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Eisen's Mailbag: Deepest position on the roster

Posted Apr 14, 2017

Michael Eisen answers your questions on today’s edition of The Mailbag on Giants.com:

• What is the deepest position on the Giants’ roster heading into the draft?
 
Let’s go with wide receiver. Not many teams have a top three with the production, consistency and big-play ability of Odell Beckham, Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Brandon Marshall. Dwayne Harris caught just one pass last season, but has shown he’s capable of much more, and Roger Lewis, Jr., and Tavarres King are promising youngsters.

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• Who do you expect to be a breakout player for the Giants during spring workouts?
 
There’s a good chance he’s not yet on the roster, because we’re still three weeks from the draft. But because spring drills are strictly non-contact, that all but eliminates a lineman. With those two caveats, we’ll go with Paul Perkins, who is poised to become the No. 1 running back with the release of Rashad Jennings. Perkins can secure the job in training camp and preseason games, but he can take the first steps in that direction during OTAs and the full-squad mini-camp. 

• Aside from quarterback, what is the most important position to get right in the draft?

Choose any one you like. Some might say pass rusher, cornerback or wide receiver. I’ll go with an offensive lineman. I’ve long believed an offensive line is the heart and soul of a football team. You can’t win with a poor offensive line, because you won’t be able to run the ball, and your quarterback will spend too much time on the ground. If you selected a lineman early in the draft and he struggles, it can be tough to overcome.


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