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Giants news, 2/27: Drip, drip, drip goes the offseason

The Giants will make some news ... eventually

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! We continue to wait for the real action of the Giants offseason to begin taking place. Here are some headlines to keep you entertained until then.

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Top 101 NFL free agents of 2018: Kirk Cousins tops the board -
NFL free agency begins on March 14. Who'll be available for the plucking? Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling have combined their personal rankings to formulate's Top 101 Free Agents of 2018.

Why 1 top NFL Draft expert has Sam Darnold, Josh Allen ahead of Josh Rosen |
For Giants, Jets, ranking quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield in correct order is key to NFL Combine and NFL Draft

Defendant’s Reply Brief: Big Draft vs Lamar Jackson - Inside The Pylon
Mark Schofield returns to his lawyer roots in defending Louisville QB Lamar Jackson against the arguments from the "Big Draft" media about a position switch

Mayock compares Josh Allen's arm to JaMarcus Russell -
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock touted Josh Allen as the "biggest-arm quarterback" he's seen since Raiders draft bust and former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell entered the league just over a decade ago.

2018 NFL mock draft: Will Combine week lead to some answers? -
2. New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

Barkley may have grown up a New York Jets fan, but he seems to like the idea of playing with Odell Beckham Jr. In the past week the sentiment regarding this choice is that it may not be a quarterback. Bradley Chubb of North Carolina State would be a consideration, but they already have a lot of money tied up in the defensive line. New head coach Pat Shurmur likes to run the ball, and the Giants have little quality at running back. Barkley could be the centerpiece of Shurmur’s offense.

2017 re-draft: Garrett still No. 1, but Watson, Trubisky switch teams - NFL Nation- ESPN
Alvin Kamara to the Jaguars? Deshaun Watson to the Bears? Mitchell Trubisky to the Texans? Here's a do-over for the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.

Greg Gabriel: The evaluation of Lamar Jackson as a QB prospect is ongoing | Pro Football Weekly
One thing is clear: If a team drafts Jackson to play quarterback, it must have a plan