Ranking NY Giants’ NFL Draft needs after free agent spending spree

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4) Wide receiver

While it’s true that the NY Giants spent big in free agency at wide receiver, adding the premier player available at the position, in Kenny Golladay, along with John Ross, but that shouldn’t stop Gettleman from choosing a wide receiver early in the NFL Draft.

There is a feeling inside the NFL that Gettleman is enamored by Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith. But, even if the NY Giants go in a different direction with the No. 11 overall choice, don’t be surprised if Gettleman adds a receiver sometime in the first two days.

As the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills have proven in recent years, surrounding a young quarterback with speedy playmakers, particularly at wide receiver, is integral not only in the passer’s development but also the organization’s chances of legitimately competing for championships.

Golladay and Sterling Shepard are the NY Giants’ top two receivers currently on the roster, but adding another playmaker to Jones’ arsenal should be on Gettleman’s to-do-list.