Giants seek Moore help on D-line

New York used its fourth and final pick in the 2005 Draft on Florida State defensive end Eric Moore, whom they selected in the sixth round, 186th overall.

Eric Moore is a two-year starter that has good first-step quickness. He figures, in the beginning at least, to be a pass rush specialist.

"We had a very strong value on him," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "He played in an outstanding defensive scheme."

Moore finished his Seminole career with 14 sacks and 82 tackles.

"In body structure and style, there's not a lot of difference between Moore and (third-round pick Justin) Tuck," Accorsi said.

"He ran well and has short-area quickness," Coughlin continued. "His value at that time was outstanding."

Accorsi stated the Giants were close on at least one occasion to trading down in order to pick up additional selections, but that the other team involved backed out.

"But there was someone we wanted every time," he said. "With fewer picks, you're more reluctant to do that."

Overall, New York was pleased with its four picks.

"We're fortunate to have the four picks we do have," Coughlin said. "We didn't think we'd get both first-day guys (Corey Webster and Justin Tuck)."

"They're all size and speed guys at their position," Accorsi added.

* Coughlin said that he's spoken to Jeremy Shockey and that he hopes he joins the team's offseason workout program before New York's minicamp begins on May 6.

"I don't have any question he's working out," Coughlin said. "But that's not the only reason to be here."

Shockey remains in Miami, where he's been working out since Big Blue opened its offseason program on March 21.


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