The Giants will draft 12th overall in this year’s NFL Draft and will supposedly be active in free agency. It is a foregone conclusion that the Giants have loads of needs this offseason. Evan Silva of Rotoworld has identified what he believes the Giants should be focusing on in the coming months.
Evan Silva's Giants' Team Needs
OL: The Giants’ line fell straight off a cliff in 2013, and none of GM Jerry Reese’s recent draft stabs filled the voids. New York is now expected to cut RG Chris Snee and C David Baas, while C/LG Kevin Boothe’s contract is up and G/RT David Diehl retired. C Eric Herman (2013, seventh round), T/G Brandon Mosley (2012, fourth round), OT Matt McCants (2012, sixth round), G/T James Brewer (2011, fourth round), and G Mitch Petrus (2010, fifth round) have all been failures.
CB: There’s RCB Prince Amukamara and then not a whole lot else. LCB Corey Webster passed his prime several years back, and 2012 third-round pick Jayron Hosley is shaping up as a bust. Terrell Thomas and Trumaine McBride were both thrust into major 2013 roles. They’re now free agents. This is another area in which Reese’s recent drafts have come up painfully short.
LB: Re-signing MLB Jon Beason should be among Reese’s first orders of business, but the Giants’ second-level woes extend beyond that. WLB Spencer Paysinger and SLB Jacquian Williams are both poor run defenders without in-house talent to push for their starting jobs. New York could use movement at all three linebacker positions, but may wind up settling for one.
RB: The Giants have a laundry list of needs; tight end and defensive line also could’ve been included here. Running back is slightly more pertinent. Andre Brown’s contract has expired, and the G-Men can’t count on 2012 first-round enigma David Wilson after January 16 neck surgery. Reese probably won’t invest a high pick on a running back, but needs to address the position somehow. Re-signing Brown would be an affordable solution, even if he’s not a long-term answer.
I think he’s pretty much nailed it. But he forgot TE, which the Giants will be needing to run new OC Ben McAdoo’s offense.