How will the New York Giants supplement the massive loss of Nick Gates on offensive line?

New York Giants, Nick Gates

The New York Giants already had problems in the trenches before losing starting center Nick Gates to a fractured lower leg against the Washington Football Team on Thursday evening. Gates, who was shifted over to left guard, was pushed back into quarterback Daniel Jones when a defender landed awkwardly on the back of his leg, sending him to the ground in a heap, experiencing obvious pain.

Losing Gates for the rest of the 2021 season is a massive casualty, as the OL was already thin. They’ve been actively trying to work in two players who the Giants recently traded for, Billy Price and Ben Bredeson.

Gates, who had allowed just one hurry and one pressure over 74 snaps the season, will be replaced by Price on the short-term at least. Price, who was recently acquired from the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for B.J. Hill and a conditional draft pick, struggled in his first action with Bug Blue. He recorded an 8.7 pass-blocking grade, per PFF, allowing one sack, four hurries, and five pressures.

The Giants also have Matt Skura, who has been activated and will compete with Price for the starting job. Skura had issues last year snapping the football in Baltimore but was battling injury and was once considered to be a rising star at the position. I wouldn’t be surprised if Skura gave Price a serious run for his money, overtaking him and establishing himself as the starter moving forward. The Giants would be smart to provide both with an opportunity to showcase their qualities in live-action.

At left guard, the expectation is that Bredeson will take over full-time, despite having his fair share of struggles in pass protection through two weeks. He has a 28.6 overall pass-blocking grade, allowing five hurries and five pressures over 100 snaps. He has been far more efficient as a run blocker, but the Giants have unfortunately been unable to curate a consistent running game, aside from Daniel Jones and the read-option.

However, Bredeson has plenty of potential, and the Giants will likely exercise him at left guard with hopes he can develop as a pass blocker. Luckily, the performance of Andrew Thomas has been extremely encouraging and should help Bredeson adapt quicker. He is still learning the playbook and developing chemistry with his teammates, so there will be hiccups along the way.

There’s also the possibility the Giants trade for another player, which is where safety Jabrill Peppers and their extensive draft capital might come into play.

Report: New York Giants confirm Dexter Lawrence offsides call was botched

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As if the loss against the Washington Football Team couldn’t get any worse, former New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes confirmed with a team source that the offsides called against Dexter Lawrence in the waning moments of the game was botched.

The Giants, who fell 29-30 to Washington to mark their second consecutive loss to start the 2021 season, are now staring a major deficit in the face. Allowing backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke to post 30 points on a top-10 defense from 2020 is quite problematic. Heinicke finished with 336 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He entered the game with three touchdowns in his career, nearly doubling that against a vulnerable Giants unit.

The Giants should’ve never provided kicker Dustin Hopkins with an opportunity to finish off the game, but the offsides called against Lawrence was a mistake, and the Giants will likely be hearing from the league office to tell them as much.

As you can clearly see, Lawrence reacts at the exact moment the long snapper begins his motion, which is entirely legal. Lawrence was, in fact, in an onside position that would’ve resulted in a missed field goal attempt from 46 yards, winning the game for the Giants and sending them to a 1-1 record as they prepare to take on the Atlanta Falcons at home next weekend.

This controversial decision sparks an entirely new debate regarding the use of technology in the NFL. Ultimately, having a second look at plays like this must be a necessity, especially when it can change the course of a game and affect a result.

From the angle provided, you can clearly see that Lawrence reacts almost simultaneously with the snapping off the ball, but from a horizontal viewpoint, it confirms that he was onside. The umpiring crew missed several calls in this game, including a roughing the passer penalty on Chase Young that was undeserving and a holding call on a touchdown run by Daniel Jones on receiver CJ Board. If the referees get these calls right, the Giants walk away easily with a victory, which is a serious issue for the NFL.

Giants projected to land 8th and 10th overall picks in 2022 NFL Draft

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On paper, the New York Giants have a solid team capable of making the postseason. However, with holes on the offensive line and a scheme that hasn’t projected any confidence, most have lowered their expectations ahead of the 2021 season.

Last second changes to the offensive line and acquisitions have brought problems to light, but the Giants have plenty of playmakers on offense to have a better unit this upcoming season. Last year, they ranked 31st in points scored per game, so even reaching the average mark with a top-10 defense would propel them to the top of the NFC East.

