Discussing Giants’ Offseason Needs: OL, TE, CB, etc

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.

7 comments
Serge Marinkovic
Serge Marinkovic

Lewan and Shazier would solve a lot of problems. Beatty moves inside to LG and you have a huge athletic OL.  Hopefully Snee can still play if so then we have a line that will have 20 or less stacks in 2014.  They need diligent work from Reese to get to the 10-11 plateau and the playoffs.  Th new OC will keep defenses off balance for the first time in 15 years and give Eli a chance to achieve greatness.  Its all up to Reese the next 2 months are critical for the success of this club.  Do not sign Tuck he is getting ready to cave in again.

chasesimms
chasesimms

Its a no brainer.  An OL is needed for everything else to work on offense. 

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

1. LOT Taylor Lewan / OT Cyrus Kouandjio

2. OLB Ryan Shazier / OC Travis Swanson

3. OG Cyril Richards / CB Louchez Purify

4. CB Keith McGill

5. RB Andre Williams / RB James Wilder

6. TE Colt Lyeria

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Serge Marinkovic Snee will be one of the top 3 paid guards in the league next season. Coming off a serious hip surgery, its uncertain whether or not he will regain his former pro bowl level of play. For this reason, Snee would and should be cut and the money saved can go to a younger FA OL. Also, OT Lewan is more likely to play RT at the pro level according to many of the scouting reports. Moving Beatty to RT rather than LG makes more sense and having Pugh move from RT to LG is more logical. With only 6 picks in this draft (not counting compensatory picks) GM Reese must also look at FA to improve this team. You can check my articles on www.footballnation.com  and follow what the Giants need to do this off season to improve.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@chasesimms agreed, however; the Giants can look at FA for that OT/OG. I would be very surprised if the Giants draft another OL in the 1st round in 2 straight seasons. To draft a LT and expect a rookie to protect Mannings blind side is a lot to ask in a rookie. I would think the Giants will sign a LT and a OG in FA and Draft a Center and another OL (between rounds 2-6).