New York Giants: Addressing the Secondary

Craig SchiedloCorrespondent IMarch 29, 2008

The secondary of the New York Giants is in need of some help.  The safeties are very weak and the corners are growing old.  Gibril Wilson entered free agency and Sammy Knight was brought in to replace him.  Sammy Knight won’t be the safety that the giants need him to be. 

So with the No. 31 overall pick, the Giants should choose Kenny Phillips, safety out of Miami (FL). 

Miami is known for their great safeties and even though Kenny Phillips did not have an amazing junior year he still holds what the NFL prospects want.  He is 6'2" with 4.50 forty speed and weighs in at 210. 

Kenny Phillips has very good size and a good frame, good forty speed and is a very physical and aggressive player who can deliver the big hit.  His instincts and awareness are outstanding, he's very athletic, and comes from great program history.

He would fit well with the giants with the No. 31 overall pick. 

With their second overall pick the Giants should pick a corner to help replace the aging Sam Maddison and R.W. McQuarters, so with this pick they should take Tracy Porter out of Indiana if he's still on the board.  Tracy Porter is a great athlete who has decent height with long arms, a very fast forty time (4.37s), which makes him quick and explosive, has great hands, and he also has a lot of special teams potential.

The defending champs need to be thinking secondary this time around if they want to stay on top.