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NFL Draft: The New York Giants Were on the Clock

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There was a lot of anticipation for the New York Giants draft this year. The Giants major weaknesses were on their offensive and defensive lines, plus safety. GM Jerry Reese addressed the weak offensive line by selecting OL Ereck Flowers from the University of Miami. Flowers was the ninth overall pick. The G-Men were predicted to pick OL from Iowa Brandon Scherff. However, Washington drafted Scherff with the eight pick. FTS hoped the Giants would select WR Amari Cooper. Cooper was the best-rated wideout of the first round, but the Oakland Raiders took him instead.

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Round 2

In the second round, Reece and the Giants may have gotten the steal of the draft. The Giants selected safety from Alabama, Landon Collins with the 33rd pick overall. Big Blue reached in the first to help their depleted O-lin but got great value in Collins. He who should start immediately and improves the team’s athleticism and toughness.

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Starting tackle Will Beatty is expected to miss 5-6 months with an injury, so the Flowers’ selection is vital. Beatty tore his pectoral muscle working out. Rumors have begun that Jerry Reese may look to sign Jake Long, the former first-round pick of the Dolphins. Long is currently recovering from knee surgery.

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