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2012 NFL Draft Grades, New York Giants: Mel Kiper Says C+

The 2012 NFL Draft is over, and that means times for NFL Draft Grades. Mel Kiper of ESPN rated the New York Giants work a C+. Here is what Kiper said.

“I had running back as the top need for the Giants, and they got one with their first pick. David Wilson should be productive, but I think they really would have preferred Doug Martin. I might have gone with an O-lineman there, but the Giants have capably kept things patched up for a couple years, and will have to continue to do so, because they didn’t get a tackle until the fourth round. Brandon Mosley has a shot (he’s the No. 13-ranked offensive tackle on my board), but you don’t want him starting in Week 1. Rueben Randle lacks explosiveness, but he was a pretty good value as the last pick in Round 2. Clearly, the NFL thought he’d be gone far higher — he was the last player in the green room. Jayron Hosley is a really instinctive corner, and I wouldn’t have thought he’d still be around based on his sophomore year. But he regressed in 2011. He can cover, but he lacks a physical element to his game. Some helpful pieces, but Wilson needs to provide impact.”

Here is the full list of Giants’ selections. Giants fans certainly won’t be happy with the Kiper grade. Head over to Big Blue View for more discussion and analysis of the draft.