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.
- (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