Giants general manager Jerry Reese kidded Saturday at the NFL scouting combine the staff "guessed right" selecting defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul in the first round of the 2010 draft.
Pierre-Paul should have been the league's defensive player of the year. The defensive end batted down more passes than he dropped quarterbacks. And he had 16.5 sacks.
The really amazing thing about Pierre-Paul is the Eagles saw for themselves what he could do, yet still traded up to select
linebacker-sized defensive end Brandon Graham, who came off the board with the 13th overall pick.
You cannot miss the play of Pierre-Paul on the South Florida game film with Nate Allen, who the Eagles chose in the second round of the 2010 draft.
Pierre-Paul is the guy wreaking havoc up front.
Look at all the plays the opposition ran away from Pierre-Paul (No. 90). Check out all the double-teams he took on. Guess who who helped create turnover chances for Allen. Hard to miss the 6-5, 280-pound guy.
The Eagles passed.
So did 14 other teams.
Time to steal a page from the Giants' playbook in this copycat league.
Study their drafts.
Do what they do.
Get the right coaches in place.
And you'll get what they get.
Super Bowls ... plural.