Nonetheless, not many are convinced that Daniel Jones can lead the team to success, and without a proper protection scheme and starting level talent on the OL, expecting them to win double-digit games this season is optimistic.

ESPN has the New York Giants landing the 8th pick in the draft, with Chicago’s pick coming close behind at No. 10:

8. New York Giants

Projected record: 7-10
Average draft position: 11.9
FPI chance to earn No. 1 pick: 4.4%
FPI chance to earn top-five pick: 26.9%

Stat to know: Daniel Jones threw 11 touchdown passes in 2020 (14 starts) after throwing 24 in 2019 (12 starts), but despite the drop-off he actually had a better Total QBR last season. While he had the second-highest completion rate on throws 25-plus yards downfield (52%) last season, he could use more consistency in the quick-passing game. He had the second-worst completion rate (66%) on throws 10 or fewer yards from the line of scrimmage.

If the Giants were to settle with the 8th and 10th picks next year, they would likely be targeting a quarterback to replace Daniel Jones and restart the rookie QB window. This would also indicate the departure of general manager Dave Gettleman, who has failed miserably to build a competent offensive line, despite promising he would solve the issue since taking over in 2018.

There’s still reason for hope that the offense can reach an average level, with the additions of Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Kyle Rudolph, and the return of Saquon Barkley. Strategically, these weapons should force opposing defenses to feature fewer blitzers and have more players in coverage.

This season for the Giants ultimately boils down to the line winning their individual battles, something that left tackle Andrew Thomas struggled with in the final preseason game against the New England Patriots. If they can hold their own in 1V1 situations as the Giants expand their scheme and design plays for specific options, they will have far more success. The defense is capable of holding opposing teams to under 20 points per game, but the offense must average more than that if they want to walk away from the season with positives in tow.

3 offensive line combinations the New York Giants could test to start regular season

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The New York Giants are heading into the 2021 season with major questions on the offensive line. Despite general manager Dave Gettleman spending a monstrous amount of draft capital during the 2020 off-season, the line is still in shambles.

However, don’t expect the evolution of the line to stop just because the preseason is over, the Giants will likely use the beginning portions of the regular season to test different combinations in hopes of finding an adequate unit.

Three offensive line combinations the New York Giants could test:

1.) The Shane Lemieux experiment

LT: Andrew Thomas

LG: Shane Lemieux

C: Nick Gates

RG: Will Hernandez

RT: Matt Peart

Oregon product Shane Lemieux was expected to be the starter at the beginning of the regular season, but after suffering a knee injury early in camp, he missed the majority of joint practices and real game experience. Lemieux was diagnosed with a partially torn patellar tendon, but he is fighting through and hopes to be a part of the team’s game plan in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos. Starting an injured player could have its downfalls, and this experiment must have a backup plan, especially if the Giants elect to give him the first crack.

2.) The Price is right?

LT: Andrew Thomas

LG: Nick Gates

C: Billy Price

RG: Will Hernandez

RT: Matt Peart

The Giants traded interior defensive lineman BJ Hill and a conditional seventh-round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for versatile lineman, Billy Price. Price has been coined a bust up to this point in his career, but he is a serviceable center despite the Bengals moving him around the interior of the line to play both guard spots the past two seasons.

In this scenario, the Giants move Nick Gates over to left guard, allowing Price to start at center. Gates is capable of playing almost every position on the line, and with Will Hernandez making the move to right guard, Gates takes over on the left side next to Andrew Thomas, where they could have plenty of success.

This is a combination the Giants haven’t tested yet, but one that is undoubtedly intriguing based on Gates’s efficiency at multiple positions.

3.) Whole Wheat Bredeson

LT: Andrew Thomas

LG: Ben Bredeson

C: Nick Gates

RG: Will Hernandez

RT: Matt Peart

The Giants recently acquired former Baltimore Ravens fourth-round pick Ben Bredeson, a 2022 5th round pick and 2023 7th round pick in exchange for a 4th round selection next season.

Bredeson had a fantastic preseason with Baltimore this year, allowing just two hurries and two pressures over 182 total snaps at right guard. He is capable of playing on the left side, where he featured with Michigan back in 2019. At just 23 years old, he has plenty of untapped potential and was simply buried on the depth chart behind former Giant, Kevin Zeitler.

