Even when lavonte David, a lb that was every bit 1st round talent comes within a few picks of our 2nder, why not get Agressive & make a trade? I don't like trading up but when you have a chance at grabbing a guy that'd solve a major problem,you do it.....
Everyone's got their own opinion on our LBs, but no matter what position, you don't adress a area of need on your defense with late round picks,projects,guys that cant stay healthy & their original teams didn't even want them back......eventually you've got to wonder what the hell is going on....Williams is our most talented Lb & he was a total project and still doesn't have a full grasp of the game yet....that says alot about the talen we have back there
The only thing i could see if picking bobby wagner with last pick of rd 1 last yr, but as SLIP said, its hard to say yet on that, becaseu David Wilson will most likely pile up yardage as our starter going forward, but if he ends up injury prone or dosen't do as well as expected, that could be a blunder..
I find it interesting that we've picked as many QB's as we have DE's under Reese. And only ONE guard drafted under Reese. . .do we put away any hopes of picking one of the highly rated ones in the first round or two?
That list is a little disengenuous since it doesn't list picks by order.
It makes sense that the Giants (or any team) drafts more LBers than any other position ... there are more starting LBer positions then any other position on an NFL team (spread offenses aside for a moment).
What that doesn't tell you, is that Reese has only ever drafted one LBer in the first three rounds (his prize rounds) and that guy was a total bust (Sintim).
The point is they try hard to draft well at all positons, but ones that they have no success,they obviously have to keep trying, hence u will see the number of players drafted from that positon add up to more then others..
This list is meaningless with out the average round by position as well. Earlier picks tend to pan out more than late round picks obviously. So if we take 5 LBs from round 4 on and 1 DE in round 1 it doesn't mean we value LBs higher just that the first round pick panned out so we don't need another while those late picks did not pan out so we have to keep searching.