TGI's Draft Info: LB's

The Giants have some questions regarding their LBs, which were led by Brandon Short last season.

Late-round LBs not out of the question

Even though Big Blue tabbed three second-day LBs in last year's Draft, it's quite possible they'd go after at least another this April. None of last year's trio played enough to establish himself as a factor for this coming season, although the Giants are so enamored with Nick Greisen that he may get a chance to start. Wes Mallard and Quincy Monk performed on special teams but didn't get enough defensive playing time to make an impact.

The Giants have some questions regarding their LBs, which were led by Brandon Short last season. Short is entrenched on the strong side, but it's uncertain whether or not Micheal Barrow will remain in the middle and Dhani Jones will play on the weak side. There is a possibility of moving Barrow to Will and inserting Greisen at Mike. Regardless, it would be somewhat surprising if New York dipped into a relatively weak LB pool too early in the Draft. But in their constant quest to upgrade their LB speed and special teams play, figure at least an LB or two will be snatched up on Sunday.

Last LB selected: Quincy Monk, North Carolina, Round 7, 2002

Overall position strength (on a scale of 1-10): 4

Number likely to be taken in first round: 3

Giants need (on a scale of 1 to 10): 4

When Giants might select: Round 5/6

Player to watch: Nick Barnett, Oregon State


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