Monday, April 13, 2009

On The Clock: New York Giants

Record: 12-4, 1st In the NFC East
General Manager: Jerry Reese, Head Coach: Tom Coughlin (6th Year), Offensive Coordinator: Kevin Gilbride (3rd Year), Defensive Coordinator: Bill Sheridan (1st Year/5th Year With the Giants)

Offense Rankings: No. 7 Overall, No. 3 Scoring, No. 18 Passing, No. 1 Rushing
Defense Rankings: No. 5 Overall, No. 5 Scoring, No. 8 Passing, No. 9 Rushing

Last Five Years:
47-33; Last Playoff Appearance: 2008; Last Playoff Victory: 2007 (17-14 Over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl)

2008 Draft: (1-31) DB Kenny Phillips, (2-63) DB Terrell Thomas, (3-95) WR Mario Manningham, (4-123) LB Bryan Kehl, (5-165) LB Jonathan Goff, (6-198) QB Andre Woodson, (6-199) DE Robert Henderson

Top Picks Last Five Years:

2008 – (1-31) DB Kenny Phillips, Miami
2007 – (1-20) CB Aaron Ross, Texas
2006 – (1-32) DE Mathias Kiwanuka, Boston College
2005 – (2-43) CB Corey Webster, LSU
2004 – (1-4) QB Phillip Rivers, NC State (Traded for Eli Manning, Ole Miss)

Booms: QB Eli Manning (1st Round 2004), OG Chris Snee (3rd Round 2004), S Gibril Wilson (5th Round 2004), DE Justin Tuck (3rd Round 2005), RB Brandon Jacobs (4th Round 2005), DT Barry Cofield (4th Round 2006), TE Kevin Boss (5th Round 2007), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (7th Round 2007)

Busts: WR Sinorice Moss (2nd Round 2006), OL Guy Whimper (4th Round 2006)


DT Rocky Bernard (Free Agent)
LB Michael Boley (Free Agent)
SS C.C. Brown (Free Agent)
DT Anthony Bryant (Free Agent)
DE Chris Canty (Free Agent)
TE Martrez Milner (Free Agent)
DE Lee Vickers (Free Agent)

WR Plaxico Burress (Released)
SS James Butler (FA-St. Louis)
S Craig Dahl (FA-St. Louis)
RB Reuben Droughns (Released)
S Sammy Knight (Released)
DT Rodney Leslie (FA-Arizona)
CB Sam Madison (Released)
DE Renaldo Wynn (FA-Washington)

QB David Carr
RB Brandon Jacobs (Franchised)

2009 Picks:

Round 1, Selection 29
Round 2, Selection 13 (From New Orleans)
Round 2, Selection 28
Round 3, Selection 27
Round 3, Selection 36 (Compensatory)
Round 4, Selection 29
Round 5, Selection 15 (From New Orleans)
Round 5, Selection 28
Round 6, Selection 27
Round 7, Selection 29

Team Needs – Players of Interest (Day One):
1. Wide Receiver:
Percy Harvin, Florida; Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland; Kenny Britt, Rutgers; Hakeem Nicks, UNC; Brian Robiskie, OSU; Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma; Jarett Dillard, Rice; Mike Thomas, Arizona
2. Offensive Tackle: William Beatty, UConn; Jamon Meredith, South Carolina; Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma; Gerald Cadogan, Penn St.; Fenuki Tupou, Oregon; Troy Kropog, Tulane
3. Middle Linebacker: James Laurinaitis, Ohio St.; Darry Beckwith, LSU; Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh; Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia
4. Running Back: Donald Brown, UConn; LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh; Glenn Coffee, Alabama; Andre Brown, NC State; Shonn Greene, Iowa; Rashad Jennings, Liberty
5. Outside Linebacker: Brian Cushing, USC; Clay Matthews Jr.; Clint Sintim, Virginia; Marcus Freeman, Ohio St.; Tyrone McKenzie, USF

Photo Credit: College Press Box (Ohio St.), University of Miami Sports Media Relations Office