New York Giants: GMENHQ Staff Predicts 2015 Record

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Sep 8, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants outside linebacker Jon Beason (52) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Jesse Connor, Staff Writer Predicts:

Call me crazy but I love the moves Jerry Reese has made for Big Blue this off-season. The Giants have added depth and talent across the field to help bolster this roster that seemed depleted of talent last season. In Free Agency the Giants added depth and talent to all three phases of the game. Shane Vereen will help the run game as well as the passing game and he is a good blocker for pass protection. Dwayne Harris will be a fixture on special teams as he has excelled as a return man as well as a gunner, he also gives the Giants another option at wide receiver. Offensive Lineman Marshall Newhouse was also brought aboard to add depth to the trenches. On defense the Giants filled needs of depth by bringing in two defensive linemen in George Selvie and Kenrick Ellis who should be able to help the run defense. Linebackers J.T Thomas will compete for a starting linebacker spot, even if he doesn’t start I expect Thomas to see plenty of playing time. Fellow Linebacker Jonathan Casillas will see most of his action come on special teams but can also provide much-needed depth at the position.

On paper the Giants had an excellent draft. Their first 3 picks should be able to contribute right away. Ereck Flowers makes the offensive line a whole lot better, Landon Collins will start at safety, and Owamagbe Odighizuwa should see plenty of time in the defensive rotation. Safety Mykkele Thompson and receiver Geremy Davis will provide help on special teams and offensive lineman Bobby Hart will add more quality depth to the front line. This team just got a whole lot better.

All of these moves made the Giants an all round better team. This will help as their schedule does not seem to be a very challenging one. I expect the Giants to split the season series with the Cowboys, each team winning a road game. The Redskins have proven to be a joke for the majority of the past 15+ seasons. The Eagles fast paced gimmick offense will come back down to earth and that wont bode well for them and their sub-par defense. I expect a sweep of both teams. Outside of the division the Giants play the NFC South, AFC East, Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers. The only team that scares me in the NFC South is the Saints, in New Orleans. The Giants have had serious difficulty playing there in the recent past so I say that may be a loss. As for the AFC East I see a late season game in Miami to be the only thing preventing them from sweeping that division. The 49ers are reeling and completely rebuilding, that should be a win by large margin while the Vikings are a young team heading in the right direction but not quite a formidable opponent just yet. Giants win the division with a record of 13-3 losing games only to Dallas, New Orleans, and Miami. Gear up for February.

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