Per Jordan Ranaan the Giants have had conversations with Lions management over 2017 3rd round pick and star wideout Kenny Golladay. With the trade deadline approaching quickly Dave Gettleman and the Giants may look to acquire some more offensive firepower. Golladay is a borderline elite talent on the outside that will for sure bring a much-needed upgrade to a depleted receiving corps.
Since his rookie season, Kenny Golladay has been the number one receiver in Detroit and a good one at that. After racking up 477 yards on just 28 catches in 2017 has put up at least 1000 yards and 65 catches the last two seasons.
Not only does he provide steady production on the outside he also provides above-average size. Golladay comes in at six foot four inches tall and 214 pounds. This size makes him a major weapon in the red zone and a jump-ball specialist as he was with the Lions. He will look to continue that production with the Giants or wherever else he may go.
How It Helps Jones And The Giants
If a trade were to happen this would give Daniel Jones his first true number one receiver of his career. The size I just mentioned will surely draw double coverage on a majority of the snaps he takes. This will open things up for the other receivers. Having a receiver like Golladay that opens things up for other players also opens up different route combinations due to that shift in coverage. A trade for Kenny Golladay will surely accelerate the development of Daniel Jones.
According to Spotrac, Kenny Golladay is in the final year of his 4-year rookie contract. This will drive the price down as it is no guarantee that he will resign. This is a similar situation with the Leonard Williams deal at the trade deadline last season in which the Giants gave up a third and a fifth-round selection in this past draft. Willams and the Giants could not reach an agreement on a long-term extension so they slapped the franchise tag on him. Look for the compensation in a potential Golladay trade to be of similar value if not slightly more. This is a move the Giants need to make for now and the short term future.