The New York Giants have a void to fill at defensive end. Which free agents could fit the bill of what the Giants are looking for?
The New York Giants are approaching a crossroads in the construction of a legitimate championship contender. Standout defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is a free agent and New York must determine its best course of action.
The Giants may end up re-signing Pierre-Paul, but in order to make the right decision, it must weigh every one of its options.
The burden of signing a defensive end is lightened by the presence of Olivier Vernon. Vernon signed a five-year deal worth $85 million during the 2015 offseason, thus enabling the Giants to lock down one side of the defensive line for years to come.
Vernon and Pierre-Paul displayed tremendous chemistry in 2016, but they also project to be a pricey duo to keep together.
The 2017 NFL Draft may produce the most cost-efficient option, but there are free agents who can be plugged in immediately. Some could cost the Giants a pretty penny, while others are projected to be available for a more affordable cost.
Regardless of what the New York Giants determine is the best course of action, there are intriguing options available to them.