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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Giants take a look at Wilkerson

By Ohm Youngmisuk

Temple DT Muhammad Wilkerson met with the Giants on Wednesday.

Wilkerson spoke with head coach Tom Coughlin. Wilkerson -- who is from Linden, N.J. -- is considered a local prospect so his visit doesn’t count as one of the 30 visits teams are allowed to have from prospects to their facilities.

The 6-4, 315-pound Wilkerson is considered to be a top-25 talent. He certainly would be nice to have in case the Giants can’t keep Barry Cofield, who says he would consider asking for a trade if he has to play under a one-year restricted free agent tender for the second straight year.

However, it seems more likely that the Giants will go for an offensive lineman at 19th overall for both value and need.

Wilkerson’s teammate, Jaiquawn Jarrett, was also supposed to meet with the Giants on Wednesday according to the New York Daily News. The safety is also considered a local prospect since he’s from Brooklyn, NY.

Jarrett could be a third-round pick according to ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay.

A local prospect meeting doesn’t necessarily mean a team is very interested. But the Giants can use another safety with Deon Grant set to become a free agent.