Found April 23, 2012 on Football Nation:
Since George Young took over as general manager of the New York Giants in 1979, the franchise has enjoyed enormous success. Young was succeeded by Ernie Accorsi, who was succeeded by Jerry Reese. All three men have made some stellar personnel moves over the years. And believe it or not, two of the top draft picks in franchise history (according to this list, at least) actually came before 1979.   There were some close calls that didn’t make the cut. You be the judge: 1. LB LAWRENCE TAYLOR, 1981, Round 1 (2nd overall) Getting LT with the second overall pick was a no-brainer – the Saints were one of only two NFL teams that did not have Taylor ranked as the best player in the draft, and they had the top pick (and took RB George Rogers). But the pick didn’t come without some drama. Taylor’s agent was demanding big money, and some veteran Giants were threatening to boycott if a rookie came in and made more money than them before playing a game. But Young was unfazed – declaring that ...
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