2013 NFL Draft Grades: New York Giants

Oct 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; General view of the New York Giants helmet of guard Chris Snee (not pictured) before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it’s time for some reflection. While some teams traded around to get who they want, others stood pat to see who would slide to them — and if there’s one thing to remember about this draft it’s players that slid around the rounds. But now that the draft is behind us, the all important grading phase has begun, so lets take a look at how the New York Giants did in this year’s NFL Draft.

Draft Picks

  • (19) Justin Pugh, ot, Syracuse
  • (49) Johnathan Hankins, dt, Ohio State
  • (81) Damontre Moore, de, Texas A&M
  • (110) Ryan Nassib, qb, Syracuse
  • (152) Cooper Taylor, db, Richmond
  • (225) Eric Herman, g, Ohio
  • (253) Michael Cox, rb, UMass

Best Pick: Damontre Moore, DE/Texas A&M

Moore struggled a lot at the combine, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a solid talent. He’s coming to the right system with Tom Coughlin and the guys on the Giants defense like Justin Tuck who can show him the ropes and get him settled. He may not be an impact guy right away, but he’s first-round talent the Giants got in round 3.

Worst Pick: Ryan Nassib, QB/Syracuse

This has everything to do with the Giants wasting a fourth round pick on a guy they didn’t need. It was a vanity pick and the Giants are well aware of that fact, especially since they hope Nassib never plays for them. This is an investment pick, as the Giants are hoping he develops into a Matt Flynn type of guy they can flip for picks in the future.

Analysis: Nassib really kills this class for me, but Pugh, Moore and Hankins make up for it. The Giants needed to get better on defense and they tried to do that with Moore and Hankins, but they forgot about middle linebacker and failed to take one when they could. That’s why the Nassib pick is so irritating and it sinks their grade, even if that’s not an accurate reflection on the talent Nassib can be.

2013 Draft Grade: C

Topics: New York Giants, NFL Draft 2013

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  • Lee Russ

    Nassib is essentially a 2d round talent we picked up in the 4th round. That’s a 2-round advantage, the same you’re claiming for Moore, so why are you unhappy?

    Nassib is smart, the kind of football obsessive who works endlessly, and has a pretty strong arm. Put him behind a good offensive line and work with him on the “touch passes” and you have a quarterback who can play in the NFL.

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