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Giants end Prince Amukamara’s slide at No. 19 overall

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Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News foresaw Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara’s draft-day slide before anyone else.

And the Giants were there to end it.

(“Goose” mocked him to the Seahawks at 25.)

The 19th overall pick in the draft, Amukamara was likely the best player left on New York G.M. Jerry Reese’s draft board. He’s considered to have only moderate ball skills (five picks as junior; zero as senior), but possesses an impressive size-speed combination at 6-foot, 204 with a forty time in the 4.37-4.44 range.

Widely considered a top-13 pick by draftniks, Amukamara may have fell because his game isn’t outstanding in any particular area.

He joins a Giants cornerback depth chart with three highly talented cover men ahead of him: Corey Webster, Terrell Thomas, and Aaron Ross.

To get playing time in his rookie year, Amukamara may have to focus on special teams.

The G-Men passed up Boston College offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo, among others, in favor of Amukamara.

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7 Responses to “Giants end Prince Amukamara’s slide at No. 19 overall”
  1. h8dansnyder says: Apr 28, 2011 10:15 PM

    “May have fell?” Was Emmitt Smith your English teacher???

  2. capcorp3 says: Apr 28, 2011 10:25 PM

    Please get Casey Matthews 2nd round pick clay is a beast

  3. thefiesty1 says: Apr 28, 2011 10:34 PM

    Dallas is not going to be happy that they passed on him and NY got him. And he doesn’t help Eli’s interception rate.

  4. txchief says: Apr 28, 2011 10:34 PM

    I’m so sorry if my comments offended the royal family.

  5. thephantomstranger says: Apr 28, 2011 10:49 PM

    I said on an earlier post that I would be JimmySmith’s “date” if Prince slide to 25. This was pretty close. Do I get out of it?

  6. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 28, 2011 11:11 PM

    So happy. Exactly what we needed. Webster, Thomas, Amukamara, and Ross? Love it.

    Get ready to return punts, Ross?

  7. DonRSD says: Apr 29, 2011 10:22 AM

    ONCE PRINCE FELL PAST THE DOLPHINS, I WAS HOPING HE WOULD SLIDE TO 19.

    HOPEFULLY THIS REGULATES ROSS TO 4TH CB OR EVEN 5TH CB (I LIKE BRUCE JOHNSON)

    ALSO HOPEFULLY PERRY FEWELL BRINGS BACK THE SPAGS DEFENSE WHERE WE PLAY PRESS MAN AND BLITZ……NOTHING BETTER THAN BUMPING A WR ROUTE AND DELAYING HIS ROUTE BY .2-.5 SECONDS SO THE PASS RUSH/BLITZ CAN GET THERE!!!

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