The Giants emphasized the defensive line again in 2003, but it was the second-round pick who made an impact. DE Osi Umenyiora has teamed up with Giants from Michael Strahan to Justin Tuck, forming a formidable pass-rushing attack throughout his career.
DT William Joseph was the first-round pick, but he never panned out for the Giants.
Besides Umenyiora, the most significant pick in 2003 was David Diehl (Round 5) who has been a stalwart for many years along the Giants offensive line.
The Giants also picked up TE Visanthe Shiancoe in the third round, who has gone on to start with the Minnesota Vikings.
And because of his catch in the 2007 Super Bowl, this article would be remiss to forget David Tyree (Round 6), who was mainly a special teams contributor, but came to fame with a timely big play.