As the New York Giants front office evaluates its player roster these next few weeks, it’s never too early to start piecing together a preliminary wish list of free-agent targets for this offseason.
Of course, before anyone can gauge how competitive the Giants can be in free agency, two things must first take place.
First, the team must decide which players they want back and which they do not, including those players already under contract.
There will be higher-priced veterans who are jettisoned from the roster because their skill levels no longer match their salary. This process could create needs that weren't previously visible outside of the organization.
The second step is to figure out how much cap space is available to spend in free agency.
That might seem like a lot of space, but it also needs to be remembered that Giants will have roughly 30 players whose contracts are expiring.
Here’s a look at five projected unrestricted free agents who might make a nice addition to the Giants’ lineup next season if they do hit the market.