Since 2016, the Giants have had terrible seasons resulting in high draft picks every year while becoming one of the laughing stocks of the league.
With these picks, the team has selected key franchise players that have the potential to take this team to where they want to go.
Saquon Barkley has proven to be the leader of this franchise and will certainly bounce back with an improved offensive line that features the fourth overall pick in this year’s draft, Andrew Thomas.
Daniel Jones is in his second year with a new offensive coordinator in Jason Garrett, who has proved to be one of the smartest minds in football over his career. Garrett, along with the developing Jones can be a nice pair leading into this season.
Garrett’s main offensive weapons have not played a game together in each of their careers (Jones, Barkley, Evan Engram, Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard). Staying healthy will be the deciding factor to unlocking the full potential of this offense. If they all stay healthy, this offense has a real chance to turn it up a notch this season and become a threat in this league.
The defense has improved over the offseason with the additions of James Bradberry, Blake Martinez, and Xavier Mckinney. Bradberry and McKinney will certainly fill right into the secondary while holding down the back end. Martinez takes over as the tackling machine and helps a very weak tackling unit. Overall, this defense has improved in many areas that they lacked last season.
New head coach Joe Judge has taken control of the team and instilled a mindset to his players that they will not beat themselves this season. Judge has previous championship experience as he was on coaching staffs with Bill Belichick and Nick Saban. From player interviews regarding Judge, it is clear that everyone is loving his attitude and winning mindset.
These additions and changes have made Giant fans optimistic leading into this new season. If they stay healthy, the team has a real shot to sneak into the playoffs, especially with the addition of a wildcard team per conference for next season.
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