What could and should have been

Tom Coughlin should have been kept as Head Coach for two more years. Reese should have been fired as GM after the HORRIBLE 2015 draft.

Let’s look back a the last 8 years of our beloved and storied and 4-time Super Bowl Champions!

I’m going to reflect upon the Giants last 8 drafts. I’m going to try to think like they thought.

DISCLAIMER: I am a 100% Draft Geek. For the last 28 years my favorite after work activity was analyzing the draft prospects and analyzing mock drafts. I’m in no way a professional. I teach elementary school.

BUT! The way Jerry Reese and Dave Gettleman conducted our drafts, all of us probably could have done a better job. Seriously. There were a lot of politics going on from 2014-2021. That’s why we are where we are.

I’m going to analyze the first 3 rounds of the last eight drafts. 2015 to 2023. I’m going to look at who OUR Giants could have had at that SAME drafted position. Was it poor scouting (maybe)? Was it that the GM just sucked? (Probably)

Here we go:


1-9 Ereck Flowers OL or Andrés Peat (90 starts) or DJ Humphries (83 starts)

2 Landon Collins Good Pick

3-74 Owa Odighizuwa HORRIBLE SCOUTING or Danielle Hunter 3-88 75 career sacks


1-10 Eli Apple HORRIBLE SCOUTING or James Bradbury 2-62

2-40 Sterling Shepard Good BUT 2-47 Michael Thomas!

3-71 Darrian Thompson or Justin Simmons 3-98


1-23 Evan Engram or George Kittle 5-146 Kittle had a better college career, but Giants loved Engram’s possibilities

2- Dalvin Tomlinson Great Pick

3-87 DAVIS WEBB?!? Or James Conner RB or Trey Hendrickson DE STUPID STUPID STUPID


1-2 Saquon I think good pick, but it is debatable

2-34 Will Hernandez I don’t remember seeing him on Mock websites? But he did make All Rookie. Suffered from HORRIBLE Coaching. Now doing sufficient In Arizona. OR Conor Williams 2-70 or Brian O’Neill Pro Bowl 2021

3-66 Lorenzo Carter 14.5 sacks 1 int or 3-70 Fred Warner 2 Pro Bowls


1-6 Daniel Jones HORRIBLE QB Class or Chris Lindstrom Guard 1-14 OR Brian Burns Lb 38 sacks in 4 years and perhaps we could have had FitzMAGIC or Tyrol or another veteran?


1-30 DEanDRE Baker Not happy at the time with trade Deandre did start 15 games. Not sure what his PFF was. Legal issues. I do think the Giants dropped him too early because of the dropped legal issues. We did have a player back in the day wit legal issues. 2 Super Bowls later. Still Sean Murphy-Bunting orTrayvon Mullen would have been better picks.

2- Part of DeAndre Trade Getty working his "MAGIC"

3- Forfeited due to 2018 Supplemental Draft for Sam Beal, Cb WHO? or Terry McLuarin Wr; Nate Davis G; Bobby Okereke Lb; Connor McGovern G;

3-95 Oshane Ximines or Dawson Know 3-96 TE


1-4 Andrew Thomas Great Pick

2-36 Xavier McKinney I liked it then. He needs to step it up.

3-68 TRADED to Jets for Leonard Williams Unfortunately he’s been digressing and his contract HURTS!

3-99 Matt Peart or Tyler Biadasz


Pass on NJ native Micah Parsons. Pass on smart & talented OL Rashawn Slater to select a WR who had attitude issues

1- Kadarius Toney

2- 42 Traded to Miami for 2-50 and ‘23 3rd OR Asante Samuel Jr. Cb or Aaron Brooks g 49ers

2-50 Azeez Ojulari or Creed Humhrey

3-71 Aaron Robinson or Benjamin St-Juste; Paulson Adebo


1-5 Kayvon ???

1-7 Evan Neal ??

2-36 traded to Jets for 2-38 & 5-146 or Jalen Pitre 5 int; Boy Mafe 3 sacks; Kenneth Walker 1,100 yards 11 td’s

2-43 Wan’Dale Robinson Ok BUT Maybe Schoen missed out on the 6’3 George Pickens and Alec Pierce

3-67 Josh Ezeudu So Far Not Good or Nicholas Petit-Friere, Abraham Lucas, or Bernhard Raimann all with double digit starts in sharp contrast to Ezeudu and McKetchan who had 0 starts

4-112 Daniel Bellinger Great Pick

4-114 Dane Belton Still Developing

5-146 Micah McFadden Or Tariq Woolen 6’4 6 nit’s Small School

5-173 Marcus McKethan 1 start or Jamaree Salyer 14 starts

Everyone can be a Monday Morning Quarterback. Would’ve Should’ve Could’ve

But the Giants could’ve and should’ve done better.

Shame on the Mara Family to be so nice to incompetents like Jerry Reese and Dave Gettleman.

The Mara’s loyalty has cost the Giant Football Team a lot.

Let’s hope that Schoen and Daboll can get us back on top!

Summary: The Giants need to draft Football Players not Athletes. We need Big Uglies who like to fight and want to fight. Not bodybuilders. Not pretty boys. Fighters.

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