By Todd Singer @breakingbadfish on May 27, 2014
Now that the 2014 NFL Draft is over and in the rear-view mirror, it's time for teams to consider finalizing moves and shoring up the roster for training camp and the upcoming season. Some teams have more question marks than others, but that doesn't preclude teams from double and triple-checking whether they're good with the personnel they currently have. While the New York Giants filled many holes this offseason, some questions still remain.
After the Giants cut starting center David Baas, they drafted Weston Richburg with their second-round pick in the draft. Richburg will battle in camp with new signing JD Walton, who hasn't played in a NFL game since early 2012 due to injuries. Even though Walton is the veteran, Richburg was considered by many to be the best center in the draft and should be afforded the opportunity to come in and start right away.
The Giants re-signed Peyton Hillis to a reasonable contract this offseason, but that was before they selected Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams with their fourth-round pick in the draft. While David Wilson's neck injury shrouds the positional depth in uncertainty, with roster spots in high demand, New York may have trouble keeping two backs with a similar skill set. In this instance, the talented rookie should win out.
Will Hill put the Giants in quite the bind when he failed a drug test once again, putting his 2014 season in doubt. While the league still has not ruled on how long Hill's suspension will be, as a repeat offender Hill will likely be dealt a very punitive blow. As such, New York may consider parting ways with the mercurial safety, especially with Quintin Demps and Nat Berhe now in the fold. Either way, Hill's situation has to be cleared up soon.
The Giants passed over an offensive linemen in the first round of the draft to take Odell Beckham, Jr. because of his electric playmaking skills and potential ability to step in and contribute right off the bat. While there will undoubtedly be those who suggest bringing Beckham along slowly while starting Rueben Randle, New York didn't select Beckham in the top 12 to hide him in the slot or in sub-packages.
Perhaps the biggest question remaining for the Giants is what to do about the tight end situation. Right now Adrien Robinson is the likely starter, but Robinson hasn't been able to stay on the field consistently enough and, when he has, hasn't really impressed much. New York also signed veteran Kellen Davis, who will mix in, but there's a possibility they could opt for free agent Jermichael Finley if the medicals on his neck check out.
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