It was tough to keep track of all the NY Giants who dealt with season-ending injuries in 2022. Despite all of the adversity this team faced, the G-Men were able to limp their way to a 9-7-1 regular season record – something no one saw coming. Can you imagine how things could have gone if they were at full strength?
Now, though, everyone is looking ahead to the 2023 regular season and there’s obviously plenty of guys who will be ready to make a splash. However, in this piece we’re taking a look at three under-the-radar guys who are still working their way back to being 100 percent, but they can make a big-time impact for Brian Daboll next fall:
3. WR Collin Johnson
Last August, Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka were dealt a bit of a blow when wide receiver Collin Johnson suffered a torn Achilles during camp. Just like that, the youngster’s season came to a close. Johnson checks in at 6-6, 222 pounds. He would have been a massive target for Daniel Jones to go after, especially in the red zone.
Unfortunately for Johnson, he had to watch the entire ’22 campaign from the sidelines. But the fourth-year wideout has been working around the clock to try and get himself into the best shape possible ahead of the new year arriving. A new workout clip of Johnson made its way to social media, and he’s looking like he’s moving around pretty darn well:
Johnson still has a lot of work to do to get himself game ready, but this sure is a promising sign. In 2021, his first campaign with the G-Men, Johnson appeared in 12 games for Big Blue, hauling in 11 receptions for 105 yards.
This kid isn’t a superstar playmaker by any means, but he has the chance to see significant action for this offense come next season. He’ll be a guy to keep an eye on once camp rolls around, no doubt about that.