The first and second days of the NFL draft are in the books, but before the draft commenced on Thursday night, former Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl head coach and current NFL Network analyst Brian Billick sat down with me to talk about the New York Giants and who they should consider—specifically on day three:
The Giants are one of the solid organizations in the NFL. They very seldom extend themselves in free agency, they're very prudent about the way they go about their business, they build the way the way you're supposed to build—via the draft.
The good thing about this draft is that you're not reaching for anybody. Tom Coughlin is always going to make sure that they are strong on the offensive and defensive line.
To Billick's point, on day one, the Giants' front office went out and snagged versatile offensive lineman Justin Pugh at No. 19 overall, or as Giants general manager Jerry Reese referred to him, "the highest guy on our board."
With the 47th pick overall, Big Blue stayed in the trenches and took Johnathan Hankins, the defensive tackle from Ohio State. This wide-bodied young man should give the Giants optimism about stopping the run in 2013.
At the 81st overall pick, the G-Men took a chance on the unpredictable defensive end out of Texas A&M, Damontre Moore.
Now, there is no more looking back. Following are the five most sensible guys who are available for the G-Men to grab on day three.
Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand.