With all of the injuries and shaky play that has plagued the NY Giants’ WR core, is this the week the team makes a practice squad call up?
NY Giants wideout Daniel Jones has had his struggles early on in his career with turnovers, but a major reason for that has been the wideout unit’s inability to create separation.
That doesn’t figure to improve with the recent injury to Sterling Shepard, and with Golden Tate still nursing a hamstring injury, and it seems like it’s long overdue for the coaching staff to call up one of its promising young wide receivers from the practice squad.
GM Dave Gettleman deserves praise for putting together such a quality group of undrafted free agent wideouts this offseason, but if the team is never going to use them, what’s the point?
Letting go of Corey Coleman at the end of training camp in favor of Browns castoff Damion Ratley has not paid dividends so far to say the least, and this NY Giants offense needs a spark in the worst way possible.
Currently last in the league in points scored and rushing, Daniel Jones is going to need help fast if the Big Blue offense has any hopes of turning things around quickly.
Who are the potential NY Giants’ practice squad wideouts due for a call-up?
It’s no secret that I’ve been a Binjimen Victor stan since the NY Giants signed him directly after the draft as I’ve felt this unit has been lacking size for quite some time. At 6’4”, Victor would be far and away the tallest wideout on the roster and would give Daniel Jones the red-zone target he so desperately needs.
Fellow Ohio State teammate Austin Mack is no slouch at 6’2” himself, and he had a better overall career with the Buckeyes, but he’s more of a possession/slot type wideout. Still, you’d have to think he’d be an upgrade over Damion Ratley and C.J. Board at this time.
The NY Giants also recently brought back Derrick Dillon to the practice squad after letting him go at the end of training camp, but at just 5’11’ inches his skillset is a tad bit redundant to what the team already has.
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Johnny Holton is the last wideout listed on the NY Giants’ practice squad and he’s failed to make his mark over numerous NFL seasons on offense as he’s proven to be more of a special-teams player.
All in all, Binjimen Victor would be my vote to get the call-up this week to add a different element to this offense.
C.J. Board and Damion Ratley are just not going to get it done as the team’s WR3/WR4 and as solid as Darius Slayton and Golden Tate are, they aren’t the type of red-zone target that Victor is.
Either way, the offense needs to be shaken up and shaken up fast
Promoting one of the promising UDFA’s from the practice squad would be a solid start.
Unless the team entertains bringing back veteran Corey Coleman back aboard who would add a speedy element to the offense and has much more pedigree than the WR’s on the back-end of the depth chart.