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Giants news, 6/17: Adoree’ Jackson, Kadarius Toney, more headlines

New York Giants headlines for Thursday

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Adoree’ Jackson’s presence forces positive change in New York Giants’ defense - ESPN

Jordan Raanan gives his take on how free agent CB Adoree’ Jackson has helped the Giants before setting foot in MetLife Stadium as a Giant.

1 Big Regret Every NFL Team Should Have from the 2021 Offseason - Bleacher Report

New York Giants: Using a 1st-Round Pick on Kadarius Toney

The Giants needed to upgrade the supporting cast of quarterback Daniel Jones this offseason. The sixth pick in the 2019 draft showed promise as a rookie but stumbled last season—he had an 11-to-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio, a passer rating of 80.4 and 11 fumbles.

Taking a first-round flier on Florida wideout Kadarius Toney may have been a regrettable gamble, however. It’s not that Toney cannot become a quality receiver; the problem is that he’s unpolished and may not be a big contributor this season.

“His late-career production and role, lack of consistency throughout his game and overall rawness should cause some concerns for a team looking to select him and feed touches to right out of the gate,” Nate Tice of the B/R NFL scouting department wrote.

With Jones needing to deliver now, a first-round project gadget player was risky. New York passed on a more archetypal receiver in Rashod Bateman to take Toney as well as potential early starters in cornerback Caleb Farley and offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw.

How NY Giants can carry late-season momentum on defense into 2021- Fansided

Given Giants’ pivot this offseason with more “win-now” moves, the defense must continue to play at a high level in 2021 for the Giants to return to being competitive again.

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