Breaking News: New York Giants Targeting Clemson Running Back C.J. Spiller

Jeff ShullAnalyst IApril 21, 2010

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 5: Running C. J. Spiller #28 of the Clemson Tigers high steps for a six-yard touchdown run against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 2009 ACC Football Championship Game December 5, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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According to a report by Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, a member of the organization gave Spiller a call recently to make sure they had his correct cell phone number. You know, in case they may have to call him Thursday night.

The Daily News also reported that the Giants would be willing to trade up to get the talented running back

"According to multiple team sources, the Giants are enchanted with the Clemson running back whom many scouts believe is the most dynamic offensive player in this year's draft," Vacchiano said. "He likely won't be there when the Giants make the 15th pick of the first round. But those sources said the Giants could consider trading up to get him if he escapes the top 10 and if the price is right."

As much as this would upset me due to the fact that the Giants have pressing needs on the other side of the ball, I cannot over look the fact that Spiller would provide a dimension to the offense that they do not have—a home run threat.

This would mean the Giants are confident enough they can find someone in round two or three that can step in and fill the void left when Antonio Pierce was cut. Either that or they are confident in the progress they have seen from Jonathon Goff and Brian Kehl.

It is hard to imagine a scenario in which both McClain and Spiller fall to No. 15, but if it did I hope they know what they are doing if they take Spiller.

Who am I kidding? Of course they do.

If this happens the Giants could look at several prospects at linebacker in the second round and then maybe pick up a defensive tackle in the third, or vice versa.

It is very possible that Brandon Spikes, Jamar Cheney, or Sean Lee would be available for the Giants to take. It is not like the Giants would be suffering by selecting any one of those three.

Expect more news like this to be frequently surfacing for the next 24 hours as the excitement of the draft continues to grow, but could this just be a smoke screen?

We shall see.