How Good Can Hakeem Nicks Be in 2010?

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On rare occasion, a rookie class will take off in its initial season in the NFL to set a foundation for its team. Some of them highly touted prospects; others late round gems.
The New York Giants were the beneficiaries of such an occurrence in 2007. They selected eight players, seven of which being key contributors were in an exciting and equally unlikely Super Bowl run.
This draft class was Jerry Reese’s first as a General Manager, so he set the bar for himself at an unthinkable height. It’s unreasonable to expect him and the Giants scouting department to duplicate the success of the 2007 draft, but since that group was Reese’s first, expectations for rookies within the Giants system have increased to soaring levels.
The 2009 group had the ability to reach a very high level of production, but did not make much of a difference in their first season. However, the Giants remain very high on their selections. After generally an uninspiring season, what can...

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