There will be many young NY Giants wide receivers battling it out for the last few spots on the depth chart, here’s a prediction of how it’ll shake out.
As anyone with a pair or working eyes saw last year, Daniel Jones has massive potential and made dozens of A-1 throws in his rookie season with the NY Giants. However, every quarterback, well, except for maybe Tom Brady, needs a solid wide receiver core to maximize their and the offense’s potential.
The good news for the NY Giants is that their wide receiving core does have talent. The bad news – and this is something I’ve been going on about for quite some time – is that talent is a bit redundant at the top of the wideout depth chart.
Even though the GM that assembled that collection of starting receivers is still here, you can bet with an entirely new coaching staff that they are going to want to do things a bit differently.
After letting one of the best wide receivers in football go (at the time, at least), Gettleman effectively replaced him with a slot receiver, which we already had one of, giving us one of the smallest wide receiving cores in the league
I expect that to change quickly under Jason Garrett’s new offense that favored taller wideouts with only one slot man while he was running things in Dallas, to say the least. Two of the three starting wideouts on the NY Giants are 5’10” or under, and even though slot and smaller/shiftier receivers are important, as with most things in life the bigger the better.
While Big Blue’s starting receiving core is very talented, it lacks anyone who is a threat in a one-on-one situation in the red zone to go up and beat their man for a touchdown.
Despite disagreeing with Dave Gettleman’s approach to effectively have a slot wide receiver playing on the boundary a high percentage of the time, he has assembled a very interesting crew of undrafted wide receivers with real potential.
On the 90-man preseason roster, the NY Giants currently have 11 wideouts looking to make the active squad. The first three spots are set in stone, but back half of the depth chart is wide open for the taking.
I’m expecting the team to go with six wide receivers on the active depth chart as one of the “wideouts” that will be on the depth chart isn’t really a wideout, he’s a special teamer, and the league expanded the roster size from 53 to 55 in the new CBA.
Here’s a prediction at what the NY Giants wide receiver depth chart will – and should – be, come the 2020 season.