NFL GM: Evan Engram, Markus Golden among 5 Giants who could be trade targets

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The Giants are off to an 0-4 start, and have several players who NFL teams could target at the trade deadline, including Evan Engram and Markus Golden

As the NFL trade deadline approaches, the rebuilding and winless Giants should absolutely be sellers, and the roster has several players who could be attractive to contending teams looking to fill a void to make a stretch run.

Whether it’s a veteran pass rusher such as Markus Golden buried on the depth chart, an affordable contract such as tight end Evan Engram or safety Jabrill Peppers, it won’t be a surprise if general manager Dave Gettleman’s phone is among the most active in the league in coming weeks.

“They’re going to get calls on guys playing on the last year of their deals, you can bet on that,” a current NFL general manager tells GMenHQ, on the condition of anonymity as he is not allowed to comment on other teams. “So, that probably rules Golden Tate out at his age and salary. But, guys like Evan Engram, Markus Golden, and Leonard Williams will possibly draw a lot of interest.”

Engram is playing on a fifth-year option and is off to a bit of a disappointing start with the Giants’ passing game stuck in neutral, Williams is playing on the franchise tag and off to the most dominant start of his career, and Golden seems miscast for defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s scheme. So, it would seem possible that the Giants would be open to trading any of the players mentioned by the GM.

Here’s a look at the five Giants most likely to be dealt ahead of the deadline, and some possible fits for each player: