Ranking the Giants' 10 Worst Draft Picks of the Last Decade

Looking back at the most questionable draft choices the Giants have made in recent history.
Apr 25, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Deandre Baker (Georgia) is selected as the number thirty overall
Apr 25, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Deandre Baker (Georgia) is selected as the number thirty overall / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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8. Kyle Lauletta

Speaking of quarterbacks who only played one game for Big Blue, Kyle Lauletta was basically Davis Webb without the cool factoid. One year after drafting Webb, the Giants realized he was not a viable answer under center.

With Eli Manning now a year older, time was running out to find a replacement for the franchise legend. As a result, the Giants used a fourth-round pick on Lauletta and cut Webb before the start of the 2018 season. After swinging and missing on Webb, it would be hard for the Giants to draft an even worse quarterback, right? Well, Lauletta would also last only one year in New York, recording 0 completions on 5 attempts with an interception.

7. Owamagbe Odighizuwa

Some of you may not remember who this is, and almost all of you don't know how to pronounce his name, but Owamagbe Odighizuwa was touted by some as the next Justin Tuck.

Selected in the third round of the 2015 draft, Odighizuwa was expected to establish himself as an impactful pass-rusher right away. Instead, injuries limited him to four games his rookie season and he played only 17% of the team's defensive snaps the following season. Going into Year 3, Odighizuwa was suspended four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy and he was released the next day. Despite lofty comparisons coming out of the draft, Odighizuwa failed to record a single sack in his career.

6. Daniel Jones

Easily the most polarizing player on this list, some might think Daniel Jones is the worst pick of the decade, while others may feel he doesn't belong on this list at all.

A case can be made for both sides, which is why he belongs more towards the middle at No. 6, which is coincidentally the number he was drafted at.

After failing to find value at quarterback in the later rounds of the draft (e.g. Davis Webb and Kyle Lauletta), the Giants decided it was finally time to use a top pick on a replacement for Eli Manning. Unfortunately, they decided to go all in on a quarterback during the 2019 draft, which had an infamously bad crop of quarterbacks.

From the moment Jones was drafted, fans and media alike were skeptical about the pick. While he's had some good moments, namely leading the Giants to their first playoff win since Super Bowl XLVI, the majority of his tenure can be summarized by a few things; injuries, turnovers, inconstancy, and poor decision-making. The Giants will be able to move off of his 4-year, $160 million contract after the 2024 season, and all signs point toward New York partying ways with the former No. 6 overall pick.