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First up at the podium this morning at the NFL Scouting Combine was Giants GM Jerry Reese, who fielded questions ranging from the team's priorities, to its approach in free agency, to in-house solutions.

Earlier this week, former Colts DE Dwight Freeney -- a native New Yorker who grew up a fan of Big Blue -- said it would be a dream to suit up for the Giants.

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With the massive adjustments to the offensive line, William Beatty suddenly finds himself thrust into the starting left tackle position. That is to say, he'll get the first shot to hold down the all important job in his third season.

Jason Pierre-Paul, last season's first round pick, is expected to be a big part of the Giants' pass rush, a unit that needs to carry the defense if the team is to be successful. But with Mathias Kiwanuka one hit from the infirmary, and Osi Umenyiora exploring trades and knee surgery, JPP could find himself in a starting role opposite Justin Tuck. Either way, he'll need to produce.

With Beatty and Pierre-Paul being two of the top players to watch this pre-season, it's quite convenient that you don't even have to turn your head to watch the two battle it out in training camp. That's because JPP and Beatty have been taking part in what CBS Sports' Alex Raskin calls the best matchup of training camp.

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The Giants are moving David Diehl from left tackle back to left guard, according to Mike Garafolo of NJ.com. Diehl, who has seen his production at tackle fall off, should still be a very solid guard. ?William Beatty will get a chance to stick at left tackle.

This move is not a surprising, considering Diehl's play last year and the release of Rich Seubert. Still, some people will be very concerned about playing the unproven youngster Beatty at the most important position on the line. Those are legitimate concerns, but I believe it's time to let Beatty sink or swim, unless the Giants are going to bring in another tackle.

Worst case scenario: Beatty fails and the Giants move Diehl back to tackle, where he is capable but below average. Best case scenario: Diehl is a beast as an interior lineman, and Beatty finally fulfills his potential.

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