After a disappointing season that left them with several glaring weaknesses and approximately $7 million over the cap, there was a lot of work to be done. But, for the past two-and-a-half months, the Giants organization has been hard at work, taking care of business and prepping for the draft.
In a fashion only they know and understand, every move they executed was all part of their grand plan. As has been their MO under GM Jerry Reese, the Giants organization operates in a cool, calculating, methodical and cerebral manner with all things leading to the draft, which starts this Thursday.
Expert opinions have run rampant as to who the Giants will take in the first round. You can look up 10 different football gurus, and each one has a different player and position plugged in for the number one choice. All of these are based on nothing but conjecture.
The best way to make any kind of educated guess as to not only what the Giants will do with their first pick, but how they will approach their entire draft, is to know how they go about their business. This includes their rules of engagement in two key areas: free agency and the draft. Free agency (handled with one set of rules) sets up the draft (handled with another set of rules).
This article is not about picking one particular player as the first round choice. This is about honing in on what the Giants are thinking and why, by following their own rules of engagement.