Would you give up the Giants' No. 1 pick in this April's draft for DeAngelo Hall? According to the Star Ledger's Mike Garafolo GM Jerry Reese would.
Hall, you might recall, is the Atlanta cornerback who had a well-publicized run-in with then-coach Bobby Petrino before Petrino bailed on the Falcons. Hall was fined and benched for his actions.
The 24-year-old Hall is regarded as one of the league's best corners. Having him on the team, along with Aaron Ross and Corey Webster, would give the Giants a young, talented trio of cornerbacks.
Bringing in Hall, though, seems risky to me. Granted, Petrino turned out to be a jerk, but Hall's difficult 2007 scares me.
The Giants' 2007 run to a Super Bowl championship (still sounds amazing, doesn't it?) was built in large part because Tom Coughlin and his team finally came together and believed in each other.
A move like this also seems like a departure for Reese, who built the 2007 Giants with the help of a brilliant draft.
I know the Giants need to replace the aging R.W. McQuarters, and maybe even Sam Madison, but is it wise to bring in a guy who spent last season unabashedly ripping his coach?
As we all know, the Giants have been down that road, and I don't want to see them go back.
Hall might come to the Giants and act like a saint, especially since the Giants are defending champs and Coughlin will be armed with the authority of a long-term contract and the respect of his team.
Then again, he might not. So, the classic question -- is the talent worth the troubled history? I don't know.