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Even though the season is over for the Giants, the game must still be played, and this week, Big Blue will look to play spoiler as they face the Detroit Lions who are still battling for the top spot in the NFC North.

With an offense that includes the combination of Matthew Stafford, superstar Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush, the Giants defense is going to have to prepared to avoid another blowout. It might not be so much about the preparation for Detroit's high-powered offense?that has?talent at every offensive position, but the effort that the defense puts in, knowing that they are playing for nothing other than attempting to salvage what is left of the team's reputation.

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That I was not just a big guy...?I can move, I can pass rush, and I can be a factor out there. With the schemes that they?ve got now, they?ve got me basically playing what I was in college ? a little end, a little inside, so pretty much everywhere on the line. I?m just learning all the positions and the plays.
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Some staff reactions to the Giants second and third round draft picks, DT Jonathan Hankins of Ohio St and DE Damontre Moore of Texas A&M:

Jim Mancari:?The Giants have struck gold in the past with defensive linemen, so why not try to continue the trend? Even though the team brought in Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson and is expecting a healthy return of Shaun Rogers, those guys are all on the tail end of their careers. Johnathan Hankins from Ohio State reminds me of big Vince Wilfork as a guy who takes up a ton of space along the defensive line. If he shows in training camp that he's the real deal, he will see significant time and may even earn a starting role. It's amazing how someone that big can be so explosive, and judging by the tapes, Hankins has shown he can get into the backfield. Nice pick.

Damontre Moore seems to be more of a long-term project. He played both defensive end and linebacker at Texas A&M, similar to Mathias Kiwanuka's role for the Giants. Moore can really learn a lot from Kiwi. Not much will be expected from him right away since his path is currently blocked by Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul -- and Kiwi for that matter. Moore's combine numbers were a bit weak, but it looks like Jerry Reese drafted him more so on his potential, which could wind up blossoming in Big Blue. Solid pick definitely.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 2013 NFL Draft, Damontre Moore, Jonathan Hankins, New York Giants
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The Giants are not pleased with the way other teams have been trampling them in recent years on the ground. They needed to upgrade their interior defensive line and signed veteran DTs Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson to help plug up the middle.

But more was needed.

Enter Ohio State's mammoth DT Jonathan Hankins, 6'3", 320lb youngster who the Giants hope will be the run stopper they have been desperately seeking. They took him with the 49th overall pick last night at the NFL Draft.

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