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A Big Decision awaiting Dave Gettleman and the Giants.

Dave Gettleman

By Michael Stewart/@golferbad

Social media has been giving their opinion on how the Giants can improve the team for 2021 and most of the suggestions are without any concept of their current cap space limitations. Although it would be great to acquire WR Allen Robinson or a Kenny Golladay, it might be extremely difficult to find the cap space for either and also retain any or some of our top two current free agents already on the roster such as Leonard Williams and Dalvin Tomlinson. Looking back at the 1st seven WR taken in the 2020 draft, only Justin Jefferson eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark with 1400. Although Jerry Jeurdy (800+), Cee Cee Lamb (900+) and Tee Higgins (900+); all had solid season’s. So with that in mind, should the Giants look to the draft for a productive #1 WR; which would save them a ton in cap space; while possibly still getting the production that the 2020 class provided. Let’s take a look at the top WR’s that could be available for the Giants in the 1st two rounds in this year’s draft:

Round 1 with the 11th pick

  • JaMarr Chase: 10% chance
  • DeVonta Smith: 15% chance
  • Jaylen Waddle: 75% chance
  • Rashod Bateman: 100% chance

Round 2 with the 42nd pick

  • Kadarius Toney: 50% chance
  • Rondale Moore: 75% chance
  • Terrance Marshall Jr: 85% chance
  • Elijah Moore: 100% chance

The Giants could invest in a top tier WR in free agency; which could change their direction in the draft. However; if they go with this scenario; which WR would give them the impact that Jefferson, Lamb, Higgins or Jeudy did in 2020?  Should the Giants draft a WR in the 1st? Or should they wait until the 2nd round? These questions have mixed reviews with the edge going with a WR in the 1st round. If so, the Giants must get this right if a WR is taken in the 1st round. They can’t draft a WR who will need time to develop as they need one who will produce from day one as this offense struggled to make big plays and to put points on the ball. The Giants are on the clock and this decision could impact the team in a positive way or possibly in a negative way if they make the wrong decision/selection.