The Giants finally reached the point in their draft where they had a cluster of players with similar grades available once they were on the clock.
While general manager Jerry Reese did not disclose who those players were, one of them ultimately became the team’s third-round pick: safety Darian Thompson out of Boise State.
New York Giants receiver Sterling Shepard knew about new teammates Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz, but other than that, he had very little exposure or contact with his new employers prior to their selecting him with the 40th overall pick in the NFL draft.
What did the Giants' brain trust have to say about the team's Day 2 selections? Find out below. On Day 2 of the NFL Draft, the New York Giants entered still having a few holes on offense and defense. In the first round on Thursday, the Giants selected Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple, who the team believes "has all the tools" to succeed in the NFL. On Friday night, the Giants added to both sides of the ball, selecting Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard in the second round, as well as Boise State free safety Darian Thompson in the...
The Giants add a free safety to their young, unproven group competing for playing time next to Landon Collins. The New York Giants completed their work on Day of the 2016 NFL Draft by selecting Boise State safety Darian Thompson with the eighth pick of the third round, 71st overall. Earlier in the night, the Giants used their second-round pick (40th overall) to select Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard. [Reaction | Analysis]
Thompson was ranked No. 71 on our Consensus Big Board.
Thompson, 6-foot-1 3/4, 208 pounds, had 19 interceptions during his four-year career at Boise. Here is the summary of Thompson's...