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Giants select C Weston Richburg

With the No. 43 pick in the NFL Draft, the New York Giants have selected center Weston Richburg from Colorado State.

Richburg is listed at 6 foot 3 inches and 298 pounds.

“Center is a very integral part of our new scheme,” GM Jerry Reese said of his pick. “Ideal pick for us. He is terrific.”

He is considered the top center in the draft and was expected to be the top player selected at his position (Raanan, April 15).

He played in 50 consecutive starts despite battling a few injuries — including a broken snapping hand his sophomore year. He started at right tackle and left guard while dealing with the broken hand.

“I want to be the first center taken. I think I’m the best [center] here in the draft,” Richburg said in April (Raanan, April 15). “Whatever team needs me at the earliest point possible, that’s where I want to go, that’s where I want to be. I want to go in and contribute right off the bat.”

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

John Mara wanted offense and he’s getting his way.

Another nice grab by Jerry Reese. Richburg fell a bit perhaps due to his small school status. but make no mistake this kid was highly sought after. It’s doubtful he would have been there for the Giants in the next round.

Some are claiming Richburg may not be a Day One starter, but there’s little doubt he’s the Giants’ center of the future. Looks like the Giants are going through a renaissance of the Suburbanites and the storied line that played here in the mid-late 00’s.

Richburg has the chance along with Justin Pugh, Geoff Schwartz and Will Beatty to give the Giants one of the league’s best offensive lines of the future.





46 comments
fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Bromley was not expected to go until Round 5...not sure what the Giants see in him, but I'll wait for the experts to throw in their thoughts about him...

manchu
manchu

ok jay bromley.. meh.. hes ok I suppose

manchu
manchu

well lets see... theres still Gabe Jackson the 335 guard... theres Daniel McCullers a 6'7 beast out of Tennesee damn near 350 lbs DT...Scott Crichton is still on the board.. and theres the running backs Tre Mason, and Andre Williams .. so theres some names still on the board. Lets see what happens next

mcfly
mcfly

I know some people won't like this comparison, but he reminds me of Bass. We needed a center badly, and he was the best in the draft. Not a bad pick

jbob87
jbob87

2nd round of a deep draft this is just a questionable pick at best

greekgod
greekgod

Don't think Reese will pick a TE in the draft.

bleedblue4
bleedblue4

Oh well no Niklas, now what hope they get Hyde or Baptise 

Francisco Pagan
Francisco Pagan

With 10 more picks, jets should get a little more aggressive. .

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

I can't believe Amaro AND Niklas are gone! Damn...

Whats our next move then?

spider43
spider43

The thing I hate about having picked a Center this early is we just lost out on the best TE's in the draft in this round. Nicklas was just picked by the Cards. Had the Giants selected Nicklas instead, we could have picked Marcus Martin in the 3rd round at Center if Richburg wasn't available.


Ok, so now who at TE is worth even picking at this point??

bleedblue4
bleedblue4

Now trade back into the third and Get Niklas and this could be a scary offense.

manchu
manchu

Personally I would've rather taken Stephon Tuitt or gabe Jackson who is straight up mauler at guard... but I understand the pick, its not overly sexy but its the smart pick

jbob87
jbob87

Drafting for need is always a mistake. Shows the state of the org.

jwill
jwill

Wow, they reached a entire round, literally an entire round, to draft a center. Cue disillusioned laughter. 

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Could Niklas be a possibility in Round 3??? We still need our big blocking TE!

jaymanjay
jaymanjay

Thank you finally not a reach.

bleedblue4
bleedblue4

Excellent pick this kid is a beast, now get us a CB and DT. Wouldn't mind seeing A.J or Murray being drafted either.

cole3244
cole3244

i was hoping for hyde but a quality center is as important as any player on the o.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU REESE !!!!!!!!!!! 

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Well, we got our center hopefully for the next  few years. Can't say I know much about him I just know he was the best guy out there at his position and it was an area where we needed big time help. We also got younger and way more athletic...

manchu
manchu

@Jaime

The O line was basically revamped with free agents like Charles Brown and John Jerry and Geoff Schwartz so the line has been improved

manchu
manchu

aannnndd scratch Crichton

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@greekgod  


Don't think so either at this point...the real good ones are gone.


There is a kid Colt Lyerla out of Oregon who New England supposedly liked...we'll see..

spider43
spider43

@bleedblue4  .... and scratch Jean-Baptiste.

spider43
spider43

@fast_eddie  .....  I'm not sure there are any TE's worth taking at this point. Maybe Reese decides to not draft the position at all this year, as he usually ignores the position anyway.

jbob87
jbob87

@manchu Tuitt would have been a much better pick. Dline is gonna have a tough time this year, which with the Giants unravels the entire D.

David Lopez
David Lopez

Reese's track record can only be categorized as dubious. The teams he has put together consistently struggle to make the playoffs. His drafts are so divisive.

Jay Bromley? There was a 4th round grade on him. Another reach by Jerry "Reach" Reese.

This team needs to make the playoffs or the Maras and Tisch's need to start looking for a new GM.

manchu
manchu

@Skookaloop

wow skook actually likes something Reese did.... a true sign of the apocalypse lol

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@manchu @fast_eddie  


Right, he was ranked like the 5th best TE in the draft I think. I don't think Reese is going to draft a TE now. We'll probably go with what we have...ARob and Donnell...

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

Tuitt would have been a brutal pick. He's a 3-4 defensive end

manchu
manchu

@jbob87 @manchu

yep lots of pressure on Hankins and Moore this year. and now Jernigan is gone

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@fast_eddie @Skookaloop  

He is SOLID and can Play Guard as Well....

Quick, Fast and OUTSTANDing Physical Condition...

in College he run a SUB 5 second 40.....

He's a 50 game Starter for the RAMs...

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@Skookaloop  


Very cool. I Like the pick...

You know your stuff.....sometimes. lol.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@fast_eddie @Skookaloop  

he is a Pulling Center,

Specializing in a SCREEN BLOCKing,

and Down Field MAYHEM....

could be a 7 YEAR STARTER !!!!

He also Called ALL the Blitz pick-ups....