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2014 NFL Draft Picks: Where does DT Jay Bromley fit?

With the Giants done on Day 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft, let's take a stab at projecting the Giants' updated depth chart.

Jay Bromley causes a fumble
Jay Bromley causes a fumble
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After completing their first three picks of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants have added another much-needed skill player while solidifying their trenches with a pair of linemen.

In Round 1, the Giants selected LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. with the 12th pick. After losing Hakeem Nicks to free agency, New York needed a receiver to keep defenses from entirely focusing on Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.

Colorado State center Weston Richburg was the Giants' second-round pick (No. 43 overall), bringing a dose of versatility to a thin, still in-the-works-offensive line. Richburg was a four-year starter in college and also has the ability to pull in the running game. He could also play guard opposite Chris Snee.

Finally, the Giants concluded Friday by selecting Syracuse defensive tackle Jay Bromley with the 74th overall pick. Drafting a defensive tackle makes sense, as Ed explained, but many draft experts had other prospects listed ahead of Bromley at the position.

The fact that the Giants would select a defensive tackle here after losing Linval Joseph in free agency wasn't a surprise. The fact that that chose Bromley over several other players rated more highly on most draft big boards was a stunner.

CBS Sports had the 6-foot-3, 306-pound Bromley pegged with a sixth-round grade. Among defensive tackles bypassed by the Giants were Louis Nix III of Notre Dame and Anthony Johnson of LSU.

Bromley, who had 10 sacks and 14. 5 tackles for loss in 2013, did visit with the Giants during the pre-draft process. The explanation from GM Jerry Reese on this pick will be interesting.

Here's Big Blue View's latest projected Giants depth chart, built off the version we compiled following the Richburg pick:


QB -- Eli ManningCurtis Painter, Ryan Nassib, Josh FreemanRusty Smith
RB -- Rashad JenningsPeyton Hillis, David Wilson, Michael Cox, Kendall Gaskins
FB -- John ConnerHenry Hynoski
TE -- Adrien RobinsonKellen Davis, Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells
WR -- Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, Jerrel Jernigan, Odell Beckham Jr., Mario Manningham, Julian Talley, Kris Adams, Preston ParkerTrindon Holliday, Marcus Harris, Travis Harvey
LT -- Will BeattyCharles Brown,John JerryTroy Kropog
LG -- Geoff Schwartz, James BrewerJohn Jerry, Eric Herman,Stephen Goodin
C -- J.D. Walton, Weston Richburg, Dallas Reynolds, Stephen Goodin
RG -- Chris Snee, John Jerry, Brandon Mosley, Eric Herman, Stephen Goodin
RT -- Justin Pugh, Steven Baker, Charles Brown, John Jerry


DT -- Johnathan Hankins, Cullen JenkinsMike PattersonMarkus Kuhn, Jay Bromley
DE -- Jason Pierre-PaulRobert AyersMathias Kiwanuka, Damontre Moore, Kendrick Adams
SLB -- Jameel McClain, Kendrick Adams
MLB -- Jon BeasonMark HerzlichAllen Bradford
WLB -- Spencer Paysinger, Jacquian Williams, Spencer Adkins
CB -- Dominique Rodgers-CromartiePrince AmukamaraWalter ThurmondTrumaine McBrideZack Bowman, Jayron Hosley, Charles James, Laron Scott, Travis Howard
S -- Antrel Rolle, Will Hill, Stevie BrownQuintin Demps, Cooper Taylor, Junior Mertile, Chaz Powell, Ross Weaver

Special Teams

P -- Steve Weatherford, Jordan Gay
PK -- Josh Brown, Brandon McManus
PR -- Trindon Holliday, Rueben Randle, Jayron Hosley
KR -- Trindon Holliday, Quintin Demps, Jerrel Jernigan, Michael Cox