3 positions New York Giants new GM must upgrade ASAP

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Edge rusher

The New York Giants passed on drafting Micah Parson,s who ultimately ended up with NFC East rival Dallas and had a tremendous rookie year.

Even though the Giants did draft Azeez Ojulari and signed undrafted free agent Quincy Roche. Both played very well, made several key plays throughout the year and helped the pass rush. They unfortunately were not the consistent game-changers on the defensive side they needed to be and could be very good complimentary players to a top-tier edge rusher.

There are several premier edge rushers at the top of the draft if the New York Giants choose to go that way. Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson could be the best and most likely will not be available without a trade up, which is not likely. Several more in Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux, Purdue’s George Karlaftis, and another Michigan player in David Ojabo.

Finding a pairing for the young Oljulari and Roche, along with Leonard Williams; as long as the Giants do not need his money elsewhere, is a must. Finding a bargain free agent edge rusher could also be in the plans if the New York Giants decide to double down on the offensive line. Cap money will be very tight in 2022 and the Giants have several decisions to make on the defensive side of the ball to free up money that would be needed to find a free agent.