WR Austin Mack needs to grow in his role
If Austin Mack is able to establish himself as a vertical threat, it will strengthen the Giants entire receiving corps. Not only would this provide Daniel Jones with another dependable receiver to target, but it also bodes well for Jason Garret’s schemes against opposing defenses who won’t be able to double-team their receivers as a result.
Of course, the starting trio – Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, and Darius Slayton – are essential to the Giants path to overcoming their lackluster division and earning a playoff spot. However, Mack’s potential rise would strengthen an otherwise overlooked receiving corps.
Plus, having the ability to depend on second and third strings talent is potentially invaluable to a team in the postseason hunt as a safety net against injuries – or controversies that keep starters off the field, as we’ve seen in the case of Golden Tate.
Overall, with Mack’s potential to be a deep threat and a reliable option for Jones to target out of the slot, the Giants could make significant strides in their passing game. But first, he’ll actually need to have more break out moments like his performance on the road in Washington (4 receptions for 72 yards).
We know what a healthy Tate, Shephard, and Slayton can do, but add Mack’s potential success to the pot and that could push the Giants to the top of the division. For what it’s worth, the Giants have won each of the three games Mack has started.