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The New York Giants’ 2009 Draft Pick: Nicks or Barden?

Published by on April 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The No.1 need for the New York Giants heading into this year's draft was definitely finding a replacement for the troubled Plaxico Burress.  Last season's late collapse, which ultimately led to a loss in the playoffs to the Eagles, proved that Eli Manning needs a big target in the red zone for the Giants' passing game to be successful.

In round one, with the 29th overall pick, New York selected Hakeem Nicks from North Carolina.  Nicks has been touted, by many, to have all the physical tools needed to develop into a No. 1 receiver.  Nicks is fast off the snap, has great burst to generate separation, and has an impressive field awareness. 

What I didn't like about this pick by the Giants was how sma...

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