The NY Giants have a roster riddled with young talent and loads of potential, and these three offensive players need to show it in 2020.
The NY Giants and their (very) loyal fans are in the midst of one of the worst three year stretches in franchise history. A 12-36 record, three head coaching searches, three straight top-5 draft picks, and a shameful mishandling of Eli Manning’s last years in a Big Blue uniform has made even the most faithful G-Men supporters ready to rock some brown paper bags over their heads.
It has by no means been pretty.
Now, I’m not going to bore you by going into much more detail on the past three years. Living it and literally watching it has been torture enough.
However, among all this chaos and frustration, one thing is becoming more and more apparent with this team, and that’s the amount of young talent on the roster.
At one point last season, the G-Men had 23 players on the 53-man roster that were either rookies or in their second year in the NFL. Additionally, 8 of their 10 draft picks from the 2019 draft started at least one game during the season, the most of any team in the NFL.
With such a young core group of players surrounding established players like Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, Dalvin Tomlinson, and Jabrill Peppers, it certainly highlights the importance of the Joe Judge hire to ensure the primes of these players don’t go to waste.
Looking at the offensive side of the ball, a seven-part series could be made about what went right and wrong last season and how the unit can improve going into 2020. A failed offensive line upgrade, multiple injuries, and a turnover-prone rookie quarterback were the main offensive storylines of 2019,
For the sake of this article talking about offensive guys we need to see improve in 2020, I’m not including some of the more obvious ones like Daniel Jones, Evan Engram, Nate Solder, and Will Hernandez.
Instead, I’ll focus on more under-the-radar and “high-potential” players who showed promise in 2019 and could greatly help this team by improving in 2020.