New York Giants 2014 NFL Draft Review

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Updated: 5/12 2:19 pm

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1 (12) - Odell Beckham, WR, LSU; 2 (43) - Weston Richburg, OC, Colorado State; 3 (74) - Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse; 4 (113) - Andre Williams, RB, Boston College; 5 (152) - Nat Berhe, SS, San Diego State; 5 (174) - Devon Kennard, OLB, USC; 6 (187) - Bennett Jackson, CB, Notre Dame

Top Picks Analysis: The Giants went receiver over offensive tackle by selecting the fast-rising Odell Beckham, Jr., perhaps the most versatile option among the draft's deepest position.

Beckham has the speed to be a terror outside the numbers and the route-running skills to be an impact from the slot. With Victor Cruz already dominating inside for "Big Blue," however, it's likely Beckham at least starts as an outside receiver.

In the second round New York GM Jerry Reese reached for Colorado State center Weston Richburg, a solid player who figures to upgrade a need position but it's tough to justify Richburg as one of the top 43 talents in this draft.

Third-round run-stuffer Jay Bromley, meanwhile, projects as the replacement for Linval Joseph, who left for Minnesota in free agency.

Best Value Pick: Fourth-round running back Andre Williams is a big, powerful runner who projects as an East Coast weather back, although he must improve on his receiving skills to become more than a complimentary player.

Questionable Calls: The Giants certainly need to get younger and more athletic on the offensive line but taking Richburg as early as they did reeks of prioritizing need over talent on the draft board.

Summary: The Giants seemed to go into this process with the intent of plugging holes and that is rarely a good idea in today's scouting world. Beckham was a solid choice but things got away from Reese after that.

FINAL GRADE: C

Undrafted rookie free agent signings: DL Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina; DE Emmanuel Dieke, Georgia Tech; LB Dan Fox, Notre Dame; DT Eathyn Manumaluene, BYU; DE Kerry Wynn, Richmond; TE Xavier Grimble, USC; S C.J. Barnett, Ohio State; LB Justin Anderson, Louisiana-Lafayette; S Thomas Gordon, Michigan

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