The New York Giants are not afraid to use their first-round draft pick to bolster a position that may not be a need on their roster. In 2010, it was defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. In 2011, the Giants selected cornerback Prince Amukamara, despite the position not being a glaring need—at least not prior to the regular season.
Heading into the 2012 NFL draft, there are quite a few holes on the Giants roster that need to be filled—such as the linebacker and left tackle positions—but don’t be surprised if the Giants and general manager Jerry Reese go in a different direction with the 32nd pick.
With the NFL draft still a couple of months away, here’s a look at some unexpected prospects the Giants might venture to spend their first-round pick on.