Finally, after much mock analysis and undying over-evaluation, the 2014 NFL Draft is complete. Teams now head into the final stages of molding their eventual opening day rosters. Every NFL team has its needs, but the New York Giants faced the scrutiny of a 7-9 season, an offensive scheme change and a massive roster reset heading into May 8th. Needless to say, the pressure was on. For Jerry Reese, the draft was a requisite to address remaining needs while adding premiere, young talent. But in our view, the Giants failed to address the areas of “perceived” need.
Tight end and offensive line were positions that required amelioration, yet Big Blue stuck to its board, choosing five team captains and plenty of quality character.
James Pennisi (@bigbluebloggers) and Felix Davila (@FelixNYG) will delve in pick by pick to assess the choices, and detail why the Giants draft — despite not playing out as expected — can still be viewed as an intelligently approached haul that helped to establish an identity for their locker room.