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Giants GM Jerry Reese breaks down each of his nine draft picks...

Hakeem Nicks – We felt like he was a really good value pick and a need position. We got a little bit of both at that time; very productive, big body, long arms. We like him.

Clint Sintim – We will play him at SAM. He is a powerful man, big powerful guy. He can rush the passer. He has …..play ….tight end. Neutralizes the tight end for us in that respect. We can see him doing some hybrid stuff as a rusher and as a linebacker and doing some dropping stuff as well.

William Beatty - Tackle. We like him as a guy who can develop with no pressure on him to come in and play right away. But he will create some competition. This guy is an excellent athlete. We thought he was the best athlete of the tackles in the draft. So we expect him to come in and contribute in some way. But our offensive line is intact. There is no pressure for him to do that. But if he does that, it will be great. We expect him to come in and compete.

Ramses Barden – A big receiver. He is long; he is very long. He has long arms. He is 6-6, dominates his level of competition out there.&nbs p; He had 50 touchdowns. His career average is over 20 yards. He has got huge numbers. People dinged him a little bit at the Senior Bowl but the thing that we liked about him is that he got better every day. At the first day he looked a little bit out of place but he got better every day. So we liked that about him; outstanding hands. He is a huge, huge target down in the red zone.

Travis Beckum – Tight end, more of an H-back for us. He will play more of an H-back type for us. And obviously he is not the blocking type but we expect him to block to a degree in some of the stuff that we will do. We think this guy could be a nightmare as a matchup problem for linebackers and strong safeties. We like him in that respect. Also when it gets cold out here – when the wind starts to swirl out here and it gets cold in November, December, a shorter pass to a guy who can get open on the inside, a bigger target, will probably help our quarterback in that respect. Because it is hard to throw the ball outside in this stadium as you all know. So we think he could be a real nightmare for some matchup problems with (linebackers) and strong safety types.

Andre Brown – Running Back. We really like him. We had him targeted for awhile. We think this guy is very, very similar to Derrick Wa rd. You have to look at a lot of tape because he had a foot injury and he was rotated almost 50% with another back, who is a good, young player for them. So you had to look at a lot of tape to really do your homework and find out who this guy really is. But just watching the tape you could almost – I think is he (number) 24. He almost looked like (number) 34, like Derrick Ward, and he runs the draws and the screens. They put him out wide. They put him in the slot. He is a big boy. He is 224 pounds, I believe. He ran 4.48 so he has got the size and the speed stuff that you like. He is very, very versatile; catches the ball really nice. He is a very good pass protector. So we like that pick a lot. So we expect him to come in and compete at the running back position as well to give us four really good backs that compete for jobs right there.

Rhett Bomar – Quarterback. We thought it was too much value at the time. We had some guys that really liked this player. It was a lot of value. We always talk about the quarterback situation – developing a quarterback. We drafted (Andre') Woodson last year. We still like Woodson. I know people will start to write him off right away, but that is not true. Who knows how long David Carr will be here. So there will be a lot of competition at tha t position. It was too much value at the time for us to pass him up.

DeAndre Wright – DB. At this point in the draft you are looking for some redeeming qualities. This guy's height, weight and speed – Marc Ross can give you more details about him. But there are some things that jumped out about him. He has some height, weight and speed that you like for the position.

Stoney Woodson – DB. The same thing – height, weight and speed. You look for some redeeming qualities and that is what these guys had. And so hopefully you can hit on something with these kinds of guys down at the bottom.

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