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Mike Pouncey, OL, Florida
Organization Analysis: The Giants missed out on the playoffs after an epic collapse against the Eagles, which eventually cost them the NFC East title and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. However, they have a good collection of talent.
Eli Manning threw 25 interceptions in 2010. Some of those picks were from tipped balls, but it still an insanely high amount.
Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs combined for 2,056 yards and 17 touchdowns. If Bradshaw comes back, they should be able to duplicate that success.
Despite injuries on the offensive line, Manning was sacked just 16 times the entire season. The combination of Osi Umenyoira and Justin Tuck is the best pair of 4-3 defensive ends in the league, with Jason Pierre-Paul as an excellent rotation guy.
The linebackers played really solid with the addition of veteran Keith Bullock. The secondary was pretty solid, notching 16 interceptions.
Antrel Rolle made the safety position more consistent, and Kenny Phillips was healthy for 2010.
How This Pick Helps: As well as the offensive line has played, the interior of the line could use some depth. Shaun O'Hara is 33 years old—still a good player, but no spring chicken—and the Giants don't have an adequate backup.
Pouncey doesn't have to be rushed along, although he can push for playing time. He's right up there with his brother last year because of his technique, toughness, and versatility.