RSS hosts 'Draft Class Challenge'

Posted Mar 19, 2013 is hosting 'NYG Draft Class Challenge' to crown the best draft class in Giants history

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Great teams are built through drafts. Even greater debates are built through brackets. VIEW FULL BRACKET HERE is combining all of the above in the “NYG Draft Class Challenge,” to determine which  draft class the fans feel is best in franchise history. 

Voting is now on, where fans will decide which classes advance and will be able to re-live the distant (and not-so-distant) history of Giants draft picks with through videos, articles, photo galleries, and more.

The field has been narrowed to 16 classes, which are divided into four regions: Polo Grounds, Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium, and MetLife Stadium. Voting will take place each week from Monday-Thursday, and the winners of each round will be revealed on the same Friday. Making things more interesting, the championship will be decided by a one-day voting extravaganza on Monday, April 8.

Following is a schedule of the challenge from 16 classes down to one:

Round of 16: March 19-21 (Winners revealed Fri., March 22)
Quarterfinals: March 25-28 (Winners revealed Fri., March 29)
Semifinals: April 1-4 (Winners revealed Fri., April 5)
Championship: April 8 (Winner revealed Tues., April 9)

Now for a look at the contestants, broken down by region with notable class members:

1983: DB Terry Kinard, DE Leonard Marshall, T Karl Nelson, DB Perry Williams, LB Andy Headen, K Ali Haji-Sheikh
1965: RB Tucker Frederickson, RB Chuck Mercein, DB Willie Williams, DB Spider Lockhart
1987: WR Mark Ingram, WR Stephen Baker, WR Odessa Turner, T Doug Riesenberg,
2003: DE Osi Umenyiora, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, T David Diehl, WR David Tyree

2004: QB Philip Rivers, G Chris Snee, DE Reggie Torbor, S Gibril Wilson
1981: LB Lawrence Taylor, G Billy Ard
1986: DE Eric Dorsey, DB Mark Collins, NT Erik Howard, LB Pepper Johnson
1956: LB Sam Huff, DE Jim Katcavage, K Don Chandler

1984: LB Carl Banks, G Williams Roberts, QB Jeff Hostetler, LB Gary Reasons, WR Lionel Manuel
1979: QB Phil Simms, WR Earnest Gray
2007: CB Aaron Ross, WR Steve Smith, NT Jay Alford, LB Zak Deossie, TE Kevin Boss, S Michael Johnson, RB Ahmad Bradshaw
1993: DE Michael Strahan, LB Jessie Armstead

1989: C Brian Williams, G Bob Kratch, DB Greg Jackson, RB Dave Meggett, TE Howard Cross, DB Myron Guyton 
1997: WR Ike Hilliard, RB Tiki Barber, LB Ryan Phillips, P Brad Maynard, SS Sam Garnes
2005: CB Corey Webster, DE Justin Tuck, RB Brandon Jacobs 
1955: DT Rosey Grier, FB Mel Triplett, DB Jimmy Patton

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