The New York Giants have several areas of need entering 2019, but perhaps none is more dire than their need to shore up the trenches — both offensively and defensively.

The Giants have struggled generating a pass rush in recent seasons, the offensive line has become the thing of memes and after trading Damon Harrison to the Detroit Lions, they struggled to stop the run.

For those reasons alone, it should come as little surprise Giants scouts are meeting with offensive and defensive linemen during East-West Shrine Game practices.

Walter Football and other media outlets report the Giants have met with Oklahoma State defensive end Jordan Brailford, Miami offensive tackle Tyree St. Louis, Arkansas defensive end Armon Watts, Louisiana Tech guard Oshea Dugas, Elon guard Olisaemeka Udoh, Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise, Missouri offensive tackle Paul Adams, Sam Houston State defensive end Derick Roberson and Arkansas offensive tackle Brian Wallace.

The meetings represent quite a hodge podge of hog mollies and big bodies, and could be an indication of where the team intents to go come April and the 2019 NFL Draft.

However, the Giants didn’t just limited themselves to players in the trenches. In addition to the above names, their scouts have also reportedly met with Auburn wide receiver Ryan Davis, North Carolina linebacker Malik Carney, Pittsburgh running back Darrin Hall, Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius and Purdue wide receiver Terry Wright.

While most pre-NFL Draft meetings should be taken with a grain of salt as teams do their due diligence, it’s clear the Giants are trending in a very specific direction. . . at least when it comes to who their meeting with at the East-West Shrine Game.