The New York Giants roster is rounding into shape just weeks into free agency. While several holes have been filled by general manager Jerry Reese, there are a few key priorities that still must be addressed.
Improving a defense that ranked 31st in 2012 should be the primary focus for New York this spring.
Free agency, April's NFL draft and OTAs will assist the Giants in sorting out how the defense will look in 2013. As the draft nears, pressure will begin to mount for New York's front office. While the offense is close to being solidified, the defense carries cracks on each level.
The big names that fortified Big Blue's defense in years past are starting to become question marks.
Justin Tuck's declining numbers, Corey Webster's struggles in coverage and an absence of athleticism at linebacker are just the tip of the iceberg for the team just one year removed from a Super Bowl victory.
New York should see the remaining months of the offseason as an opportunity to bring youth into the fold. A renewed energy and focus on defense could help reestablish the bravado Giants fans are accustomed to seeing on Sundays. Here's a look at the top remaining offseason priorities for the New York Giants.