Sunday, April 27, 2008

Giants Find Second Day Success

The Giants wrapped up their 2008 Draft by taking QB Andre Woodson from Kentucky and DE Robert Henderson from Southern Mississippi, with the 198 and 199 picks, respectively. Woodson is a bit of a surprise, since the Giants signed David Carr earlier in the off-season to backup Eli Manning and already have Jared Lorenzon, another Kentucky alum, on the roster. It seems like the "Hefty Lefty" will be the odd man out. In the third round, the defending Super Bowl champs took WR Mario Manningham, who finished 2007 with over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. On the field, he's a number one pick. Off it, he smokes weed and scores a 6 out of 50 on the Wonderlic test. That's a pretty low score, but if I remember correctly Vince Young didn't score so well either. And I don't care if this guy knows what time a train traveling 60 MPH will get to Chicago, I care if he can run past DBs and catch the ball. If he can play in the NFL like he did in college, he will be a serious threat to compliment Plaxico Burress, Amani Toomer and Steve Smith. Many compare Mario's situation with Ahmad Bradshaw's of a year ago. The Giants were able to keep him on the straight and narrow. I don't know a whole lot about the other picks the G-Men made on day two, but writer Michael Eisen does.

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