New York Giants: 10 worst draft busts of Jerry Reese era

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No. 3 – Owa Odiguizuwa, DE UCLA 3rd Rd (74th) 2015

It’s more than fair to argue that the 2015 draft class is the main reason Jerry Reese was let go. One of his major misses was Owa Odiguizuwa, a high school All-American who enjoyed a solid career at UCLA. Before a serious hip injury derailed his initial 2013 senior season, Odigizuwa was considered a potential first round draft pick with loads of potential.

After bouncing back to have a second team All PAC-12 year,  Reese took somewhat of a gamble selecting him in the middle of the third round. The former Bruin measured out beautifully at the combine at 6-3, 270 lbs. and running a 4.62 second forty-yard dash with 25 bench press reps to boot. Fans and media alike praised the selection, as Odiguizuwa was deemed to be the next Jerry Reese mid round defensive lineman home run.

To say Odiguizuwa was a bust would be a slap in the face to other NFL draft busts everywhere. The weakside end is in his own stratosphere of bust, as he finished up his Giants career with a whopping six tackles and zero sacks over 18 games. Owa even failed to make a noticeable impression in the preseason, as for some reason he never looked to belong on an NFL roster.

The team finally had enough after the former high school phenom tested positive for performance enhancing drugs right before the 2017 season. Due to miss the first four games, Reese swiftly cut the massive disappointment, leaving a gigantic hole in the middle of their ’15 class. Odiguizuwa would later sign on with the Buffalo Bills for the 2018 season, but never even made it to the preseason.