#1 – OT Ereck Flowers
No surprise here, Flowers takes the top spot. While Reese has struggled to find linebackers over the years, offensive line has been his kryptonite. From Flowers to Will Beatty to even Justin Pugh, Reese has failed to solve New York’s offensive tackle problem. Center Weston Richburg and Pugh are arguably two of Reese’s best draft selections, but it also must be remembered that Pugh was taken with the 19th overall pick in the 2013 draft with the intention of playing left tackle.
That clearly didn’t work, so Reese took another shot and made a reach for Flowers with the No. 9 overall selection in the 2015 draft. That decision has proven to be one of the worst draft picks in Giants history. It’s not all Flowers’ fault, as Reese failed to bring in competition for the position during both the 2016 and 2017 offseasons.
Rams running back Todd Gurley, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, Cardinals left tackle D.J. Humphries, and Buccaneers left tackle Donavon Smith are just some of the players to be taken after Flowers in the 2015 draft.