Wide Receiver turning into BIG need

The Giants will need to pickup a wide receiver or two during this offseason. Joe Jurevicius is gone, and clearly Ike Hilliard is disgruntled. Will the Giants be thinking about a receiver on draft day or look to free agency?

With all the talk about "speed, speed, speed", you would think that a WR would be high on the Giants draft list.

So far, we haven't heard much about the Giants bringing in receivers, only talk about taking a tight end in the first round.

The Star-Ledger says forget about the Giants taking wide receivers Donte Stallworth or Ashley Lelie in the first round. They believe they could get a quality wideout as late as Round 3 and want to come away with a tight end and a tackle or defensive end in the first two rounds.

The Daily News says writes that Amani Toomer believes that the Giants really need a WR. When Amani Toomer looks around the Giants locker room, he sees a receiving corps that needs some help.

Toomer is right. A quick overview of the roster shows a recently departed Joe Jurevicius, a healing Ike Hilliard who hasn't even been medically cleared for play. Behind Hilliard is Ron Dixon, a special teamer who shows flashes on kickoff returns, but has not shown he is ready for a starting position.

This leaves Thabiti Davis and Jonathan Carter, who have had so little playing time, they are almost unknown talent.

The experts all seems to think the TE Shockey is the Giants pick at 15. But what if he's already off the boards?

A receiver just might be too tempting to resist.


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