Prince Amukamara, who some 2011 NFL Draft watchers had going as early as No. 9, to the Dallas Cowboys, fell all the way to the New York Giants, who happily grabbed him up at No. 19. Considered by many to be the second-best cornerback in the draft, behind only Patrick Peterson, Amukamara is unpolished at the position—he’s a converted running back—plays the football extremely well already, and ran a 4.37 40-yard-dash at the NFL Combine.
College teams were reluctant to throw his direction during his Nebraska career, so it’ll be interesting to see what he can do when he’s being targeted. The New York Giants have some depth in the backfield already, but when a former Top 10 guy nearly falls out of the Top 20 it’s hard not to pick the best player available.
So far, the New York Giants fans at Big Blue View appear to love the pick. For a full recap of the 2011 NFL Draft to date, follow along here at SB Nation St. Louis, and for more draft coverage check out SB Nation’s NFL Draft hub.