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Giants news, 5/17: Logan Ryan, starting lineup, Kenny Golladay, more headlines

New York Giants news for Monday

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Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Like Daniel Jones earlier this offseason, team leader Logan Ryan has gotten together his teammates for offseason workouts. This included 2020 Pro Bowler James Bradberry, free agent acquisition Adoree’ Jackson, safeties Xavier McKinney and Julian Love, Madre Harper, Joshua Kalu and Jarren Williams.

Projecting Every NFL Team’s Starting Lineup for 2021 - Bleacher Report

New York Giants

Offense: QB Daniel Jones, RB Saquon Barkley, WR Kenny Golladay, WR Darius Slayton, WR Sterling Shepard, TE Evan Engram, LT Nate Solder, LG Shane Lemieux, C Nick Gates, RG Zach Fulton, RT Matt Peart

Defense: DE Dexter Lawrence, NT Danny Shelton, DE Leonard Williams, edge Lorenzo Carter, ILB Blake Martinez, ILB Reggie Ragland, edge Azeez Ojulari, CB James Bradberry, CB Adoree Jackson, FS Logan Ryan, SS Jabrill Peppers

This is something of a make-or-break season for New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

The Giants have put plenty around the third-year pro. The arrival of Kenny Golladay in free agency gives the team a true No. 1 receiver and a strong trio of players at the wideout spot. Tight end Evan Engram is an athletic field-stretcher. The return of a healthy Saquon Barkley in the backfield puts yet another dangerous weapon at Jones’ disposal.

The Giants have made quality additions on defense as well. The arrival of cornerback Adoree Jackson in free agency gives the Giants a secondary that (on paper, at least) is as deep as it is talented. New York took steps to add some pop to the pass rush by bringing in edge-rusher Azeez Ojulari in Round 2 of the 2021 draft.

The biggest obstacle facing Jones in 2021 is the line in front of him. Andrew Thomas’ rookie year was such a disaster that the first tackle drafted in 2020 may not even start this season, and per PFF, the G-Men sported the worst line in the NFC last season.

It’s exceedingly difficult to complete passes from your backside.

It would be hard to argue against this roster prediction from writer Gary Davenport. However, Kadarius Toney’s absence is intriguing. The Giants have a deep wide receiver room for sure, but leaving out the team’s 2021 first-round pick seems like a strange choice. Time will tell who gets the nod and who rides the bench.

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