3 trade targets the NY Giants should pursue instead of D.J. Moore
By Reese Nasser
To the shock of many, the New York Giants are off to a 4-1 start. Through the first five games of the season, they appear to be a team that is built to win now.Even with significant injuries on both sides of the ball, this team has managed to put points on the board and win games. However, this approach may not be sustainable.
With the Giants winning games, they may see themselves as a contender. This could lead to the front office attempting to add depth before the trade deadline. In terms of cap space, spending money is tight for this team. At the moment, they have $3.6 million remaining to spend for the season. With Joe Schoen leading the charge in the front office, they could turn this remaining money into a couple of solid players on both sides of the ball.
One player that the Giants have been linked to is Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore. There are also several other plays that the Giants could look to trade for. We take a look at three in this piece:
3. Texans CB Desmond King
Houston Texans cornerback Desmond King could be the perfect addition to the Giants secondary. The Giants secondary, specifically the cornerback position, has been riddled with injuries. Aaron Robinson and Rodarious Williams, who were both meant to have significant roles this season, are both currently on Injured Reserve.
At the moment, the other main cornerbacks on the Giants roster are dealing with injuries. Adoree’ Jackson hasn’t been at 100 percent since suffering a neck injury. Darnay Holmes is dealing with a quad injury and rookie Cor’Dale Flott has missed time with several injuries.
Adding King to the cornerbacks room could be the perfect option. The 27-year-old cornerback has been solid since entering the NFL in 2017. He has played in 83 games, recording 361 total tackles and eight interceptions over his career.
At the moment, King is stuck in a Texans secondary that is being led by young players. Rookie cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. has taken over the cornerback position, leading to King being pushed down.
With King’s base salary being just $1,088,611 this season, he is exactly what this team is looking for. Another veteran presence in this cornerback’s room who can still play at a high level. The Texans aren’t built to win now and could be on the search for draft picks. A late-round pick could be all it takes to steal this veteran cornerback.