Thursday night the 2013 NFL dDraft began and the New York Giants used the 19th overall pick on the guard from Syracuse Justin Pugh. Friday nightthe second and third rounds will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Here is a look at the previous second round picks by Jerry Reese since 2007.
2007 - Steve Smith - WR - USC
Reese's first draft class was easily his best one, and picking Smith in the second round turned out to be one of this best choices. Smith was among a group of rookies that included Ahmad Bradshaw and Kevin Boss that helped lead the Giants to Super Bowl XLII victory. Smith spent his first few seasons of his NFL career with the Giants before taking off for Philadelphia in 2011. Smith was a star in New York and was looked at as Eli Manning's favorite target. Smith had injuries that influenced the decision to move on and he hasn't panned out anywhere else.
2008 - Terrell Thomas - CB - USC
For a while Thomas was the top corner for the Giants. His only problem was his knee injuries. He tore his ACL two seasons in a row and has not played since 2010. He will attempt one more comeback this season.
2009 - Clint Sintim - LB - Virginia
I always considered Sintim Reese's worst draft pick in his years as GM.H e never developed into the starting linebacker that everyone projected him to become and tearing his ACL twice was no help. The Giants eventually waived him last season.
2009 - Will Beatty - OT - Connecticut
Reese picking Beatty is among the best of his best choices and his most recent fat contract proves it. Beatty is the bread and butter of that Giants offensive line.Beatty is among one my favorite picks by Reese.
2010 - Linval Joseph - DT - East Carolina
Aside from Jason Pierre-Paul, Joseph is one of the more aggressive and solid players in the Giants defensive line. Joseph knows his job and gets it done. The Giants could use more players like him.
2011 - Marvin Austin - DT - North Carolina
So far Austin hasn't become the player the Giants had hoped for. I'd give him another year to see if he does, but I'm not optimistic.
2012 - Reuben Randle - WR - LSU
When Reese drafted Randle last year he had nothing but praises for him saying he was "NFL ready". It took a while for Randle to really come to his own, but once he did he showed a lot of promise. With the departure of Domenik Hixon, a new door of opportunity opened for Randle to prove he deserves more time on the field as a receiver than a punt returner.
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