The NY Giants have a major need in the pass-rushing department. Here are three free agents that would give the defense a major boost in that regard.
It’s far from a secret that the main reason the NY Giants defense has been so mediocre the past two seasons has been from the lack of a real pass rush. Luckily for Big Blue, there are actually a plethora of solid pass-rushers available in free agency this offseason.
While many have their sights set on the elite of the elite potential free agents, the reality is that the guys at the top of the free agent class are likely to be retained by their own teams via the franchise tag, at minimum. For that reason, the NY Giants will have to target the next level of pass-rushers that will actually hit the open market.
With the franchise tag number being so high for pass-rushers (about $17-$20M depending on what exact position they fall under), a few of the second-tier guys will end up on the market as their teams won’t be able to fit them into their plans at such high numbers.
With Big Blue still in rebuilding mode, it’s going to be critical to target players that will be around for the long-haul who also have untapped potential.
Here are three high-quality, young pass-rushers that the NY Giants should have their sights set on in free agency.