Jun 16, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) participates in practice during minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports
1. The Trade Is Short Sighted:
The Giants just drafted their strong safety of the future in Landon Collins. They traded up to get him in the second round. That is a heavy investment in Collins. Trading for Chancellor could throw that all out the window. Collins is a younger and more athletic version of Chancellor. Why trade for Chancellor when Collins can end up being the better player.
In the short-term Chancellor would be a big help to the Giants defense. Right now he would be the best player the Giants could play at the position. The trade wouldn’t suddenly fix the Giants defense however. The Seahawks defense isn’t dominant just because they have Chancellor, he is just one cog to a very awesome machine.
The Giants aren’t a Chancellor away from having a good defense. They certainly aren’t a Chancellor away from a Super Bowl. The Giants are in a rebuilding year. Yes, they need to aggressively try to win-anything is possible in the NFL. This is very true but the team can’t invest more draft picks at the strong safety position. If trading for Chancellor was all the sudden going to put the Giants into contention for a Super Bowl, I’d be all for it, but that’s a premise that I am not buying.
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