The Giants have a lot of work to do in the offseason
We still have plenty of time between now and when free agency kicks off during the offseason, but that hasn’t kept Pro Football Focus from predicting what the New York Giants will do.
Here you go…
Sign wide receiver Kenny Golladay
The first thing they have the Giants doing is signing wide receiver Kenny Golladay. But that can only happen if the Detroit Lions decide not to use the franchise tag on him.
Now the Giants really need a number one, top tier receiver, is that Golladay? I don’t think so.
PFF gave Golladay an overall grade of 81.6 for this season. He only caught 32 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. Not very impressive. Now his best season was in 2019 when he hauled in 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns. I don’t think he can put up those kind of numbers consistently.
Sign wide receiver Curtis Samuel
Samuel is somewhat of a gadget player because he can serve as a hybrid running back as well as a receiver that can stretch the field. He caught 77 receptions for 851 yards and three touchdowns in 2020. He also rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns.
Just like Golladay he’s not a top receiver and that is what the Giants need. Now maybe PFF is thinking that they sign both of these guys just to give quarterback Daniel Jones more weapons which would certainly help. They could of course get a receiver in the first round of the draft. But how much money do you really want to put into the receiver position when you already have Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard?
Leonard Williams out, Yannick Ngakoue in
When it comes defensive lineman Leonard Williams, PFF believe that he will sign with the Carolina Panthers and the Giants will replace him with Yannick Ngakoue of the Baltimore Ravens, who is set to hit the open market.
Ngakoue is an edge rusher that has 8 sacks so far this season as a defensive end.
Re-sign Dalvin Tomlinson
With Williams gone, PFF then has New York re-signing fellow defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson. I like this move, but a part of me would rather have Williams. But Tomlinson will likely cost less.