NFL Draft 2021: 5 options for NY Giants with No. 11 pick
Jaylen Waddle – WR, Alabama
The Giants did not have a 1,000-yard receiver this season while Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard tied for the team-lead with three receiving touchdowns.
That lack of production and consistent inability to generate separation makes upgrading wide receiver through both free agency and the NFL Draft a top organizational priority for the Giants this offseason.
Jaylen Waddle could solve many of the Giants’ issues.
Waddle, 5-foot-10 and 182 pounds, might not have the ideal size but he has plenty of speed to take the top off a defense. Last season, Waddle averaged 21.1 yards per reception while catching 28 passes for 591 yards and four touchdowns.
If Waddle is the Giants’ highest-rated offensive skill player and he is on the board at No. 11, his speed and athleticism would be a dangerous combination to pass up, particularly because of the impact he has the potential to make on Jones.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.