of the post-fumble era) that the Blue has picked in this spot.
The last time the Giants picked 19th was 1999 when they chose Notre Dame OT Luke Petitgout, who went on to play 114 games over an 8-year span for the Giants.
Petitgout began his Giant career as a guard, then was switched out to RT for the next two seasons before landing the LT job in 2002, where he stayed for the next five seasons. Petitgout was not signed by the Giants after the 2006 season and finished his NFL career in Tampa Bay in 2007.
The Giants chose another Irish player with the 19th overall selection in the 1986 NFL Draft: Eric Dorsey, a mammoth DE. Dorsey's selection was overshadowed that year by the Giants' successful second-round windfall.
With four selections in the second round that year the Giants chose CB Mark Collins, DT Erik Howard, LB Pepper Johnson and S Greg Lasker. All of these players would figure prominently in the Giants' Super Bowl runs.
The Giants chose 19th in 1985 as well. They selected Kentucky RB George Adams, who in retrospect is now considered one of the worst first-round picks in club history.
Adams was plagued by injuries and never got a real opportunity after his understudy - Joe Morris - literally took the ball and ran with it. Adams was cut after the 1989 season and would go on to New England to finish out his disappointing career.