4. New York Giants
Three of the
five scouts listed the Giants among their top five, with one
listing New York's crew as the second-best in the NFL. General
manager Jerry Reese was highlighted by two of them, with one scout also
acknowledging Jerry Shay, a former Giants' defensive tackle and a
scout for the club since 1973.
Reese to take over for Ernie Accorsi in 2007, the Giants have won a
Super Bowl and have never finished a season with a losing record.
Those facts speak for themselves. Perhaps most impressive,
however, has been the Giants' drafting. Reese's first draft class in
2007 played a huge role in their winning the Super Bowl a year later.
While some teams talk about building through the draft and
ignoring the high costs and bust rates of veteran free agency, the
Giants have lived it. Of their current starters, only Eli Manning
(acquired in a draft day trade with San Diego), OT Kareem
McKenzie, FS Antrel Rolle and LB Michael Boley weren't drafted by