Originally written on Pro Football Spot  |  Last updated 5/8/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - 2009: Jerry Reese of the New York Giants poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by NFL Photos)
Jerry Reese is just a couple hours away from hearing hordes of Giants fans packed in Radio City Music Hall either give him a standing ovation, or boo his first round pick straight out of the building.Either way, Reese won’t care.Since 2007 Reese has attacked the draft one way. His way. Trust your scouting department and pick the best player available on your board. This is a philosophy that he developed working under Tom Boisture, George Young and Ernie Accorsi while coming up through the scouting ranks. It has served him well for the most part.Back in 2011, Reese was widely considered one of the better general managers in football. Two Super Bowl titles on your watch will do that to one’s reputation. His first two draft classes help build the foundation for two championship teams in 2007 and 2011.But in recent years, Reese’s draft classes have been mostly ineffective and often injured. As of last season, 13 of Reese’s draft picks since 2009 were currently out of football and two we...
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