Through April 18, "SportsCenter" will put every NFL team with a first-round pick "On the Clock." Scouts Inc. will break down each team and look at what questions still need to be answered.
New York retained both its kicking specialists and signed veteran Sammy Knight as a stop-gap option for the departed Gibril Wilson at safety. These are far from exciting maneuvers, but punter Jeff Feagles is still playing at a high level, and the Giants desperately needed to add a safety to the mix before the draft. Knight is a low-end starter who is at his best near the line of scrimmage. He led the Jaguars in tackles last season and is a smart veteran who will help keep everyone aligned properly. But don't expect Knight to be a game-changing member of this defense. It is also noteworthy that the Giants signed Coughlin, who wisely changed his coaching style last season, to a long-term deal. This obviously is key for this team's long-term stability, as was locking up defensive end Justin Tuck before free agency opened. This offseason is similar to last year's, during which GM Jerry Reese did very little in free agency. But he then brought in an outstanding draft class that was instrumental in New York's title run.
The Giants could use linebacker and secondary help, particularly at safety. This is not a strong safety draft, but linebacker help should be available, giving Spagnuolo another talented, versatile piece on the second level of this defense. The Giants could still lose Michael Strahan to retirement. If that happened, Mathias Kiwanuka likely would move back to defensive end, his more natural position. However, this would further weaken the linebacker corps. Adding a wide receiver and offensive-line depth would not be a bad idea either if a value selection emerges at these positions on draft day. Overall, the Giants are in very good shape.
Scouts Inc. watches games, breaks down film and studies football from all angles for ESPN.com.