New York Giants: Why the Giants Need a Great Draft in 2012

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIApril 4, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Co-Owner Steve Tisch and Senior Vice President and General Manager Jerry Reese of the New York Giants celebrate after defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants need a great draft in 2012, and there really isn't any other way to look at it.

Winning the Super Bowl last year is nice, but you have to keep your eyes on the prize and worry about the future.

The Giants front office knows a lot of things had to go right for them to even make the Super Bowl this year, let alone win it.

Their linebacker corps still needs a lot of work, and they're definitely going to need some help in their rushing attack unless Ahmad Bradshaw's foot is finally fully healthy.  

It's possible, but I wouldn't bank on it. 

Having Terrell Thomas back helps their secondary, but how confident should they really be here on a weekly basis?

Their offensive line showed some improvement towards the end of the year, but who's really willing to bet they stay that consistent over the course of a season?

Martellus Bennett could fit in perfectly with the G-Men, but I would strongly consider picking up a tight end at the end of the first round if a guy like Coby Fleener is available. 

There's no need to go out there and break the bank on anyone, but they still have needs to fill. These needs will either stay problem areas or get addressed through the draft.