Which position should the NY Giants target in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft?

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The NFL Draft is just two weeks away and fans still aren't sure which direction the NY Giants will go in. There are simply so many options as to what New York could do with their first-round pick and it's very tough to come to a conclusion.

Despite this, the Giants have some positions that are in dire need of fixing compared to others, making it a little easier to try and narrow down the possibilities. Heading into the draft, the top positions of need for New York are, in no order, linebacker, cornerback, wide receiver, and the interior offensive line.

These four positions stick out more than the rest on the Giants. Not only are they lacking in depth, but there are concerns in regard to the overall talent at these spots as well. Out of these four, we think NY and Joe Schoen should focus on defense.

Will the NY Giants draft a cornerback in the first round of the NFL Draft?

Indeed, from our chair, we think a CB makes the most sense for the G-Men. This is for a lot of reasons, as not only does New York not have much-guaranteed depth, but they currently don't have a sure shot outside corner to play opposite of Adoree' Jackson.

While another linebacker could serve New York well, the addition of Bobby Okereke, alongside the potential of Micah McFadden and Darrian Beavers, is much better than what the Giants were running at the position last season. Alongside this, there are still plenty of solid and cheap free agents left available for New York to sign.

As for the offensive line, this is honestly a close second to corner. The Giants may have their two tackle spots locked in for the foreseeable future, however, the interior is looking rather rough entering the season and could use a boost. Despite this, there are plenty of day-two prospects on the offensive line who could make an immediate difference for the Giants.

In terms of receivers, as nice as drafting someone in the first would be, the odds of the top four prospects, Quentin Johnson, Zay Flowers, Jordan Addison, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba still being available at No. 25 is very low. The 2023 NFL Draft is also incredibly deep at receiver, so the Giants could still easily find their guy past the first round.

Don't get us wrong, if the Giants opt to draft a position other than corner, this wouldn't be the end of the world. However, with all the talent at corner this draft, there are more reasons to select someone like Emmanuel Forbes, Deonte Banks, or Cam Smith, than not. Don't forget about DJ Turner either.

The Giants are in a pretty good spot this draft where they can likely select the best player available, regardless of position. Despite this, adding a talented CB2 opposite of Jackson is a dire need that has yet to be addressed through free agency. It should come during the draft.

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