Saturday, April 25, 2009

Nicks to Giants makes sense

Sometimes the NFL Draft does make sense.

The New York Giants, needing a receiver since cutting Plaxico Buress, took UNC receiver Hakeem Nicks with the 29th pick in the first round.

Nicks, UNC's career leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, becomes the fifth ACC player taken in the first round.

It's the second straight year UNC has produced a first-round pick (Kentwan Balmer).

-- J.P. Giglio