Fix the Franchise: New York Giants edition

The New York Giants used last year’s draft to fix their WR crops, and they may be the biggest strengths on this team, as I have previously argued the problem for this team is not on the offense. Sure they could use some O line depth, but that can be addressed in late rounds of the 2010 NFL draft. The team needs defense, big defensive playmakers that can clog up the middle of the field. While the secondary was a concern that seems to have been taken care of.

CB Aaron Ross was limited to 3 games due to a hamstring injury. So the Giants defense hopes to get him back in 2010. They also signed CB Antrel Rolle in free agency, so that is a good thing. However they have taken a LB in the last six drafts and none of them are contributing to this team. That has to change, and with the 15th pick in April’s draft they have to find a LB prospect that can come in and produce from day one.

If they unsure of the LB prospects, the next best thing to do would be to take a DT at 15. There are several very good ones that would still be available there. However it seems that LB is the problem and the position they should work hard to fix. All the great New York Giants teams in history were known for having a great LB corps or a true defensive star. They must find a new one in this year’s draft.

I would also like to see the Giants address their RB position. In 2008 they had two 1,000 yard rushers, last year they had none. That was the first time since 2001 that the Giants offense could not produce a thousand yard rusher. In the second or third round they could find a very good back, and I certainly hope that they go this route. If I were running this team round 1 and two would address the defense, and my third round pick would be Anthony Dixon, Toby Gerhart, or Montario Hardesty.

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