New York Giants: Five Potential Free Agents to Consider
The New York Giants are a team built for success now and in the near future.
Injuries hurt them this year, but they aren't as bad as their collapse perceives them to be. New York is a few pick ups away from being at the top of the NFC East again. Here are five potential free agent pick ups that could help next year.
Punter - Brad Maynard
For how much we all love Jeff Feagles, he's on his way out. He struggled to get his punts over 50 yards. Maynard would be welcomed back and could help whenever the Giants punted from their own territory. He also does a decent job putting opponents inside the 20.
Corner Back - Ellis Hobbs
Ellis Hobbs is having his worst year statistically this season with the Eagles. That will bring down the asking price. He had great success with the Patriots, but Asante Samuel and Sheldon Brown get all the attention in Philadelphia. The Giants could use another corner back in case Aaron Ross struggles with injuries or to push for the No. 2 or nickel back spot.
Guard - Jahri Evans
Evans is one of the best young guards in the league. He excels in run blocking and also protected one of the NFL's elite quarterbacks in Drew Brees. Chris Snee is the only offensive lineman that will be under 30 for the Giants next year. The age of the line showed this year with injuries, especially for Rich Seubert and Kareem McKenzie. He will demand big money, but he is well worth it.
Safety - Darren Sharper
Darren Sharper has been a guy that has killed the Giants for years. Now New York should try and bring him in to sure up their lackluster secondary. He does take risks, but he would be the perfect compliment to a guy like Kenny Phillips. His age is the only concern since he will be 35 next year. That hasn't slowed him down yet.
Line Backer - Thomas Davis
One of the Giants biggest problems over the past few years has been covering tight ends and running backs in passing situations. In the NFC East, tight ends and running backs make up a good portion of each teams receiving threats. Davis is a former safety and has very little trouble covering as a linebacker. He missed the second half of the year because of a torn ACL. Before that he had 61 tackles and two interceptions. He would be a great fit if the Giants don't go after a linebacker in the draft.