Day 1 of the NFL Draft was a wacky day. Every time I looked up it seemed someone was trading spots in the draft.
The only trade that didn't happen was the one we were all expecting -- Jeremy Shockey to the New Orleans Saints.
So, at least for now, Shockey is still a Giant.
According to Ralph Vacchiano's Blue Screen blog, the Shockey trade was never as close to happening as many experts thought it was.
GM Jerry Reese didn't want to talk about Shockey.
Again from Vacchiano.
The Giants spent both of their picks bolstering their secondary. Kenny Phillips of Miami, a safety, was their first pick at No. 31. He is the guy the Giants seemed to target and it seems like an excellent choice. He was the best safety in the draft and fills a need.
The second pick, cornerback Terrell Thomas, comes with lots of questions. There are some questions about his durability and his speed. This selection addressed a definite need, but was still a bit of a surprise.
I will be back tomorrow with more on both of these guys.