9 way too early NY Giants bold predictions for the 2023 season

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7. A 1,000-yard season for Isaiah Hodgins?

One of the biggest surprises for the Giants this past season had to be the play of wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins. We've said it several times, but a lot of people probably had no idea who this kid was before he joined the team. We can't blame you for that. He was a late-round pick for the Buffalo Bills in 2021 and rarely saw the field.

The Giants were able to claim him off of waivers, reuniting him with Schoen and Daboll in New Jersey. Hodgins took full advantage of his new opportunity with the G-Men, really making a name for himself from the moment he joined the team in early November. Hodgins ended up posting five starts in the regular season and appearing in eight games.

Hodgins had 33 receptions and 351 yards to his name during the regular season. Then in the Wild Card Round vs. the Vikings, he looked like a WR1, lighting up the Minnesota defense for eight receptions, 105 yards and a touchdown. Hodgins will be back with NY in '23 and he's got what it takes to be a baller for Mike Kafka and Co. We think he'll top 1,000 yards next fall and winter.