Safety in numbers for Big Blue

TGI continues its positional look at the Giants key areas heading into camp.

Defensive Coordinator Tim Lewis has to be happy with what he has in the defensive backfield. He has two very talented starting corners in Will Peterson and Will Allen, who's entering his free agent year healthier than he's been in years. Lewis also has the luxury of New York's top pick in the past draft, second-rounder Corey Webster, as well as Frank Walker and Curtis Deloatch, who's had a strong offseason, providing solid depth.

The bigger question remains at safety, where Lewis will have to determine which two of his three starting-caliber safeties will start opening day. There's no doubt whatsoever that second-year man and rising star Gibril Wilson will be one of the starters. The Giants are as excited about his potential as that of last year's top pick Eli Manning. Whether the Giants leave Wilson at strong safety, where he played last year, or move him to the free spot, where his ball-hawking ability and speed seems to make him a more natural fit, will go a long way toward determining who will line up opposite him.

Shaun Williams, the epitome of a strong safety, is back after taking a significant pay cut and would obviously love to retain his starting spot that Wilson took over last year. Brent Alexander is a free safety and one of Lewis' favorites due to his knowledge of the defense and veteran savvy.

Veterans Jack Brewer and Curry Burns and rookie free agent James Butler also figure to make some noise attempting to nab a reserve position.

It's safe to say that the safety position will certainly warrant attention come July 30.

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