Worst offensive guard selection in New York Giants draft history

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The New York Giants have fielded an abundance of talented offensive linemen throughout franchise history; former guard Al Simpson was not one of them.

The Giants selected Simpson in the second round of the 1975 NFL Draft with the 27th overall pick after a dismal 2-12 season that would have given them the second pick that year—had they not traded it to the rival Dallas Cowboys for quarterback Craig Morton.

The Cowboys would select legendary defensive tackle and eventual Hall of Famer Randy White with that pick, of course. For the Giants, Morton was a total bust, racking up an 8-25 record while throwing 20 more interceptions (49) than touchdowns (29) in three seasons with New York.

Simpson, meanwhile, never even proved to be a quarter of the player he should have been based on where he was taken in the draft. He played just two seasons in the NFL, starting eight games for the Giants in 1976 before riding off into the sunset. During that 1976 season, Morton was sacked 39 times and the G-Men ranked 21st in rushing offense.


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