3 players the NY Giants should sign not named Odell Beckham Jr.
By Zak Musso
1. WR Cole Beasley
The Giants wide receiver room has a lot of question marks at the current moment. While Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard and Wan’Dale Robinson are ready to make noise, this group could use a veteran to help out.
A quality fifth or sixth receiver is generally not vital for an NFL franchise, but with all of the Giants projected receivers having durability and effectiveness concerns, the Giants need to look at the veterans sitting on the market for additional help.
While Cole Beasley is by no means a perfect fit, he checks a lot of the boxes. While Beasley certainly has stirred up controversies in his career, especially last year regarding his views on the NFL’s COVID protocols, his play on the field has been as consistent as can be. In 149 games with Buffalo and Dallas, Beasley has caught 550 passes for 5,709 yards and 34 touchdowns.
The Giants are already carrying two natural slot receivers on the roster, but that should not derail them from keeping a third. Shepard has a long documented history of injuries and is still fighting back from his torn Achilles last December, and Robinson is a rookie who has had some growing pains in training camp, and could learn valuable lessons from a respected veteran like Beasley. Beasley is versatile as well, and is more than capable of playing the outside if called upon.
Beasley played for Daboll in Buffalo the last three seasons, so he would know the Giants offense inside and out. Beasley’s versatility, proven track record, and familiarity with Daboll would make him a low risk, high-reward signing.