2009 New York Giants Draft Recap
The 2009 New York Giants were a big disappointment to all Giants fans around the world. The team started off going 5-0 but have gone down to a record of 8-7 and have missed the playoffs for the first time in a while.
The same disappointment happened with the 2009 Giants Draft Class. Jerry Reese had been amazing at drafting for the Giants until this year. In fact, Reese picked up Ahmad Bradshaw in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
This draft class had been hyped during the preseason but hardly produced what was once thought. Other than a few the 2009 New York Giants did not play well or will hardly even given a chance. Let's hope next year's draft class will produce and play well and that this year's class will produce next season.
First Round, 29th Pick- Hakeem Nicks, WR
Hakeem Nicks was drafted 29th overall in this year's draft taken out of North Carolina. Nicks has by far been the best rookie for the Giants this season. I personally think Nicks should be considered for the NFL's Rookie of the Year Award but Nicks has also had some problems with his hands and catching the ball.
This season, Nicks has caught 46 passes with 795 receiving yards leading him to six touchdowns.
Second Round, 45th Pick-Clint Sintim, OLB
Sintim was taken with the 45th pick in this year's draft out of Virginia. Sintim has played most of the season on Special Teams but at some points has played some defense in Danny Clark's and Bryan Kehl's spots.
Sintim has 16 tackles and one sack.
Second Round, 60th Pick-Will Beatty, OT
Will Beatty was selected in the second round in this year's draft with the 60th pick out of Connecticut. Beatty has started for the Giants this year in place of Kareem McKenzie.
Beatty has played in all 15 games so far with three starts. Beatty is looking like he could be a key member of the Giant's offensive live for years to come.
Third Round, 85th Pick-Ramses Barden, WR
Barden was selected in the third round of this year's draft with the 85th pick out of Cal Poly. Barden has played on special teams and has also been part of the offensive line a bit this year.
I feel that Barden has been the biggest disappointment of the 2009 Giants draft class since he has hardly played.
Barden has only in two games so far this season.
Third Round, 100th Pick-Travis Beckum, TE
Travis Beckum was selected in the third round of this year's draft with the 100th pick out of Wisconsin. Beckum has played a lot more than I expected this season. Beckum has made a couple nices catches out on the field this season. Now the Giants also have signed another tight end so he has been given less playing time.
Beckum has played in 14 games this season with one start. Beckum has six receptions for 39 yards.
Fourth Round,129th Pick-Andre Brown, RB
Brown was selected in the fourth round of this year's draft with the 129th pick out of North Carolina State. Brown suffered an injury in Training Camp that would eventually make him miss the whole season.
After Training Camp, Brown was put on the Injured Reserve.
Fifth Round,151st Pick-Rhett Bomar, QB
Rhett Bomar was selected in the fifth round of this year's draft with the 151st pick out of Sam Houston State. Bomar has been a part of the Practice Squad for most of the season.
Today, Bomar was signed by the Giants after they put Aaron Ross and Brandon Jacobs on the Injured Reserve.
Sixth Round, 200th Pick-DeAndre Wright, CB
Wright was selected in the sixth round of this year's draft with the 200th pick out of New Mexico. Wright was a member of the Giants during Training Camp. Wright has also been a member of the Lions' Practice Squad.
Wright is currently a member of the Vikings' Practice Squad.
Seventh Round, 238th Pick-Stoney Woodson, CB
Woodson was selected in the seventh round of this year's draft with the 238th pick out of South Carolina. Woodson injured his ankle before the season started and was put on the Injured Reserve, he was later given an injury settlement. Woodson has also been a member of the Eagles' Practice Squad twice.
Woodson is currently a member of the Buccaneers' Practice Squad.