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Today marks the first of two New York Giants organized team activity sessions set for this week at the Timex Performance Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

And for a team that did not make the playoffs in 2012, there are a plethora of storylines as new faces and veterans in need to reviving their image return to the field.

1. The health of Hakeem Nicks

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In Rotoworld's rankings of the NFL's top offensive lines, the New York Giants' revamped unit took the fourth spot.

Last year, the Giants' offensive line ranked fourth and second in terms of run blocking rankings, according to Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders, respectively. Pro Football Focus ranked the unit 18th in pass blocking, but Football Outsiders had the Giants pegged as the third-best in the league.

The Giants return five members of last year's offensive line, including left tackle Will Beatty, who signed a long-term deal to continue protecting Eli Manning's blindside this off-season.

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Unlike years past, the 2012 Giants offensive live experienced a great deal of shuffling.

For the most part as a unit, the line did a good job of protecting Eli Manning. But the performance against the Atlanta Falcons in the 34-0 loss unfortunately cast a shadow over the line?s normally consistent production.

The problem right now the Giants are facing is that the veteran linemen are getting older but are making a ton of money. David Diehl, Chris Snee and David Baas may all be asked to take pay cuts. It would not be a surprise if the Giants chose to move on from Diehl altogether.

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Giants OT James Brewer

This offseason, we have been beating the drum about the changes needed on the offensive line. The situation is dire from the outside looking in. But GM Jerry Reese normally doesn't panic and it appears he has a few things up his sleeve.

He has three veterans under contract in Chris Snee, David Baas and David Diehl and possibly three free agents returning in Kevin Boothe, Sean Locklear and Will Beatty, Reese has room for only three more players. That is, if keeping all of these players is his plan.

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San Francisco fans were so unhappy with their pass rush Sunday, they took it upon themselves to do some damage.

The New Jersey State Police are investigating a break-in at a private parking lot in East Rutherford, N.J., where the Giants' players park their cars, that occurred while the team was on the West Coast to face the 49ers.

According to reports, the thieves broke into and burglarized the Giants' players cars, and a 1996 Chevy Caprice was stolen from the premises.

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With the 77th installment of the NFL draft now officially in the books, seven new faces?excluding UDFA?s?join the defending Super Bowl champs hoping to accomplish the same feat in 2012. While all of the Giants? draft picks can?t be pegged as surefire starters in the fall, they are sure to have an impact over the next five months as roster sizes are cut from 90 to 53.

Here?s how the newest class of rookies fit in:

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In the seven years since the Giants traded their first-round pick to San Diego in the wow-that-worked-out-pretty-well Eli Manning deal, they've drafted a defensive player with their first pick every year except 2009, when they took Hakeem Nicks. None of those draft choices can be qualified as busts, as Corey Webster (2005), Mathias Kiwanuka (2006), Aaron Ross (2007), Kenny Phillips (2008), Nicks (2009), Jason Pierre-Paul (2010), and Prince Amukamara (2011) have all been contributors on at least one of Big Blue?s two 21st century SuperBowl title teams. (Note: Webster was technically a second round pick, but the Giants? first pick of the 2005 draft nonetheless.)

Although defense has been the norm in recent years, predicting what the Giants will do with this year?s first-round pick is no easy task. Jerry Reese tends to stray away from addressing immediate needs early on in the draft. He is a strict believer in the ?best player available philosophy?, preferring to stock talented players for the future--even if those players are not ready to make an impact right away.

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Giants fourth round pick OT James Brewer was carted to the locker room with a right leg injury. No details are available on the injury, but we'll keep you posted.
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With the NY Giants offensive line in need of some help, big blue signed OT Stacey Andrews.? Yes, the brother of Shawn Andrews who the Giants cut last week.? If you want to find some similarities to the every prospering Philadelphia Eagles and your New York Giants...The Eagles had both brothers in Eagles green at one time in 2009.? That experiment did not work.

Only two quick seasons later...Shawn Andrews the 3x Pro Bowler has been cut by the Giants and Stacey Andrews who had been traded from Philadelphia to Seattle has been let go only to resurface as a New York Giant.

Confused?? Me too.

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- The first thing you notice about this draft is speed.? The Giants lacked great team speed last season, and Jerry Reese clearly wanted to improve on that.? First round pick Prince CB Amukamara has solid, but not elite speed.? The same cannot be said for third round pick WR Jerrel Jurnigan and seventh round pick RB Da?Rel Scott, who are possibly the fastest players at their position in this draft.? Jurnigan should immediately be in the mix as the team?s return man, an area the team struggled with last season.? Scott has experience as a returner as well, but I doubt we?ll see him returning too many kicks with Jurnigan and a healthy Domenik Hixon.

- Another area that Reese improved was special teams.? Jurnigan aside, a number of the other draftees should help out on kick coverage.? Tyler Sash, Greg Jones and Jacquain Williams should all be special teams contributors.

- ?Prince Amukamara? was not the most interesting name to join New York sports on Thursday; that honor goes to ?God?s Gift Achiuwa,? who committed to St. John?s basketball.

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Giants' GM Jerry Reese kept the Blue faithful waiting until Day Three before selecting an offensive tackle - the mountainous James Brewer of Indiana. It appears he may have selected wisely - time will tell. ?Reese believes he has scored big again at the draft table in Brewer.

"James Brewer, Indiana ? height, weight, speed, offensive tackle. A bit of a late bloomer, but we think he has a tremendous upside. He's a really good athlete. Only had one year of high school football, but he's played a lot of football at Indiana. Long arms, big man. Not as developed as much as you would like for him to be at this point, but this guy's already 323 pounds. He can add 10 to 15 pounds in a blink, we think. With the long arms, he's got 35.5 inch arms, he benched 25 times, which is good, and he ran really fast for a gigantic man like he is. So we think there is a lot of upside with him. We'll get him in the mix."

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Giant fans - you wanted an OT, here he is....James Brewer of Indiana, a Big 10 product...

From our friends at PFW.....

The bad news for Indiana's James Brewer is that he's an underdeveloped offensive lineman. The good news? His untapped potential could turn to gold in the right coach's hands....Which the Giants have...

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The Giants have drafted Indiana OT James Brewer in the fourth round.

Great size at 6-6, 323 lb, and big upside at tackle. ?The Giants finally fill what some considered to be their #1 need in the draft. ?Again, a great value pick by Reese, as most considered Brewer a 3rd round prospect.

Brewer has had some durability issues, and is a better pass blocker than run blocker. ?He was a right tackle in college, and should be able to stay at tackle in the NFL.

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