Rd 1, pick 19: Justin Pugh, OL, Syracuse
Rd 2, pick 49: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
Rd 3, pick 81: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
Rd 4, pick 110: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
Rd 5, pick 152: Cooper Taylor, S, Richmond
Rd 7, pick 224: Eric Herman, OL, Ohio
Rd 7, pick 253: Michael Cox, RB, UMass
Fennelly: The selections of Justin Pugh and Jonathan Hankins are boring, let's face it. Both should be solid performers and both will fill needs. Can't ask for more than that. Damontre Moore could be a huge coup for the Giants if he adheres to the direction the organization will provide him. Nassib may never see the field as a Giant, but his presence alone should put the most fatalistic fan's biggest fears at ease. Cooper Taylor's unique frame and skill set in the middle of the Giants' defense could be the story of training camp. Tom Coughlin has called Herman "a fighter, a battler." Michael Cox could end up playing a bigger part in the Giants backfield than people think. Grade: B
What the experts thought of the Giants' draft....
Evan Silva, Rotoworld: Much like Ted Thompson in Green Bay and Ozzie Newsome in Baltimore, Giants GM Jerry Reese is a best-available drafter. If he'd have selected his first three players in January and you didn't know the rounds, you would've figured he traded up for three first-round picks. Each player has a flaw -- short arms for Pugh, motor for Hankins, and translatable production for Moore -- but they're all great football players. Moore dominated in the SEC; 8.0 of his 12.5 sacks last year came versus conference opponents. Pugh permitted a half-sack of Nassib and otherwise didn't allow a single hurry. Hankins offers elite potential as a 4-3 nose guard. Nassib was a sheer value pick, while Taylor, Herman, and to a lesser extent Cox offer versatile, "multiple" skill sets and plus measurables. This draft gives the G-Men a needed infusion of young talent, even if only Pugh and perhaps Hankins are surefire first-season contributors. Grade: C+
Mel Kiper Jr, ESPN: I had linebacker as a big need for them, but the Giants haven't drafted a linebacker in Round 1 since Carl Banks … in 1984. No surprise they didn't take one, but I'm pretty surprised they didn't take one at all. Justin Pugh is a pretty good player, and will start at guard. From there, the Giants fell in love with value over need in Rounds 2 in 3. In Round 2 they got Johnathan Hankins, at one time a likely Round 1 pick. Hankins runs hot and cold, but is a pretty good depth addition on the D-line. Then they got Damontre Moore, who had one of the biggest falls of the evaluation process we've seen in a few years. He had a great year, but tested out very poorly. They needed a defensive end and Moore could end up a steal. Where I question this draft is I'm pretty surprised they didn't get a corner or a linebacker. I really like Cooper Taylor, and you get a nice backup commodity in Ryan Nassib, I just hope they hold up at linebacker and on the edges. But these are smart evaluators and good coaches. Grade: C
Rob Rang, CBSSports.com: General manager Jerry Reese is one of the league's best evaluators of talent and has unearthed diamonds in the rough from all corners of the country. But in 2013, the most buzz-worthy prospects whom he selected were relatively local products from Syracuse -- offensive lineman Justin Pugh and quarterback Ryan Nassib. Pugh, 6-5, 307 pounds, has the height to play left tackle but lacks ideal arm length, which could push him inside to guard. The Giants have depth concerns throughout the offensive line and might see Pugh as a moveable chess piece. Nassib's fall could prove to be the Giants' gain. While Eli Manning's job is certainly safe, Nassib possesses the ideal toughness and professionalism to serve as a backup quarterback. The highly competitive Nassib will prepare for each game in case he's called into action at a moment's notice -- which not all prospective backup quarterbacks necessarily do. Of the Giants' other selections, I love the upside that they gambled on throughout the second and third days. The Giants love to re-stock their defensive line, and they certainly have two athletes in 6-3, 320-pound defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and hybrid defensive end Damontre Moore who could do it. Each has the tools to be a standout but struggled at times with dedication. Head coach Tom Coughlin is old school, so this could be an interesting combination. Grade: B
Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports: Syracuse fans who love Pugh and Nassib are probably going to be up-in-arms with me, but don’t take this grade the wrong way. It’s a perfectly acceptable draft by a team that understands where it is. The Giants addressed some important needs, but didn’t exactly get anyone spectacular with this draft. Pugh is a really nice offensive tackle, but clearly a step down from some of the top guys in this draft. Same goes for Hankins and Moore, who figure to be good rotation players, if not starters some day (the Giants are very good at picking defensive linemen). Nassib is the interesting pick because so many people thought he was worthy of a second-round selection. Like so many quarterbacks, the Giants could develop him for a year or two and then flip him for a higher pick. Grade: C+
Nate Davis, USA Today: GM Jerry Reese generally ends up looking pretty smart, though it currently appears that DE Jason Pierre-Paul (2010) was his last home run. DE Damontre Moore, this year's third rounder, could fall into that category even though his market tanked in recent weeks. Round 1 OL Justin Pugh seems close to "can't miss"; Round 2 DT Johnathan Hankins, not so much. It's doubtful QB Ryan Nassib will play, but he's the kind of guy who could bring a second- or third rounder in the future. Grade: B-
Pete Prisco, CBSSports: Best pick: Second-round defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins was dominant at times in college and fills a major need.
Questionable move: It's their first-round pick of tackle Justin Pugh. I think there were better options on the board.
Third-day gem: Hard to call him a third-day gem, but getting quarterback Ryan Nassib in the fourth round to develop makes sense.
Analysis: The pick of Pugh in the first round was a bit high, I thought. One pick that could make this draft is third-round defensive end Damontre Moore. He was once thought of as a potential first-round pick. The Giants do know defensive ends. Grade: B-