Washington Football Team – Terry McLaurin, WR
Out of the four NFC East teams, Washington has by far the least amount of offensive impact playmakers that other teams would want to “steal.”
The two that stick out most in the interests of the NY Giants are guard Brandon Scherff and receiver Terry McLaurin.
For the NY Giants in this scenario, McLaurin is the easy decision as there are far better interior offensive lineman on the Eagles and Cowboys who do not have issues staying healthy, and McLaurin is one of the best rising stars at the receiver position in the league — let alone just the NFC East.
As a rookie last year with absolutely awful quarterback play, he posted 58 receptions for 919 yards and 7 touchdowns. Those 919 receiving yards would have been the most on the NY Giants by almost 200 yards in 2019.
Since the departure of Odell Beckham, the receiving corps has taken on a receiver-by-committee approach, with no clear-cut #1 on the outside.
Darius Slayton’s incredible rookie year provided a glimpse of future stardom moving forward, but the oft-injured Sterling Shepard and aging Golden Tate combine to form a group that can surely be productive but lacks a consistent, proven WR1.
While McLaurin’s body of work is only one season, he showed that he can be that difference maker and #1 receiving threat. Having him lined up opposite of Slayton and allowing Shepard to thrive as a true slot receiver would cause a lot of problems for opposing defenses.