6 Late-Round Prospects That Would Be a Perfect Match for the New York Giants

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6 Late-Round Prospects That Would Be a Perfect Match for the New York Giants
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The true success of the New York Giants' 2013 draft may ultimately be determined by the late-round prospects they are able to secure.

With an infusion of talent and depth needed along the offensive line and in all three levels of the defense, the Giants can't just rely on the picks they get in Rounds 1 through 4. They need a gem or two in the last three rounds of the draft in order to significantly help this team in 2013 and beyond.

Luckily for them, they have had a knack for late-round success in the previous drafts.

In 2007, they selected Ahmad Bradshaw in the seventh round. Bradshaw proved to be a steal, accumulating 4,232 yards rushing and 32 TDs in six seasons as a Giant. He was also a key member of both recent Super Bowl championships. 

Another late-round success story occurred in 1993 when Big Blue chose Jessie Armstead in the eighth round (the draft would move to its current seven-round format in 1994). Armstead turned out to be the best linebacker the Giants have had since Lawrence Taylor, amassing 597 tackles, 30.5 sacks and 12 INTs in nine seasons with the team.

The following slides detail players that would be a good fit for New York in Rounds 5 through 7 of the draft, starting with the last round and working backwards. The focus is entirely on the defense and offensive line, but no two positions are duplicated to provide a full scope of how the late rounds can provide value for the team.

All combine results are courtesy of NFL.com

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