Ranking the 10 best draft picks in NY Giants history

The Giants have had some sensational players hear their names called during the draft
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9. DB Jimmy Patton

Jimmy Patton is a player who is seemingly forgotten by the average fan. Despite this, he still had a hell of a career considering that he was an eighth-round pick. While there weren't as many teams in the league as there are today when Patton was selected, he was still taken 92nd overall.

Patton would spend his entire 12-year career with the Giants and was a key contributor to their 1956 NFL Championship win against the Bears. During his career, Patton would make five Pro Bowls and five All-Pro First-Team selections. In addition to this, Patton also ranks second all time in Giants interceptions behind just Emlen Tunnell, who ranks second in interceptions in NFL history.

Unfortunately for Tunnell, though, he wasn't technically drafted by the Giants, so he won't be on the list. However, we're here to talk about Patton, who put together a remarkable career on his own. We may not have been around to see it, but a secondary that comprised of both Tunnell and Patton had to have given opposing offenses nightmares.

Patton is one of the best players the Giants' defense has ever seen. His ball-hawking ability for his time was nearly unheard of. Hopefully, more people will begin to recognize what a special talent he was for the Giants.