Last year, the New York Giants picked two Syracuse Orange football players in the NFL Draft. They apparently love our product.
The G-Men selected Syracuse defensive tackle Jay Bromley with the 74th overall pick in the third round. Considering Bromley had been graded as a 4th - 6th Rounder, it's a bit of a stunner. Imagine how stunned Bromley was since he was in the middle of a late night shopping trip to Tops.
Bromley was in the grocery store when the #Giants called. He thought they were kidding. Didn't think he was going this round.— Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) May 10, 2014
Bromley had 10 sacks and 14. 5 tackles for loss last season for the Orange. Not bad for a guy who went largely unnoticed in high school and only received one offer...ours.
The fact that he did it for SU didn't exactly hurt considering who the coach of the Giants is.
Tom Coughlin on Syracuse DT Jay Bromley: "This young man ... went to a great school." I must say so did Victor Cruz. #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) May 10, 2014
Bromley joins Justin Pugh, Ryan Nassib and Tom Coughlin as Syracuse folks with the Giants. Syracuse/Jets Fans, we will convert you yet.
Jerry Reese on DT Jay Bromley: "Size, speed, team captain - we always like captains." Says he looks a bit like a shorter Chris Canty #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) May 10, 2014
Reese says he expects Bromley to come in and be in the rotation at DT right away. #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) May 10, 2014
For Syracuse, it means the Orange now have a six-year streak of getting a guy drafted. The first-round streak is over but having one more guy who ended up getting drafted high is always a good thing for the program. Congrats, Jay!