Bredeson is a solid run-blocking lineman, but also shined as a pass blocker this preseason. He hasn’t had any regular-season experience as a true lineman, rather featuring as an in-line tight end in jumbo packages with the Ravens last year. Ideally, the Giants will start someone with a bit of experience, but they are optimistic Bredeson can feature as the starting LG if need be.

Which combination would you prefer for the Giants come Week 1? Comment below!

New York Giants: Pros and cons for the offensive line ahead of the 2021 season

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New York Giants head coach Joe Judge indicated that quarterback Daniel Jones wouldn’t play in the team’s first preseason game of the year against the Jets. Sitting Jones is a smart decision; avoiding potential injury as the offensive line looks to build chemistry with the regular season starting in less than a month.

That could be perceived as a major reason for concern. Deciding to sit your quarterback because the OL is in murky water suggests the team isn’t entirely convinced of their adequacy. However, plenty of teams refrain from playing their starting quarterbacks in the first preseason game.

Nonetheless, the Giants have a weaker unit than most, having ranked dead last in pass-blocking efficiency last season, per PFF.

New York Giants pros and cons list:

Pros:

-A young group

-Offensive tackles with potential

-Cheap contracts

-In-person training and a full pre-season

There is a reason for optimism regarding Jones’s protection scheme. Ultimately, three of their potential starters were drafted last season, and with COVID-19 making such an impact on the campaign, the unit didn’t have much time to train in person and build chemistry before being thrown into the fire. Facing off against one of the best defenses in the NFL in a Week 1 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers surely didn’t brew much confidence.

Having a full off-season to work collectively under a new coach in Rob Sale should spur improvement. Last year’s experience for Andrew Thomas, Shane Lemieux, and Matt Peart will prove to be essential, but cutting Kevin Zeitler could end up biting the team in the butt.

It is hard to believe they will be worse in 2021, but based on a variety of reasons, expecting them to be above average is extremely optimistic. One injury to a starter and the Giants will be in a tough situation, so adding depth is essential.

One opportunity the Giants should consider is the trimming to the 53 man roster. NFL teams always provide a few surprising cuts, so Big Blue could find themselves a solid depth piece in the trenches in just a few days when rosters begin to thin out. That will be a situation to keep a close eye on.

Cons:

-Inexperience

-Lack of depth

-Awful 2020 performances

-Every position is a major question mark

-The success of Daniel Jones relies on the OL

The Giants’ offensive line has just eight years of experience overall, indicating vast greenness for a unit that desperately needs to protect their quarterback in his most important season. With Jones’s rookie window shrinking and the Giants investing heavily at the wide receiver position, it is now or never for them to see his peak potential.

Just referencing their individual performances from last year raises a few eyebrows. Andrew Thomas looked like Ereck Flowers at times but had a much stronger second half of the season. A lot can be attributed to former OL Coach Colombo, who was fired mid-season for interrupting some of the rookies’ development and changing their technique.

As stated above, there is a reason for optimism, but the con list is filled with unpredictable circumstances. We know they have talent at each position, meaning it comes down to the coaching staff and their ability to iron out some of their deficiencies.

New York Giants News: Team lands LB Todd Davis, Lemieux/Carter injury update

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With starting middle linebacker Blake Martinez on the COVID-19 list, the New York Giants needed more linebacker depth on the roster. The team announced the signing of veteran LB Todd Davis to the roster on Saturday afternoon, with the expectation that Martinez will come off the COVID-19 list this weekend.

Davis, who is a seven-year veteran in the NFL, featuring with the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings, can offer competition next to Martinez at the LB2 spot.

Last season with Minnesota, the 28-year-old defender featured in 11 games, starting in six. He tallied 35 tackles, two tackles for a loss, 1.0 sacks, and two passes defended. During the 2019 season, he contributed 134 tackles, six tackles for a loss, and a career-low 4.3% missed tackle rate.

As a quality reserve, Davis could even push for starting snaps alongside Martinez given the opportunity. The team currently has Reggie Ragland, Tae Crowder, TJ Brunson, and Carter Coughlin eyeing playing time this upcoming season, but injecting more talent into a spot that is unresolved will curate a position battle.

