NFC East team needs: Giants, Cowboys eyeing WR depth (Chad Reuter)
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Georgia Tech wideout Stephen Hill could be an option for the Giants, whose WR corps took a hit during free agency.
With the initial free-agency frenzy winding down, organizations are turning their attention to the 2012 NFL Draft. What are the biggest remaining holes for each NFC East team? Let's examine ...
New York Giants
Needs: WR, RT, DT, MLB, TE, CB
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It's easy to forget the Giants finished 9-7 last season after the way they sliced through the NFC and Patriots on their way to a Super Bowl victory. In fact, they scored fewer points than their opponents in the regular season (394 to 400) and rushed for only 89.2 yards a game. The Giants didn't add a lot to the offense via free agency, however. They signed Bennett away from Dallas to bolster their tight end group until Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum can return from ACL injuries suffered in the Super Bowl. But No. 3 receiver Mario Manningham took his talents to San Francisco, leaving a big hole needing to be filled via the draft. Unless 2011 fourth-round pick James Brewer takes over at right tackle for Kareem McKenzie, or the team brings the veteran back, that position needs to be addressed.
General manager Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin built a champion through their defensive front seven and undoubtedly will continue to add strength in the interior line with free agents Rocky Bernard and Jimmy Kennedy possibly not returning. It would be a great story if cancer survivor Mark Herzlich could start at middle linebacker, as he did before a broken ankle ended his rookie season prematurely, but he'll probably see some competition. Aaron Ross' signing with Jacksonville makes finding more cornerbacks a priority in the middle rounds of the draft -- even with Terrell Thomas re-upping with a four-year, $28 million contract and 2011 first-round pick Prince Amukamara ready to make a larger contribution.
Re: NFC East team needs: Giants, Cowboys eyeing WR depth (Chad Reuter)
I'd also add RB to those needs
Thats a pretty lengthy list. Makes me think drafting a DE at this point is a huge luxury pick