The second round and third rounds of the 2011 NFL draft were completed earlier today, and both the Giants and the Jets continued to strengthen their defenses.
In the second round, the Giants selected defensive tackle Marvin Austin from North Carolina. Though off-field issues moved Austin down the board, his raw talent and ability were to attractive to lay off even though the Giants already have several players at hat position on their roster. Austin has the rare ability to get into the backfield quickly from his position which makes him very attractive for the Giants who are known for their as rushers.
In the third round, the Giants filled another hole made by injuries as the selected Wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan from Troy University. Tough not projected to be a future number one wide receiver, Jernigan’s speed should allow him to pick up quick yards from the slot, and also get him time returning kicks and punts.
With their third round pick, the Jets selected Defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis from Hampton College. Ellis will help clog up the middle in their already strong rush defense. He will help fill the hole left when Kris Jenkins tore his ACL in the season opener.