New York Giants: Top 5 third-round draft picks since 2000
By Henry Buggy
An argument can be made for Peterson to be ahead of Visanthe Shiancoe on this list, but the career totals of the 11-year veteran tight end make him the obvious choice for No. 3.
The 2003 third-round pick out of Morgan State only spent four seasons with the Giants. However, he did play in 64 games, making 23 starts.
Shiancoe biggest hindrance during his Giants career was playing alongside Jeremy Shockey. He saw few targets behind New York’s 2002 first-round pick. That quickly changed once he went to Minnesota.
In five seasons with the Vikings, Shiancoe recorded 208 receptions for 2,424 yards. He still sits as the team’s 20th leading receiver all-time and holds the 11th most touchdown receptions (24) in franchise history, according to Pro Football Reference.
He helped Brett Favre and the Vikings reach the NFC Championship Game during the 2009 season, leading the team with 11 touchdown receptions.
Shiancoe finished his career with the Tennessee Titans in 2013. He’s played in more games (149) than any other New York Giants third-round pick since 2000.
Accorsi clearly saw something in the 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end. Unfortunately, it just didn’t come to fruition during his Giants career.