1st- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
2nd- Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
3rd- Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
4th- James Brewer, OT, Indiana
6th- Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
6th- Tyler Sash, S, Iowa
6th- Jacquian Williams, LB, South Florida
7th- Da’Rel Scott, RB, Maryland
Synopsis: The offensive line and the defensive unit as a whole were the two areas general manager Jerry Reese needed to address on paper. They targeted defense early and often but also added experienced players on offense who may contribute significantly early in their careers. The Giants got value picks in every round without having to reach for a player.
Best Selection: Jerrel Jernigan. I think Prince Amukamara is going to be a very good player, but I also feel the same about Jerrel Jernigan and the Giants were able to scoop him up in the 3rd round. Jernigan can be a game breaker in the NFL.
Biggest Risk: None. Every pick came with good value. Players like Marvin Austin and James Brewer have the talent to justify a 1st round selection but Jerry Reese was able to scoop them up later.
Sleeper: Greg Jones. I really like James Brewer to surprise some people, but Greg Jones had no business being drafted in the 6th round. I knew he may fall a little bit, because he isn’t built for every scheme. But the 6th round? Wow. The Giants are getting a player who can play the weak side for 10 years if he stays healthy.
I felt the Giants front office had one of the better drafts this year. I could see every player selected playing an integral part for the football team. Some earlier than others, but all of them have starting qualities.