By 1992, Mark Bavaro was a memory to the New York Giants. He had retired, then un-retired and came back to play for the Cleveland Browns. The bruising Bavaro had shown the Giants what a great tight end could mean to an offense, and the Giants wanted to re-capture that in the worst way.
So, with the 14th selection of the first round in 1992 the Giants took Notre Dame tight end Derek Brown. Mistake. In his book, 'New York Giants Book Of Lists,' Ken Palmer said "The Giants were desperate for a tight end; selecting Brown first in 1992 did nothing to change that."
Brown caught just 11 passes in three seasons with New York, then moved on to Oakland and Jacksonville before finishing an undistinguished career with a total of 43 receptions over six seasons. He is No. 3 on our list of worst Giants' No. 1 draft picks since 1960.
Players The Giants Could Have Had
Chester McGlockton (16th, DT, Oakland) ... A four-time Pro Bowler
Dale Carter (20th, CB, Kansas City) ... A four-time Pro Bowler
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