4 most important Giants questions Joe Schoen must answer at the NFL Combine

The busy offseason is about to kick into overdrive for the G-Men

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1. Will an extension get done with safety Xavier McKinney

Barkley isn't the only star player Schoen needs to focus on, as safety Xavier McKinney is also looking for his big-time payday. McKinney is coming off a sensational season, posting a career-high 116 total tackles and three interceptions. McKinney was the leader for the secondary and he's surely a great mentor for cornerback Deonte Banks.

However, McKinney is out of contract and Schoen isn't expected to tag him, which would cost around $16 million. McKinney hasn't been holding back on social media of late, making it quite clear he's not going to give the Giants any kind of a discount. McKinney wants to be paid like one of the top safeties in the game, but it's doubtful Schoen will give him the money he's eyeing.

Schoen has around $33 million in cap space to work with, but that's before potential restructures with Andrew Thomas and Dexter Lawrence get done. That's only going to make life easier for the third-year GM, but just like with Barkley, he could end up being hesitant in over-spending on McKinney. There's a scenario where both guys are on different rosters once Week 1 gets here in the fall.

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