New York Giants: Top 10 Third Round Draft Picks of All-Time
By Neal Lynch
1. Sam Huff, WVU Moutaineers (1956)
Approximate Value: 40
Average AV Per Season: 12
The Giants selected West Virginia Mountaineers linebacker Sam Huff 30th overall in the 3rd round of the 1956 NFL Draft, one round after SMU tackle Forrest Gregg went to the Green Bay Packers and one round before Dayton defensive lineman Jim Katcavage landed with the G-Men.
Huff played in 102 games over eight seasons with Big Blue, picking off 18 passes and recovering 11 fumbles. Sam was a 5-time Pro Bowler (1958–1961, 1964), four-time First-team All-Pro (1957–1960), and two-time Second-team All-Pro (1961, 1963) in addition to being named to the NFL’s 1950s All-Decade Team. We named same to our list of the top 10 Giants linebackers of all-time.
Next: Keep An Eye On These 11 New York Giants Entering Final Contract Year
Huff’s list of accolades during his tenure with the Giants can be found below:
1957: 2nd Team All-NFL Associated Press, 1st Team All-NFL Sporting News
1958: 1st Team All-NFL Associated Press, NEA, NY Daily News, UPI
1959: 1st Team All-NFL Associated Press, NEA, NY Daily News, Sporting News, UPI
1960: 2nd Team All-NFL Associated Press, UPI, 1st Team All-NFL NEA, NY Daily News, Sporting News
1961: 2nd Team All-NFL NEA, NY Daily News
1963: 2nd Team All-NFL UPI
Most, if not all, statistics listed in this article were pulled from Pro-Football-Reference.