Having laid out the two forks in the road in Part One of my article (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/371896-new-york-giant-2010-nfl-draft-targets-part-i), the rest of the picks fall into place.
Really, the critical question that divides the Giants' potential approaches to this draft is: Can a starting-caliber inside LB, who can contribute and compete his rookie season, be acquired in one of the later rounds?
Perhaps someone like Brandon Spikes?
If the answer is no, then Plan A is taking Rolando McClain or Sean Weatherspoon in the first round.
If the answer is Yes, then the Giants can feel comfortable taking the best RB, DT, OL or DB available.
Furthermore, if the answer is yes, Plan B should be to bolster the secondary with Earl Thomas, who can play S and Nickel/Dime back.
Plan B would have been to take the best available OL, but I do not think any of the guys who will be available will be worthy of the 15th pick. Additionally, I think there are quality O-lineman in the later rounds.
The signing of safety Deon Grant makes the Earl Thomas pick less likely and changes the analysis a bit. However, the rationale of bolstering the secondary remains the same. Earl Thomas is still a top-15 talent in this year's draft, and for Jerry Reese value is king.
Just a reminder that I will refrain from giving a prospect profile on any of these targets since you all can go to anyone of the gazillion websites out there to get info on any of these players.
Please post a comment on any alternate paths the Giants may take in selecting from this pool of players, and let me know of any players I may have missed. Since I can't post a poll in a slide show, just leave a comment on which alternate draft plan you prefer, or neither.