#2 – Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown
Offensive line has to be a top priority no matter if Manning returns or not. The Giants have visibly struggled in pass protection and in run blocking, and it starts at the tackle position. The G-Men will need to re-sign Justin Pugh in free agency this offseason and will have tough decision to make regarding center Weston Richburg. But adding a legitimate left tackle could help the Big Blue and Manning get back to where they want to be, the playoffs.
The Giants obviously need multiple offensive line pieces, but adding Brown would allow New York the ability to move Ereck Flowers to right tackle. ESPN’s Mel Kiper ranked Brown as the 17th best prospect on his most recent Big Board, and writes that “he’s a left tackle all the way.” The 6-foot-8, 345-pound offensive tackle may not make it to the early second-round, but then again many analysts didn’t expect Cam Robinson to be available for the Jaguars at No. 34 last year.