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NFC East Draft Analysis

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I could almost sense that Tom Coughlin and Jerry Reese were seething about the ’09 season during this draft. Everyone wanted them to take a middle linebacker in the first round, but it didn’t happen. The Giants made this draft about reclaiming the line of scrimmage. They started out with the immensely talented, but somewhat unproven, South Florida defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and then selected an enormous defensive tackle from East Carolina named Linval Joseph in the second round. Even when you thought they might turn to offense in the sixth round, they went with a sleeper defensive end out of Williams & Mary named Adrian Tracy. This pick had Reese written all over it because he loves overachieving kids from small schools. Tracy’s not a three-down lineman by any stretch of the imagination, but he gives the Giants more options. If the Giants are able to become an elite defense again, we’ll point back to the 2010 draft as a major turning point. In terms of potential impact players, this reminds me of the ’07 draft. And that’s a great thing for Giants fans.

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2 Responses to “NFC East Draft Analysis”

  1. BlueManFla says:

    Kiper is the leader of the ESPN “3 P’s” Pompadour Kiper, Pompous McShea, and Preposterous Shefter. This guys have a worst record than the weatherman when it comes to predictions.

  2. mims says:

    William and Mary.has never been known for their sports program(,especially football, when i went there anyway)..other than Bruce Hornsby doing a tune in Blow its great to see a fellow alum on the Giants!! Also though it is a small school,comparatively to say Other elite Universities, it is a prestigious school and considered Ivy League:)

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