Giants’ roster is in better shape than people realize
ESPN+ has released an article where they put together an NFL power rankings based on how they feel every team is set up for the future.
When it comes to the New York Giants, ESPN’s rankings have them ranked 25th and gave them an overall score of 71.2. Here’s what was written about them.
Biggest worry: It would be easy to point to Jones and Saquon Barkley as the things that concern me, but I think those two will play winning football. Instead, it is the offensive line that concerns me, as this unit has been miserable, particularly in pass protection. Without substantial improvements, this offense is not going to meet expectations. — Riddick
What could change for the better: New York is getting the best out of highly regarded young talent — particularly on defense, with Leonard Williams and Jabrill Peppers having standout years last season. The offensive pieces could catch up soon, with the pressure on Jones to thrive and Evan Engram likely to see less defensive attention since the Giants are deeper at the skill positions. Also, expect a Year 2 jump from offensive tackle Andrew Thomas. — Fowler
Stat to know: The Giants recorded the worst pass block win rate in the league last season and look poised to put another weak offensive line in front of Jones. It’s a tough way to evaluate a quarterback in what looks like a make-or-break season for the third-year signal-caller. — Walder
I’ve said it before and I will keep saying it until more people hear it, the Giants’ offensive line got better during the second half of last season and played really well. I think many media members are overstating the concerns the upfront.
Now, is New York’s offensive line stout and ready to dominate, no not yet. But they should be good enough to win football games.
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