3. 2010 Draft
Jerry Reese made two amazing picks in this draft and a lot of average at best picks.
Let’s start off with the headliner of this draft, Jason Pierre-Paul. The first round defensive end out of USF has turned out to be one of Reese’s best picks ever.
From the second that he stepped on the field as a rookie, he earned a 76.8 grade from PFF. He also added 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and six passes defended. Solid.
Since then, he has collected two trips to the Pro Bowl, and one first team All-NFL. He also has won a Super Bowl with the Giants. More recently, he was franchised tagged by the G-Men.
The other huge (haha puns) selection from this draft was defensive tackle, Linval Joseph. During his four seasons as a Giant, he started 46 games. In addition in the three years that he was a starter, his average PFF grade per season was 81. He proved himself to be an above average starter, then the Minnesota Vikings signed him. To this day he still plays with the Vikings and is still pretty good.
The third rounder from this draft, Chad Jones suffered an awful injury in a car crash. It effectively ended his career. I do not fault the GM for this. How is he supposed to predict that a freak accident will happen to one.
Everyoneexceptt for JPP and Joseph are currently out of the NFL. That include infamous seventh round punter Matt Dodge. The reason that this draft is rated so highly is because of the impact the two defensive linemen have been able to have on the league.