The New York Giants chose to trust in the talent they currently have rather than drafting a receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean the coaching staff is ignoring the position outright. The Giants have brought in three new players at the position, but these players all share the spot of being undrafted free agents.
Derrick Dillon has agreed to UDFA deal with the New York Giants, per source #LSU
— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) April 25, 2020
One of the intriguing ones is wide receiver Derrick Dillon. Dillon became one of the first undrafted free agents to sign for the Giants, and played on a deep LSU team that in addition to winning the national title, produced the number one overall draft pick this year. His snaps in that offense, however, were limited – he had 202 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns in LSU’s championship season, but the intriguing part of his skillset is his speed. Dillon ran a 4.29 time in the 40 yard dash at LSU’s pro day, meaning the Giants could potentially find a use for him based around that skill.
The other two receivers both played for another one of the top college programs in the country, Ohio State. Binjimen Victor appears to have a skill at getting to the end zone, and had 18 touchdowns across a four year career that saw him reach 1,340 receiving yards. In his final season, he had 35 receptions and 573 yards but an impressive six touchdowns.
#Giants UDFA signing Austin Mack might not have the best long speed (4.59 40), but my goodness he can run a route. He’s also got arm length in the 91st percentile and 10” hands. He’ll have a shot to make the roster. pic.twitter.com/EATXFNiX5B
— Scout Kelley (@ScoutKelley) April 26, 2020
Finally, Victor’s teammate trailed behind him with 361 yards and 3 touchdowns but may have a chance at carving out a spot on the team through athleticism and precision. It remains to be seen if any of these players will get on the final roster, but all of them have different skillsets that will help them in making a case. The coaching staff, at least, believed the undrafted free agent class is deep enough to warrant not drafting any receiver.