Selecting the worst draft choice by New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese is a little tougher than choosing the best because, like I said in my last post, Reese is a draft master. However, he's also not perfect and there have been a few picks that have made us scratch our heads in the beginning with no improvements whatsoever.
My choice of Reese's worst draft pick is from 2009. That is Clint Sintim in the second round.
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Sintim played 24 games in his first two seasons starting only once even though it was pretty evident that he had issues at linebacker. That start in 2010 was a golden opportunity, but he wound up getting beaten out by a 33-year-old Keith Bulluck.
Not soon after he suffered an ACL tear not once, but twice, which made him miss all of 2011. The Giants made the decision to waive Sintim last season during training camp.
In three seasons all the Giants got from Sintim was 33 tackles and one sack. Ouch.
Sintim was projected to be a powerful linebacker in the NFL, but the players that were passed on to choose him makes you sick to your stomach today. One player is LeSean McCoy. Even Mike Wallace was drafted a round later.
I don't like to dwell on the past and I don't normally question Reese's draft choices. Sintim did look good on paper. He just wasn't the NFL caliber linebacker everyone projected him to be. Despite two gruesome knee injuries, he still doesn't have the stats to prove his worth.
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