The New York Giants are a very interesting case study this season. After sporting one of the NFL’s best defenses, they did little on that side of the ball besides swapping out Johnathan Hankins for second-round pick Dalvin Tomlinson at defensive tackle.
It is the offense that is most interesting, however. Instead of addressing their highly suspect offensive line, the Giants drafted Evan Engram in the first round and ignored their front five until finally selecting Adam Bisnowaty in the sixth round. Little was done for the line in the draft, and the Giants didn’t do much to supplement this ailing unit in free agency. While Bisnowaty might play sooner than some expect, it looks like it will still be Ereck Flowers at left tackle and Bobby Hart at right tackle. That just might be the worst starting tackle tandem in the NFL.
But the Giants do have some weapons. Of course, everyone knows what Odell Beckham Jr. can do as an elite wide receiver, but New York drafted Sterling Shepard in the second round a year ago and he had a very successful rookie season. After moving on from Victor Cruz, the Giants signed Brandon Marshall, a bigger and much different type of wide receiver than they have had of late.
Then the Giants selected Engram with the 23rd overall pick. What is the plan here and how does Engram fit in?
First, it should be noted that no team in the NFL played more three wide receiver sets. New York basically lives in 11 Personnel (1 RB/1 TE). Beckham, Shepard and Marshall make up a formidable threesome of wideouts with varying…
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