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With just one day left until the 2018 NFL Draft, all eyes will be on new Giants GM Dave Gettleman to see who he takes with his No. 2 overall pick.
Whether it is one of the top quarterbacks like USC's Sam Darnold, or a top position player in Penn State RB Saquon Barkley or N.C. State's Bradley Chubb, Giants fans will hope it is the right guy at the No. 2 overall pick.
Let's take a look at who the Giants have selected as their first-rounder in the past, and how their careers have panned out so far.
2017: TE Evan Engram -- No. 23 overall
It was clear the Giants were going to draft a tight end with their first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. But Giants fans were probably dumbfounded when Engram's name was called by commissioner Roger Goodell. They were projected to take either Alabama's O.J. Howard or Miami's David Njoku. Engram's name wasn't even mentioned in the conversation.
Well, fans certainly know his name now.
Despite bad results last season for the Giants as a team, Engram shined in his rookie season. He led all rookie tight ends in receptions (64) and yards (722), while being tied for first with Howard in touchdowns (6) on the season. It is too early to see if Engram will continue this production, but if he shows more of the same in his sophomore season, he would be deemed a hit for a first-rounder.
2016: CB Eli Apple -- No. 10 overall
Coming out of Ohio State, Apple wasn't the highest ranked cornerback in his draft class. But former GM Jerry Reese was banking on Apple's physical play and size to make him excel at the NFL level.
However, Apple's early career has been very inconsistent. He showed signs of being first-round worthy at the end of his rookie season, but that all went out the window after a sketchy 2017 season that saw many off-the-field distractions. He made headlines for threatening to leave the Giants' facility after being called out for lack of effort, tweeting from the sideline (an NFL violation), and S Landon Collins called him a "cancer" during a radio appearance.
Apple is lucky Gettleman is giving the first-rounder another chance this season to prove he was worth the team's top pick two years ago. He has shown flashes of good play, but he will need to show consistency in his third season if he wants to win over the new regime and fans.
2015: T Ereck Flowers -- No. 9 overall
Flowers has had three straight seasons to prove to the Giants that he is their left tackle of the future. Instead, he has only proven to be a bust.
The 6-foot-5, 324-pound lineman has struggled mightily on Eli Manning's blind side for over first three seasons. The Giants continued to put him at left tackle, hoping he would figure out how to deal with the league's best pass rushers. But his poor technique with his hands and feet was the main issue that has generated a Pro Football Focus grade of 51.5 over his career, which is in their "poor" range.
Gettleman is done seeing Flowers on the left side, as he signed veteran LT Nate Solder to a four-year, $62 million deal. Flowers will now compete for the right tackle position, but he may be rubbing the team the wrong way by not showing up to the team's voluntary workout sessions at the team facility.
And now with talks of wanting to trade the Miami product ahead of this year's draft, I think it's safe to say the Giants won't be picking up his fifth-year option for next season. That is if he's still on the team by then.
2014: WR Odell Beckham Jr. -- No. 12 overall
Reese had some questionable picks in 2015 and 2016, but drafting LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014 may have been the reason he kept his job up until last season.
Beckham was out the first four games of his rookie season with a hamstring issue. But the minute he stepped on the field, he took over. He broke numerous rookie records lincluding most receptions (110) through his first 15 games of his career, fastest player to reach 100 career receptions (14 games), and highest average receiving yards total per game for any NFL rookie (108.8 yards).
Oh, and there was also "The Catch" that solidified his star status in the NFL.
The 5-foot-11 wideout totaled three straight 1,000-yard seasons, with 2016 being his first 100-catch season as well. Giants fans will hope he returns to full health after a fractured ankle in 2017 ended his season. But Beckham has become the new face of the Giants, and it is clear many teams probably regret letting him fall to No. 12.
2013: RT Justin Pugh -- No. 19 overall
The Giants needed offensive line help, and the Syracuse product was there for the taking at No. 19. He would work opposite of LT Will Beatty in his rookie year, but that wouldn't be the only position Pugh would play in his Giants career.
Pugh has bounced around the Giants' O-line, playing left guard, right tackle, and left tackle over his career. After learning the high intensity of the NFL trenches in his first two seasons, he posted PFF grades of 84.5 in 2015 and 81.2 in 2016. But he saw a big fall off in 2017 with a 52.4 overall grade.
The Giants decided not to go after Pugh in free agency this offseason as he signed a five-year, $45 million contract with the Cardinals. Pugh was a versatile lineman that became a leader in that position room over his Giants career, which is why he was worthy of the first-round pick in my book.