New York Giants: Ideal blueprint to win NFC East in 2018
By Henry Buggy
Blueprint Only First Step In Return To Greatness
This blueprint may not be perfect, but could easily lead to a postseason berth and NFC East title in 2018.
The Giants solve their offensive line issues by signing Solder and drafting Hernandez. They also get a developmental tackle in a player like Okorafor, Harrison, or Cappa that can develop into a starter if they decide to move on from Flowers.
The addition of Barkley gives veteran quarterback Eli Manning the best running back of his NFL career and immediately opens up the field for Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram. With a better offensive line and ground game, the Giants can take advantage of play-action passes and give their defense more rest by controlling the clock.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Giants are not far from turning it around. Collins, Darian Thompson, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Janoris Jenkins lead the secondary. Olivier Vernon, Jason Pierre-Paul, Damon Harrison and Dalvin Tomlinson lead New York’s front-seven.
The hope is that Avery Moss can take another step forward in his second season, and Eli Apple can show why he was worthy of a first-round pick in his third season.
The addition of a couple linebackers, defensive backs, and possibly a defensive end suited for Bettcher’s scheme may be all Big Blue needs to restore their defensive dominance.
This blueprint only gives New York a personnel formula for a quick turnaround. In the end, it will come down to New York’s new coaches to get the most out of the roster.
But there’s no denying that Big Blue’s chances of winning the NFC East would dramatically increase if they were to somehow land Solder, Barkley, and Hernandez.