All-Time Giants Draft Team

Since the inception of the NFL Draft in 1936, the Giants have nailed their fair share of blue-chippers, as well as suffered countless disappointments. Let's focus on the positive for now. Here's a list of TGI's all-time best Giants draft picks at each position. <BR><BR>

QB - Phil Simms

1st round, 1979, Morehead State, 1979-93

Giants would have rather had Joe Montana

RB - Tiki Barber

2nd round, 1997, Virginia, 1997-present

Recently passed Frank Gifford for all-time Giants rushing yardage mark

FB - Mel Triplett

5th round, 1955, Toledo, 1955-60

Posted gaudy rushing numbers for several seasons

WR - Homer Jones

20th round, 1963, Texas Southern, 1964-69

Still the NFL's leader in all-time yards per catch (22.6)

WR - Amani Toomer

2nd round, 1996, Michigan, 1996-present

Owns most of New York's receiving marks

TE - Mark Bavaro

4th round, 1985, Notre Dame, 1985-90

Jeremy Shockey is still a ways away from this complete package

OT - Rosie Brown

27th round, 1953, Morgan State, 1953-65

New York's best ever draft pick; Hall-of-Famer selected in 27th round

OT - Jumbo Elliott

2nd round, 1988, Michigan, 1988-95

Leader of Big Blue's second championship line

G - William Roberts

1st round, 1984, Ohio State, 1984-94

Big Dog as effective in locker room as on the field

G - Billy Ard

8th round, 1981, Wake Forest, 1981-88

As steady and dependable as could be

C - Greg Larson

6th round, 1961, Minnesota, 1961-73

Twelve-year starter anchored the line during the late '60s/early '70s

DE - Michael Strahan

2nd round, 1993, Texas Southern, 1993-present

One of the game's greatest, most complete defensive ends

DE - Jim Katcavage

4th round, 1956, Dayton, 1956-68

Big Kat wreaked havoc on opposing QBs for years

DT - Keith Hamilton

4th round, 1992, Pittsburgh, 1992-2003

Hammer set the bar extremely high

DT - John Mendenhall

3rd round, 1972, Grambling, 1972-79

Eight-year starter named All-NFL in 1974

LB - Lawrence Taylor

1st round, 1981, North Carolina, 1981-93

Simply the best, the NFL's top backer ever

LB - Harry Carson

4th round, 1976, South Carolina State, 1976-88

Nine-time Pro Bowler still waiting for deserved admission to Canton

LB - Jessie Armstead

8th round, 1993, Miami, 1993-2001

Giants defense hasn't been the same without him

CB - Willie Williams

8th round, 1965, Grambling, 1965-73

Held down the right corner spot for six years, making one Pro Bowl

CB - Mark Haynes

1st round, 1980, Colorado, 1980-85

Made three Pro Bowls in six seasons in Big Apple

S - Carl "Spider" Lockhart

13th round, 1965, North Texas State, 1965-75

New York's second-highest career interceptor (41) among drafted players

S - Jim Patton

8th round, 1955, Mississippi, 1955-66

Posted 11 more INTs than Lockhart

K- Ali Haji-Sheikh

9th round, 1983, Michigan, 1983-85

One good year in New York was enough to qualify

P - Brad Maynard

3rd round, 1997, Ball State, 1997-2000

Ditto Haji-Sheikh

KR/PR - David Meggett

5th round, 1989, Towson State, 1989-94

Extremely dangerous return man a threat at all times

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