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Giants news, 5/8: Odell Beckham No. 77 on NFL Network top 100

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! We begin today with the news that Odell Beckham Jr. landed at No. 77 on this year’s NFL Network Top 100 Players list.

Beckham made the list despite playing only four games and catching 25 passes a season ago. In 2017, he was No. 8 on the list.

Beckham is the second Giant to make the top 100. Landon Collins was No. 92. Collins was No. 26 a year ago.

2018 NFL draft -- Biggest holes remaining for all 32 teams

Biggest hole: Pass-rusher

The Giants had a very busy offseason. Between free agency and the draft, they added new starters at wide receiver, left tackle, left guard, running back, defensive end and linebacker. In the process, though, they traded Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay. The long-term financial benefits of that move are clear -- the trade will save the team nearly $40 million in cap space over the next few seasons -- but in the short term it left New York woefully thin at the league's most important defensive position. Olivier Vernon's 44.0 career sacks are by far the most of any player on the Giants roster. Defensive back William Gay is next with just 7.0 sacks in his 11 NFL seasons. The outlook for Vernon is murky, too; he had just 6.5 sacks last season, and with James Bettcher installing a 3-4 base defense, Vernon will be moving to outside linebacker. Incoming rookie Lorenzo Carter had a great performance at the combine, but there is a reason he was available in the third round -- he never had more than 5.0 sacks in a season at Georgia.

2018 NFL Draft: 20 undrafted rookies in most favorable situations -

11) Grant Haley, CB, Giants

College: Penn State

The skinny: I don't care that Haley (5-9) lacks ideal height. He's competitive and quick, making him an excellent nickel defender. That's something the Giants needed to get out of draft weekend.

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Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz wonders what the heck these teams were thinking on draft weekend.

Eli Manning believes he and Saquon Barkley have to prove themselves | Newsday
The veteran quarterback is excited to start working with the Giants' first-round selection.