Anquan Boldin, WR
Lots of good things have been said coming out of OTAs about the New York Giants receiving core being one of the deepest positions on the team.
Well, before we get to far ahead of ourselves on that one, let’s remember a few things here:
- This is all based on work done on air, or against defenders who can’t hit the receivers.
- The receivers that make up this depth (aside from Odell Beckham Jr. and Dwayne Harris who have already proved themselves as contributors in an NFL passing game) are undrafted free agents, Geremy Davis who produced two catches last year, Myles White who produced seven catches last season, an albeit impressive but still rookie Sterling Shepard, and Victor Cruz still fresh off knee and calf injuries
- Say the Giants end up without Beckham for a game or two like last season. We all saw what the Giants offense looks like without OBJ and it’s not pretty.
While Boldin is 35 years of age and fresh off his lowest receiving yards total since 2004, he would still rank among the 2016 Giants top three in every major receiving statistical category. Last year Boldin grabbed 69 passes for 789 yards and four touchdowns, all while Colin Kapernick and Blaine Gabbert were the ones trying to deliver him the football.
Boldin can still play, and at a pretty high level too. Although youth is always better, an experienced veteran who is a locker room leader, upstanding person (he was 2015’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award winner), and clearly still has the ability to be legit top three receiver on an NFL team is a must for these win-now Giants.