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Reese Strikes Again: Nicks, Sintim and Beatty

It's hard to argue that Giants GM Jerry Reese had another strong haul of draft picks during the final weekend of April. Here's how Jim Sabo broke down the Giants Draft Class of 2009. During the next several days we'll take a closer look at each of New York's nine draft choices. In this installment: Hakeem Nicks, Clint Sintim and William Beatty.

Nicks the Pick 1. Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina Selecting Hakeem Nicks in the 29th slot of the first round was an excellent pick, but we were surprised they did not trade this pick for an established receiver like Braylon Edwards or Anquan Boldin. The Giants are a "now" team. They are built to win now. The last piece of the puzzle was to add a lead wide receiver to replace Plaxico Burress...

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