5 underrated moves the New York Giants have made this offseason

Will these five sneaky moves made by the G-Men pay off?
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3. Drafting TE Theo Johnson

After months of speculation about whether or not tight end Darren Waller will retire after just one season in New York, the news finally broke that he will hang up his cleats, which makes this move by the Giants in the draft a big deal. The Giants drafted tight end Theo Johnson in the fourth round out of Penn State and now with Waller gone, Johnson is going to have a much larger role.

Yes, the Giants have third-year tight end Daniel Bellinger who has shown bits and pieces of greatness, but Johnson should not go unnoticed this year. Johnson put up perhaps his best collegiate season in his final year at Penn State in 2023 as he had a career-high 34 receptions and even though he had just 341 receiving yards, he found the end zone seven times.

The Giants made the right decision drafting a player like Johnson, who may be the perfect replacement for Waller after he did not work out in his one and only year in East Rutherford. It will be interesting to see if Johnson does get a lot of playing time during his rookie season with Bellinger and Lawrence Cager still on the roster, but Johnson appears to have a bright future with NY.