New York Giants: Looking at the Top Team Needs for the G-Men

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIFebruary 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22:  (L-R) Jake Ballard #85 and Mario Manningham #82 of the New York Giants celebrate after Manningham scored a 17-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants need to make some serious improvements in certain areas if they want to repeat some of their postseason success come next season.

Let's keep it simple and start off at tight end. Jake Ballard and Bear Pascoe aren't going to cut it long term. The G-Men should look to improve this position through the draft, preferable the first two rounds. Orson Charles and Dwayne Allen are two players the Giants should take a look at.

I don't care how the NYG improve in regards to offensive lineman—just do it. I'm fine with improving through the draft, free agency, even signing a hobo off the street. Either one of options would be perfectly fine with me.

Running back is another position the NYG need to do something about. The Brandon Jacobs situation is up in the air, and Ahmad Bradshaw isn't going to get much better than he is now, if he does at all. The need at this position isn't as pressing as other areas, so the Giants front office might have to get a little creative here. 

Now let's make the shift over to linebackers, where the Giants also need to enlist some help. Chase Blackburn made a great play in the Super Bowl, but the G-Men are still pretty suspect when it comes to defending the middle.

The Giants should take a real look at Vontaze Burfict. It looks like he might slip a bit due to combine results and attitude issues, but if anyone can straighten this kid out, Tom Coughlin and some of the veterans of the Giants defense can.