9. 2011 Draft
This draft was also a dud, but it was not due to unforeseen injuries. Reese just plain missed on most of these guys.
This draft was so weak that it only produced one starter, Prince Amukamara. In fact, out of all of these players, only Prince has appeared in a game since 2014.
The Nebraska product has always been a favorite of mine, although he has struggled to be anything more than average. If he had been able to improve his ball skills, there is no doubt that he could have been above average at the very least.
Let’s start out with the biggest bust of the group, Marvin Austin. There were no questions about the physical ability of the defensive tackle. Just take a look at how he tested at the combine:
Due to these numbers, he was made a second round selection. He was never able to get off his feet in the NFL, much to the dismay of Giants fans.
The other big bust from this draft was Jerrel Jernigan, the wide receiver from Troy. The speedster ran a blazing fast 40 time, which led to the Giants drafting him in the third round.
However, he had a quiet NFL career, posting career totals of 38 catches for 391 yards and two touchdowns.
In this draft Reese had one of his famous late round finds in Jacquian Williams. The linebacker from USC would go on to start 22 games for the Giants. That is pretty solid production for a sixth round selection.