New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese is slowly losing his reputation of being one of the best in the business when it comes to finding talent in NFL Drafts.
The jury is still out on Reese’s recent draft classes. Justin Pugh played well in his rookie campaign, but one cannot yet say that he will definitely be the cornerstone of a championship offensive line. Cornerback Prince Amukamara along with wide receivers Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan had fine seasons last year, but all will have to improve to have been worth being selected. Running back David Wilson very much so remains an unproven player.
That said, Reese and others within the Giants have found some true gems in the draft over the past decade.
10. Mario Manningham – WR – 95th overall in 2008
Manningham never had a single season with the Giants that rivals the best years had by the other wide receivers mentioned in this piece. He, in his best campaign as a pro (2010), had only 60 receptions, but nine of those were touchdowns.
The biggest reason Manningham makes this list has to do with the play he made in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI. His over-the-shoulder grab while tip-toeing down the sideline was the catalyst of what was a game-winning drive, and the Giants may not have defeated the New England Patriots without that history-making catch.Next: 9. Hakeem Nicks - WR - 29th overall in 2009