Round 1: New York Giants Selects WR Hakeem Nicks

With Selection 29 in Round 1, New York Giants selects WR Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Hakeem Nicks - WR - North Carolina
Team New York Giants
Pick Round 1, Selection 29 (29 Overall)
Combine Stats Ht: 6006v   Wt: 212v   Forty: 4.52v  
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Chris Steuber Ranking
#22 out of 357 overall
#4 at WR
Nicks is a consistent pass catcher who has reliable hands. He lacks elite speed, but is quick and makes plays downfield. He gets a fluid release off the line, is physical through routes and has the ability to make a difficult reception. He offers the quarterback a nice target and comes back to the ball consistently. He's a tough runner after the catch and doesn't go down easily
Tom Marino's Ranking
#18 out of 501 overall
#4 at WR
Adam Caplan's Flash Analysis This pick makes sense since the Giants were looking to replace veteran WR Plaxico Burress. While Nicks isn't tall, he's a physical receiver who is good running after the catch. The move was decided after trade talks to acquire WR Braylon Edwards broke down.
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