B.J. Hill to Cincinnati Bengals for WR John Ross
A player for player swap, because, why not?
B.J. Hill is in the third year of his rookie contract, which makes him relatively cheap for any team looking to add a capable pass rusher, which is exactly what Hill has proven to be. So far this season, Hill has one sack and 11 total pressures in 102 pass-rush snaps this season.
Hill might be exactly the type of player the Bengals need, as their second half struggles pressuring Baker Mayfield in Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns showed.
Likewise, the Giants need a field-stretching wide receiver opposite Darius Slayton, and while John Ross has been a bit of a disappointment so far in his career and his playing time has plumeted as Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd have emerged as Joe Burrow’s favorite target, he just might benefit from a change of scenery.
If the Giants do wind up moving Tate and/or Engram, Ross could potentially be the type of player who creates space underneath for right end Kaden Smith and wide receiver Sterling Shepard while busting out a couple of big plays on his own.
Even if Engram and Tate are Giants next Wednesday morning, Ross is a low-risk/high-reward addition to an offense in dire need of game-breaking speed and playmaking ability.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.