Reese keeping calm as draft nears

Always cool, Giants GM says he values best-available approach over selecting for need

Updated: April 25, 2011, 7:31 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jerry Reese learned years ago that there are a few guidelines to abide by on draft day.

Picking the best player available on the board usually seems safer than picking based on need.

And when things suddenly don't go your way and the players you wanted vanish right before your pick, remain cool.

During the 1996 draft, the Giants owned the fifth overall pick and had their eyes set on a can't-miss offensive tackle in UCLA's Jonathan Ogden.


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