Excerpt: "There's never a good time to have trouble protecting your quarterback. But if that is an NFL team's No. 1 need, this is an especially bad year to need help in that facet of the game.
The Giants need offensive line help in a down year for offensive linemen. The 2014 NFL Draft isnít overflowing with quality offensive line prospects like there have been in the past.
One NFL general manager estimated at the Senior Bowl on Monday that he could see "as many as" six offensive linemen selected in the first round. In all likelihood, there will be even less in that decision-maker's mind.
This after six were selected in the Top 11 last year. A grand total of nine went in the first round in 2013, including offensive tackle Justin Pugh to the Giants at No. 19. Pugh probably was their best offensive linemen last season.
The Giants select 12th in this May's draft. It's their highest draft pick since they ended up with quarterback Eli Manning in 2004.
Itís not just the first round that is believed to be lacking the same quality as in the past. The mid-to-late rounds aren't expected to have the same quality as in the past." Read more...