NY Giants need to get young players on the field at 3 position groups

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Austin Mack #81 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Austin Mack #81 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

NY Giants Wide Receivers

Bench: C.J. Board

Find more snaps for: Austin Mack, Binjimen Victor

This one is rather straightforward.

An obvious weakness for the NY Giants this year has been the inability for the receivers to get downfield, create separation, or make catches in big spots.

This issue is a combination of the offensive line’s struggles, Daniel Jones‘ inconsistent play, and the receivers simply not being good enough to make a difference in this super pass-happy era.

It should not be surprising to see the unit struggle given the names behind the starting three receivers. The receivers Big Blue went into 2020 with was widely underwhelming and uninspiring.

Their play has backed up those concerns.

Whether it was C.J. Board or Damion Ratley, neither has been able to make any difference or put any fear into a defense as the WR #4 in this offense so far. They are both limited players who’s impact shouldn’t be counted on in any given week.

The team signed a handful of intriguing undrafted free agents to join the Practice Squad. Austin Mack has been the first UDFA receiver to crack the 53-man roster and seen playing time (with one catch in 48 snaps). He should continue to see snaps over Board and maybe take some reps from Golden Tate as the season unfolds. Fellow Buckeye Binjimen Victor should join Mack on the active roster. The team still has no true red zone threat and the red zone has been the offense’s achilles heel every game. Victor is the more accomplished receiver from Ohio State and at 6’4 inches tall, he would offer the team it’s biggest receiving and jump ball threat in several years.

The NY Giants must implement and incorporate both Mack and Victor more into the offense. The combination of Tate and Board hasn’t lived up to starting standards. Give the young Bucks their shot.