The Great Debate: Hakeem Nicks or Kenny Britt (or Edwards or Boldin or…)


Published: May 4, 2009


... the Giants' alleged wide receiver woes.

I knew going into the draft the Giants were seriously looking at several prospects at WR for their first pick, most notably Jeremy Maclin, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Hakeem Nicks, and Kenny Britt (in order of pre-draft grade).

There was also the possibility that the G-men would package some of their many picks for a veteran wideout like Braylon Edwards or Anquan Boldin.

Being a native of NJ and a law student at Rutgers, I was completely elated when the Giants were up to pick and Kenny Britt was still on the board. Here was a tall, lanky receiver that was extremely productive in college on a team without a lot of weapons and who fit the mold of the kind of receiver the Giants lost in Plaxico Burress.

So I was a tad disappointed when neither a proven veteran nor my homeboy became part of Big Blue.

Instead, the Giants selected Hakeem Nicks, a 6'0" receiver who didn’t place anywhere near the top of ...

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