Here’s the best of what’s around this morning related to all things NY Giants:
Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News examines the holes left by the Giants draft choices:
"…as good as the Giants’ draft appeared – their first two picks, CB Prince Amukamara (first round) and defensive tackle Marvin Austin (second) were being hailed by experts as steals – they still left themselves with holes in some obvious areas. The biggest one is along the offensive line, possibly at center, depending on the health and rehab of Shaun O’Hara (ankle/knee), Rich Seubert (knee) and Adam Koets (knee) and whether or not they bring back tackle Shawn Andrews"
SI: Biggest Post-Draft Holes To Fill in NFL
Contrary to what the Daily News has posted today, Andrew Perloff breaks down the top 10 NFL teams with the biggest holes to fill after this weekends Draft…. and the Giants aren’t one of those teams. He does share some insight into why the Eagles may have some more work to do in their secondary though…
"The Eagles need to find a consistent starter at cornerback across from Asante Samuel. Some Philly fans believe the Giants took Prince Amukamara at No. 19 just so Philly couldn’t fit that hole with the 23rd pick."
Giants Add Size and Speed
The one and only Michael Eisen recaps the NY Giants draft selections:
"True to their nature, the Giants stayed true to their draft board. Despite the uncertainty of how they will fill needs and holes on their roster, the Giants stuck to their time-honored principle and took the highest-graded available player instead of reaching to stock an understaffed position. The result was eight new Giants they believe will improve the team’s skill level, speed and depth in 2011 and beyond."
Giants’ Prince Amukamara at #19 Among Biggest Steals of 2011 Draft
"Prince Amukamara/CB/NY Giants/No. 19: Critics went out of their way to manufacture holes in Amukamara’s game that were nonexistent. Many claimed he lacked elite speed and could not cover fast receivers yet at the combine Amukamara timed 4.3 in the forty. He will be an immediate starter for the Giants."
New York Has Its Prince
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