After a year that many would consider a letdown for the New York Football Giants, General Manager Dave Gettleman must look towards the future. Last offseason, Gettleman invested in Big Blue’s defense. This paid off, as the unit improved directly from 2019. However, there is now a glaring need on offense. This is where Gettleman should spend this offseason. Work remains undone. Here are my five predictions for this offseason.
Resign Dalvin Tomlinson
While I emphasized the importance of improving Big Blue’s offense, it is just as important that key players are retained on ‘D’. With that being said, Dalvin Tomlinson must be resigned by Gettleman. A key player for the Giants in his four-year career, Tomlinson has never missed a game. Retaining Tomlinson means that Leonard Williams will likely walk. However, at least one of these players must be resigned, and Tomlinson will come at a slightly lower price.
Sign Curtis Samuel
While every Giants fan would love to see Big Blue make a splash in free agency, that is not the organization’s style. Further, Gettleman’s first move should be to sign Curtis Samuel. Samuel, a former Gettleman draft pick, would be the perfect Giants signing. He will come at a bargain rate and will fill a vital role for the Giants on offense.
Trade Back in the Draft
While making a splash in free agency may not be the Giants’ style, this certainly is. Trading back in the draft is one of the most conservative moves in all of football, and it pays off most of the time. The Giants would receive capital and return and will hopefully make good use of it this offseason. Furthermore, rumors are circulating that receivers may be falling down teams’ drafts boards for the draft. That leads into my next point, which is to…
Draft Devonta Smith
I know that it is unlikely that the reigning Heisman Trophy winner will fall out of the top ten. However, on some recent mock drafts, he has done just that. If he does, Smith should get picked up in the mid-first round by Big Blue.
Draft Kyle Pitts
I recognize that it is impossible for all three of these things to happen. What is most likely is that the Giants will have their pick of Pitts or Smith, or to trade back in exchange for capital but get neither. Alas, if Pitts is available at the Giants’ pick, they would be silly not to pick him up. He is a stellar player with lots of pro potential and would make a great offseason pickup.