As the 2021 NFL Draft approaches, the NY Giants need to assess what player could have an immediate impact on their putrid offense.
The NY Giants need to cultivate a more sustainable offense if they are to be considered playoff contenders in 2021. Whether by air or by land, they need an offense that can effectively pick up first downs, as well as a one that can convert on third down.
A few statistics to emphasize this point.
First, the Giants offense had the second fewest first downs in the NFL in 2020 (297), ahead of only the NY Jets (269). Both NY football squads were the only two teams in the league that failed to reach 300 first downs.
Second, the Giants made the third fewest third down conversions in the NFL in 2020 (72), ahead of only the Chicago Bears (71) and the Jets (70). To underscore their ineptitude on third down, here’s one more stat: The Giants only had one successful third down conversion in the final two weeks of the season.
Regardless of how the dynamics of NFL offenses change over time, the ability to move the chains will remain synonymous with sustainability.
In turn, moving the chains leads more yards, which leads to points. The Giants offense, who were 31st in both categories, could do with some improvement.
It all starts by getting first downs.