What Was Giants' Best Offseason Move? Part 3

Ken Palmer and Paul Schwartz discuss the Giants' offseason to date as well as the draft.

Paul Schwartz: It's too early to make any definitive statements about who the Giants should or will take in the draft. I have yet to dive into that arduous film study and tape analysis of all the draft-eligible players that I'm famous for, nor have I taken the names of all the players and thrown them up in the air and whichever falls closest to me is the one I tab for the Giants. I do think the best approach for the Giants is to package their picks, as they have too many to use and have the luxury of an extra second-round pick (from the Saints from the Jeremy Shockey trade) to use as trade bait. The Giants always have strong convictions on players and whoever they believe is the best receiver after Michael Crabtree is the guy they should go after. Move up from No. 29 in the first round to get as high as they can to land the player they want. Be it Jeremy Maclin (Missouri), Percy Harvin (Florida), Hakeem Nicks (North Carolina) or Darrius Heyward-Bay (Maryland), whoever Reese and the scouts likes best should be the player they target to get.

Ken Palmer: Or they could just stay put and take Kenny Britt. The hometown kid from Bayonne sounds like he has as good a chance as anyone of providing the freakish athletic ability that made Plaxico Burress rich – and the Giants Super Bowl champs in 2007. He's likely to be available late in the first round mostly because he went to Rutgers, which is fair enough to me. But at 6-4, 215, Britt seems like he can turn into a star, although since he's coming out after his junior season, it's likely going to take a little time before he can truly make an impact. Or the Giants could always reopen trade talks with Cleveland for Braylon Edwards. TGI has much more on that situation later in this issue in Buzz Box. There you can read what actually went down in the talks that never even included Mathias Kiwanuka, which was erroneously reported elsewhere. If not a receiver near the end of Round One, the Giants should look for yet another linebacker (Ohio State's James Laurinaitis) or an offensive tackle (Eben Britton of Arizona).

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