The fans and pundits are antsy about what the Giants are going to do at certain positions. GM Jerry Reese has already provided them with answers. He’s drafted some players the past few seasons that he intends to compete for some of those need positions:
DE Damontre Moore – could be the reason the Giants are not in a rush to throw a stack of money at Justin Tuck right away. Moore is still only 22 and has an NFL season under his belt. A natural pass rusher with a diverse set of athletic skills. Injuries held him back in 2013. Nothing may be able to hold him back in 2014.
OL Eric Herman – was drafted in the 7th round last season with the hope that he could bring “nastiness” back to the Giants’ interior line. Herman did not make the team coming out of training camp and was signed to the practice squad, where he remained until he was promoted in Week 17. Herman is still green and will be challenged to make the roster this summer. The Giants are known for giving their draftees time to develop and the 6’4″, 320lb Herman could end up being in the OL mix come September.
TE Adrien Robinson – Alright, hold up on the jokes. Robinson will be given every chance to succeed this season and will assume a spot in Ben McAdoo’s offense. He is still an unknown quantity at this point and is approaching “show me” status with the coaching staff. He could be a pleasant surprise for the Giants this fall. He has the size and the ability. He just needs to stay healthy.
RB Michael Cox – is a tough runner who had little quality football under his cleats coming into camp last year. This summer, he will be more comfortable and given opportunities to make plays. The Giants were not willing to trust Cox with carrying the load last year, but that could change in 2014. A more mature Cox could alleviate the concern for depth in the backfield.
CB Jayron Hosley – A former third-round pick that Reese and Co. hopes to prove was not a folly. Hosley can run, we know that. He has a good sense for the game, too. the knock on him coming in was his lack of what they call ‘length’. Reese promised Hosely would play taller than his 5’10”, 180lb frame. He hasn’t. The Giants will give him the chance to prove he can this year. It would increase his value if the team allowed him to return punts. Ball security has been an issue, however.