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Predicting the Impact of Every New York Giants 2014 NFL Draft Pick

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Predicting the Impact of Every New York Giants 2014 NFL Draft Pick

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The New York Giants had another very solid draft in 2014, adding one of the premier offensive playmakers available while also addressing the offensive and defensive lines within the first two days. Day three brought some interesting prospects at other key positions as general manager Jerry Reese attempts to reload for another Super Bowl run. Here is a breakdown predicting the impact each pick will have in the NFL.

7. Bennett Jackson, 6th Round, No. 187 Overall

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7. Bennett Jackson - 6th Round, No. 187 Overall

Bennett Jackson
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Jackson went to Notre Dame as a receiver before converting to cornerback during his sophomore season. He was a two-year starter for the Fighting Irish, notching six interceptions and 86 tackles during that time. He has a perfect blend of size and speed for the position but is still raw and will contribute on special teams early with a chance to compete for playing time at corner down the road.

6. Devon Kennard, 5th Round - No. 174 Overall

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6. Devon Kennard, 5th Round - No. 174 Overall

Devon Kennard
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Kennard is a versatile defender with experience in both the 4-3 and 3-4 defenses. He has played middle linebacker and outside linebacker in the 4-3. Last season, he played outside in the 3-4 for USC and had 60 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks. At 6-foot-3, 249-pounds, he projects to outside linebacker in the Giants' 4-3 scheme but can also rush the passer for Big Blue. He will be more of a rotational player than a starter.

5. Nat Berhe, 5th Round - No. 152 Overall

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5. Nat Berhe, 5th Round - No. 152 Overall

Nat Berhe
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Berhe was a highly productive player at San Diego State, starting 41 games for the Aztecs. He is a strong safety in a cornerback's body at 5-foot-10, 193-pounds. He will start his career as a backup and core special teamer but has the chance to be a nickel player, particularly with the Giants, who are fond of a three-safety look in nickel situations.

4. Andre Williams, 4th Round - No. 113 Overall

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4. Andre Williams, 4th Round - No. 113 Overall

Andre Williams
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Williams was an off and on starter for Boston College for three seasons before starting every game as a senior and leading the NCAA in rushing with 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns. Williams is a big, powerful runner who has adequate speed. He offers little in the passing game, but the Giants believe in power football so he fits great in New York. He is the long-term replacement for the Brandon Jacobs role but is capable of contributing right away.

3. Jay Bromley, 3rd Round - No. 74 Overall

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3. Jay Bromley, 3rd Round - No. 74 Overall

Jay Bromley
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Bromley was seen by some as a reach with this pick, but the 6-foot-3, 306-pound defensive tackle is the exactly the kind of player the Giants want in the middle of their defense. He is very good at stopping the run and has some pass rush skills with 13 career sacks in college. He should see snaps right away as a rotational player with the potential to be full-time starter down the road in the base defense.

2. Weston Richburg, 2nd Round - No. 43 Overall

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2. Weston Richburg, 2nd Round - No. 43 Overall

Weston Richburg
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Richburg was a four-year starter for Colorado State and established a school-record with 50 consecutive starts. At 6-foot-3, 298-pounds, he has adequate size for a center but could use some more bulk. Yet, he is smart, athletic player who has a chance to lock down the starting center position in New York for the next decade.

1. Odell Beckham, 1st Round - No. 12 Overall

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1. Odell Beckham, 1st Round - No. 12 Overall

Odell Beckham
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Beckham is a dynamic playmaker the Giants simply could not afford to pass up. With the loss of Hakeem Nicks, they needed another receiver on the outside to pair with Victor Cruz and Reuben Randle. Beckham was a three-year starter for LSU, but he really broke out as a senior with 57 catches for 1,118 yards and eight touchdowns. He also returned two punts for touchdowns for the Tigers. He will start from day one and will be an impact player.