The NY Giants’ roster will look significantly different — and more talented — after an offseason spending spree that has New York thinking playoffs
General Manager Dave Gettleman and the NY Giants were among the biggest offseason spenders in free agency, paired those acquisitions with a strong NFL Draft haul, and for the first time in years have legitimate postseason aspirations.
It is obvious that the NY Giants prioritized adding playmakers around quarterback Daniel Jones, in an effort to evaluate his long-term upside at the most important position in sports, but also added immediate starters to a defense that made great strides last season.
From Kenny Golladay and John Ross to Reggie Ragland and Adoree’ Jackson on defense, the NY Giants will feature several new starters on both sides of the ball in 2021.
Here’s a look at the five best moves GM Dave Gettleman and the NY Giants made this offseason:
5) Drafting OLB Azeez Ojulari
There are evaluators across the NFL who view Ojulari as one of the steals of the entire 2021 NFL Draft.
Ojulari figures to make a strong case during training camp for a starting role and key piece of the NY Giants’ pass rush rotation, after producing 18.5 sacks over the past three seasons at the University of Georgia.
This was a prime example of Gettleman marrying value to dire need, and hitting a home run by acquiring an asset via a trade to move back and pluck Ojulari with the No. 50 overall pick.