As we begin to focus in earnest on the upcoming NFL Draft, I thought it might be insightful to look back at the Giants' 2007 draft one last time.
I'm not looking so much to grade the draft -- we know General Manager Jerry Reese went 8-for-8 in his first draft, with all of his selections making the team that ultimately won the Super Bowl. Many of those draft choices, we now know, became key contributors.
I'm looking more at what the "experts" said immediately after the draft.
That look back reveals that immediately after the draft was completed, no one was impressed by what Reese had done.
Here's a sample of what was written.
Mel Kiper, ESPN
Pete Prisco, CBS Sportsline
Here is what I had to say.
I don't bring that up to pat myself on the back, though I was more optimistic about Reese's selections than many of the "experts" who supposedly know so much more than a little 'ole blogger like me.
I bring this whole topic up as a precaution. Try not to rush to judgment as soon as a pick is made, whether you love it or hate it.
Let the players taken get on the field and see what happens. That worked out pretty well last season.