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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Last-Minute New York Giants Rumors to Know About

New York Giants: 5 Last-Minute Rumors to Know About the 2014 NFL Draft

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With the 2014 NFL Draft less than a week away, the rumor mill is heating up about what direction each team may go in. However, this time of year, teams frequently throw out smokescreens and misdirections to try and disguise their actual intentions. It's up to the consumer to decide what's real and what's not, but the following are the latest rumors surrounding the Giants as draft day nears.

5. Giants Will Target Offensive Linemen

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5. Giants Will Target Offensive Linemen

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Although the Giants prioritized the offensive line in free agency, signing Geoff Schwartz, JD Walton, John Jerry and Charles Brown, general manager Jerry Reese said it's still an area the Giants plan on targeting in the draft. Reese didn't specify whether the offensive lineman could come in the first, second or even third round, but he suggested that the Giants will look to take an impact lineman earlier rather than later.

4. Giants May Deal Ryan Nassib

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4. Giants May Deal Ryan Nassib

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Last season, the Giants drafted Ryan Nassib, one of the higher-rated QBs on the board, with their fourth-round selection. While Nassib didn't see any action beyond the preseason, because of the lack of QB depth in this draft class, Reese didn't debunk rumors the Giants may look to move him to a team looking for a developmental QB prospect. New York won't just give him up, but if they can find the right deal, they wouldn't hesitate to cash in.

3. Giants Will Take Best Player Available

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3. Giants Will Take Best Player Available

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This shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone who knows the Giants' draft philosophy, but Reese reiterated that the Giants are in the market for the best player available, regardless of who's already on the roster. As a result, players such as Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Darqueze Dennard and CJ Mosley, despite seeming somewhat redundant, may very well still be in the play for the Giants when their pick comes up.

2. Giants Have Little Interest in Eric Ebron

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2. Giants Have Little Interest in Eric Ebron

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Jordan Ranaan of nj.com says that, despite a seemingly glaring hole at the spot, Giants have little to no interest in the draft's top tight end, Eric Ebron. Questions have abounded about Ebron's blocking and his ability to secure the ball, which could dissuade the Giants given the importance placed on this selection. There are also some quality blocking TEs the Giants can target later in the draft, so that could factor into their decision.

1. Giants Prefer Zack Martin to Taylor Lewan

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1. Giants Prefer Zack Martin to Taylor Lewan

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Ranaan also suggests that the Giants prefer the versatile and consistent Zack Martin over fellow tackle Taylor Lewan. Lewan is a pure left tackle and a mammoth of a man who excels in both the pass and run game, but if Will Beatty returns as expected, the Giants will have two left tackles on their hands. Martin, on the other hand, can play either tackle position or even slide inside to guard, which likely increases his stock in New York's book.