The NY Giants need a big-bodied receiver more than most realize. Here are three wideout prospects the team could target after round one in the draft.
It’s no secret; the NY Giants have holes and needs throughout basically the entire roster. One of the few position groups that is actually close – or at – league average is the wide receiving core, so thinking about taking one in rounds two or three could seem foolish to some.
However, the group is incredibly redundant with two of it’s three ‘starters’ possessing the same type of skillset. Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard thrive out of the slot, but the offense is going to need a bigger receiver that can be a red-zone target and make contested catches outside the numbers (which happens to be Daniel Jones’ best type of throw).
Luckily for Big Blue, this is one of the deepest wide receiver draft classes in recent memory, and the team could wait until rounds two-four to address the position and still come away with a monster prospect.
After the ‘big two’ – Jerry Jeudy and Ceedee Lamb – the group features many players that will have round one grades. So many, that it will be impossible for them all to go in round one, or even round two. If you’re a fan of the ‘best player available’ route, there’s a solid chance that the best player available in both rounds two and three will be a wide receiver.
Will Dave Gettleman stick to that mantra, or only be thinking about need in the early portions of the draft? That’s the million-dollar question.
Should Gettleman do what many expect and trade down for the first time, the extra second-rounder he’d likely acquire would make this scenario a lot more doable.
If he’s interested in addressing the position after the first round, here are three big-bodied wideouts that could make a huge difference in Daniel Jones‘ progression who should be available.