The 6’1″, 230-pound linebacker has appeared in four postseason games, including a Super Bowl win with a Denver Broncos. That essential experience will provide the Giants with intangible value.

More news from training camp:

Outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter has spent the last few days working on the side with trainers, struggling with an injury aside from his torn Achilles he suffered against Dallas last year. Carter is looking to make a comeback this season and return to his starting position after playing in just five games in 2020.

Carter took a big step forward after two tough seasons entering the NFL, securing the edge and playing well as a run defender.

In addition, the Giants are also planning to bring in center Austin Reiter, a former starter for the Kansas City Chiefs. Another Super Bowl-winning Player, Reiter, could push for starting snaps, potentially allowing Nick Gates to compete at guard with Shane LeMieux.

The second-year offensive lineman suffered an injury this week and is expected to miss a few weeks rehabilitating. Luckily, the injury wasn’t significant and won’t require any surgery.

Look at the New York Giants’ biggest question mark heading into the 2021 season

New York Giants, Daniel Jones

The biggest question for the New York Giants heading into the 2021 season revolves around an offensive line unit that struggled considerably to keep Daniel Jones safe last year. Despite general manager Dave Gettleman guaranteeing that he would solve the woes in the trenches, the line ranked dead last in pass-blocking efficiency in 2020.

However, they are adequate in the run game, but as the NFL adapts to a more passing-centric style, the Giants are going to need to adjust before they doom their quarterback to another year on the run.

This off-season, the front office did very little to bolster the group, but there is hope they can take a step forward with the hiring of Rob Sale and Pat Flaherty as a consultant. However, avoiding the necessary bolstering could end up biting the Giants in the butt. They are optimistic the young guns will take a developmental step forward.

The projected offensive line for the 2021 season:

LT: Andrew Thomas

LG: Shane Lemieux

C: Nick Gates

RG: Will Hernandez

RT: Matt Peart

ESPN projects the Giants’ OL to once again be one of the worst pass-blocking units in the NFL:

32. New York Giants
Projected PBWR: 52%

Projected offensive line: Andrew Thomas (56th), Shane Lemieux (69th), Nick Gates (34th), Will Hernandez (31st), Matt Peart (DNQ)

So much for general manager Dave Gettleman’s grand plan for the offensive line. The rookie Thomas performed well according to our run blocking metric, but he was a liability as a pass protector — though he did battle an ankle injury that required surgery after the season.

In what could be a make-or-break season for third-year quarterback Daniel Jones, Gettleman got him more receiving help, but Jones is going to be on the run behind this O-line.

The primary factors that brew optimism are significant, ranging from a full off-season of work, in-person training, and consistent coaching. Left tackle Andrew Thomas dealt with an ankle injury throughout the 2020 season, which required surgery immediately after the year concluded. In addition, his offensive line coach Marc Columbo was fired mid-season, and his technique was changed considerably compared to his strengths while featuring with the Georgia Bulldogs.

Right tackle Matt Peart has added healthy muscle mass this off-season, increasing his strength and agility, which should assist in better pass-blocking snaps and a bigger frame in the run game. During his rookie campaign, Peart experienced just 150 total snaps, spending the majority of his time at right tackle, and the Giants expect him to win the position over Nate Solder this off-season.

Big Blue is investing a lot of chips into guards Shane Lemieux and Will Hernandez, who’re solid run blockers but lack serious fundamentals in pass protection. Hernandez is moving over to RG, where the Giants left a void with the departure of Kevin Zeitler. The hope is that Hernandez will adapt seamlessly to the right side, where he can be a more proficient run blocker alongside Peart. Lemieux, who was tortured in pass pro last year, has also been working tirelessly to improve his technique and functional strength. Behind them, the Giants have little depth, relying on Zach Fulton and a bevy of undrafted free agents.

Best case scenario is that the OL plays at an average level, in my opinion. On the off chance, they emerge as one of the best young offensive line’s in football, the Giants’ offense should take a significant step forward. However, that might be an optimistic viewpoint considering how little the Giants did to add talent. They invested more in coaching to help their players, which has proved to be a solution in the past.

