Giants host two top collegians

The ever so secretive Giants may have tipped their hands regarding the upcoming draft – even just ever so slightly. This week the Giants, who pick 15th in the opening round, had two college players in for a visit, with both considered legitimate first-round draft possibilities.

Miami TE Jeremy Shockey and Boston College OT Marc Colombo were both on hand to meet with Giants coaches and officials. Obviously, the club did not want to comment on the two collegians, but The Giant Insider confirmed that both players were present and worked out for the Giants.

Shockey is a tight end the Giants believe can finally open up the offense, while Colombo could be New York's answer at offensive tackle.

Shockey impressed several teammates who had a chance to meet with and speak to the 6-5, 245-pounder.

"He's a really big guy," RB Tiki Barber said. "We could use a tough player like that. I hear he's a pretty tough guy."

As for Colombo, he's another tough competitor who's known as a great pass blocker.

"When he met Michael Strahan, he really dwarfed him," S Omar Stoutmire said. "Strahan's not the biggest defensive end, but this guy was head and shoulders above him."

Speaking of Stoutmire, it remains to be seen whether he'll be given the free safety job now that recently re-signed Shaun Williams will move to strong safety. The Giants could seek another safety in the draft or by picking up a veteran after June 1.

However, starting corner Will Allen warned fans and media alike not to overlook Stoutmire, who got married this off-season.

"He's a good player; people don't give him enough credit," Allen said. "He'll play there and he'll play there well. We're fine in the secondary."

Also, former Giants LB Jack Golden signed with Tampa Bay. Golden was released when New York re-signed Williams last week.


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