NY Giants Draft: 3 Reasons To Take an Offensive Player in Round 1

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The NY Giants could stand to further improve their offense come Thursday night.

The NY Giants will have a variety of interesting choices to choose from in the First-Round of the NFL Draft.

Whether they go offense or defense in the first-round has been a widely-debated hot topic.

On one hand, the front office improved the offense already dramatically while the defense saw less fruitful signings. On the other hand, the Giants defense should carry this team again like last year due to their stellar play and they are bringing back the league’s 2nd-worst offense from 2020.

The top of this draft provides multiple options for the NY Giants to further shore up their 31st rated offense. Last season, the Giants struggled immensely with avoiding three-and-outs, sustaining drives, staying out of 2nd/3rd and long situations, and finishing with six points inside the red zone. They also showed an inability to create big plays or connect on deep balls downfield. The Giants offense still needs help to fully reach their maximum potential this year.

Here are 3 Reasons the NY Giants should Go Offense in Round 1.

The NY Giants could stand to add one more Wide Receiver

The NY Giants have fully revamped their receiving corps from 2020. Gone is Golden Tate and injured guys like Corey Coleman and Cody Core.

Now in their place is Kenny Golladay and John Ross.

Golladay will be the team’s unquestioned #1 wideout along with Sterling Shepard going back to his natural position in the slot. Darius Slayton and John Ross are both promising deep ball complementary pieces, while Dante Pettis, Austin Mack, amongst others could be competing for the last receiver spot or two.

The Giants haven’t taken a first-round wide receiver since Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014 and Hakeem Nicks before that in 2009. Both were dominant players in New York who had their own separate legacies with the team. The Giants have used little draft resources in recent years at receiver, only taking Shepard in the 2nd round of 2016 and Darius Slayton in the 5th round of 2019 in the last five years.

The team could stand to add an electrifying playmaker to their current group of weapons on the outside. There’s a strong chance one of the three of Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith, and Ja’Marr Chase is available at #11. Taking one of these three receivers if available should be strongly considered.

Waddle is the draft’s top speedster and deep-ball threat, Smith is the reigning Heisman winner and had the most dominant college receiving season ever, and Chase did the same in 2019. Any of the three would immediately start on the Giants’ offense and provide an element they currently lack.

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