Giants Draft Preview

The Giants were active this off-season but still have big needs going into the NFL Draft.

New York Giants
2014 draft picks:
1st round (12), 2(43), 3(74), 4(113), 5(152), 5(174), 6(187)

What the heck happened with the Giants in 2014? They had a horrible first half of the year and a very good second half. They finished with seven wins after opening the season with six losses.

This is a team in transition, as New York made a ton of roster moves this off-season. They brought back wide receiver Mario Manningham and took a shot with the former first round pick, quarterback Josh Freeman. No longer with the team are wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, defensive tackle Linval Joseph and defensive end Justin Tuck.

Team Needs

1. Defensive Line
The loss of Tuck and Joseph is significant. With their first round pick at No. 12 they could go a number of directions and will certainly be in position to land at defensive tackle or end.

2. Linebacker
This is a defense that could use an upgrade both inside and out. They Giant need an injection of talent and more depth.

3. Offensive Line
I know New York drafted Justin Pugh last season but he's a swing guy that could ultimately end up on the inside at offensive guard. The Giants could certainly use some more help at offensive tackle. They also need to find another center.

4. Running Back
For this offense to be successful they have to run the ball with consistency. Gone now is Andre Brown. They did pick up Rashad Jennings but will need another back.

5. Wide Receiver
Manningham is back to join Reuben Randle and Victor Cruz, but they could use another outside wide receiver for Eli Manning.

Acquisitions
Josh Freeman (QB)
Mario Manningham (WR)
Rashad Jennings (RB)
Charles Brown (OT)
John Jerry (OG)
Geoff Schwartz (OG)
J.D. Walton (C)
Robert Ayers (DE)
O'Brien Schofield (OLB)
Jameel McClain (ILB)
Zackary Bowman (CB)
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (CB)
Walter Thurmond (CB)
Quintin Demps (S)
Trindon Holliday (KR)

No Longer with the Team
Hakeem Nicks (WR)
Louis Murphy (WR)
Brandon Myers (TE)
Andre Brown (RB)
Kevin Boothe (OG)
David Baas (C)
Justin Tuck (DE)
Linval Joseph (DT)
Keith Rivers (OLB)
Ryan Mundy (S)

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