Saturday, October 24, 2015

How the Giants Were Built

The Giants have "home-grown" 29 of their 58 players (4 on the IR and Jason Pierre Paul is still on the ledger for now).  This compares favorably to the Philadelphia Eagles (25), but quite unfavorably to the Cowboys (38).

Tom Coughlin is the only coach Eli Manning has ever had, and although Ernie Accorsi was the GM until 2006 (and engineered the Eli Manning trade - at least the part Archie Manning didn't), Jerry Reese is one of the longer-tenured General Managers in the NFL, having been at the helm since 2007 and with the lone exception of Manning, has built this entire team.

Ereck Flowers, Landon Collins, Bobby Hart, Geremy Davis, Owa Odighizuwa, Mykkele Thompson IRDwayne Harris, Marshall Newhouse, Myles White, Shane Vereen, JT Thomas, Craig Dahl, Louis Nix, Jonathan Casillas, Brandon Meriweather, Trevin Wade, Brandon McGee, Jasper Brinkley, Leon McFadden, George Selvie, Brad WingWill Tye, Justin Currie IR
2014 (15)Odell Beckham, Weston Richburg, Devon Kennard, Andre Williams, Jay BromleyGeoff Schwartz, Rashad Jennings, Nikita Whitlock, John Jerry, Orleans Darkwa, Robert Ayers, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Daniel Fells IRKerry Wynn, Uani Unga, 
2013 (9)Justin Pugh, Johnathan Hankins, Ryan Nassib, Damontre MooreCullen Jenkins, Dallas Reynolds, Jon Beason, Trumaine McBride, Josh Brown
2012 (4)Rueben Randle, Markus Kuhn, Jayron Hosley
Larry Donnell
2011 (2)Prince Amukamara
Mark Herzlich
2010 (2)Jason Pierre-Paul*
Victor Cruz
2009 (1)Will Beatty IR


2007 (1)Zak Deossie



2004 (1)
Eli Manning
5822 Draftees29 Free Agents7 College Free Agents

As you can see, 38 players have been there since 2014 or less, and although they only have 7 UDFAs, they have hit pretty big on Victor Cruz and Larry Donnell.  Meanwhile, the 2012 1st round pick of David Wilson and his injury that caused his retirement has put them in a bit of a jam.

Again, I keep these for personal use to see when contracts are coming up and how a team sees its roster, and figured a few of you might enjoy scanning this as well.

We are almost ready for another big divisional battle.

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