4 free agents the NY Giants should target right now after 49ers loss

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2. OT La'el Collins

While his last season in the league may not have been the prettiest, La'el Collins has historically been an incredibly solid and consistent tackle. Now, coming off of a torn ACL, teams are waiting for Collins to be medically cleared before signing him. Once he is good to go, the Giants should undoubtedly be one of the teams in line to sign the 30-year-old OT.

Considering how poor of a right tackle Evan Neal has been throughout his short career thus far, it may be worth exploring other options like Collins for the betterment of the team. Even if the Giants wish to keep Neal at tackle, Collins has experience playing guard, and considering how awful this position has been for New York this season, it would be worth moving Collins inside.

As I said before, last season wasn't pretty for Collins. Through 15 games, he allowed five sacks and 34 pressures, which is far from ideal. However, just one season prior, Collins was arguably a top tackle in the NFL, allowing just two sacks and 20 pressures for the Cowboys.

There will likely be a big line of teams waiting to sign Collins once he is fully cleared to play. However, the Giants can likely offer the veteran a better deal than most due to their cap space in future seasons. The skillset Collins could bring to New York would be incredibly valuable for the offense going into the remainder of the season.