Reese got what he wanted in 2011 draft

New York Giants received talent upgrade, met linebacking need over weekend

Updated: May 3, 2011, 12:16 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

When four quarterbacks vanished in the first 12 picks, it became apparent some teams were going to draft based on need, which resulted in some reaches.

New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese, however, entered the draft vowing to stick to his guns, opting for value over need.

When the Giants finally were on the clock at pick No. 19, a Heisman Trophy-winning running back and a couple of massive left tackles were still on the board.

Reese's greatest needs were at linebacker ...

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