The Giants and Jets picked players at the exact same posture in the 1st round of the NFL draft for the next 12 months in a row and ninth time because 1970, when the groups begun drafting together adhering to the NFL/AFL merger. Here’s glance at how the preceding decisions have turned out:
Giants (4): Andrew Thomas, OT, Ga
Giants (seventeen): Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
Jets (3): Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
Giants (seventeen): Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
Edge: Too soon to notify.
Jets (fourteen): Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh
Giants (20): Aaron Ross, CB, Texas
Edge: Ross was a crucial contributor to two Giants Tremendous Bowl winners, but “Revis Island” was a four-time All-Pro and generational corner.
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Jets (4): Dwayne Robertson, DT, Kentucky
Giants (25): William Joseph, DT, Miami
Edge: Robertson led in tackles, 283-103, and sacks, sixteen-seven. So he wins by choice, but he was not well worth the fourth select, which the Jets traded up to get.
Giants (fourteen): Derek Brown, TE, Notre Dame
Jets (15): Johnny Mitchell, TE, Nebraska
Edge: Mitchell by rather a little bit. He totaled 159 catches, 2,103 yards and sixteen TDs when compared to 43-401-1 for Brown, most of which arrived just after he left the Giants.
Jets (2): Blair Thomas, RB, Penn State
Giants (24): Rodney Hampton, RB, Ga
Edge: Oh … my … God! Thomas is 1 of the draft’s all-time busts, under no circumstances hurrying for extra than 728 yards in a time. Hampton was a drive in the 1990s with five consecutive 1,000-garden seasons.
Jets (8): Dave Cadigan, T/G, USC
Giants (ten): Eric Moore, G, Indiana
Edge: Moore begun seventy four standard-time video games to Cadigan’s sixty four. Moore’s legacy is enhanced by a Tremendous Bowl XXV title and clouded by a 1993 indictment for steroid possession.
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Jets (4): Chris Ward, T, Ohio State
Giants (ten): Gordon King, T, Stanford
Edge: Ward annoyed Jets admirers with keeping penalties and experienced his helmet infamously thrown at him by Raiders DE Lyle Alzado in the 1982 playoffs, but he was a fixture for yrs reverse RT Marvin Powell and experienced a improved job than King.
Jets (six): John Riggins, RB, Kansas
Giants (eighteen): Rocky Thompson, RB, West Texas A&M
Edge: Even if you acquire away his seven,four hundred-furthermore yards as a Redskin, Hall of Famer Riggo still outrushed Thompson in New York, 3,880 yards to 217.