A lot has been done in the Big Apple to minimize the losses suffered by the departures of Robert Ayers and Prince Amukamara this off-season. In fact, after signing their own free agents to replace Ayers and Amukamara, the Giants went even further and retained the services of Jason Pierre-Paul along with upgrading Ayers by signing Olivier Vernon and adding defensive tackle Damon Harrison to go along with young star in the making Johnathan Hankins.
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With an improved defense, the team can now look to add offensive firepower in the first round of this year’s draft. Laquon Treadwell seems to be the majority favorite as this class’ top receiving prospect because of his elite route running, great body control, and ability to win 50/50 balls against his opponents in the SEC.
New York continues to hope veteran Victor Cruz can someday return to the field, and even if he does, adding Treadwell will still be a great move for the team. At best, there’s no way for opposing defenders to lineup against Treadwell, Cruz, and Odell Beckham Jr.
If Cruz can’t return then a duo of Treadwell and ODB still gives quarterback Eli Manning two great targets to spread the ball to while giving the stifled running game a chance to operate against teams who won’t get away with stacking the box as much.
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