Saturday, April 24, 2010
Yes, the Giants drafted a punter!
By Dan Graziano
As I predicted several times over the past few weeks, the Giants selected East Carolina punter Matt Dodge in the seventh round Saturday. Wait, I forgot to post any of those entries? Oh well, it's true. General manager Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin decided to spend the 221st overall pick of the draft on Dodge.
According to my research (calling Giants P.R. specialist Peter Baptiste), the last time the Giants drafted a punter was 1997. That's when Brad Maynard was selected out of Ball State -- in the third round!
So at least the Giants waited until Day 3 to create some competition at punter. Maynard of course played on the 2000 Super Bowl team before joining the Bears in free agency. He's still in the league at age 36.
At 5 p.m., you can read my column on the NFC East draft. And check in tomorrow for Round 8 coverage beginning at 6 a.m. ET.