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Ranking Each of Jerry Reese's Draft Classes as New York Giants General Manager

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Ranking Each of Jerry Reese's Draft Classes as New York Giants General Manager
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Jerry Reese has been the GM of the Giants since 2007.

After the 2006 season, longtime New York Giants front-office man Ernie Accorsi handed the duties of general manager off to Jerry Reese, who joined the organization as a scout back during Accorsi's first season with the team (1994).

Although much of the team's Super Bowl-winning coreincluding quarterback Eli Manning, defensive end Justin Tuck and running back Brandon Jacobswas assembled by Accorsi before Reese took the reins, a lot of the Giants' recent success can be attributed to the successor's draft selections.

However, some of New York's shortcomings can be traced back to Reese's draft picks as well.

A third of an NFL general manager's responsibility is his drafting of rookies. (The other two-thirds are his signing of free agents and negotiating of contracts.) GMs build their careers on solid draft classes, and just a few poor ones can totally tarnish a reputation.

Reese has been effective enough with his selections since 2007 to have claimed two Super Bowl titles during his tenure. That's not to say each individual draft class of his was a successful one. In fact, many were significantly worse than others.

This slideshow will highlight all seven of Reese's draft classes with the Giants, starting with his worst and finishing with his best.

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