The Giants Gain More Leverage with an Additional Third-Round Pick


Published: March 24, 2009


... yesterday that the 12-4 New York Football Giants have been awarded an additional third-round selection (No. 100 overall) as compensation for the significant roster losses incurred after the 2007 season.

The extra pick gives the Giants 10 selections (five in the first 100) in April's draft, making it more and more likely that they will be in a trading mood.

There is a growing sentiment that they will still try to swing a deal for a wide receiver, even if Plaxico Burress is given a pass on prison time for his gun charges.

It was reported recently that the club was talking to the Cleveland Browns regarding a deal for WR Braylon Edwards, but the Browns asked for WR Steve Smith in addition to an all-draft-pick package. The Giants balked at that, but now with this extra third rounder, they might try to restructure the deal.

Some think Burress's situation with the law has changed due to the unusual amount of time between his arrest and arraignment. But New Yor...

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