Breaking Down the ’10 draft, Giants-style
Rolando McClain #25
Giants Insider
Posted Mar 18, 2010

TGI’s Ken Palmer takes a quick look at how each position stacks up for 2010 and the Giants’ potential need at each…

Draft strength: 4
Giants need strength: 6

With the Andre’ Woodson/Rhett Bomar backup battle never really materializing, it wouldn’t be shocking at all to see the Giants look to draft yet another signal-caller during the draft’s final day. Bomar has progressed nicely during his first year with Big Blue.

Draft strength: 6
Giants need strength: 6

While no one truly knows exactly who will end up with the lion’s share of the workload this season, one thing is certain: the Giants believe they have plenty of talent with which to work at RB. With that said, they’ll probably still draft one late.

Draft strength: 6
Giants need strength: 4

All the recent emphasis on selecting receivers in the draft appears to have paid off. With a top three of Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham, the talent level is pretty good. But you can never rule out them taking a pure burner. They’re like attractive girlfriends – you can never have too many.

Draft strength: 7
Giants need strength: 5

If Kevin Boss and Travis Beckum both give New York what everyone hopes they can, they should be in good shape at TE. They’re hoping someone among the trio of Carson Butler, Scott Chandler, and Bear Pascoe can step up and be a solid third guy.

Draft strength: 8
Giants need strength: 7

If they see a tackle they like high in this draft, it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising to see Jerry Reese and Co. pull the trigger. This veteran line isn’t getting any younger and, despite the solid pick of Will Beatty last year, they could still use more young talent.

Draft strength: 8
Giants need strength: 6

With the hopeful return of tackle Jay Alford and refocus of end Osi Umenyiora, the Giants should be in pretty good shape along the D-line. Needless to say, they sure could stand to get a little more from last year’s free-agent signings, Chris Canty and Rocky Bernard.

Draft strength: 9
Giants need strength: 9

No position is more of a need heading into the draft than linebacker. Inside, outside, middle, they could use help pretty much everywhere. You figure the only guaranteed starter is Michael Boley. After that, a stud in the middle or another outside athlete would make a lot of sense in Round One.

Draft strength: 7
Giants need strength: 7

After disappointing seasons from Corey Webster and Aaron Ross, the Giants sure could use another corner to bolster their secondary. It would make sense if they went corner in Round Two. They seem pretty set at safety with Antrel Rolle and a healthy Kenny Phillips, with Michael Johnson around to provide solid depth.

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