The Giants will need some guys to contribute right away
The New York Giants loaded up on talent in the 2021 NFL Draft. But how will each player help them this year?
WR Kadarius Toney
WIth the Giants loaded at wide receiver., I got a feeling that Toney will have to battle it out with Darius Slayton and John Ross for third on the depth chart behind Kenny Golladay and Sterling Shepard.
Even if Toney isn’t ahead of Ross and/or Slayton, the Giants will likely utilize him as a running back and in the slot.
EDGE Azeez Ojulari
I don’t think there’s any doubt that Ojulari will start right away simply because I can’t imagine anyone on their roster right now outplaying him. So he’s a day one starter.
CB Aaron Robinson
Robinson will have a chance to come in and winning the Giants’ starting nickel corner spot. He will of course have to beat out second-year corner Darnay Holmes
EDGE Merlon Smith
Smith will have a chance to contribute right away on defense because the Giants don’t have any great edge rushers aside from Ojulari and we don’t know yet how good he’ll be in the NFL. If anything he will have to help out on specials as a rookie.
RB Gary Brightwell
Like every other late round pick, Brightwell is going to have to contribute on special teams. The only way I see him getting time at running back is if Saquon Barkley gets injured again.
CB Rodarius Williams
Williams is going to have to prove that he can help out on special teams and the only way I see him getting any playing time at corner is if some guys go down with injuries during the season.
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