The Dish on the Draft Picks

The inside scoop on how all the Giants Draft Picks of 2003 are progressing.

William Joseph - It was nice of the big fella to finally show up. He's looked pretty good, and in fine shape, since his arrival.

Osi Umenyiora - Teammates are gushing over Osi's potential. Has gotten much better against the run in a short time and is a great listener/learner.

Visanthe Shiancoe - Jim Fassel will tell you that he looks like a future star one minute; a rookie the next. He's an explosive blocker.

Rod Babers - Sure he got toasted once deep in New England, but it seems like he knows the game and how to play it.

David Diehl - Rough debut against the Patriots, but Fassel still thinks he'll be in the mix - possibly even as a starter - once the season starts.

Willie Ponder - This kid looks like the real deal. After a quick start to camp everyone was waiting for him to come back down to earth. Everyone's still waiting.

Frank Walker - After missing time with an elbow injury, Walker needs to make great strides in a hurry. It might not be fair but it's football.

David Tyree - He's still catching everything thrown his way. He's almost a roster lock at this point.

Charles Drake - Some good, some bad out of Drake. He hasn't stood out as much as he needs to in order to stick around. The emergence of Calvin Spears hasn't exactly helped either.

Wayne Lucier - Might have been one of the very few linemen who wasn't terrible in New England. He's a hard-working type trying to unseat backup center Omar Smith.

Kevin Walter - Continues to show himself well. Played superbly on special teams in New England. It seemed unlikely all three rookies could make it but with their play and the apparent departures of Ron Dixon and Daryl Jones, you just never know.

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