Giants haven’t had the 11th pick much in their history
In the almost 100 year history of the New York Giants they’ve held the 11th overall pick in the NFL Draft twice before. Now the draft did start 11 years after they were founded, but this is still a remarkable stat.
The first time the Giants had the 11th overall pick was in 1952, when they selected USC running back Frank Gifford. Of course that pick turned out pretty good since he is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The second and last time New York had the 11th pick was in 2000 when they selected Heisman Trophy winner and former Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne. This pick didn’t work out as well because he never lived up to the hype and had a solid pro career.
One thing we do know is that this year the Giants won’t use the 11th pick on a running back like they did in 1952 and 2000 because they’re set at that position with Saquon Barkley. But looking at the Giants’ brief history with the 11th pick, they’ve only truly gotten it right one out of two times. Hopefully they can draft another future Hall of Famer in 2021.