4 under-the-radar NY Giants targets to watch at the NFL Combine

Giants fans are going to want to keep a close eye on these playmakers
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2. OG Christian Haynes, Connecticut

Ben Bredeson is a free agent, Mark Glowinski will likely be cut, and both Shane Lemieux and Josh Ezeudu are coming off of injury. This leaves what will probably be a pretty big hole on the Giants' interior offensive line. While they could always bring guys back or sign someone else, the possibility of drafting a guard is always there.

If Schoen chooses to go down this route, Christian Hayes out of UConn may be their best choice. While Cooper Beebe is potentially the best guard in the class, there's a chance he goes higher than the Giants are willing to take an interior offensive lineman. Alongside this, Hayes may be the better fit thanks to his run-blocking prowess.

In addition to being a great, physical, run-blocker, Haynes was also one of the better pass-blocking guards in college football last season. While his shorter wingspan could hurt his abilities in the NFL, it doesn't change the fact that he's allowed just two sacks and 15 pressures in the last two seasons combined.

Haynes is a high-upside prospect with the athleticism and strength to be elite in the NFL. He still has some things to work on, but there is no doubt at all that the potential is there. If Haynes falls to the late second or early third round, the Giants should definitely consider taking a swing on the Huskie.