Good morning, New York Giants fans!
With the initial surge of Giants free agency over, its a good time to recap all the things the team accomplished.
The Giants had an incredible free agency period. Their receiving room is one of the most improved positional groups across the NFL after the signing of Kenny Golladay, and their secondary got a massive boost with the addition of cornerback Adoree’ Jackson. There was, however, a questionable decision made prior to these additions: cutting ties with starting right guard Kevin Zeitler.
New York’s offensive line in 2020 produced the lowest pass-block grade of any team in the NFL, and Zeitler was far and away their best pass protector. He has generated the 15th-most WAR by a guard over the past two seasons and ranks eighth among right guards in PFF grade over that same span. They desperately need second-year players Andrew Thomas and Matt Peart to take a big step forward in 2021 and out of necessity will likely be in the market for a lineman within the first couple rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft.
While a great many might argue that losing Dalvin Tomlinson was the necessary free agency move that stings the most, Zeitler was one of the better guards in the league and provided plenty of verteran leadership. The Giants must now find someone to replace him (if not Shane Lemieux).
Of course some of the biggest names the Giants signed have had recent injury issues, so they certainly come with a bet on their health.
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Most Giants fans and reporters would probably agree on this one: yes.
With the first wave over with, could there be any veteran players who the Giants could go after for a value deal?
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