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J. Williams is a long-time GFB reader and commentator.? His column appears every Thursday.

1) Hakeem Nicks, WR, NC ? Steve Smith has been performing at the top his game since he came into the league yet Jerry Reese decides to pass on a blue chip college MLB (Rey Maualuga) and a blue chip college split end (Kenny Britt) to draft yet another possession receiver. If there were any question marks at the receiver position it was in the X and the slot. Having two possession receivers starting has hindered the Giants? ability to open up the field, which contributed to the lack of success in the run game this season past. Nicks wasn?t even BPA. He will be a very successful receiver in the NFL, but the pick could have went to an actual need: C-

2) Clint Sintim, DE/OLB, Virginia ? A 3-4 outside linebacker? Why? Are the Giants switching to a 3-4 defense? Not in 2009. If they do in the future, the grade on this pick goes up but right now it hasn?t panned out. I still have some faith in Sintim and he?s only going into his second season, but in terms of wisdom, you have to wonder: B

Tags: Andre Brown, DeAndre Wright, Hakeem Nicks, Steve Smith, Stoney Woodson, Travis Beckum, William Beatty
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