Being an Eagles fan, it pains me to say the New York Giants have one of the most talented rosters in all of football.
They have depth everywhere, filled with talented young players and veterans.
The main concern on offense has to be the aging offensive line.
For the defense, they have unbelievable depth, but could use a playmaking linebacker.
So, who are the six free agents the Giants should pursue?
Pierre Thomas had an injury-riddled season. He is still a great overall back: He runs for power, has speed, catches the ball well—sounds like another Ahmad Bradshaw!
Thomas could complement Bradshaw very well, especially if Brandon Jacobs is cut or traded.
I am fully expecting the Giants to re-sign Bradshaw because of his efficient 2010 campaign as the starter.
The Saints may commit to Chris Ivory long-term, so Thomas may want to head somewhere else.
The Giants offensive line regressed this season, but is still capable enough to protect Eli Manning and run block for Ahmad Bradshaw.
Jermon Bushrod is one of the most underrated tackles in the game. The Saints let him go one-on-one with many premier pass rushers such as John Abraham.
At only 26, he could definitely make a huge difference on the offensive line, solidifying and anchoring it for the next five years.
The Saints made Jahri Evans one of the top-paid guards in football, and they seemed more concerned to give another contract to their other star guard, Carl Nicks.
The Saints may not have enough money to retain Bushrod.
The Giants have one of the best secondaries in all of football. They have three legitimate starting safeties in Antre Rolle, Kenny Phillips and Deon Grant. They also have a great tandem at corner with Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas. Now only if Aaron Ross could stay healthy.
The Giants need one more corner in their secondary, which is especially evident after the Packers lit them up.
Johnathan Joseph is a free agent and very underrated. He can come in and start or play the nickel for the defense.
While everyone is clamoring about Nnamdi Asomugha and Champ Bailey, Joseph may be a gem in this free-agent market.
He had three interceptions for the Bengals this season.
Owen Daniels should be paid like he is one of the best tight ends in football, but that is not happening after last season. Daniels came off a serious knee injury, but was inconsistent until the end of the season where he got back to form.
The Giants could use a elite pass catching tight end. While Kevin Boss is solid, he does not have the great speed Daniels possesses.
The offense would be scary with Daniels running routes in the middle of the field. He could potentially become Manning's best target.
Mankins refused to sign a long-term deal with the Patriots after issues, so with him hitting free agency, the Giants should pounce on the right opportunity, and make Mankins the highest-paid guard in football.
Though he missed games this year because of a holdout, Mankins still made the Pro Bowl, proving his dominance.
The Giants need to upgrade their offensive line to be considered a true elite team.
What better way than to get one of the best lineman in all of football.
The addition of Chad Greenway to the Giants would finally give them a playmaking player at linebacker. Greenway started off slowly in his career, but is finally reaching elite status.
Greenway had 144 tackles this year and was one of the few bright spots on the Vikings defense.
He would be an upgrade and could quickly become a defensive leader on the team.
Though the Vikings, especially Leslie Frazier, love Greenway, they may have to choose whether to re-sign him or defensive end Ray Edwards.