With New York Giants reserve receiver Corey Coleman going down with a torn ACL, general manager Dave Gettleman must bring in more competition to compete for the No. 3 spot. There are several quality pass catchers that can come in and make an impact, potentially even more-so than Coleman in 2019.
However, Corey was going into his second year in head coach Pat Shurmur’s system and had the knowledge of the playbook to finally be influential. Hopefully, the Giants can bring a smart receiver in that can pick up the playbook quickly.
Here are 3 wide receivers the New York Giants should look at:
1.) Kelvin Benjamin
A big body that has had very productive seasons in the past, Benjamin could be a solid player to join the offense. He was drafted by Gettleman in 2014, and the familiarity could make him a good fit. There have been locker room concerns from the 28-year-old in the past, but if he joins a group where he isn’t expected to be the top options, he can sit back and quietly make plays.
The Giants will bring him in for a workout on Saturday to try and add more talent to the unit.
2.) Michael Crabtree
One of the NFL’s best red-zone receivers, Crabtree could be a stellar pickup for the Giants and Eli Manning. He has solid hands and has a competitive spirit. As one of the healthiest receivers in the league over the last 10 years (missed 18 of 141 total games), he would provide consistency in that category.
Additionally, he can handle a big load if necessary, recording over 50 receptions over the last five seasons. He’s just two years removed from a 1,000-yard season. Crabtree might be a bit more pricey than the other options, though.
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3.) Pierre Garcon
While Garcon has missed eight games each in the past two seasons due to knee surgeries, he still managed to haul in 64 passes for 786 yards and one score. Prior to going down in 2017, he racked up 79 completions for 1,041 yards and three touchdowns. His veteran leadership and experience would be great for the offense and players like Darius Slayton.
In a reserve role, he could be a great option, but over usage has hurt him in the past. A veteran deal for a trustworthy player isn’t a bad idea.