New York Giants: Three simple moves worth considering

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 31: Orleans Darkwa (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 31: Orleans Darkwa (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Here are three small but smart moves the New York Giants must consider.

The New York Giants are sitting pretty, and with that said there are more moves that can be made before the start of camp and going into the preseason. They made not be huge, blockbuster moves, but they are moves that would improve the team. Dave Gettlemen, listen up! Here are three of those moves:

The Cleveland Browns secondary has and abundance of bodies and players for the depth the whole way across. However, the Giants could steal away a player that could have been forgotten about for the new regime. No not Jamar Taylor, but a younger player with more upside in Howard Wilson. Wilson is coming off an injury plagued first season, yet at 22 years of age, he’s still one of the more athletic corners in the Browns organization. At 6’1 190 lbs he gives you everything you need to play the outside corner position. He’s rangy and brings a mean attitude on the edge. Wilson could be brought in for a conditional pick and used as an insurance policy for the new defensive coordinator to use in case Eli Apple decides to be, well Eli Apple.

Teddy Bridgewater is another player coming off of injury but with a high ceiling at 25 years old. I would rather seem Bridgewater and Kyle Lauletta behind Eli Manning than Davis Webb. Bridgewater still has the skills and ability to make it all work and not only can he be successful in a pinch but he knows how to lead a team and can bring that had dimension of mobility to go with Saquon Barkley.

The Jets made him expendable when they selected Sam Darnold who will no doubt be the second on the depth chart behind Josh McCown. Bridgewater is too young to be a mentor and has too much potential left to let waste. The Giants could wait for the Jets to cut him or look to move on him for another conditional seventh round pick. This is not a Geno Smith like move; with Bridgewater you’re getting a winner and a player that is hungry for a chance to learn from a veteran like Eli while already knowing the new head coach’s offense and verbal pattern.

Another idea is Austin Howard, by way of the Baltimore Ravens. The right tackle is 31 years old but brings another veteran presence for a revamped line. I love the idea of giving Chad Wheeler a chance to play tackle but I’d rather watch him beat out Ereck Flowers for the position instead of having the position given to him through Flowers own dissatisfaction of actually competing. Bringing in more capable tackles for the team is a plus and the depth that can be had on the O-line is more important than the bodies kept on the D-line.

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Gettleman said it best when he said that big men allow you to compete. There are plenty of big bodied DT on the market that can fill in for a 3-4 defense, but there are not many tackles who can hold of the storms of the edge. This is especially true with the World Champions now sitting high in are division and ready to pounce on a repeat performance.

These are a few moves out here the Giants can make on the cheap to keep them being competitive and bolstering in more talent at each level and for a team coming off a 3-13 record more talent is never a bad thing to have.