With all the criticism that GM Jerry Reese has taken for his mid-to-late round draft picks, the first two or three rounders over the past couple years have played very well, especially for rookies. The New York Giants second round draft pick in 2015, Landon Collins, made Mel Kiper’s All-Rookie Team, and first round draft pick Ereck Flowers got an honorable mention. In 2014, Odell Beckham, Jr. was the Offensive Rookie of the Year and Overall Rookie of the Year. How do these exceptional rookies compare to the best New York Giants rookies of all-time?
After some serious research, I assembled the following New York Giants All-Rookie Team. The roster was limited to the number of available starting positions: 1 quarterback, 2 running backs, 2 wide receivers, 1 tight end, 5 offensive linemen, etc. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Charlie Conerly (1948)
The 27-year-old rookie was 162 of 299 for 2,175 yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a QBrating of 84.
Honorable Mention: Phil Simms (1979)
Tuffy Leemans (1936)
The man with the manly first name carried the ball 206 times for 830 yards.
Alex Webster (1955)
The big, bruising 24-year-old had 128 carries for 634 yards and 5 touchdowns, plus 22 catches for 269 yards and a score.
Honorable Mentions: Tucker Frederickson (1965), George Adams (1985), Tiki Barber (1997), Eddie Price (1950), Ron Dayne (2000), Andre Williams (2014), Rodney Hampton (1990), Bobby Duhon (1968)
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