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New York Giants Draft History: Part 3: Building Champions (1999-Present)

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Building Champions

Ernie Accorsi, a guy who had been banging around NFL front offices for decades and was George Young's assistant for several years, took the helm as GM in 1998.

Accorsi was an old hand, but wise in the ways of the NFL's new free-agent culture. He firmly believed in building through the draft, but he did not sit idly when it came to improving the club.

He traded for QB Kerry Collins, who would set Giant passing records and take them to a Super Bowl. He signed big-ticket free-agents such as Antonio Pierce, Fred Robbins, Plaxico Burress and Kareem McKenzie.

He selected quality players in both early and late rounds of the draft, and orchestrated one of the biggest trades in Giants ...

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