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On the Clock: New York Giants

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Team needs: Receiver, tight end, safety

Dream scenario: The Giants will have a lot better feel for the draft once Plaxico Burress has his day in court. If Burress has to spend time behind bars, there's a good chance the team goes after a wide receiver with the No. 29 pick. And they may take a receiver even if Burress avoids jail time. The Giants are stacked in several areas, but they need a playmaker at wideout. If Hakeem Nicks out of North Carolina slips to No. 29, that's the guy. But if he's gone, Rutgers product Kenny Britt could be a possibility.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. mentions that the Giants could go after an offensive tackle with the No. 29 pick, but that would be surprising. I think general manager Jerry Reese would like to add some depth along the offensive line on Day 2 of the draft.

Plan B: I know some people would like to see the Giants replace running back Derrick Ward, but former seventh-round pick Ahmad Bradshaw should have that position filled. If the Giants aren't in love with a wide receiver at No. 29, they could continue to bolster their linebacking unit. Michael Boley gives the Giants a reliable player, but there's still room for competition. I think Gerris Wilkinson has just about used up all his goodwill and I'm not sure the Giants view Chase Blackburn and Bryan Kehl as long-term solutions.

Scouts Inc. take: "I still think there's a possibility the Giants trade a pick for Anquan Boldin. I don't think he's worth a first-round pick because I don't see him as a No. 1 wide receiver. I think a team's going to get a No. 2. If you can't get an established guy, then you have to draft someone. I think that's the toughest position to develop quickly at the next level. They could hope for someone like Hakeem Nicks to be there, but there's no sure thing at that position. Now, if Brian Cushing and James Laurinaitis are sitting there, they both seem like Tom Coughlin guys to me. So don't rule out linebacker." -- Jeremy Green of Scouts Inc.

Who has final say: General manager Jerry Reese makes the final call, but he works hand in hand with Coughlin.

Now on the clock: Indianapolis Colts, March 19.

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