First Round Selection - TE Jeremy Shockey

With the Giants first selection in the 2002 NFL draft, number 14 overall, they select Jeremy Shockey. They traded up one spot with Tennessee to acquire him.

First Round Selection (#14 overall) - Jeremy Shockey

The Giants traded with the Tennessee Titans to move up one stop to 14 and took Shockey. The Giants and Tennessee essentially traded first round and fourth round picks.)

Position: Tight End
College: Miami (Fla.)
Height: 6-5
Weight: 255
Hometown: Ada, Oklahoma

Positives: Has good upper body strength and leaping ability, with the frame to carry more weight.Positions himself well and plants his feet firmly in pass protection and gets strong leg drive off the snap when leading the way on sweeps.Runs well after the catch and runs precise pass routes.Has impressive blocking balance.Displays the cutting ability and explosive acceleration to freeze defenders after the catch.Settles in the soft spot of the zone well, showing a smooth release off the snap and aggression as a blocker.Effective in motion, shuffling across the formation like an H-Back…Intense competitor who shows explosiveness in and out of his cuts.

Negatives: More effective working the short area, as he does not have the hip swerve and wiggle to elude turning upfield.Has to improve his blocking technique upfield, as he looks a little stiff trying to gain leverage on the quicker defensive backs.Rounds his routes somewhat.Needs to develop a stronger swim move in order to escape press coverage.Little stiff and weak in the lower body, lacking the strength to consistently sustain blocks.Has taken an abundance of creatine prior to the Combines.

CBS Sportsline's Profile of Shockey

ESPN's Profile of Shockey

NFL.com's Profile of Shockey


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