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The NFL has the compensatory selections for next month's draft. The Giants were awarded a seventh-round pick (#47 in Rd 7, which is #253 overall). The awards are based on the gains vs the losses in free agency from the prior offseason.

The Giants lost?Mario Manningham, Aaron Ross and David Tollefson while signing?Martellus Bennett, Sean Locklear, Shaun Rogers.

The Giants will have eight total selections in the draft: one in each of the first six rounds and two in the 7th: Round 1, Pick 19 (19); Round 2, Pick 17 (49); Round 3, Pick 19 (81); Round 4, Pick 19 (113); Round 5; Pick 19 (145); Round 6, Pick 19 (177); Round 7, Pick 19 (209) and Pick 47 (253)

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I wouldn't expect the Devils to forfeit the first rounder this year -- not unless they absolutely hate the first round talent. You'd have to think they at least want to make a first-round pick in the draft they're hosting.

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Counting down Jerry Reese's eleven best draft picks/ undrafted free agents

Kevin Boss: Fifth Round (Pick 153), 2007

When Jeremy Shockey was carted off the field with a broken leg, many fans figured that any chances the Giants had of competing in 2007 went with him.? But Kevin Boss, an unproven fifth rounder from Western Oregon, stepped in and immediately did?well, not much.? But with a touchdown in each of the last two games of the regular season, Boss showed glimpses of a player who could replace a pro bowl tight end without much drop off.? It wasn?t until Super Bowl 42 that Boss made what will almost certainly go down as the play of his career.? Late in the third quarter, Boss caught a 19-yard pass from Eli Manning, eluded Rodney Harrison, and rumbled for a momentum swinging 45-yard reception. It was the play of the game, until some other stuff happened.

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Counting down Jerry Reese's eleven best draft picks/ undrafted free agents.

Jake Ballard: Undrafted, 2010

The big tight end caught 34 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns during his career at Ohio State. In his one full season with the New York Giants, Ballard bettered these numbers with 38 receptions for 604 yards and four touchdowns. It?s hard to imagine that anyone saw this little used college tight end turning in starting caliber numbers. This includes Jerry Reese, considering how many times Ballard was waived and re-signed. To his credit, he was the only GM that took a chance on signing him after the draft, and any other team could have claimed Ballard the handful of times the Giants waived him.

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