The Giants own one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus a compensatory pick near the bottom of the seventh. Here’s a look at the Giants’ positional needs going into the NFL Draft.
Heading into the NFL Draft on Thursday, look for the Giants to fill many holes on defense in the seven rounds. That doesn’t mean, of course, that general manager Jerry Reese will use the 19th pick overall to take a defensive player.
“Seriously, I’ve got goals,” Coughlin said. “I’ve got things I want to get done. I’ve got a foundation. I’ve got a family. I’ve got all these things that I would still very much like to accomplish.”
Just how close is Tom Coughlin to retirement? Defensive back Terrell Thomas told the NFL Network he thought his coach would call it a career after the 2012 season.
With Osi Umenyiora due to hit the free-agent market on March 12, should he make any attempt to re-sign him? How much should he pay Victor Cruz? Does he keep or release David Diehl? How about Corey Webster?
Thomas, who has battled injuries throughout his career, has not played in a regular-season game since Jan. 2, 2011, the finale of the 2010 season. Thomas missed 2011 and 2012 after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
There’s not an easy answer to the Revis conundrum. Rebuilding an empty Jets roster is the key to the process for the new GM. Starting with the best defensive player in the sport should be the way to go.
It all depends on how fast, and how well, Thomas can get that knee back into shape. It may never happen, despite his best efforts. But the hard-nosed Thomas will certainly give it his best shot. That’s just part of his mental makeup.
“I am returning to football in 2013 — hopefully with the Giants — but my (contract) is up this year,” Thomas wrote in a blog entry on his personal website on Tuesday morning. “Most likely and hopefully I will be re-signing with the Giants.”
To say that Brown has earned a permanent starting spot in the Giants’ secondary next year is a gross understatement. The man has been a virtual turnover machine since stepping in full time on October 7 against Cleveland.
“I don’t think there’s any question about it,” Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said when asked if Antrelle Rolle would play.
Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and cornerback Prince Amukamara have been deemed questionable for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium, the team reported on Friday.
New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara probably will miss the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys because of a high ankle sprain
Tom Coughlin is concerned by the amount of injuries suffered by the Giants’ secondary.
Something just had to go wrong, even with so much going right. Starting cornerback Prince Amukamara came away with a high ankle sprain, which usually means at least four weeks on the shelf.