Five news items to start your day (4/16)

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Get caught up with the latest Big Blue happenings

1. Best of the NFC East. In his “Roster Reset” series,’s Marc Sessler ranked every team in their respective divisions based on how much they improved this offseason. The Giants, who have been one of the most active teams in free agency this year, topped his list in the NFC East.

2. Are Giants set at DE? Giants.comsenior writer/editor Michael Eisen answered that question and more in his mailbag. Read his response.

3. Strength of Schedule. While the NFL community eagerly awaits the release of the 2014 schedule, takes a look at the strength of schedule this year based on their opponents’ 2013 records. What we do know, however, is the Giants’ preseason schedule. Check that out as well here.

4. Top 50 Prospects. Former longtime VP of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys and current NFL Media senior analyst updated his top 50 prospects list for the 2014 draft, which includes a large dose of reshuffling.

5. Robinson’s Legacy. Yesterday was Jackie Robinson Day, and in his honor, looked back at firsts by African-Americans in the NFL. It included Giants defensive back Emlen Tunnell, who was the first African-American to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967.