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Wink Martindale bear hugs Joe Schoen after Deonte Banks pick

A wink wasn't enough. Don Martindale had to hug Joe Schoen.

The general manager broke in the new draft room on Thursday night by trading up one spot with the Jaguars to select Maryland cornerback Deonte Banks with the 24th overall pick. Martindale, a grizzled defensive coordinator known for his cutoffs, responded by going in for a full bear hug with the fully-suited Schoen.

It's safe to say Wink was happy with the pick.

"You guys know Wink's defense and what he likes, and Deonte fits that mold to a T," Schoen said. "He was ecstatic."

Step into the new draft room as the Giants make their picks for the 2023 class.


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