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Who Had More Picks In 2013? Eli Manning Vs. The Patriots’ Draft

You guys. Eli Manning is bad. I don’t care if he won 2 Super Bowls. He’s bad. He’s worse than Peyton Manning. He’s worse than Tom Brady. He is worse than Mark Sanchez. Sometimes, he looks like this. Other times, he looks like this. The point is, he’s lousy. He’s made an art form out of throwing picks.

On the other side of the spectrum, we’ll remind you that “picks” also means “selections in the draft.” And nobody’s better at gathering a whole bunch of ‘em than the New England Patriots. So whose picks were more impressive in 2013 – Eli Manning’s, or the Patriots’ draft class?

Eli Manning
Patriots' Draft
New York Giants v San Diego Chargers
2013 NFL Draft
Time It Took To Amass 7 Picks?
Winner 2 games (so, 2 days)
April 25-27 (so, 3 days)
Impact on team success?
Current Giants record is 5-9.
Winner Current record is 10-4.
Financial impact of Picks?
Cost a Seattle car dealership $420,000 (not to mention the financial impact of the Giants missing the playoffs).
Winner They’re doing just fine.
Total Picks in 2013?
Winner 25…so far. Still time in the season.
7 (not including picks traded away).
Impact on 2014 team?
Winner Much as I hate to say it, the Giants will bounce back, and this lousy record will give them a decent position in the 2014 draft.
They’ll be fine, as always.

The Winner Is

New York Giants v San Diego Chargers
Winner Eli Manning
3 out of 5

So there you have it. For once – ONCE – Eli Manning ekes out a victory, in spite of his inability to throw to his own receivers, 3-2. Nice job, Eli. You're the worst Manning.
-Brian Cullen, CBS Local Sports contributor

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