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What to know about Jerry Reese’s Giants draft history

Jerry Reese is set to begin his 10th season as Giants general manager. If history is any indication, here’s what to expect from him as the Giants get ready for the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Giants have drafted a defensive player in
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The Giants have drafted a defensive player in the first round four times under Reese: Aaron Ross (2007), Kenny Phillips (2008), Jason Pierre-Paul (2010) and Prince Amukamara (2011, pictured).

LSU, USC and Syracuse are tied for having
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LSU, USC and Syracuse are tied for having the most players selected by Reese. Each school has had three players drafted during Reese's tenure: Chad Jones, Rueben Randle (pictured at left) and Odell Beckham Jr. (pictured at right) came from LSU, Justin Pugh, Ryan Nassib and Jay Bromley came from Syracuse, and Devon Kennard, Steve Smith and Terrell Thomas came from USC.

Of the 90 players to open training camp
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Of the 90 players to open training camp with the Giants on July 30, 27 were drafted by Reese (not counting tackle Will Beatty, who began the season on the PUP list and ended it on injured reserve without playing a snap). By the end of the regular season, that number was 17 out of 53, though nine players finished the season on injured reserve and one former draftee returned to the team after opening training camp elsewhere (Hakeem Nicks).

Reese has drafted nine linebackers since 2007, more
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Reese has drafted nine linebackers since 2007, more than any other position. The nine: Zak DeOssie (fourth round, 2007), Bryan Kehl (fourth round, 2008), Jonathan Goff (fifth round, 2008), Clint Sintim (second round, 2009), Phillip Dillard (fourth round, 2010), Adrian Tracy (sixth round, 2010), Greg Jones (sixth round, 2011), Jacquian Williams (sixth round, 2011) and Devon Kennard (fifth round, 2014, pictured).

Of the non-quarterback skill positions, Reese has spent
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Of the non-quarterback skill positions, Reese has spent the fewest draft picks on the tight end position: Kevin Boss (fifth round, 2007), Travis Beckum (third round, 2009) and Adrien Robinson (fourth round, 2012, pictured). None of the three are still with the team.

Some notable draft-day gems in the fifth round
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Some notable draft-day gems in the fifth round or later during Reese's tenure include Ahmad Bradshaw (seventh round, 2007, pictured), Kevin Boss (fifth round, 2007), Williams (sixth round, 2011) and Kennard (fifth round, 2014).

Of the eight players drafted in 2011, only
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Of the eight players drafted in 2011, only one still was with the team in 2015 (Amukamara, first round). The Giants drafted Marvin Austin (52nd overall), Jerrel Jernigan (83rd) and James Brewer (117th) ahead of future Pro Bowlers Justin Houston (70th, pictured), Jordan Cameron (102nd) and Richard Sherman (154th), to name a few.

Of the seven players drafted in 2012, only
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Of the seven players drafted in 2012, only three still were with the team in 2015 (Randle, second round; Jayron Hosley, third round; Markus Kuhn, seventh round). Notable future Pro Bowlers drafted in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds of the 2012 draft include Panthers cornerback Josh Norman (fifth round, pictured), Redskins running back Alfred Morris (sixth round), Vikings kicker Blair Walsh (sixth round) and Cardinals safety Justin Bethel (sixth round).

The Giants cut 2013 third-round pick Damontre Moore
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The Giants cut 2013 third-round pick Damontre Moore midway through the 2015 season following a locker room incident over headphones and several costly personal fouls. While there have been no future Pro Bowlers selected after the Giants took Moore 81st overall, some notable players drafted after Moore include Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan (83rd), Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (85th), Packers cornerback Micah Hyde (159th) and Raiders running back Latavius Murray (181st overall).

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