Sep 8, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants outside linebacker Jon Beason (52) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
1. Jon Beason: Beason is a great linebacker, though injuries have really derailed his career. Beason is a key element to the defense because he is a great leader and communicator on the field. When he is on the field running the football is a lot harder to do.
2. Devon Kennard: The Giants are quite infatuated with Kennard and it is not hard to figure out why. This outside linebacker flies around the field and shows unlimited promise.
3. J.T. Thomas: Thomas is a strong tackling linebacker who is hoping to get a starting opportunity with the Giants. The Giants quicly snatched him off the free agent market which makes me think they have big plans for him.
4. Cole Farrand: Farrand is the gamble I took in my predictions but I love this undrafted free agent out of Maryland. The Giants could very well use a little more depth at the middle linebacker position. Farrand is a tackling machine.
5. Jonathan Casillas: Casillas is a strong special teams player and a sure tackler. He comes from the New England Patriots.
6. Jameel McClain: McClain is an experienced player whose best days are past him. He is a high motor player and he has a high football IQ.
7. Mark Herzlich: Herzlich is a linebacker who has struggled so far in his career with the Giants. The team isn’t willing to give up on this player who has a lot of heart just yet.