The New York Giants are set at wide receiver, right?
This past summer they just signed one of the very best in the game in Odell Beckham Jr. to a historic contract. Sterling Shepard is about as good a number two receiver as a team can realistically hope to have, and probably still has untapped production just waiting to be unlocked. Cody Latimer and Corey Coleman are due to be free agents, but flashed some toward the end of the season and could be inexpensive to retain.
But what if things go sideways? What if the Giants don’t believe that they will be able to extend Shepard after his rookie contract is up? What if they decide they can upgrade from the horde of receivers who took turns filling the number three receiver role behind Beckham and Shepard?
Well, then wide receiver might actually be an underrated need for the Giants come April.
With that in mind, the Big Blue Big Board podcast took a look at the upcoming wide receiver class. But rather than just running down the list of potential top prospects, we looked at players who might be of interest to the Giants in the second round, the middle rounds, and a couple intriguing late-round sleepers.
On this podcast we discuss:
- Whether or not the Giants will (or should) move on from Sterling Shepard.
- The number three receiver position.
- What Dave Gettleman looks for in a receiver — and what we look for in a receiver.
- 2019 wide receiver prospects:
- J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (Stanford)
- Deebo Samuel (South Carolina)
- Emanuel Hall (Missouri)
- Marquise Brown (Oklahoma)
- Andy Isabella (UMass)
- Jalen Hurd (Baylor)
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