Here are some New York Giants-related notes for you on this fine Sunday norning.
Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said recently that he will try to talk free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha into joining the Giants, but the Pro Football Weekly sees that as unlikely to happen.
The Giants are in decent shape at corner, even if Corey Webster, Terrell Thomas and Aaron Ross need to make more impact plays. Although the Giants have not tipped their hand as to what they might target in free agency or the draft, it appears that a corner — especially Asomugha, who will command a very high salary in the open market — is not on their menu.
There has been a great deal of talk about the Giants possibly taking an offensive lineman with their first selection in the 2011 NFL Draft this April -- much of it right here at Big Blue View. Well, National Football Post pointed out that the Giants have not drafted an offensive lineman in the first round since 1999. There are several other fascinating tidbits about Giants draft tendencies. The one that bugs me is that the Giants have drafted 10 linebackers since 2001, and don't have a whole lot to show for it.
The Giants were one of the teams at the recent Delaware Pro Day. Defensive backs Anthony Walters and Anthony Bratton might have been the players the Giants were interested in.
Louisville offensive tackle Byron Stingily, a 6-foot-5, 315-pounder, has been scheduled for nine official visits to teams. No word if the Giants are one of those, but it would be a possibility. Stingily has been thought of as a late-round, undrafted free agent type whose stock appears to be rising.
This is a bit of an older note, but one I really just saw. Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams, a guy thought of as probably a second-round pick, met with the Giants during the NFL Scouting Combine.