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The Giants and their linebackers. There was a time when they were synonymous with one another and were the pride and heart of the organization.?These days they are, as the Boss says, "spare parts and broken hearts."

Of the ten LBs the Giants will have in camp this summer, only two were drafted by the team and none before the fifth round. The club has not invested a first round pick on a LB since Carl Banks back in 1984. Since then, they've pretty much gone with free agents, walk-ons and castoffs.

Tags: New York Giants, New York Giants Linebackers
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Expected to participate: Mark Herzlich, Keith Rivers, Dan Connor, Aaron Curry, Jake Muasau, Spencer Paysinger, Kyle Bosworth, Etienne Sabino

Tentative: Jacquian Williams (knee)

Overview: The starting trio from last season (Chase Blackburn, Michael Boley and Mathias Kiwanuka) have all moved on to other places or different positions. The MLB competition appears to be between two former college stars - Connor and Herzlich. Let the best man win is the outlook going into camp.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, New York Giants Linebackers
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The Giants' have had a need at linebacker for the better part of a decade, but they haven't spent many high draft picks on the position. This year features a limited crop of linebackers with a lot of potential.

ILBs

1. Luke Kuechly - Kuechly is a tackling machine, but lacks big time athleticism.

Tags: 2012, Combine, draft, Giants Linebackers, linebackers, New York Giants, rankings
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