With all the noise around the New York Giants and their quest to replace Eli Manning at quarterback this year, both the media and the general public are taking their eye off the ball when it comes to winning championships.

Protecting the passer and putting the opposing passer on the ground are two things all championship teams do well, and that includes the two Super Bowl-winning Giants team that hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in this century.

The NFL Combine is about to kick off in Indianapolis this week and, yes, the Giants will be checking out the quarterback class but they will more likely be examining the bigger bodies, the players general manager Dave Gettleman calls the “hog mollies.”

In this draft, the defensive players are getting the most love, and rightfully so. Looking at the draft class, the top 10-12 players are all on the defensive side of the ball. The Giants, with the sixth overall pick, can score one of these highly-rated and be comfortable they got proper value.

But, what about the offensive line? Their problems are far from over. In fact, few of them haven’t even been solved. They have veteran Nate Solder penciled in at left tackle (for this season, anyhow) and left guard Will Hernandez is the long-term solution at left guard. That’s it.

The other three positions are all in flux. Gettleman surely would like to re-sign right guard Jamon Brown, but he could end up being out of their price range. Center Jon Halapio is rehabbing a broken ankle and Spencer Pulley is fine as a backup, but if the Giants can find an upgrade, they won’t hesitate. Right tackle Chad Wheeler is a swing tackle at best in this league.

In this draft, there may not be an offensive lineman that grades out to warrant the sixth overall pick. That means the Giants will likely use their second round pick (No. 37 overall) on an offensive lineman.

Players that could fall to them at No. 37 include Florida’s Greg Little, Washington State’s Andre Dillard and Kansas State’s Dalton Risner. All are tackles and would be good value at that spot and should become starters as rookies.

Of course, the buzz on social media is for the Giants to draft Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins with the sixth pick. My suggestion is that they trade that pick for more draft capital and get themselves four picks in the first three rounds rather then stay with the two they have.

This way, they can address the pass rush, the offensive line, quarterback and perhaps safety. Ideally, the Giants could take Alabama’s Jonah Williams in the first round, but is he worth the sixth pick? Probably not. They can trade down a few spots and grab him.

Drafting Haskins — or trading up for him — kills their draft as they would miss out on oodles of much-needed talent at other positions. They surely would not get a premier pass rusher or offensive lineman.