NY Giants sign Kenny Golladay, landing best WR available: Grade

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Kenny Golladay, NY Giants
Kenny Golladay #19 of the Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

The grade

This was a move that the NY Giants needed to make if the organization is serious about surrounding Jones with weapons and making significant strides to a return to the postseason for the first time since 2016.

Across the NFL, it is becoming obvious that the most dominant offenses are built by dynamic talent at the wide receiver position — the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns have all surrounded their young quarterbacks with electrifying pass-catchers. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just won a Super Bowl with a receiving corps that includes Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Antonio Brown. It would have been malpractice to send Jones onto the field this September again with a receiving corps of Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and Dante Pettis.

Golladay, and to a lesser-degree Ross, level-up the talent of the Giants’ receiving corps. Golladay also gives Jones a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver, for the first time in his career.

With Golladay in the fold, a healthy Saquon Barkley in the backfield, and perhaps a wide receiver chosen in Round 1 or 2 of next month’s NFL Draft, Jones has one of the most dynamic collections of pass-catchers in the NFC, and no longer has the excuse of mediocre weapons for his mediocre play.

Golladay is the No. 1 receiver the Giants desperately needed, and the organization deserves credit for filling its most glaring need with the best available player available.

Grade: A

Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.