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

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

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Since winning the Super Bowl back in 2011, the New York Giants have missed the playoffs each of the last two seasons. That's a trend the team hopes to break soon, and the best way for the team to go about trying to return to contention was to nail the 2014 NFL Draft. After the event concluded, it was clear the team had done just that. Without further ado, here is a prediction for just how well each Giants’ rookie will fare in the NFL.

Round 1, No. 12 Overall: Odell Beckham Jr., WR

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Round 1, No. 12 Overall: Odell Beckham Jr., WR

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A fantastic pick at No. 12 overall, Odell Beckham Jr. should be a great player from day one. Beckham is beast in space, and with Victor Cruz attracting defenders across from him, Beckham should be productive right away.

Round 2, No. 43 Overall: Weston Richburg, C

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Round 2, No. 43 Overall: Weston Richburg, C

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The Giants went into the draft knowing they needed to come away with a center, and they got a good one in Weston Richburg. Richburg is an excellent athlete for his size, and he will step right in as a starter.

Round 3, No. 74 Overall: Jay Bromley, DT

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Round 3, No. 74 Overall: Jay Bromley, DT

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Although Jay Bromley was a big reach in the third round, he does have talent. Bromley has NFL-caliber pass-rushing ability, and while he needs to play more physical, there is upside here.

Round 4, No. 113 Overall: Andre Williams, RB

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Round 4, No. 113 Overall: Andre Williams, RB

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The selection of Andre Williams all but sealed the fate of former first-rounder David Wilson, as Williams looks ready to compete with free agent signing Rashad Jennings right away. Williams should be able to be a solid contributor right away, as his downhill running style is a good fit in New York’s offense.

Round 5, No. 152 Overall: Nat Berhe, S

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Round 5, No. 152 Overall: Nat Berhe, S

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A depth/special teams player, Nat Berhe isn’t anything special, but he will fill an important role for the Giants. Berhe is a player who probably won’t ever be a starter, but he should stick in a backup role.

Round 5, No. 174 Overall: Devon Kennard, LB

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Round 5, No. 174 Overall: Devon Kennard, LB

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If he can stay healthy, Devon Kennard could be a steal for the Giants. A versatile player who is expected to fill a backup role behind veteran linebacker Jon Beason, Kennard has potential to become a starter down the line.

Round 6, No. 187 Overall: Bennett Jackson, CB

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Round 6, No. 187 Overall: Bennett Jackson, CB

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Although I like Bennett Jackson as a prospect, he just doesn’t fit in New York. The Giants have a ton of depth at the cornerback position, and while Jackson has the skills to be an effective nickelback, it’s unlikely he will make the final roster.