New York Giants: 2008 Season Preview

Doug KlupschContributor IApril 22, 2008

With the NFL draft around the corner I thought I would do a brief season preview for the Giants. With the losses of Gibril Wilson, Reggie Torbor, and Kawika Mitchell, all of which were key cogs in the Giants success on the defensive side of the ball, they should look to bolster either at linebacker or safety through the draft.

I have 3 people in mind for the their 31st pick. The first one is all-amercian linebacker Dan Connor out of Penn State who I think could fit in well with the Spagnuolo scheme. Depending on wether or not they will have Michael Strahan back will decide where Mathias Kiwanuka will play. If he comes back they will probably use him as a back-up at DE but would for some reason want to put him at LB which would be a problem.

This is where Dan Connor come in because he's quick and he can cover TE's unlike the Giants linebackers were last year they were very vulnerable to the over the middle stuff. Which is why Jason Witten as well as other tight ends had field days against the Giants.

Another school of thought is that they can just use Gerris Wilkinson to play linebacker and pass on Dan Connor and look for secondary help because Gibril Wilson is gone. This is where Kenny Phillips out of Miami comes into play, he's very quick and big and can play both coverage and help out against the run alot like the recently departed Gibril Wilson did.