Dave Brown ended up being a bust for the Giants
With a few weeks until training camp starts there isn’t a lot to write about. But I ended up coming across an interview on YouTube that Rich Eisen did with former New York Giants’ quarterback Dave Brown.
The interview is actually from September of 2019 ( I don’t know how I never saw this) and in it Brown had a very interesting story to tell about how he got drafted by the Giants back in 1992.
It turns out that Brown was getting ready to return to Duke University as a fifth-year senior, but the Giants had been talking to his parents and indicated that they wanted to select him in the 1992 supplemental draft.
The reason the Giants wanted Brown so badly is because they believed that if he came out the next year in 1993 that they wouldn’t have a high enough first round pick to select him. So he decided to leave college and held a pro day style workout at Duke. Every team showed up except for the Giants. Brown says they didn’t want to tip their hand.
On the day of the supplemental draft, Brown’s agent told him that the Cleveland Browns wanted to use the 13th overall pick in the first round on him, but the Giants had the 14th pick and as a hometown kid from New Jersey he only wanted to play for Big Blue. So his agent scared off the Browns by telling him that he wanted too much money as a first round pick. So Cleveland passed up on him and the Giants were able to use the 14th overall pick on him.
Because New York used a first round pick in the supplemental draft that year, they gave up their first round pick for the 1993 NFL Draft. Of course Brown never panned out in the NFL after finally becoming a starter in 1994. He finished his career with 10,2428 yards, 54.6 completion percentage, 44 touchdowns, 58 interceptions. He left Big Blue after the 1997 season and went on to play for the Arizona Cardinals from 1998-2001.
You can watch the entire interview below.
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