Over the last 10 years, New York Giants GM Jerry Reese has been up and down in the first round of the NFL Draft. Today, we rank each.
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has come under a lot of criticism in past years for how he has drafted. Many argue that his inability to collect young talent was the reason the Giants posted sub .500 records from 2012-2016. Others argue that his selection of Odell Beckham Jr. bought him a few extra years as general manager.
Whatever your opinion of Reese is, or whatever your opinion of any Giants general manager is, there is no doubt that the team has hit and missed on several of their past ten first round picks.
The first round of the NFL draft is one of the most exciting, looked-forward to, and talked about events in the sporting calendar. Franchise cornerstones, crippling busts, and all manner of players in between have had their names called on the draft’s prime time first night.
Here is a ranking of the last 10 first round draft picks the Giants have made.
This list excludes cornerback Eli Apple, who has not even finished his rookie season yet, and thus makes it incapable to judge him against players who have already started and finished their NFL careers. The early signs surrounding the Ohio State product are positive, but it is simply too early to tell.
With that being said, here is our ranking of the last 10 first round picks the New York Giants have made.