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Giants draft recap: Pick-by-pick analysis

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In a draft dominated by offensive linemen from start to finish, the New York Giants followed the trend, drafting blockers with their first and next-to-last picks in the 2013 NFL Draft.

General manager Jerry Reese and Syracuse alumnus Tom Coughlin drafted two Orange products -- offensive tackle Justin Pugh and quarterback Ryan Nassib -- with a pair of defensive linemen in between.

Quarterback? Yes, they're set with Eli Manning, but the Giants aren't the type to ignore the best available option on the board to address specific needs.

"We have Eli in the prime of his career and you actually hope this quarterback never plays," Reese said of Nassib. "But what if something happens? You want to have a guy ready to go."

Will the Giants' other six picks be ready to go Week 1? A pick-by-pick look at the Giants' 2013 draft class:

Round 1/19 -- Justin Pugh, OT, 6-5, 307, Syracuse

The Giants need offensive line depth at guard and right tackle and Pugh can play anywhere along the line. While he'll compete this year at right tackle, a move inside to guard could be in his future.

Round 2/49 -- Johnathan Hankins, DT, 6-2, 320, Ohio State

Big-bodied run stopper with unusual quickness and athleticism who should be able to immerse himself as part of the defensive interior rotation to help improve a porous run defense.

Round 3/81 -- Damontre Moore, DE, 6-5, 250, Texas A&M

Productive college pass rusher with impressive sack totals. However, at just 20 years old, his preparation and work ethic needs to be improved. Of bigger concern is his strength, and a year in the Giants' weight room might be needed before Moore can fill a regular role.

Round 4/116 -- Ryan Nassib, QB, 6-2, 227, Syracuse

The Giants traded up six spots to nab this young prospect, giving up their sixth round spot in order to begin grooming Manning's possible successor. While Nassib might not see the field for a while, if he develops he could bring value down the line in a trade.

Round 5/152 --- Cooper Taylor, SS, 6-4, 228, Richmond

Feel-good story who overcame a potentially life-threatening heart condition, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which is characterized by abnormal electrical pathways in the heart. He can cover the slot corner, drop into coverage and play up in the box.

Round 7/225 -- Eric Herman, OG, 6-4, 320, Ohio

Solid offensive lineman who was known for delivering pancake blocks while in college. While not the best of athletes, he has a mean, nasty streak and is more of a technician.

Round 7/253 -- Michael Cox, RB, 6-3, 214, Massachusetts

The No. 1 running back for the Minutemen in his lone season following his transfer from Michigan. Has good hands and an initial good burst out of the backfield.
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