EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The first leaks out of the Giants' draft room in 2016 were about how the team "scrambled" when they were on the clock for the 10th pick of the first round. The two players they wanted had been stolen right in front of them. Another player their scouts liked was off their board.
In the days and weeks after, a different picture emerged of GM Jerry Reese making a calm, informed decision. Yes, he stubbornly stood pat, refusing to trade up or down. But there was no panic as he simply went with the next name on his board.
Whichever picture you believe, one thing is clear: Nothing went right for the Giants in the first-round of the 2016 NFL Draft when they ended up with Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple. And it all started with Laremy Tunsil's gas-mask bong...