The New York Giants have done a good job at bringing in young talent over the last few seasons, but these kids need to go all out this year.
New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese has had his fair share of criticism pointed in his direction.
And rightfully so. The organization hasn’t done the best at picking and choosing their young talents in the draft and that has plagued the team’s depth over the last number of seasons.
2016, however, was different.
When it came to free agency, Reese gave out rich contracts to Olivier Vernon, Damon Harrison, and Janoris Jenkins. While many considered each and every contract as overpaid, the trio lived up to the hype. More importantly, however, is that Vernon, Harrison, and Jenkins are all in the prime of their careers.
The draft, too, has been a source of positivity. From 2014, Odell Beckham Jr. and Weston Richburg are elite players at their positions while Devon Kennard had a breakout season in 2016. The 2015 selections featured potential Defensive Player of the Year in Landon Collins and Ereck Flowers, someone who has underwhelmed mightily but still has potential. The Giants also saw Eli Apple, Sterling Shepard, and Paul Perkins emerge as starters while Darian Thompson, B.J. Goodson, and Jerell Adams flashed potential.
But not every youngster has a spot on the roster. And for these three Giants, they must be ready to compete for their jobs in Training Camp.