Darius Slayton and company aren’t enough for the Giants
One glaring issue for the New York Giants this season that has popped up is the fact that they still need a number one wide receiver. This is because Golden Tate is no longer the player he was during his prime and Darius Slayton simply isn’t a top-tier receiver. He’s purely a complementary player that can easily be shut down by opposing team’s top cornerbacks.
Pro Football Focus pointed out on Monday that the Giants have had only one game this season where one of their receivers had a grade of over 80.
This right here is proof that the Giants will have to either add a wide receiver in via free agency or take one high in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Some notable players that the Giants could add in free agency are Allen Robinson of the Chicago Bears, Kenny Golladay & Marvin Jones of the Detroit Lions, T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts, Sammy Watkins of the Kansas City Chiefs and Juju Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Now of course some of the players above will likely re-sign with their respective teams and some of them may not be good enough to be considered to be top receivers. I think Hilton and Smith-Schuster would be the best additions for the Giants. But I am worried that someone like Hilton might be past his prime now.
Recievers that will be coming into the NFL next season are Ja’Marr Chase of LSU, Jaylen Waddle & Devonta Smith of Alabama and Rashod Bateman of the University of Minnesota.