The New York Giants are aiming for a clean-slate with a new general manager and head coach, following one of the more disappointing stretches in franchise history
With the New York Giants wrapping up their miserable 4-13 season, ownership decided to clean house, with Dave Gettleman “retiring”, and the Giants parting ways with former head coach Joe Judge, it seems as if there is finally a new era on the way.
Whoever ownership decides to hire at GM will be faced with a roster filled with holes, with the New York Giants’ offensive line being among the worst in the NFL, a question mark at QB with Daniel Jones regarding both his health and play and a vacant Head Coaching position, it will be interesting to see what the new GM of the NY Giants decides to do.
Here are 3 things the New York Giants’ new General manager must to do in order to improve next season:
Draft 2-3 offensive lineman:
With the New York Giants having limited cap space this offseason, it is likely that they will look towards the draft to improve upon their roster, and with the 2022 NFL Draft being full of talented offensive lineman, it makes sense.
This year’s draft is stacked with offensive linemen who could be elite NFL players right out of the gate, with names like Evan Neal, Ikem Ekwonu, Charles Cross, Kenyon Green, and Tyler Linderbaum, all being within range of the NY Giants two top 10 picks.
It makes sense for the New York Giants to draft two of these players, or at least trade back to select one of them.
The New York Giants had one of, if not the worst offensive lines in all of football this season, making it nearly impossible for the offense to work properly. If the new GM wants to start off on the right foot with the fans, they will work hard to improve this aspect of the team, as it has been hindering the NY Giants’ success for years now.
This lack of offensive line success was Gettleman’s biggest downfall, as on day one he preached about how important the offensive line was, yet he rarely did anything to fix it, and besides Andrew Thomas, any move he made did not work out.
With draft picks like Will Hernandez not panning out, free agent singings like Nate Solder looking like one of the worst contracts in the NFL, and trade acquisitions like Billy Price and Ben Bredeson not working out, Gettleman failed in almost every way to improve the offensive line.
If the New York Giants want any sort of chance to improve for next year they must improve upon their offensive line.
The Giants currently hold the 5th and 7th picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, they must spend at least one of these picks on a top offensive lineman, preferably a tackle.
Even outside of the first round, there are plenty of offensive linemen who could make an impact on the team, with names like Zion Johnson, Ed Ingram, and Jamaree Sayler, the NY Giants could easily turn this offensive line around IF they draft the correct players.