Rush hour at the draft: Pass rushers a hot commodity (1 Viewer)

Dan in Lafayette

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Jim Corbett / USA Today

INDIANAPOLIS — Maybe the New York Giants' front four of Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, Barry Cofield and Osi Umenyiora will come to be known as "The New, New York Sack Exchange."

They certainly raised the 2008 draft stock of a talented class of pass rushers with their impressive dominance in pummeling league MVP Tom Brady and the high-octane New England Patriots into Super Bowl XLII submission.

The fast and furious Giants pass rush sacked Brady five times and hit him at least 23 times, keying New York's 17-14 upset of the previously unbeaten Patriots for the Lombardi Trophy. The Giants held the prolific Patriots to their lowest point total of the season and freshly underscored the value of a pass rush that can force a quarterback out of his comfort zone. Full Story – USA Today

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