Although the Giants continue to lose games, fans can not deny that the team looks like it is moving on the right track.
There are fundamental issues that will not be solved this season, but General Manager David Gettleman may make some moves as the November 3rd trade deadline is approaching in order to fill holes in the roster and continue the rebuilding process.
NFL scouts believe that Gettleman’s best card is to acquire as many draft picks as possible in order to build around the young core of Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley.
Luckily, the Giants have a few pieces that could help Gettleman achieve his goal.
Tight End Evan Engram is undoubtedly talented, but his production this year of 26 receptions for 223 yards is underwhelming, to say the least. Engram does have trade value as offensive coordinators would love adding an explosive, play-making tight end like Engram.
Many around the league believe that Gettleman could send Engram to a playoff contender and acquire a third or fourth-round pick. It is unclear if Gettleman would shop Engram or keep him, hoping that he develops and takes on a larger role in the offense, something many Giants fans believe Engram is capable of doing.
Golden Tate has also not had the most impressive of seasons with only 20 receptions for 195 yards and a touchdown, and as he continues to age, Gettleman may feel this is the time to shop him.
The Green Bay Packers, who are in desperate need of a #2 receiver to support Devante Adams, may be interested in Tate as Rodgers has a history of making slot receivers work, and Tate’s versatility could be the missing piece on that offense.
Scouts around the NFL believe that Tate’s value is a sixth-round draft pick, which may deter Gettleman from trading him if he believes Tate still has some productive years left in him.
Giants fans can agree that continuing to rebuild is the best direction to support the young, talented offensive core of Jones and Barkley.
Gettleman may make moves and acquire draft picks to build the offense and put the team in a position to win in the future.
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