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New York Giants-related headlines for Monday

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Jason Garrett won’t get Chargers job

The Los Angeles Chargers are hiring Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley as their head coach. Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett interviewed for that job. Garrett does not appear to be a candidate for the two remaining opens, with the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles.

Thus, the likelihood Garrett will return for a second season as Giants offensive coordinator has increased. Tony Racioppi and Mark Schofield recently told us why they believe that is a good thing:

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Grading Every NFL Team's 2020 Draft Haul | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

The New York Giants entered the 2020 draft with the clear goal of building up the roster around Daniel Jones, hence the Andrew Thomas pick at fourth overall.

Thomas was a full-time starter right away and showed some encouraging signs, though PFF had him at 10 sacks surrendered and a 62.4 grade. Third-round pick Matt Peart didn't reach 15 percent of the snaps played. Fifth-rounder Shane Lemieux played in spot duty, allowing five sacks and posting a 32.2 PFF grade.

The other top-50 pick, safety Xavier McKinney, was only healthy enough to appear in six games, yet he managed a 70.0 PFF grade with one interception.

If nothing else, it would appear the Giants have a possible long-term starter at offensive tackle. And small sample size or not, McKinney has the look of a star.

Grade: B

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No New York Giants edge defender notched more than 20 total pressures this season. Nine edge rushers combined to generate just 81 total pressures, which is simply not enough in today’s NFL.

Haason Reddick’s career got off to a slow start, as the team decided to move him off the ball and away from what he was so good at in college — rushing the passer. Reddick had 56 total pressures this season on 412 pass-rushing snaps, 26 of which came in the last month of the season. At the minimum, he would make for a formidable situational rusher to add to a defense that is stout against the run.

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