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Giants gamble with troubled Austin

With character concerns surrounding the UNC DT, Big Blue took a huge risk in Round 2

Updated: April 30, 2011, 10:35 AM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants got a steal in the first round of the draft.

In the second round, they gambled and made a risky pick. The Giants selected talented but troubled North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin with the 52nd overall pick in the second round.

Like Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara (the team's first-round pick), Austin's talent and value were too much for the Giants to pass up despite needs on the offensive line and at linebacker.

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