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Giants.com Bracket Challenge: Alabama vs. Morgan State

Posted Mar 9, 2007

2017 Bracket Challenge: Alabama Vs. Morgan State
 

ALABAMA

Notables: TE Howard Cross (1989, 6th Rd), S Landon Collins (2015, 2nd Rd)

The Crimson Tide produced one of the longest-tenured players in team history as well as one its most promising young stars. Cross played in 207 regular-season games as a Giant, a franchise record that was later broken by Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan (216). Collins started every game in his first two NFL seasons and had a true breakout campaign in 2016 that resulted in Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors.

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MORGAN STATE

Notable: Rosie Brown (1953, 27th Rd)

Regarded as one of the greatest “sleeper” picks of all time, Brown held a starting tackle spot for 13 straight seasons. During that period, he was named to the Pro Bowl nine times and was selected All-NFL eight consecutive seasons. In 1956, when the Giants won the league title, Brown was named Lineman of the Year by the Associated Press. Brown was a big, strong blocker who had the speed to make a block downfield. He was also used along the defensive front on goal-line stands. Brown helped the Giants advance to the NFL Championship game in 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1963. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1975.