The Giants opened the draft choosing a player that many had predicted they would take: Hakeem Nicks. Nicks stands out for his productivity at North Carolina and his huge hands. According to one source, he wears size 4XL gloves. ESPN rates Nicks as the third-best receiver and the 29th best player. His Scouts Inc. grade was 91. On bigblueinteractive.com’s depth chart, Nicks is listed as just behind Steve Smith.
For their second choice, the Giants chose Clint Sintim. One source said the Giants even considered drafting him in the first round. Last season at Virginia, Sintim had 11 sacks. ESPN rates Sintim as the fifth-best outside linebacker and the 40th best player. His Scouts Inc. grade was 87. On bigblueinteractive.com’s depth chart, Sintim is listed as just behind Danny Clark and ahead of Zak DeOssie.
With their second pick in the second round, the Giants selected William Beatty, an offensive tackle who bigblueinteractive.com lists as #3 behind Diehl and Whimper. At the Combine, he had the fourth-fastest 40-yard dash time among the offensive linemen: 5.12. ESPN rates Beatty as the sixth-best offensive tackle and the 48th best player. His Scouts Inc. grade was 85.