20. The Book of Eli

What: 2004 NFL Draft
Date: 4/24/2004

They had the fourth pick in the draft. So there was just about no way the Giants were going to get a chance to select Eli Manning, the projected No. 1 pick in the '04 Draft. But then Manning revealed that he didn't want to play for the San Diego Chargers, who had the top pick. So the Giants worked out a deal and Manning joined the team. And while Giants fans have enjoyed a love/hate relationship with him ever since, there's no denying that he's a big part of the reason they're about to play in their second Super Bowl in the last five years.