Whispers around the blogosphere indicate there's a big race building for Clemson running back C.J. Spiller, and the Giants are in it.
Spiller's stock has apparently risen to top-10 status, so the Giants and their main competition in this thing, the No. 12-sitting Dolphins, would have to work a weighty trade to get into position for Spiller, who many say has Reggie Bush-like qualities. Still, it's possible he's risen into top-five territory, which would make a trade-up that much more expensive.
After Patti Traina and I talked to DJ Ware the other night on Ed Valentine's Blog Talk Radio show, I started to think getting Spiller wouldn't be a bad idea. Like Bush, he can split out, which is something nobody in the Giants' backfield right now is really capable of doing. He'd be a rock-solid passing option, an added dimension to two good runners in Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw.
He'd certainly be a best-available pick, so you couldn't really complain even though, in my mind at least, middle linebacker and defensive tackle are still major need positions.
Things have gotten interesting as we inch toward April. But haven't they always?