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Todd McShay has been kind enough to present three scenarios for what the Giants could potentially do in the first round.
Here's McShay's scenarios for every team in the first round and what he thinks the Giants might do at 19:
19. D.J. Fluker
Scenario 1: The Giants aren't known for taking offensive linemen early, but Fluker would offer a boost up front with his balance, footwork and mauling presence in the running game.
Scenario 2: There is a need for more athleticism and cover skills at linebacker, and Georgia ILB Alec Ogletree could offer that if the Giants were to get comfortable with some of his off-field baggage.
Scenario 3: New York has some uncertainty at corner, and while Washington CB Desmond Trufant isn't the best in run support, he has the cover skills to contribute right away and already has a professional attitude.
Stats and Info: No team allowed a higher completion percentage or more yards per attempt last season on throws more than 10 yards downfield than the Giants. Trufant's 4.38-second 40-yard dash time was third best among defensive back prospects.
Our analysis: Fluker certainly helps the Giants address the future of the offensive line. Remember, Kevin Boothe and David Diehl are on one-year deals, and what happens if James Brewer is not the answer at right tackle? The Giants certainly can use a young talented offensive lineman for the future and depth for this season.
I believe that offensive line, pass rusher and cornerback are three areas the Giants need to address with an eye toward the 2014 season. They need to pick some talent they can groom to replace many guys that they have on one-year deals. Another pass rusher would be ideal with Osi Umenyiora gone and Justin Tuck entering the final year of his deal. But they shouldn't reach for one at 19 if they feel they can get a defensive end in the second round and the value is better to take the best player available on their board in the first round.
As for scenario No. 2, the Giants certainly can use a stud athlete no matter what the position, especially on defense to combat quicker quarterbacks. Ogletree helps in an area where they can use an upgrade at linebacker. The Giants, though, don't value linebacker as much as other positions like pass rusher and cornerback when it comes to first-round picks.
And that is why scenario No. 3 is plausible because the Giants have used first-round picks to improve the secondary. With Corey Webster, Aaron Ross and Terrell Thomas on one-year deals, the Giants need to add another cornerback for the future to go with Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley.
Let us know what you think of McShay's three scenarios for the Giants at 19 and what you want to see.
Todd McShay has been kind enough to present three scenarios for what the Giants could potentially do in the first round. Here's McShay's scenarios for every team in the first round and what he thinks the Giants might do at 19:19.