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2021 New York Giants Preview

Head Coach: Joe Judge

2020

2020 Record: 6-10

Losing Saquan Barkley was catastrophic for the G men. Daniel Jones showed flashes of brilliance, but was again a turnover machine… he puts the ball on the ground more than Knicks players do. But behind an O line that didn’t do well in the run or pass game, and without a big play threat at receiver, the Giants still managed a 6-5 run after an 0-5 start, and were still alive for a playoff spot heading into the last week of the season, albeit in the NFC Least.

2021

2021 Draft Picks

1-20 WR Kadarius Toney, Florida

2-50 LB Azeez Ojulari, Georgia

3-71 CB Aaron Robinson, UCF

4 LB Elerson Smith, Northern Iowa

6 RB Gary Brightwell, Arizona

6 DB Rodarius Williams, Oklahoma State

The Giants had a solid draft; Toney is another weapon in a deep receiver group, and the 3 top defensive picks could all see time as starters by year’s end.

Key Losses

Dalvin Tomlinson – DT (to Vikings)

Golden Tate – WR (FA)

Kevin Zeitler – G (to Ravens)

Tate was old, and the other two are replaceable.

Key Pick Ups

Kenny Golladay – WR (from Lions)

Devontae Booker – RB (from Raiders)

Adoree’ Jackson – CB (from Titans)

Golladay could be the Giants best weapon at WR, Booker is a solid backup for Barkley, and Jackson will start.

Offense

Offensive Coordinator: Jason Garrett

2020 Points Scored: 280 (31st)

Daniel Jones is the Guy in the Big Apple. The Giants had every opportunity to move on from him if they chose, but they held on to him and got him some more weapons. But make no mistake… his @ss is on the line. The line needs to improve; he was under fire constantly. But he needs to be a better decision maker, and has to cut his insane number of turnovers. The WR group is deep, but needs someone to step up and be a big play guy. Most importantly Barkley is back.

Defense

Defensive Coordinator: Patrick Graham

2020 Points Allowed: 357 (9th)

The Giants have something of a no-name D going on; this is the best D made up of guys you’ve never heard of. That will change if they continue their ascent. Patrick Graham showed an uncanny ability to evolve this unit, and by the end of the year they were shutting down Russel Wilson and the Seahawks. Adoree Jackson leads the secondary that can match up with most teams in the NFL, and that leaves extra bodies up front for pressure and run D.

Special Teams

Graham Gano missed one kick in 2020… one. And that was from 50+. The punting game is solid and the coverage teams are among the best in the NFL. John Ross, one of the fastest guys in the league, looks like the choice as returner.

If Things Go Well

Jones takes that next step… and cuts the turnovers. The WR unit is a powerhouse, and Saquan Barkly, if healthy, could push 2,000 yards from scrimmage. The D continues to improve, and the G-men contend for the NFC East title and easily reach the post season.

If They Don’t

The O line continues to struggle and Jones spends the year on the run making bad choices, throwing extra possesions to opponents consistently. No one in the WR group steps up to be “the guy”. The D keeps them in most games, but in today’s NFL you can’t win if you don’t score no matter how good your D is.

Prediction

The line and lack of a genuine deep threat are too much tof an obstacle to call the Giants contenders., and it’s hard to bank on Jones being consistent. The Giants will improve, but this will be one of those teams that pulls some upsets, but loses just as many games they should win.

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