2009 Draft Evaluation: New York Giants

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Published: April 26, 2009


... in the first round, as well as WR Ramses Barden in the third round.

At pick No. 29, the Giants found the best player on the board as well as WR who can fill a need. 

My biggest question about this pick, though, is the Giants are now dealing with a receiving corps with no one has who has proven anything in the NFL level.

QB Eli Manning misses high a lot with his throw and Nicks is only 6'0 3/4 inches, so while people are anointing him the replacement of Plaxico Burress, they have to realize the height disparity between the two players. 

His lack of height, though, doesn't mean he can't become a dominant WR in the league for the next 10 years.  Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers stands at only 5'9 and there is no one around the NFL that thinks his height is an issue.

My issue with the draft has nothing to do with either of the two WR selected, but simply that Jerry Reese wouldn't part with a second-round pick and a player t...

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