Jan 1, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (25) runs between New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) and New York Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas (52) during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports


Jonathan Casillas broke out in 2016 as a defensive leader at linebacker, but his backup will be decided in free agency. Both Keenan Robinson and Kelvin Shepard are free agents, and it wouldn’t be a shock of one or neither is resigned.

The Giants linebacking corps is the weakest group on the defensive side of the ball, and still desperately needs a standout player. While the Giants may not be able to afford one in free agency, taking a linebacker in the first round if no standout offensive lineman is available wouldn’t be the worst decision.

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