As the 2016 NFL Combine gets underway, we look at five wide receivers who the New York Giants could target to line up opposite of Odell Beckham Jr.
By Gregg Cambareri
The New York Giants didn’t have much trouble scoring last season, but heavily relied upon the Eli Manning–Odell Beckham connection to open up the offense.
Whether it be through free agency, the draft, or both, the Giants will be in the market to bolster their roster at the wide receiver position. Ruben Randle is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and Victor Cruz‘s injury history makes him a player who simply cannot be relied upon. Dwayne Harris did a nice job filling in last season, but he’s much better suited as a fourth wide receiver and special teams ace.
The G-men will have around $60 million in cap space to upgrade their roster. The defense needs a complete overhaul, the offensive line needs depth, and the free agent wide receiver class is fairly weak, making it entirely possible for GM Jerry Reese to add another wide receiver through the draft.
Reese’s draft history tells us he likes taking receivers high–seven times since 2007 has he taken a wideout in the third round or higher.
Although building a defense will be his top priority, adding a receiver in the first half of the draft makes sense; finding a compliment for Beckham Jr. adds another dimension to the offense while providing insurance against Cruz’s injury woes.
We look at five receivers whom Reese could target when comes draft day.