WR Domenik Hixon and CB DJ Johnson re-sign with Giants

April 17, 2010

The New York Giants re-signed two players yesterday, as they continue to make roster moves just five days away from the 2010 NFL Draft. WR Domenik Hixon was signed to a one year deal and will be entering his fourth season as a New York Giant, after two years with the Denver Broncos. Hixon has been asked to do a little bit of everything, including returning kick offs and punts on special teams. He is a tall receiver at 6’2″ but never blossomed into the threat the Giants envisioned when they brought him on board. That’s not to say that Hixon can’t flourish later in his career but to this point, he hasn’t done much at the WR position. The crowded wide receiver group will make it even more difficult for him to crack the starting lineup. At this point, it would take an injury or two for Hixon to become a starter. WR Steve Smith, WR Hakeem Nicks and WR Mario Manningham appear to be the top three guys on the team.

DJ Johnson is a young cornerback who played his first season in New York in 2009. We don’t know much about this guy yet but apparently the team thinks he is worth holding onto as an exclusive rights free agent. Johnson is also a big guy at 6’2″ 200 pounds and could provide some needed depth at the cornerback position. CB Aaron Ross remains a huge question mark for the CB group. Terrell Thomas has become a force at the cornerback position and could earn a Pro Bowl spot this year if he continues his outstanding play. DJ Johnson has no shot at cracking the starting lineup this season but he certainly will be a welcome addition to the cornerback group. I hope that he can prove me wrong by becoming a terrific player quickly and making Big Blue even stronger but it’s unlikely.

What do you think about the New York Giants re-signing both WR Domenik Hixon and CB DJ Johnson?

RD – NYGReporter.com

New York Giants: Seven Rounds in Seven Days, Rd.4

April 17, 2010

The 2010 NFL Draft is now 5 days away Giants fans. Today, we take a look at the round four picks from the past six years. So far, Jerry Reese has proven to be extremely resourceful by garnering the nod for rounds 5,6 and 7 over Accorsi. Will he be able to run the table and grab round four as well? True Giants fans know that comparing both of these men is like comparing Michael Jordan to Magic Johnson. Opinions may vary on who was the better player but all will agree that both were great. Both are great in their own right and we are merely comparing picks here and not the men.

Let’s take a look at the New York Giants fourth round picks for the past six years.


Ernie Accorsi

2004 Draft – Round 4 – LB Reggie Torbor

2005 Draft – Round 4 – RB Brandon Jacobs

2006 Draft – Round 4 – DT Barry Cofield and OT Guy Whimper

Jerry Reese

2007 Draft – Round 4 – LB Zak DeOssie

2008 Draft – Round 4 – LB Bryan Kehl

2009 Draft – Round 4 – RB Andre Brown


2010 Draft – Round 4 – Position Prediction – Cornerback

Finally, we have a round that goes to Ernie Accorsi and a round where Accorsi has all of his picks. There should be no doubt at all that round four has been a monster for Accorsi in his final three years as the New York Giants general manager. In my opinion, all three of his picks are winners. Reggie Torbor is a player that I have always liked, Brandon Jacobs is the starting running back for the G-men and Barry Cofield is solid as a rock in his defensive tackle position. I like all three of these players and all have proven to be wise choices. Jerry Reese didn’t do bad either. All three of the players Reese picked are still on the team. DeOssie and Kehl have had more opportunities to play then Brown (Brown was injured for his entire rookie season in 2009) but Brown has some serious potential to grow and flourish.

What do you think about the New York Giants fourth round picks for the past six years? Do you agree with me in giving round four to Accorsi?

RD – NYGReporter.com