New York Giants: Positions of Need Breakdown

Deandre Baker, New York Giants. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Deandre Baker, New York Giants. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
1 of 4

The New York Giants drafted very well as they addressed many of their needs. However, there are still many holes they will still need to fill.

The New York Giants had a really productive draft this season, adding players at several positions that needed to be improved. With their top pick, they were able to get their right tackle, Andrew Thomas out of Georgia, who will hopefully be the Giants right tackle for the next decade.

The offensive line was a big issue which the Giants wanted to address. With that, in the second round, they got a steal with arguably the best safety in the draft, Xavier McKinney out of Alabama. While they did fill some big holes on the roster, many still remain heading into the 2020 season.

Pairing him with Jabrill Peppers could give the Giants a young, athletic, and talented safety tandem. They are going to need reinforcements in the backfield with the potential loss of DeAndre Baker after his recent arrest.

The offense has yet to recover from the loss of Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants have tried to fill the gap by committee, but they still lack that explosive receiver. Rookie Darius Slayton showed promise that had to make fans hopeful.

Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, and Daniel Jones were promising in 2019, and with the right help on the line, they could be a legitimate force of an offense to complement the beast, Saquon Barkley. This being said, the offense should greatly benefit from the addition of right tackle Andrew Thomas.

Although the Giants went 4-12 in 2019, there was definitely some promise with young players such as Daniel Jones, Darius Slayton, and Saquon Barkley holding up the offense. Now, with some of their draft picks set to fill holes, the Giants are in a decent position, but still, have several holes to fill.