New York Giants should keep an eye on 3 mid-to-late round diamonds in the rough
WR Khalil Shakir, Boise State:
The New York Giants have been in desperate need of a dynamic receiver since they traded away Odell Beckham Jr. back in 2019, while they may have a new dynamic guy in Kadarius Toney, it never hurts to have more than one.
In 12 games played this season, Khalil Shakir caught 77 passes for 1,117 yards and 7 TD’s, showcasing his potential as a dynamic playmaker.
While Khalil Shakir spent most of his time lined up in the slot, playing there in 76.7% of offensive snaps this season, he still has the potential to play on the outside.
There are two glaring issues with Khalil Shakir, however, one of them can be fixed though.
First, Khalil Shakir had some drop issues this season, dropping 10 passes and gaining a drop grade of 57.5 per, PFF. This can be fixed is Shakir takes the time to become more consistent with his hands.
Regardless of this issue, he has still had moments where his hands have looked fantastic, such as this catch he made here:
The other issue, his frame, coming in at 6’0, 190, Khalil Shakir is a rather small receiver compared to other players in the league, however, this has not deterred his playing ability thus far.
Whether it be his speed, ability in the open field, or his release skill, Khalil Shakir has shown that he has the potential to be a star in this league, its just a matter of consistency.