New York Giants: Ranking the quarterbacks in the NFC East

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Last season, the NFC East was one of the worst divisions in football, as the New York Giants barely missed the playoffs as a six-win team. The Washington Football Team secured the division with seven wins, a 0.438 victory percentage, barely scoring more points than they allowed. They were the only team in the NFC East who had a positive net point margin with +6, as the Giants landed at -77.

Moving forward, most of the teams in the division took significant steps forward on paper regarding personnel decisions and signings. However, the importance of the quarterback position remains true, and with Washington transitioning over to Ryan Fitzpatrick, a veteran journeyman, and the Eagles sticking with sophomore QB Jalen Hurts, the passers in the NFC East represent major questions.

Ranking the NFC East quarterbacks:

1.) Dak Prescott

Prescott is the only true and tried quarterback in the division, having thrown nine touchdowns before going down in Week 5 against the Giants with a broken ankle. Having tossed 30 touchdowns the year before, Prescott signed a massive six-year, $250 million deal with the Cowboys, which could either bite them in the butt or deliver a franchise passer for the next half-decade.

Dak is the only quarterback in the division that lands in the top 10 of passers in the NFL, and with his ability to utilize his legs, he is a dual-threat in both the passing and running game. Pairing him with coordinator Kellen Moore has done wonders for his career.

2.) Daniel Jones

Giants’ quarterback Daniel Jones desperately needs to take a step forward in his third season in the NFL, and the expectation is that he will do just that with the additions of Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, and the return of Saquon Barkley. Nonetheless, his success relies heavily on the performance of the offensive line, which the Giants did very little to upgrade this off-season. In fact, they cut their best guard in Kevin Zeitler, replacing him with will Hernandez at RG and supposedly cementing Shane LeMieux at LG.

After an adequate rookie season where Jones tossed 24 touchdowns, he took a step backward in the production category due to a lack of weapons and scheme. With a year of experience under Jason Garrett’s system and the hope that they will operate a more downfield-centric strategy, Jones could easily end up being the second-best quarterback in the division, if not eventually pushing Prescott for the top spot. Again, his future success relies heavily on the efficiency of his protection and maximizing his strengths through play-calling.

3.) Ryan Fitzpatrick

While Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a solid quarterback throughout his career, he is a journeyman who has spent time on eight different teams, playing the last two years with the Miami Dolphins. Fitzpatrick is preparing to turn 39 years old, and while he’s capable of magical moments, there’s a reason he only started nine games last year.

Fitzpatrick goes through wild swings of production and inefficiency, tossing 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year with a 68.5% completion rate. Washington is taking a serious gamble with Fitz as their primary starter, but if all goes well, he could have a solid season. Considering his history, though, I prefer Jones’s youth rather than Fitzpatrick’s experience and heroic approach.

4.) Jalen Hurts

The worst quarterback in the division by default is Jalen Hurts, who played in 15 games last year and finished with a 52% completion rate. His final stat-line read 6 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, and fumbled nine times over four starts. Overall, he played 30% of snaps after the Eagles decided to go with Hurts over Carson Wentz.

Jalen is primarily a running quarterback until proven otherwise, as completing 50% of his passes simply won’t get it done in the NFL. Philadelphia is taking an extreme risk, and at this point, he is the worst passer in the division.

New York Giants: Free Agency rumors, updates, news

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With free agency rumors swirling, the New York Giants are caught in purgatory. With minimal cap space and teams quickly scooping up the top players on the market, the Giants have to move quickly, or they are going to lose out on some of their targeted players.

With resources needed to be allocated toward the wide receiver and pass rush positions, free agency offers a plethora of players who could fit the bill. Monday afternoon was a storm, with a ton of players being unofficially signed. The New England Patriots were the most active, landing big players coming off careers years, which could end up biting them in the butt.

Let’s take a look at some of the most prevalent rumors for the New York Giants:

1.) Kenny Golladay still on the Giants’ radar

The Giants would prefer to walk away from free agency with the top receiver on the market, Kenny Golladay. The only big receiver to be signed on Monday was Nelson Agholor, who landed with the Patriots.

His contract is worth $13 million per season, which could easily affect Kenny Golladay’s future deal. Reports have indicated that the Giants are interested in Golladay, having only played five games last year but earned Pro Bowl selection in 2019 with nearly 1200 yards and 11 touchdowns. The likelihood is that the Giants will have to pay upwards of $17 million per year for his services, but he would immediately upgrade the wide receiver corps and offer Daniel Jones a big body target in the passing game.

