Draft Week: Top LB Candidates

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Linebackers – the Big Blue Wrecking Crew have been notoriously dominant in this area for nearly three decades. We go back to 1981, when Lawrence Taylor, arguably the best linebacker to ever play the game, joined the New York Giants. LT was the second overall selection of the ’81 draft, and of course, the Giants’ first pick that year.

Taylor’s last year was in 1993, when he passed the torch to his successor, Michael Strahan. #92 was the second round pick of the G-Men in ’93 and defined a new era of Giants football. These two bone crushing backs helped to change the face of football and wreaked havoc on opposing QB’s for 26 consecutive years. In 2007, after earning his first and only Super Bowl ring, Michael Strahan retired, thus ending a long standing tradition in Big Blue history.

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While the NY Giants LB position is not in dire straits, they will always be on the prowl for the next LT or Strahan. Will they find what they are looking for in the 2011 class of linebackers at the NFL Draft? Let’s take a closer look at the top 5 candidates.

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Topics: 2011 Nfl Draft, Akeem Ayers, Casey Matthews, Giants, New York Giants, Popular, Featured, Justin Tuck, Giants/National Football League, Lawrence Taylor, Mark Ingram, Michael Strahan, Mike Pouncey, National Football League, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Sean Kerr, Super Bowl, Von MIller

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