3 moves the Giants must make during the NFL offseason
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3 moves the Giants must make during the NFL offseason

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Before NFL free agency even begins, the New York Giants have already had an animated offseason. The changes for the Giants began when Joe Judge was announced as the franchise’s next head coach.

Following the decision to hire Judge, Eli Manning officially retired from the NFL. Last but not least, the Giants would then hire Jason Garrett to be their new offensive coordinator.

Now, with a new regime in place, New York has shifted their focus to the offseason. Entering the free-agency period, the Giants are projected to have $61.2 million in cap space available, per Spotrac.

Despite having an immense amount of money in cap space, the Giants also need to utilize their draft picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

All that being said, here are three moves the Giants must make during the offseason.

3. Sign Logan Ryan

Near the end of the 2019 season, the Giants chose to release Janoris Jenkins. Upon Jenkins’ departure, New York was forced to start three rookies at cornerback to end the season.

Given that Grant Haley has the most experience of the top four corners on the depth chart, New York could use a veteran corner in the secondary. Of the options available in free agency, Logan Ryan makes a ton of sense for the Giants.

Ryan has previous experience with Judge, having played with the New England Patriots from 2013-2016. This season, Ryan compiled arguably the best year of his career as he contributed 113 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 18 deflections, and four interceptions.

2. Re-Sign Leonard Williams

Before the trade deadline passed, the Giants chose to make a move to land Leonard Williams. In the trade, the Giants sent a 2020 third-round pick and a 2021 fifth-round pick to acquire Williams from the New York Jets.

After arriving with the Giants, it took Williams a few games to get acclimated with the defense. Altogether, the USC product would record 26 tackles, half a sack, 11 quarterback hits, and a forced fumble in five starts for the Giants.

While Williams didn’t impress in the sack department, he’s a stout run defender as a 3-4 defensive end. Even though he isn’t a premier pass rusher, re-signing Williams would be a smart idea for New York.

1. Draft Jedrick Wills

The Giants need to spend this offseason bulking up their offensive line to protect Daniel Jones. With Nate Solder struggling in his first two seasons with the team, it remains to be seen what New York plans to do with him.

However, Mike Remmers—the starting right tackle for New York in 2019—is slated to become an unrestricted free agent. Regardless of whether or not Solder and Remmers return, the Giants should consider selecting a tackle in the draft.

Luckily for the Giants, they own the No. 4 pick and have a chance to add Jedrick Wills from Alabama.

Wills is regarded as arguably the best tackle prospect in 2020 and could provide some aid along the offensive line.