2.) Pass rusher if not wide receiver?

If the Giants lose out on a receiver of their choice, it’s possible they look to the pass rush market to shore up their defense. With Matt Judon, Carl Lawson, Bud Dupree, Yannick Ngakoue, Shaq Barrett, and Leonard Floyd already off the market, the Giants still have a few solid options to target, including Haason Redick and even Jadeveon Clowney.

Something about Reddick stands out to me, and considering he tallied 12.5 sacks last season, with five of them coming against the Giants, I am under the impression he would be a stellar addition and likely wouldn’t break the bank.

3.) Giants priced out of top-tier pass rushers

The Giants are in a tough spot when it comes to signing premium pass rushers, and their best bet is likely to hold onto Leonard Williams and roll into the season with Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines as their starters. However, they did inquire about Los Angeles Rams OLB Leonard Floyd. Floyd finished the 2020 season with 10.5 sacks but elected to sign with his current team instead of taking his talents to the East Coast.

Ultimately, the Rams overpaid for Floyd, giving him $16 million per season. With that being said, the Giants aren’t willing to overspend on a pass rusher at this time, especially with Williams sitting on the franchise tag waiting to be extended.

The priority should be wide receiver before pass rusher, and if Daniel Jones is watching his team in free agency, he’s likely praying for that reality.

Should the New York Giants target Corey Davis in free agency?

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Promises, promises, promises. That is all New York Giants management feels necessary to provide fans these days. Whether it be guaranteeing the solution to fixing the offensive line or that they will allocate resources toward offensive playmakers, nothing has seemed to come to fruition.

Of course, this off-season could be telling, simply based on the fact that head coach Joe Judge has changed the narrative surrounding the team the last few years. The culture has taken a massive shift, the Giants have one a few games to prove they are on an upward trend, and the coaching has been superior compared to the recent past.

However, drafting must improve significantly if the Giants wish to be an adequate team moving forward. They rank among the worst in the league when it comes to the number of wins produced by spending in free agency, which also indicates poor draft selections.

Last season we saw a bit of a shift, as even late-round picks were contributing toward the Giants’ production. Whether it be in an injury-riddled outside linebacker unit or in the secondary, we finally witnessed youth performing well.

This off-season, though, the Giants don’t have much money to work with and don’t have a fifth-round pick, which they sent to the New York Jets in exchange for Leonard Williams in 2019.

General manager Dave Gettleman believes that the Giants do you have money to spend this off-season, and he’s depending on Kevin Abrams to find it.

“We’ve got cap space, we’ve got room,” Gettleman said during his post-season press conference. “You never have as much room as you want to have. We’ve got cap space, we’ve got room to do the things we feel like we need to do initially. A lot of it is going to be about the drop it’s going to take. How far of a plunge is it going to take? We don’t know. They’re talking 175, who knows. We’ll plan and then once we know the number, we’ll get moving.”

With the cap expected to be no less than $180 million, the Giants have a bit more leeway than previously expected. They still need to allocate resources toward a wide receiver, and with Allen Robinson and Kenny Golladay projected to be franchise tagged by their respective teams, only Corey Davis of the Tennessee Titans and Curtis Samuel of the Carolina Panthers makes sense.

Should the New York Giants target Davis in free agency?

This leads us to our main topic, is Davis worth signing to be the Giants WR1? Davis had his best season in 2020 opposite AJ Brown, recording 984 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 15.1 yards per reception and a catch rate of 70.7%, both being career highs.

However, you could make the argument that the attention Brown demanded allowed Davis to realize his potential. That argument would lead us down a path that justifies him being a high-end WR2 and not a premium WR1.

Nonetheless, the Giants don’t have a plethora of options to choose from, so Davis could be a solid option to add to the receiving corps. At 6’3” and 209 pounds, Davis is capable of being a solid possession receiver with above-average route running abilities. He can high point catches well and use his strength to muscle balls away from corners.

Realistically, any upgrade at the WR position will help Daniel Jones excel in 2021. To be quite honest, I would be ecstatic if the Giants fulfill that promise and allocate resources toward the position, one that desperately needs help.