Good morning, New York Giants fans! Happy NFL Free Agent Tampering Day!
NEW YORK GIANTS: OFFENSIVE GUARD, EDGE DEFENDER, WIDE RECEIVER
After last offseason’s spending spree transformed their defense, the Giants are in no cap situation to make another such run in 2021. They are currently $11 million over the cap and made their free agency “play” already by tagging defensive tackle Leonard Williams.
Now, the team has to provide Daniel Jones enough help to prove — or disprove — that he’s the franchise guy. The Giants will be in luck at Pick No. 11, as it’s a near certainty that at least one of the top four receiving options — Florida’s Kyle Pitts, LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase, Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle and Alabama’s DeVonta Smith — will be on the board. Any will do.
Day 2 will be crucial, though, as the Giants’ second-to-last ranked offensive line may get even worse if guard Kevin Zeitler ends up a cap casualty. If that’s the case, I’d expect Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis to be the pick at the top of Round 2 with his plug-and-play ability.
Will Hernandez is working at both guard spots, and doing so under the tutelage of Duke Manyweather, one of the best offensive line coaches in the business.
In case you missed it
- Ed’s mock draft 5.0: Kyle Pitts somehow falls to Giants
- Daniel Jeremiah offers insights into Kyle Pitts, Greg Newsome, wide receivers and more
- Big Blue View mailbag: Defense in the draft, cap questions, 2021 outlook, more
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