Ernie Accorsi

In the 2004 NFL Draft, Ole Miss QB Eli Manning was chosen first overall by the San Diego Chargers. The Giants, who held the fourth overall selection, took QB Philip Rivers of NC State. Many prognosticators believed Miami of Ohio QB Ben Roethlisberger was the best of the bunch, but he fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 11.

By draft day, it became well-known that Eli was not going to sign with San Diego. It was also well-known that Giants' GM Ernie Accorsi was enamored with him and was willing to trade Rivers and a package of picks to the Chargers to make that happen.

By the end of the day, Eli was a Giant and Rivers a Charger. The Giants also relinquished their third round selection in that draft (#65) and their first and fifth-round selections in 2005. At the time, experts reveled in the fact that the Giants were fleeced by San Diego GM AJ Smith. Time would prove otherwise.

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Since the 70's the New York Giants have been a ground and pound team.

They have made their success with the likes of Doug Kotar, Rob Carpenter, Joe Morris, OJ Anderson, Rodney Hampton, Tiki Barber, Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw.

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The Associated Press reports that former Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi has been hired as a consultant to the NFL and will also co-chair a new general managers advisory committee.

Accorsi will assist the league in monitoring compliance with rules and policies and achieving better communication with senior club football personnel.

The advisory role will include looking at use of technology in the game, player development, scouting, and how to improve the Pro Bowl, Scouting Combine, and NFL Draft.

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