Now, the Giants are involved in another deliberation. Whether to trade for Browns receiver Braylon Edwards, or play Russian roulette and acquire one of the many so-called talented receivers in this year's unimpressive NFL draft.
The answer is pretty clear at this end. Trade for Braylon Edwards already!
Even though there are rumblings that Edwards doesn't have a great personality, which is nothing new for wide receivers nowadays, combined with the fact that he drops a lot of passes, he is a better risk than any 22-year-old coming out of school. The Giants have had experience drafting receivers that have not exactly panned out, most recently Sinorace Moss and Steve Smith. Both were expected to step up and become big contributors, but neither has really delivered on their draft day promise.
As for personality? The draft doesn't exactly have a great group of little boys who just went to class, did their homework, practiced football, and then went to bed with a glass of orange juice, if you catch my drift. Percy Harvin, who is supposed to go very high in the draft, has a checkered past of violence for example. So why not bring in Edwards?
Edwards is already a quality veteran receiver, something a team that will be looking to go back to the Super Bowl for the second time in three years starting this September needs. In 2007, Edwards had 80 catches for 1289 yards and 16 touchdowns for a Cleveland team that went 10-6 yet narrowly missed the playoffs. Last season, when Cleveland was spiraling out of control, Edwards had a down season with 55 catches for 873 yards and three touchdowns. The Browns went 4-12 in 2008.
In other words, if Edwards is on a team as good as the Giants, a team that can easily win 11 to 12 games in 2009, Edwards could have a breakout season and provide Eli Manning that tall, lanky receiver that he missed during the 23-11 debacle against the Eagles in January.
Forget about drafting a receiver G-Man; go for the sure thing and bring in Edwards. And get it done already. Why wait?