Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the number ninth overall pick to the New York Giants in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Today we look at the resume of Jerry Reese in the NFL Draft. The NFL draft in all honesty, is hit or miss. Some guys come in expecting to be an all time great and completely flop, while others come in as no-name late round picks and go out to have stellar careers. It’s hard to pick talent out of such a massive pool of potential players. As far as I’m concerned if you get one starter and a couple of backups out of a draft it was successful. A lot of people hold unrealistic hopes to walk away with multiple pro bowlers in each draft.
I find the value in a pick should be judged on the impact a player has made for a team not solely of individual numbers. It’s easy to nit pick and say “Well his career only lasted a few years” or “He never lived up to the hype” if a guy only posted average or even below average numbers or was not spectacular over the course of his career. If a player aids in the attainment of the ultimate goal then his job was successful, no matter what stats are next to his name in the box score.
Since taking over for Ernie Accorsi in 2007, Jerry Reese has been questioned and ridiculed for having “poor draft classes”. Now some classes have been better than others and none have been total home-runs but each draft he has had has built the Giants roster. Lets take a look at each one of his draft classes.
Next: 2007 Draft Class?