The Giants have missed the playoffs the past three seasons since winning the Super Bowl in 2012 and jobs are on the line. The past two years have not been good: The team has been out of the postseason picture by roughly Thanksgiving.
Records of 7-9 and 6-10 are not going to cut it with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch.
The Giants need a player who can step in right away with the No. 9 pick Thursday, and chances are there is going to be one available. It's just picking the right one.
"If you draft at nine, it is a premium position, regardless of what it is," Reese said. "It doesn't matter what position. If you draft him at nine, he is a guy you expect to come in and play and play quickly."
The Giants have obvious needs heading into the draft, the most notable on the lines. They need another offensive lineman, and it doesn't make a difference if he is a tackle or guard because line coach Pat Flaherty demands his players be versatile enough to play either position. The defensive line needs a tackle.
Don't be surprised, though, to see Reese draft away from need. He has always taken the best player no matter what the position, and there is a good group of receivers this year he could add to Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.