The 10 best draft choices by the Giants since 2000

Odell Beckham Jr. has already gone over 1,000 yards receiving four times. [Image Source: Flickr | Curt Johnson]
Odell Beckham Jr. has already gone over 1,000 yards receiving four times. [Image Source: Flickr | Curt Johnson]

Odell Beckham Jr. may be mercurial, but his talent makes him top the list.

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After looking at the best recent draft picks by the teams who currently have the first five picks in April's draft (Cardinals, 49ers, Jets, Raiders, Buccaneers), it’s time to look at the Giants who currently have the sixth pick. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com pegs them to take Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins with that selection.

It has been an up-and-down past two decades for the Giants. They have reached the highest of highs twice in that time though by winning the Super Bowl in the 2007 and 2011 seasons. Many of the players on this list helped them reach the ultimate goal in football.

Note: Only time with the Giants was considered for the list. Before everyone goes up in arms about Eli Manning not being on here, he was actually drafted by the Chargers and traded the same day. Also, where they were drafted makes a difference - meaning this isn’t quite a top-ten players drafted by New York since 2000 list. Some late-round picks who did not quite make the list but had solid careers with the team include Brandon Short (fourth round, 2000), Dhani Jones (sixth round, 2000), Gibril Wilson (fifth round, 2004), Barry Cofield (fourth round, 2006), Kevin Boss (fifth round, 2007), and Devon Kennard (fifth round, 2014).

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Odell Beckham Jr., WR - 1st round, 12th overall (2014); time with Giants: 2014-present

The 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year, Beckham Jr. has already established himself as one of the top receivers in the game. In his first 59 games, he has totaled 390 receptions for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns.

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Saquon Barkley, RB - 1st round, 2nd overall (2018); time with Giants: 2018-present

Barkley's rookie season, which culminated with his earning Rookie of the Year honors, was so dominant that he is already second on the list. He rushed for 1,307 yards, had another 721 receiving (on an astounding 91 catches), and scored 15 total touchdowns. 247Sports reported how Jonathan Stewart believes Barkley could become the best of all-time at the running back position.

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