New York Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin will address the media Friday at 12:45 p.m. ET at Lucas Oil Stadium as the 2014 NFL Combine rolls on. Coughlin is sure to be asked about his re-structured offensive coaching staff, as well as the Giants' plans in free agency and the draft. He's also likely to have some member of the non-New York media ask him about his age and how much longer he will coach. He is unlikely to shed much new information on any of those questions.
- Defensive line, linebacker arrivals
- Bench press and interviews for kickers, special teams, offensive linemen and tight ends
- Medical evaluations, weigh-ins and interviews for quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers
Here are some of the stories of interest for the Giants that came out of Day 2 of the Combine on Thursday:
-- Many believe Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin, who could be on the Giants' radar as early as the 12th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, could have a better NFL future at guard than at tackle. Martin, a left tackle for the Fighting Irish, hopes to prove to prove can play tackle in the pros. "Obviously I want to prove to people I can play there. I've played there for my entire career," Martin said. "At the same time if a team takes me and their plan is to put me at guard I'm willing and going to be happy to do that for them."
NJ.com believes Martin has worked his way into consideration as a top 15 selection. The Draft Advisory Board apparently originally told Martin he was likely a second- to fourth-round pick.
-- Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, another player who could be in play for the Giants at No. 12, spent his media interviews mostly trying to clear his name, especially in regards to his involvement in an alleged rape case. SB Nation's Dan Kadar wrote that "No player had a weirder press conference" than Lewan.
-- We know that the Giants met with Stanford offensive guard David Yankey on Wednesday. Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger says Yankey's power as a run blocker could put him into consideration for the Giants in the first round.