NFL Draft, the Giants added CB Bennett Jackson from
Notre Dame. NFL.com scouting report: Intriguing height and athletic ability. A
former WR, he has good hands to intercept.
unlikely that any of their Day 3 picks will develop into stars. But it's reasonable
to expect that they'll at least be useful, if only on special teams. Jackson is
a local kid, a native of Hazlet, NJ and a graduate of Raritan High School.
10 - UPDATE The
Giants added LB Devon Kennard to their improved defense in the fifth round.
NFL.com scouting report: Well-proportioned, muscular build. Generally plays on
his feet. Can drop into short zones. Good tackler.
being taken Saturday is a developmental player, and the Giants are looking
for guys whose makeup leads them to believe they can develop relatively quickly.
May 10 - UPDATE
Giants were expected to take a safety on Day 3 of the NFL Draft. They did,
in the fifth round (pick No. 174), when they selected San Diego State safety Nat
pick Nat Berhe in 5th. Another senior. Another team captain. Another strong
statistical performer, with 94 tackles as a junior and 99 as a senior.
10 - UPDATE The
Giants drafted RB Andre Williams in fourth round. NFL.com scouting report:
Has very long arms with good overall musculature, wide shoulders and a thick,
Giants crave depth at running back and love guys who (a) perform at a high
level statistically in college and (b) went to Boston College.
Giants, even after the biggest free-agent spree any team went on this offseason,
entered this draft with so many needs that they can't afford to draft guys who
aren't going to perform right away.
Giants were ecstatic to have drafted not only three talented players, but
players who also have displayed the kind of leadership qualities coaches can depend
Giants had Beckham among their Top 7 players in the entire draft. They had
Richburg as the top center. They had Bromley much higher than everyone else seemed
Bromley in the third round surprised many, including Bromley himself. The
defensive tackle, who expected to be a third-day pick, wasn't even watching the
available players on the board for Day 3. The first two days of the 2014 NFL
Draft are in the books. Let the search for hidden gems commence.
9 - UPDATE The
Giants have selected former Syracuse defensive tackle Jay Bromley with their
third-round selection. The 6-3, 306-pounder from Queens has 33 career starts with
the Orange and led his team in sacks (10.0) and tackles for loss (14.5) as a senior.
The Giants were in search of some offensive line help following the departure
of Linval Joseph to Minnesota.
let anyone tell you the Giants do not draft for need. After blending need
and value with the first-round selection, receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., the Giants
Friday night went directly for need taking Colorado State center Weston Richburg.
Giants need a steady center in the new offensive era under Ben McAdoo. A year
ago, that was an issue, as veteran David Baas and backup Jim Cordle both suffered
early season-ending injuries. A decimated offense never recovered.
good that they took an offensive lineman. It would have been irresponsible
and negligent for them not to do so. They should have taken one in the first round
and chose not to, and with Richburg, they get a center with whom they spent a
great deal of time prior to the draft and whom they likely think can start for
them early in his career, possibly right away.
was clear after the Giants picked Odell Beckham Jr. with the No. 12 pick in
the draft Thursday night, that they had fallen in love. They loved their interview
with him at the combine. They loved his speed. They loved that he can return kicks
available players on the board for Day 2. Take a deep breath and get ready
for more NFL Draft action. Rounds 2 and 3 unfold on Friday night and there are
plenty of quality players remaining. Who are the best still out there?
jerseys of top NFL picks Is a race against the clock. Two years ago, Leo Kane
and Nike, which had just become the official apparel provider for the league,
decided to personalize the jerseys so that Eric Fisher, E J Manuel and other top
picks could admire their last names on them. "We realized it should be a
much more special moment," Kane said.
8 - UPDATE Giants
general manager Jerry Reese could hardly contain himself as he met the media
tonight. He feels the Giants got a triple threat in the person of their first-round
pick, LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham.
Giants had him in the top 10 on their draft board Thursday afternoon and by
the time they made their selection he was the top player remaining. Reese said.
"We definitely think we've gotten a playmaker for our offense tonight."
the 12th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Giants selected wide receiver Odell
Beckham Jr. out of LSU. Five things you need to know about the newest member of