Giants Wrap up Draft With QB, DE

The Giants added their second Kentucky QB when they selected Andre' Woodson with the 198th overall pick. The drafting of Woodson very well could signal the end for another Wildcat signal-caller, Jared Lorenzen. Then with the next pick, their final of the 2008 Draft, Big Blue tabbed Southern Miss DE Robert Henderson.

Woodson was a three-year starter for Kentucky and enjoyed a dramatic improvement from his sophomore to junior season. The right-handed thrower is better suited in the pocket. The 6-4, 229-pounder finished his Kentucky career by completing 791-of-1,278 passes (61.9 percent) for 9,360 yards. He threw 79 touchdowns against only 25 interceptions.

In Woodson the Giants have the young quarterback to groom that they've been looking for during the past several drafts.

"This was just too good a pick for us to pass up," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said.

"This guy's got a strong skill set," GM Jerry Reese added. "A lot of production. He can make all the throws. We're going to bring him along and see if he can challenge."

Woodson gives the Giants five QBs on the roster, which Reese said is likely one too many to bring to training camp. With starter Eli Manning, backup David Carr and Woodson locks to still be around at the end of July, it comes down to Lorenzen or Anthony Wright for the final position.

As for Henderson, 6-3, 280, he'll compete to land the Giants final DE spot. For those ready to write him off from the get-go, one only has to look back to last year's draft class to see the extensive contributions of two seventh-rounders – Michael Johnson and Ahmad Bradshaw.

"He's a size/speed defensive end," Reese explained. "We think he can develop."

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