NFL Draft 2022: New York Giants’ 3 Under the radar needs

Kenny Golladay #19 of the New York Giants (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Kenny Golladay #19 of the New York Giants (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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New York Giants, Sterling Shepard
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) /

New York Giants Wide Receiver

Last offseason, the Giants put their focus on providing quarterback Daniel Jones with a better cast of receivers to throw to.

The Giants went and signed the former Detroit Lion, Kenny Golladay, and drafted the shifty playmaking receiver, Kadarious Toney.

Kenny Golladay had a hugely disappointing first season with New York, finishing the year without a touchdown.

The New York Giants in 2021 were horrendous offensively, and part of the blame can be put on former head coach Joe Judge, but Golladay needs to bring some of that Detroit magic considering he has a cap hit of just over $21 million the next three seasons, with a potential out in 2024.

Toney, on the other hand, showed immense talent and production in the ten games he played.

The former Florida Gator broke the Giants rookie record for receiving yards previously held by Odell Beckham Jr. with 185 yards.

If Toney can stay on the field and reduce the number of games he misses, then the ceiling for him could be someone like San Francisco 49ers Deebo Samuel.

Reliable, but often injured slot receiver Sterling Shepard is likely to leave the Giants in 2022, and Darius Slayton doesn’t necessarily provide what’s needed to be a number two receiver.

It’s why the Giants should be looking ahead for the inevitable departures of Shepard and depending on the performance he has in 2022, Golladay too.