Sport NY Giants fan punches holes in wall after Eagles draft WR DeVonta Smith

08:20  04 may  2021
08:20  04 may  2021 Source:   thecomeback.com

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The Giants ’ co-captain published two side-by-side photos on Instagram of 2021 first-round draft picks DeVonta Smith ( Eagles ) and Kadarius Toney ( Giants ). Jabrill Peppers tweaks Eagles with sad NFL Draft photo of DeVonta Smith .

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A New York Giants fan was quite, quite livid bout the Philadelphia Eagles drafting Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

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The Eagles picked 10th, with the Giants set to pick 11th. The Giants didn’t even end up picking 11th; they traded that pick to the Chicago Bears (who used the pick to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields). But that trade hadn’t been made at the time of the Eagles’ pick.

Clearly, this fan badly wanted the Giants to use the pick on Smith, and it made him even angrier that a division rival picked the Heisman Trophy winner before the Giants got the chance.

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Why Giants safety's DeVonta Smith troll attempt is so dumb originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia. After years of one-sided domination by the Eagles , it seems the Giants and their fans are finally ready to make Eagles - Giants a legitimate rivalry again. The Eagles incensed the Big Blue fanbase and the team's players with their Week 17 throwaway performance last year, which kept the G-Men out of the playoffs. Jacoby got back to his feet fairly quickly every time, but Cutelaba took him down repeatedly throughout the round, landing punches or elbows after nearly every takedown.

After Smith was taken, the Giants traded back with the Chicago Bears so the Bears could take quarterback Justin Fields. The Eagles desperately needed a playmaking wide receiver. In the previous two drafts , the Eagles got burned at the position when they took Jalen Reagor in the first round in 2020 and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside in 2019 over Justin Jefferson and DK Metcalf, respectively. The Eagles ' pick of DeVonta Smith has Eagles fans amped, and apparently former Pro Bowl wide receivers as well.

So, the frustration is understandable… but not to the level that this guy displayed.

The fan kicked the wall from his chair a couple of times, before standing up and punching two holes in the wall. A woman at the house (presumably his significant other) was understandably quite unhappy.

Warning: NSFW language.

Sheesh, dude! It’s one draft pick, and the Giants have won two of the last 14 Super Bowls.

Additionally, the draftniks ended up very much liking the Giants’ draft anyway.

Patience (and perhaps some anger management).

H/T: Zack Pearson

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