Former UNC WR Hakeem Nicks was selected 29th by the New York Giants in the NFL Draft making him the 2nd straight 1st round pick under Butch Davis. Nicks steps into what could be described as an almost perfect situation. The Giants are loaded on offense with Eli Manning at QB and two great RBs. They also just cut troubled WR Plaxico Burress meaning Nicks has a chance to immediately step in and make an impact. In the past two seasons the Giants have won the Super Bowl and posted the best record in the NFC last season. If Nicks can make the adjustment to the NFL, he can be a part of contender.
Former Tar Heel TE Richard Quinn was also selected on the first day with Denver making Quinn the final pick of the 2nd round. Here is what ESPN had to say about the pick of Quinn by the Broncos:
Quinn is a far better blocker than receiver and he's never going to be much of a big-play threat. But he still has a chance to develop into a reliable short-to-intermediate target. In addition, he has excellent overall strength and the ability to get under defensive linemen's pads should make him an excellent No. 2 blocking tight end.
The draft resumes tomorrow with rounds three through seven. UNC has a few other players waiting to have their names called including Brandon Tate.