Evaluating The New York Giants's Draft: Day Two

Vinny YeagerCorrespondent IApril 27, 2009

MADISON - NOVEMBER 10:  Travis Beckum #9 of the Wisconsin Badgers carries the ball during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Camp Randall Stadium on November 10, 2007 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The New York Giants followed an already productive Day One of the NFL Draft with a very solid Day Two.

Most critics and analysts say that the true winners and players are always found and chosen in Day Two in the later rounds.

From the looks of it, its seems as though the Giants may have picked some talented players who have the ability to contribute to the team right away.

New York started off Day Two in the third round very quickly when they traded up with the Philadelphia Eagles to the 85th spot and selected wide receiver Ramses Barden from California Poly.

With their other third round selection, the Giants choose Wisconsin tight end Travis Beckum.

Barden is a 6'6", 228 pound machine. He's a big receiver who can go up and catch any ball that is thrown in his direction. That is huge for quarterback Eli Manning because, as we all know, the winds in the Meadowlands toward the end of the season start to go crazy and Barden will have the height and the ability to bring those balls down.

Although he played at a lesser level of competition in college, he put up amazing numbers and was the face of his team. If Barden works hard in camp and throughout the summer, he can find himself in the third or fourth receiver spot.

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The Giants went in the right direction when they picked up tight end Travis Beckum.

Beckum, who is listed at 6'3", 238 pounds, will be the draft pick that makes the most impact right away during this year.

He is a perfect compliment to three-year veteran tight end Kevin Boss and isn't that good of a blocker, so that still leaves room for Michael Matthews, who did most of the blocking for the Giants last season.

Beckum can work the middle of the field and can provide a safe bet for Manning to throw too.

Later in Day Two, New York selected North Carolina State running back Andre Brown in the fourth round and Sam Houston State quarterback Rhett Bomar in the fifth round.

Brown, who is a big, physical back listed at 6'0", 226 pounds, can be that nice third running back the Giants are looking for if he works hard enough for it.

Brandon Jacbos and Ahamad Bradshaw have pretty much locked up the first and second spots on the depth chart respectively, so Brown will have to beat out Danny Ware for that third spot.

The selection of Rhett Bomar was intresting and also quite surprising.

If you haven't already heard his story, Bomar was the starting quarterback at Oklahoma but then himself in a huge scandal regarding money and he had to transfer to Sam Houston State.

If he does make the roster, Bomar will be the third-string quarterback behind Manning and David Carr.

To finish off Day Two, the Giants selected two corner backs in the sixth and seventh rounds.

In the sixth, New York took DeAndre Wright out of New Mexico and Stoney Woodson from South Carolina in the seventh.

The Giants seem to be already set at corner back with Corey Webster and Aaron Ross in the starting spots and Kevin Dockery and Terrell Thomas battling for the third and fourth spots.

Wright and Woodson will have to battle for that fifth cornerback spot and which ever out-performs the other will be handed the spot. If both make the team heading into the season, they will make a nice splash on special teams.

Overall, the New York Giants draft was very successful, just like in past years. Let's hope these guys can put it together and help contribute to a winning team.