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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2. Ereck Flowers

The Giants' offensive line has been a problem seemingly forever, and their struggles can be traced back to one man: Ereck Flowers.

The No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Flowers was an attractive prospect due to his massive 6-foot-6 frame. However, his size did not translate to skill at the position. Flowers committed 33 penalties and allowed 16 sacks in his first three years with the Giants.

Flowers was released during the 2018 season, making him the highest-drafted player on this list to be cut from the team. The Giants have whiffed on numerous offensive linemen in the draft over the last decade, but none have been as disappointing as Ereck Flowers.

1. Deandre Baker

Using the No. 6 overall pick on Daniel Jones was not the best choice, but it's a steal compared to what the Giants did later in the first round of the 2019 draft.

After selecting Jones and Dexter Lawrence, the Giants could have waited until Round 2 to make their next pick. Instead, then-general manager Dave Gettleman decided to trade back into the first round and select Deandre Baker at No. 30.

It was a bold move at the time and has aged like milk since. Baker gave up 6 touchdowns and allowed a 130.1 passer rating during his rookie season. On top of that, Baker admitted to not knowing the playbook midway through the season. After a dreadful showing on the field, Baker was arrested and charged with four counts of armed robbery during the offseason.

He was cut after one season and will go down as arguably the biggest bust in franchise history.

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