Offseason Outlook: New York Giants

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Dec 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver

Odell Beckham

(13) celebrates a second half touchdown with wide receiver

Kevin Ogletree

(15) against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receiver.

Of course the Giants no longer need a top receiver with the emergence of Beckham Jr and return of Victor Cruz, but it would be nice to see another playmaker on the offensive side of the ball. Rueben Randle showed flashes during the season, especially during the last two games, but he is still too inconsistent to be the third receiver.

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Here are some (back-end) WRs available through free agency:

Here are some WR prospects in the draft:

  • Amari Cooper
  • DeVante Parker
  • Kevin White
  • Dorial Green-Beckham

With the above options considered with the Giants available cap space, Reese should be hesitant to spend big money on a WR. Unless it happens to be Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, or Andre Johnson, the Giants should not break the bank and go out of their way to sign one of these guys.

If Cooper somehow falls into their lap at ninth overall, the Giants should rush to submit their draft card; if not, then they should stick to free agent receivers or a late-round pick.

A Hakeem Nicks reunion would be nice, but it must be established that his work ethic is acceptable and willingness to be here is evident. The Giants could hold off on getting a third receiver this year if Randle proves that Week 16 and 17 were not flukes, or if Jerrel Jernigan wants to return.

If I were GM?

Cross my fingers that Amari Cooper is still on the draft board when the Giants are due to select. If this is not an option, then I would sign the cheapest of the six free agent receivers listed, and draft a WR with a late draft choice.

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