The Giants’ roster is trending upwards
With the 2021 NFL draft less than a week away, Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus has ranked all 32 teams and their rosters as of right now.
The New York Giants are ranked 17th on Treash’s list. Here’s what he wrote:
Placing 17th may seem average, but for the New York Giants, this is big news. Their roster was among the worst in the league in the three years following their 2016 playoff appearance, but it took a step forward last year and took another big leap this offseason after two additions: wide receiver Kenny Golladay and cornerback Adoree’ Jackson.
Golladay established himself as one of the top deep threats in contested scenarios over the past few years in Detroit. His 53 contested catches and 1,072 deep receiving yards since 2018 are each a top-five mark at the position (keep in mind, he played in only five games in 2020).
Jackson was limited to four games due to injury in 2020, but he has still been one of the 15 most valuable cornerbacks since entering the league in 2017.
I think 17th is not bad for a team that finished 6-10. If the Giants didn’t make the big free agent signings that they did this offseason, they would likely be in the mid to late 20’s.
Of course without any surprise the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are number one. The number two ranked roster is somewhat of a surprise because it’s the Cleveland Browns. The Kansas City Chiefs are at number three.
The 32nd ranked roster is the Detroit Lions and the 31st is the Houston Texans. It’s a shame how bad Houston has gotten over the past couple of seasons. They were so talented not that long ago.
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