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Mar. 27, 2019 - Michael Stewart

Top 10 Draft Picks By The New York Giants not in the 1st Round

Introduction: Throughout the New York Giants long history, they have drafted many great players in the 1st round who have eventually gone on to wear the gold jacket (Hall of Fame). Obviously; the best Giant draft pick of all-time is Lawrence Taylor who forever changed the linebacker position for the better. However; the Giants have also made some get draft picks outside of the 1st round who have gone onto to be elected into the Hall of Fame or had great careers. Here’s a look at the top 10 draft picks by the Giants not selected in the 1st round:

1. Roosevelt Brown (OT) 27th Round Selection: Brown was a nine time Pro Bowl selection, six time 1st team All Pro, NFL 75th Anniversary All Time Team, All-Decade Team of the 1950’s, a member of the Giants Ring of Honor and a member of the Hall of Fame.

2. Harry Carson (MLB) 4th Round Selection: Carson was a nine time All Pro selection, two-time All Pro, member of the Giants Ring of Honor and a member of the Hall of Fame.

3. Michael Strahan (DE) 2nd Round Selection: Strahan was a 7 time Pro Bowl selection, four time 1st team All-Pro, NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000’s, Giants all-time sacks leader (141.5), member of the Giants Ring of Honor and a member in the Hall of Fame.

4. Sam Huff (MLB) 3rd Round Selection: Huff was a five time Pro Bowl selection, two time 1st team selection , NFL All-Decade Team in the 1950’s and a member of the Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor for the Giants.

5. Jesse Armstead (OLB) 7th Round Selection: Armstead was a five time Pro Bowl selection, four time All-Pro and a member of the Giants Ring of Honor

6. Brad Van Pelt (OLB) 2nd Round Selection: Van Pelt was a five time Pro Bowl selection and a member in the Giants Ring of Honor.

7. Tiki Barber (RB) 2nd Round Selection: Barber was a three time Pro Bowl selection, 1st team All-Pro, all-time leading rusher (10,449) and a member of the Giants Ring of Honor.

8. Chris Snee (OG) 2nd Round Selection: Snee was a four time Pro Bowl selection, 1st team All-Pro.

9. Mark Bavaro (TE) 4th Round Selection: Bavaro was a two time Pro Bowl selection, a two time All-Pro and a member of the Giants Ring of Honor.

10. Amani Toomer (WR) 2nd Round Selection: Toomer gets the edge for the final spot over DE Osi Umenyiora only because he is the Giants all-time receiver in catches (668) and yardage (9,497).

Final Thoughts: Lots of well deserving names were left off this list and you can make an argument with my selections and the names not listed. As time goes on, this list will certainly be adjusted and new names could appear. However; for now this is the top 10 draft picks not selected in the 1st round by the New York Giants.