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Fact or Fiction: Who will start at center?

Weston Richburg will be the starting center.


JOHN SCHMEELK: Fact - **Weston Richburg is a center. It is the position he played in college and the position he is supposed to play in the NFL. Last year he was forced into service at guard and did a good job, but this year I fully expect him to grab that center spot and not let go for a long time.

DAN SALOMONE: Fact -All signs point toward that being the case. At the NFL Scouting Combine last month, coach Tom Coughlin outright said Richburg is a center and "will have every opportunity to compete" at the position. That was reflected when the team released J.D. Walton, who started all 16 games at center last season. And although the Giants added the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman of 2014 in Brett Jones, Richburg looks to be the frontrunner at the position he started 45 times in college.

Building through free agency is better than the draft.


Here are the best NFL free agents for 2015, according to

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction - **The nature of free agency is that you are going to have to overpay for players since you are in a virtual bidding war with every other team in the National Football League. The best way to build a team is through the draft, for no other reason than you can have All-Pro caliber players on rookie contracts making far less than they would get on the open market. For the most part, that's how the Seahawks won their Super Bowl. The whole idea is to maximize every dollar of your team's salary cap, and the best way to do that is with young players through the draft.

DAN SALOMONE: Fiction -It's all about the draft. It's all about getting players that teams can then mold and grow in a system. Look at any consistent winners and Super Bowl teams. The core is made up of their draft picks with a free agent here and there to plug in holes. Anyone would take a team that won the draft over the one that made a splash in free agency.

The Giants will add more FA's than last year.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction -Last year was an anomaly for the Giants with how many free agents the team signed. Whenever so many new pieces are put together it often takes time to gel, which could have contributed to the team's struggles last year. I would not expect the same level of turnover this season.

Just from a numbers standpoint, the way last year set up required a lot of new faces with many players hitting free agency. But more than that, the roster was getting older and needed turnover. Now with two very productive draft classes in a row, the foundation is there moving forward.

Plaxico Burress is the Giants' best ever FA signing.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction -In my opinion, Kerry Collins is the team's best free agent signing of all time. The Giants were desperate for a quarterback that was good enough to lead a team to the Championship and they found one in Collins in the free agent market, something that is normally unheard of. Collins never won a Super Bowl but he got the Giants to one and put them back in the conversation.

DAN SALOMONE: Fiction -You can't go wrong with him or Collins, but I'm going with Antonio Pierce. Just the way he could diagnose the game put him in rare company, and then he had the tenacity to put that skill to use on the field. He was an unquestioned leader that captained a Super Bowl-winning defense. He became another bar that every linebacker since has been compared to for the Giants, who have one of the richest histories at the position.

Here are the Giants top 5 free agent signings over the years

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