Episode No. 65 of the Wide Right Podcast provides an early discussion on the Giants’ free agency and draft needs this offseason.
With the New York Giants‘ season having concluded and their offseason commencing, it’s now an appropriate time to spark an early conversation regarding free agency and draft needs.
Luckily, the Wide Right Podcast is back to do just that on the 65th edition of the program.
In the latest episode, we begin by discussing the four main positions the Giants will need to address this offseason — wide receiver, tight end, cornerback, and edge rusher.
So which will they prioritize at No. 11 overall in the first round?
It’s tough to rely on a rookie cornerback; just look at what happened with DeAndre Baker and his on-field struggles in 2019. An edge rusher is someone the Giants won’t need to draft in the first round and they won’t require a star free agent at that position either given Patrick Graham’s situational defensive schemes and rotations.
A tight end isn’t as significant of a need as a wide receiver at the moment. Thus, this should all lead to the Giants selecting the latter in the first round of the draft…with one exception.
If Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is available at No. 11, the Giants should select him. He’s big enough to be on the line but athletic enough to be used in the slot.
Otherwise, if Alabama receiver and Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith is available, he should be the pick. His elusiveness and speed can change a game, and the Giants need someone like that on the roster. Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle may also be available, so he would be someone to consider as well.
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