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2011 NFL Draft: New York Giants analysis and prediction

2011 NFL Draft: New York Giants analysis and prediction

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Offensive line, linebacker

ANALYSIS: The Giants went through three centers last year in Shaun O’Hara, Rich Seubert and Adam Koets, and all finished the season injured. The Giants need help and depth along the offensive line. At linebacker, the Giants have gotten almost no impact from free agent acquisitions Michael Boley and Keith Bullock. The Giants linebackers are a far cry from Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, Harry Carson, Brian Kelly, and Brad Van Pelt. There is a growing belief that the Giants may look at defensive tackle and select Corey Liuget of Illinois as security if Barry Cofield leaves as a free agent. However the needs on the offensive line and the linebacker position are glaring and have to be addressed more than the defensive line. If the Giants go after a linebacker with the 19th pick, the top one available at this point is Akeem Ayers of UCLA followed closely by Justin Houston of Georgia. If they want versatility and a top line center/guard, Mike Pouncey of Florida should be taken

 

2011 NFL Draft: New York Jets analysis and prediction

2011 NFL Draft: New York Jets analysis and prediction

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Defensive line

ANALYSIS: More so than any other position, the Jets need help on their defensive line. They do not have a second round pick, so they have to make this pick count. The...

2011 NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles analysis and prediction

2011 NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles analysis and prediction

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Offensive line, cornerback

ANALYSIS: Despite Michael Vick running all over the field, the offensive line gave up 49 sacks. Winston Justice was a turnstile on the offensive line for ...

2011 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins analysis and prediction

2011 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins analysis and prediction

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Quarterback, defensive line, wide receiver

ANALYSIS: The Redskins have a glaring need for a quarterback as right now Rex Grossman is the starter, last year’s big acquisition quarter...

2011 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans analysis and prediction

2011 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans analysis and prediction

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Quarterback, Defensive line

ANALYSIS: The biggest question is who will take the snaps from center as the Titans intend to either trade or release Vince Young. Kerry Collins is pushi...

2011 NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers analysis and prediction

2011 NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers analysis and prediction

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Defensive end, and linebacker

ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay had only 25 sacks last year, the second worst in the league, and their best linebacker and leading tackler Barrett Rund is a free a...

2011 NFL Draft: Seattle Seahawks analysis and prediction

2011 NFL Draft: Seattle Seahawks analysis and prediction

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Quarterback, defensive end, secondary

ANALYSIS: There will be a large fan base wanting Washington quarterback Jake Locker to be picked here as the future quarterback for when Matt H...

2011 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers analysis and prediction

2011 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers analysis and prediction

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Secondary, quarterback, outside linebacker

ANALYSIS: As bad as the quarterback position was last year, new coach Jim Harbaugh appears to be willing to give Alex Smith another opport...

2011 NFL Draft: San Diego Chargers analysis and prediction

2011 NFL Draft: San Diego Chargers analysis and prediction

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Defensive end, linebacker, safety

ANALYSIS: This is a team that is as talented as there is on offense in the AFC and still underachieved. Quarterback Phillip Rivers overcame a hold ...

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