Drafting Russell Wilson would have been a mistake
Back in 2012, the Seattle Seahawks hit a grand slam when they selected quarterback Russell Wilson in the third round of the NFL Draft.
Looking back, former New York Giants’ VP of Player Evaluation Marc Ross says that he should have pushed the organization at the time to take Wilson in the second round, on a recent episode of “The Ringer NFL Show.”
“The signs were there. They really were. We just missed them. We just completely missed them on Russell Wilson. Everybody did,” Ross said, via Big Blue View. ‘If I had a chance to do it all over again definitely would have tried a little harder to fight to get Russ in the second round there for the Giants … it woulda changed the course of a lot of things.”
The Giants instead took wide receiver Reuben Randle in the second round and he never lived up to expectations during his time with the Giants.
I don’t think the Giants made a mistake by passing on Wilson. Don’t forget that was 2012, so it was only one year after New York had won their second Super Bowl with Eli Manning under center. What were they going to do, push him out the door after winning two Super Bowls in four years while not knowing how good Wilson was going to be?
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