New York Giants added weapons this offseason to help Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants Blog – New York Giants News

New York Giants added weapons this offseason to help Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants Blog – New York Giants News

The New York Giants ended their offseason program on June 15. Here’s a look at how they fared:

Offseason goals/grade: The offense struggled to score points last season. Only six teams (all without a proven franchise quarterback) scored fewer than their 19.4 points per game. So the Giants went into this offseason looking for fixes on offense while trying to keep their defense together. They significantly upgraded their weapons by adding wide receiver Brandon Marshall in free agency and tight end Evan Engram in the draft. They improved their blocking — even if they failed to address the offensive line — by adding tight end Rhett Ellison and Marshall. They even upgraded at running back by cutting Rashad Jennings and elevating Paul Perkins into a starting role. No excuses now. They should be a better offense this season. On defense, the Giants bring back nine of 11 starters. Their only significant loss was defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins — whom they tried to keep — but they drafted his replacement, Dalvin Tomlinson, in the second round. Grade: B

Move I liked: Re-signing Jason Pierre-Paul. There seems to be mixed views on his deal, given the amount of money ($40 million guaranteed) for a player with an injury history and just one double-digit sack season in the past five years. For one, our own Bill Barnwell was not a fan. But while Pierre-Paul may not be a great pass-rusher, he is a good one. And those are hard to find. Pierre-Paul teamed with Olivier Vernon gives the Giants one of the best defensive end and pass-rushing duos in the league. That’s invaluable, especially without a serious interior pass-rushing…

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