2008 NFL draft ... the 2013 version [Pictures]
In April, we will reach the five-year anniversary of the 2008 NFL draft. In that draft, the Ravens grabbed the cornerstones of their offense in quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice. That class was stocked with offensive playmakers and featured a few standouts on the offensive line. Knowing what we know now, how would the draft play out if we did it all over again? Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel is on it, rewriting history by redrafting the first round of the 2008 draft from top to bottom.
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31. New York Giants:( Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports / Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports / December 23, 2012 )
Original pick: Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
New pick: Dan Connor, ILB, Penn State
The Giants have needed help at inside linebacker for a couple of years now. They wouldn't be able to rely on Connor (above) in passing situations, but at least he could be a plugger for them on running plays.