CB= Prince finally started to play like a first round pick in 2013. Sure he didn't make many big plays, but he was consistent and could be trusted to cover a team's #1 receiver. He's obviously a starter going forward. But Prince lacks a partner in crime. There's no one who can play the outside CB role. McBride played well, but he's extremely short, and he's been a journeyman for years. You can't help but wonder if his 2013 season was just a fluke. He'll likely be resigned, but he really can't be counted on. Terrel Thomas finally returned to the feild, and played decently. But his ACL tears have robbed him of his speed and agility, and he was burnt by faster WR's in 2013. His instincts are still great, but he isn't a starter going forward. Reese will resign him, but at this point in his career, he's depth. Jayron Hosley will probably take over Terrel's starting spot at the Slot CB role. Hosley has been marred by in juries for much of his career, but when he was healthy in 2013, he played well. He's quick, agile, smart, and aggressive. He has all the physical tools to be great, but he still needs seasoning. Assuming he stays healthy, Hosley should be the starting slot CB. Reese drafted him in the third round for a reason. But Prince and Hosley can't do it all themselves. The Giants still need a CB on the outside to compliment prince. Since the FA pool at CB is pretty shallow, Reese might look to strengthen the postion in the draft. In the first round, there's Dennard and Gilbert. Those are really the only cornerbacks who deserve to be picked 12th overall. Gilbert is athletic and poses a threat as a special teams player, but he doesn't possess the same lock down ability like Dennard has. Dennard may not be as fast or strong as Gilbert, but his ability to drape WR's is amazing. He's always "stuck" to them and he very rarely lets his guy break free. Thing is, he's a bit smaller than Gilbert, and he does get flagged frequently for PI. But that's obviously something that can be coached. Dennard just needs to learn how to time his coverage. Pre-Combine, I would take Dennard over Gilbert. There's good depth this year at CB, so taking a CB in the first round isn't exactly necessary, but it's still a possibility.
Safety= The Giants featured the NFL's best safety tandem in 2013. Plain and Simple. Hill is one of the NFL's best safeties. Rolle finally played up to his contract. There's no reason to separate these two. There's been speculation that the Giants will cut Rolle due to his cap number, but I seriously doubt it. Rolle will be starting in 2014, and there's no reason he shouldn't play like he did in 2013. He finally got to play his natural position, and it payed off. Will Hill is a elite safety, but he needs to stay out of trouble. If he can, he's a guaranteed starter. But if either Rolle or Hill can't play for whatever reason, Stevie Brown is there to help. He's a serious ballhawk, and while he is coming of a ACL tear, he can still be in the team's plans for 2014. He can be part of the three-safety package Fewell loves to employ. Cooper Taylor is a good prospect as well. His size and athleticism is insane. Ryan Mundy can be resigned for depth as well. When you take a step back and look at it, Safety is the Giant's strongest position. There's no need to waste the 12th overall pick on a safety.
Verdict= Won't Happen