Part four of this series is going to focus on the New York Giants. Unfortunately, for Giants fans, I am much smarter than your actual GM and he will find a way to mess this team up even more. But, if he did have a lick of common sense, he would do something like this.
Cut linebacker Alec Ogletree to save $8.25 million against the cap next year. Ogletree is rapidly declining and no longer a starting-caliber linebacker. Throw in his hefty cap hit and it is clear this is a move that must be made.
Editor’s note: This article was written before the announcement that the Giants had released Ogletree. Kudos to Kody Smith for calling it.
The Giants have some interesting decisions to make. The no-brainer is to extend Leonard Williams. You traded a mid-round pick for this guy so you cannot let him walk. They will likely overpay for Williams though. Other players I would re-sign are Markus Golden, Mike Remmers, Bennie Fowler, Zach De Ossie, and Michael Thomas. These are all seasoned vets that can help the team at a reasonable price.
The NFL Draft
Dave Gettleman is a notoriously bad evaluator. Hopefully with the new analytics departments help he can get a few things right in this draft. Starting with the obvious choice at number four overall.
Round 1 Pick 4: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama (This man is a human bulldozer)
Round 2 Pick 36: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State (Keep getting Daniel Jones some help)
Round 4 Pick 100: Amik Robertson, DB, Lousiana Tech (versatile and underrated)
Round 5 Pick 132: David Woodward, LB, Utah State (at the minimum will be a great special teamer)
Round 6 Pick 163: Geno Stone, S, Iowa (from Iowa so disciplined and well-coached)
Round 7 Pick 195: Tipa Galea’i, EDGE, Utah State (big potential but big off-field issues as well)
If the Giants came out with a haul like that you’d have to be happy as a fan. The first three picks here would all be instant starters and Stone/Woodward would be quality depth. Tipa is a question mark but his talent warrants a seventh-round flier.
Like I previously mentioned, Gettleman will mess this up, but Daniel Jones is a good young quarterback and Saquon is Saquon. This team has the potential to turn into something. They just have to make the right personnel moves.